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LTU........ DUS To CPT?  
User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

I've heard that LTU are flying the DUS-CPT route!? I haven't got a clue as to why LTU are flying to CPT. Does anyone have any information on why LTU are flying here, Your comments will be greatly appreciated.

BTW R.I.P the 2 SAAF pilots who died today in Mpumalanga while doing training in their Impala Mk.1 suffered engine problems inflight and crashed. Both men died. RIP

Regards
SA006


Proudly South African
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User currently offlineZSSNC From Germany, joined Feb 2003, 428 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

SA006,

DUS lies in Europes most densely populated area (12 million people in the Ruhr-area alone). Trek and SAA used to fly there (SAA via MUC, but considered it for nonstop operations at one point) and Luxavia/Flitestar applied for traffic rights to DUS at one point.

ZSSNC



Airbus A340-600 - the longest temptation in the sky
User currently offlineLHflyer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

South Africa, especially the Cape Region has become very popular with German tourists. LTU has been serving CPT weekly for some years, this year they improved their service to 3 times weekly with A330 -200. Thomas Cook (Condor) also started flying to CPT an Durban once a week with B767-300.

User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

ZSSNC

Thanks for replying. But I forgot to say one more thing. They're stopping the flights early next year. They started I think this month and are stopping either in January or February.

Mystery to me
SA006



Proudly South African
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

What a coincidence, yesterday I saw "The Harald Schmidt Show" on German TV broadcaster SAT 1 (it is like the Jay Leno Show in the USA, a late night comedy show with talk guests).

The guest in yesterdays show was a German actress which married some guy from Cape Town. Harald Schmidt (who is obviously very interested in planes and airlines) asked her if she flew nonstop to Cape town or if she had to change the plane in Johannesburg, she told him that she flew with almost every airline to South Africa, but her most comfortable flight was on LTU because she could fly nonstop from Dusseldorf to Cape Town, without changing the plane in Johannesburg.

I think they fly in the winter season (in South Africa summer season) to Cape Town because many German tourists like to visit the country.

The schedule looks like that:

Dusseldorf to Cape Town:

LT 0674 Saturdays: 09:50 - 22:35
LT 0672 Mondays: 07:15 - 22:05
LT 0674 Wednesdays: 09:15 - 22:05

Cape Town to Dusseldorf:

LT 0675 Thursdays: 08:00 18:45
LT 0675 Sundays; 08:15 19:00
LT 0673 Tuesday: 08:15 21:10

Patrick



User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

Man, you are from South Africa! You should know that Cape Town is just beautiful! Reason enough?

It is also one of the winter tourism hot spots! They had this route before, es well as flights to Windhoek and Durban.


User currently offlineZSSNC From Germany, joined Feb 2003, 428 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

SA006,

well, the flight might be seasonal. There isn't so much demand for travel to the Western Cape region during your winter. Joberg is now an all year round destination where airlines shouldn't have difficulties filling their planes. But that was not always like that either.

ZSSNC



Airbus A340-600 - the longest temptation in the sky
User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

Well Setjet ofcourse I know Cape Town's a great tourist destination  Big thumbs up
But when I picked up the newest GSA(a book that gives oyu all the international deps. and arr.) and I see Dusseldorf LT 674 and I'm like "Wat the hells LTU doing here!!" My moms a travel agent and she was as stumped as I was!

SA006  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Proudly South African
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

By the way, looks like LT672 and LT673 make a stop at MUC, the flight times are approximately two hours longer than on the other flights and they have a different flight number. I couldn't check it exactly because for some reasons doesn't Amadeus work for me at the moment.

Patrick


User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

SA006, no offence!  Big grin
I've been to Cape Town a couple of times and I really love it. The LTU flight is definitely more focused on the German market. Who would like to go from Cape Town in the German winter to a village called "Duesseldorf"?


User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

Lol.......I'm not offende Setjet  Wink/being sarcastic. Also I've just seen that their are numerous flights from Brussels to JNB on Sobelair? Q7701. Can anybody explain this and if so how long have they been flying here. I think its the same reason that LTU fly here for BUT its JNB not CPT. It seems my life's full of mysteries Big grin

Thanks
SA006



Proudly South African
User currently offlineZSSNC From Germany, joined Feb 2003, 428 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

Setjet,

DUS is really good for shopping. You ought to see the Koenigsallee (Duesseldorfs shopping street) at least once in your life. And the surrounding Ruhr-area is one of the most exciting places I know.

But then again, you are, of course, right. It is very unlikely that masses of South Africans are booked on those LTU flights.

ZSSNC



Airbus A340-600 - the longest temptation in the sky
User currently offlineFraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1101 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

...and don't forget that Düsseldorf has "die längste Theke der Welt" (the longest bar in the world). It's a german saying as in the city center there is one pub next to another.

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