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Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To India  
User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3681 times:

http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=27022

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.

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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?

cheers
daniel




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User currently onlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

Some months ago, there were rumours that Munich-Bangalore would be one of the routes LH is planning to serve with business jets in the next few years.


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

Well, I think the LH flights to BLR are very important for them and the yield has to be pretty good on the flights. If I'm not mistaken LH is the only European carrier flying into BLR, isn't it?


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User currently onlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3551 times:

Yes, it is the only European carrier, at least for now. There are lots of airlines interested in starting flights to Bangalore such as AF, BA, VS ...


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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3479 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.

User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3432 times:

What aircraft would they fly to HYD with? I don't think HYD could handle there A343's yet.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3451 times:

FRA-DEL really could support an A380 today?

That amazes me.

What does BA fly to DEL, and how often?

N


User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

BA flies to Delhi daily with a B744. I think they are trying to add flights to India too.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

FRA-DEL really could support an A380 today?

Without a doubt, pretty much any India-Europe route could support a daily A380.

What does BA fly to DEL, and how often?

Daily 744 to DEL.
Plus daily 744 to BOM.
Plus a handful of weekly 744/772 frequencies to MAA and CCU.


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

I don't think HYD could handle there A343's yet.

HYD can handle the A340 easily enough. MH flies A330s in there and AI flies A310s.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

VS recently figured out a way to increase their Indian frequencies.

I guess I should have believed this right off - England is like a tiny little island India in many ways. I just didn't realize the rest of Europe was as well.

N


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

VS recently figured out a way to increase their Indian frequencies

Crying and whining and making noise for 3 years earned them the rights to operate an extra flight for 6 weeks!  Smile

Remember, VS has NO rights to India. Their rights are courtesy of Air India loaning them unused frequencies that cannot be utilized by AI because LHR refuses to release slots.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

Sir Richard makes a good whiner.

At the end of this 6 weeks, is there supposed to be some sort of move towards a new bilateral?

N


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3424 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.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

Hardly seems worthwhile at all.

Is the India-Europe market drastically underserved presently? Wouldn't it behoove the Indian government to allow more frequencies?

N


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