Today Spain's National team arrived to SJO on flight IB2816 coming from LHR. An Airbus A340-600 that brought the team to SJO but inmediately turned around and went back to MAD. My question would be: Is it more costly to bring an A340-600 all the way to SJO and have a ferry flight back to MAD and then bring again in 2 days the same type of plane as a ferry flight to take the National team back to Spain OR just keep the plane parked for 2 days here at SJO?
For me is illogical to have 2 ferry flights for such a long trip than just rather keep the plane parked for 2 days not spending that amount of fuel. Any thoughts?