Birka340 From Denmark, joined Aug 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2841 times:
Can anyone explain the LH fleet...?
Lufthansa operatates 330s from old Sabena fleet, LH also operates B767 from Lauda (I think)?
Why these extra aircrafts?
Due increasing demand?
The B744 & A340 are too big for LH routes?
Which routes for A330 resp. B767?
For how long will they use them?
They still have the Sabena seats and interiors and the B767s have the new Star Alliance livery.
Scorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5290 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2778 times:
LH leased 2 ex SN A330-200s, 2 ex SN A340-300s and 3 ex Swissair A330-200s as a temporary replacement for the 6 A340-200s, which are being phased out (going to South African). They will leave the fleet once LH takes delivery of the A330-300s, 10 of which have been ordered.
Don't know about the 767s. LH is opening quite a few new long-haul flights these days, I believe, esp. from MUC.
Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2622 times:
As far as I am informed, all long-haul aircraft are in service except the two SN-A340-300.
I saw them actif on July 5 + 6 in FRA.
Are they std in the meantime?
The only stored long haul plane I saw at FRA was an A332 (D-AIME I believe, have to look it up in my logs). It was stored in the corner where the cargo's come, and were the SA A346 + QF B744 are parked (I saw it when I took the bus to the QF B744 + SA A346 to get their registration).