Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3811 posts, RR: 26 Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2177 times:
While perusing the Lufthansa Summer 1987 timetable in my collection, I noted with interest that some LH flights (in the 5000 series) from FRA and MUC, as well as some other cities, to points within West Germany and to neighboring countries, were operated with EM-120, HS-748, F50, and J31 turboprop types. The only notation associated with these flights to confirm that LH was not the operating carrier was a symbol denoting "other than Lufthansa aircraft;" nowhere could I find what airline(s) actually provided these services on behalf of LH.
From the aircraft types and the date of the timetable, DLT was almost certainly one carrier who operated LH5--- flights at the time. DLT also had a livery much like that of LH. Can anyone confirm whether some (or all?) of the afforementioned flights in 1987 were operated by DLT? Where there other airlines who also operated some of these services? Does DLT continue to fly today by some other name? Answers to any or all questions are appreciated.
Astrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2150 times:
Yes, the EM-120, HS-748 and F50 were from DLT, the J31 I don´t know, so far I know DLT still exists and is property of LH now operating under LH cityline. I think LH had a part of DLT in 1987 but not the whole company like now, but as said I´m mot 100% sure. If I find out something I let you know.
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2092 times:
Another airline who flew for LH at that time was Delta Air that later evolved into Deutsche BA.
OLT -> DLT -> CityLine
In the early 90s, LH partners flew under the CityLine label, but after the Contact Air crash at Paris in 1993, which was perceived as an LH crash, a clear distinction between LH proper (i.e. CityLine) and non-LH (i.e. Team LH) was drawn.
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
CityLine was still DLT when they ordered the very first CRJs. when they received them, they were delivered in the new Lufthansa CityLine c/s but i´ve got couple of pictures (modified promo pix, of course) and seen models of CRJs in DLT c/s, what a treat!
in the earliest years, DLT, which was formed as OLT (Ostfriesisches Luftfahrtunternehmen, *hope that is correct*), also operated some Dash 6 Twin Otters and the Shorts 330 or 360 or whatever it was called. for sometime they also sported an all-red livery making the aircraft (only seen the livery on the HS 748) look like a fire truck.
today, there´s still a small airline called OLT operating mainly from BRE, afaik, but there´s no connection to the former DLT except for the name.
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.