Photo © Roland Bergmann-Spotterteam Graz
Photo © Ken Ho
At first I thought that this was in preparation for the return of this aircraft to Atlas Air when GSS took delivery of their new 748Fs. But I then discovered that at least since 17 November when this aircraft operated AMS-FRA-DXB as EK9972 and up until 29 December when it was ferried DXB-MSE (GSS329) and parked, GSS have been operating it on behalf of EK as confirmed here:
Does anyone know when this sublease started?