KIX and NGO
are both alternates to NRT
. If the need arrises for a diversion, NGO
will need to be ready. Maybe this is just a test for the aircraft and airport personel. I mean they are flying it to BDL
of all places. The largest plane into BDL
is a 757! But it is an alternate for NYC so it might as well be tested.
That all being said, never know, if EK
can't get an NRT
slot in 2009, maybe they will make KIX
an A380. They have 40+ of these birds, might as well use them everywhere.
Doubt it. I bet it is one of the test aircraft. The SQ
plane is getting ready for its route proving flight. They will probably fly it back and forth to BKK
for crew prep and then it will be off to SYD
. But never know, maybe SQ
flies it into KIX
to prepare it for eventual NRT
service. But that would be a strange way to do things.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!