|Quoting Joelatbsl (Reply 1):|
Yes, it's a cargo flight, operated by Global Supply Systems.
There are two flights a week. Both operate a slightly tortuous route, namely STN
The Wednesday flight is scheduled to depart from STN
at 2.10pm local time. It is scheduled to be at FRA
from 4.35 to 6.05 pm and to leave PIK
at 9.40 pm. Its scheduled arrival at ATL
is 1.05 am on Thursday mornings. Its scheduled departure for Europe is 3.40 am again on Thursday morning.
The Saturday flight leaves STN
at 3.30 pm. After following the same route it is scheduled to arrive at ATL
at 2.10 am on Sunday morning and depart at 4.40 am.
GSS operate a third weekly flight to the USA on behalf of BA
. It routes STN
. It is scheduled to depart STN
on Saturday at 4.35 pm local and be on the ground at ORD
from 2.45 to 6.00 am on Sunday and at IAH
from 8.15 am to 3.45 pm also on Sunday. This particular flight is obviously geared to serve the oil industry with the huge ARAMCO facility being close to an otherwise very un-notworthy airport at Dammam.
It will be interesting to see if these freight only services survive Open Skies and, for example, the availability of hold space on direct flights to IAH
out of LHR
. (Note that neither IAH
could be served by BA
passenger flights from LHR
under Bermuda 2.)
World Cargo used to operate flights to Southern Africa the rest of its long haul flights today are all to the Far East.