heysfo
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Why Are There These Unusual 1 Time Flights

Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:09 pm

Why are there these unusual 1 TIME flights

Example

Emirates on 26OCT12 is to operate Airbus A380 aircraft on Dubai – Athens service, replacing Airbus A340-500 aircraft on one-time basis.

The airline will operate 517-seater configuration A380 on this date. Schedule:

EK105 DXB0855 – 1250ATH 388
EK106 ATH1640 – 2205DXB 388

[Edited 2012-09-17 15:10:22]
 
Fabo
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RE: Why Are There These Unusual 1 Time Flights

Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:48 pm

All kinds of reasons, operational, promotional, commercial...

There might be a peak of demand for some reason. Maybe there is an even in Athens and they expect a lot of folk from beyond DXB to attend. Maybe an A345 is out for service and the A380 is the only big enough plane available at that time.

Maybe they are just doing a promotional flight with the A380 like LH did around Europe. Or maybe they need to check the ATH airport as suitable alternate for A380 flight planning - and are going to try it by a flight there and listening to crew reports.
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