IB launching 3wk XCR (Paris-Vatry)

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Old Jan 29, 19, 2:40 am
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IB launching 3wk XCR (Paris-Vatry)

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https://www.air-journal.fr/2019-01-2...y-5210034.html

Schedule from 31st March until 5th August 2019:

MAD 1125 XCR 1335 ---5--7
MAD 1400 XCR 1610 -2-----
XCR 1405 MAD 1605 ---5--7
XCR 1640 MAD 1840 -2-----

Schedule from 6th August

MAD 1125 XCR 1335 ---5--7
MAD 1440 XCR 1650 -2-----
XCR 1405 MAD 1610 ---5--7
XCR 1720 MAD 1920 -2-----

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Old Jan 29, 19, 3:06 am
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What the heck is anywhere near Vatry that would merit it a handful of flights to/from MAD? On a Sunday no less...
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What the heck is anywhere near Vatry that would merit it a handful of flights to/from MAD? On a Sunday no less...
Champagne!
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Champagne!
Now I get it! Since madrileños are supposed to boycott Catalan cava these days...

If only IB would send larger cargo planes to bring back enough champagne to serve on board the long-haul fleet...
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What the heck is anywhere near Vatry that would merit it a handful of flights to/from MAD? On a Sunday no less...
Probably a contract with a tour operator to be able to get to the mousetrap with less costs than CDG.
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Originally Posted by LupineChemist View Post
Probably a contract with a tour operator to be able to get to the mousetrap with less costs than CDG.
I thought that myself, but Wikipedia says that the airport is 105km away from the mouse...
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