Lufthansa, the German Airline, is bullish on the potential of the Asian market which has recorded a 7 per cent growth in revenues last year.
India, the airline’s third largest market in Asia-Pacific, contributed 13.2 per cent of its total revenues last year in the region.
Deputy chairman of the Lufthansa executive board and CEO, passenger airlines, Wolfgang Mayrhuber said fresh bilateral talks would be held between the governments of India and Germany in the first half of this year, which it hoped would help the airline to increase its frequencies.
About introducing new flights, Lufthansa general manager (South Asia) Harald Hahn said the airline was interested in increasing its frequencies to Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, besides starting new flights to Hyderabad.
Lufthansa presently offers 20 weekly flights to New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.
This would be increased to 23 flights from April 2003 with the introduction of three additional flights to Chennai.
additional service to Hyderabad, sounds interesting...
LH´s CEO Jürgen Weber once mentioned that if there´s one route in which they´d love to operate the A380 already today, that would be on FRA-DEL.
so what do you think? if talks are succesful, could this possibly include services from MUC considering it´s LH´s ever-expanding 2nd hub?
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2291 times:
LH will never inaugurate MUC-India flights as long as the current bilateral is in place. There is simply too much connecting traffic that must be routed through FRA for optimal efficiency and insufficient frequencies to deal with the demand.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2236 times:
At the end of this 6 weeks, is there supposed to be some sort of move towards a new bilateral?
Nope. At the end of the 6 weeks, VS will be told in all probability that they can now take a hike which will spark off another round of whining and threats and generally juvenile behavior on both sides.