Fralim From Germany, joined Jun 2003, 121 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4218 times:
I was trying to find some information about the flight from FRA to LIM which LH operated until summer 2001. I think the flight was operated via BOG. Maybe one of you still has an old timetable with the information about frequency, operating days, and departure/arrival times... Which a/c did they use? I guess it was an A340, or did they also use a B747 sometimes???
Why did they actually stop flying there? Was the problem rather the load factor or the yield? And which destination was more successful LIM or BOG?
Another question: Does one of you know how long a non-stop flight from FRA to LIM would take? Is there maybe a website where you can find that information, or would it be enough to just add the flying times from FRA-MAD and MAD-LIM? But I am afraid that wouldn't be the same!
Ussherd From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4123 times:
If I remember correctly, LH also operated the LIM flight via Caracas using the 747-200 and later on the 747-400. As far as I know, LH has agreements with several Latin American carriers to connect passengers from Perú, Ecuador & Colombia through Caracas.
By looking at similar routes (MAD-LIM & FRA-CCS) I estimate that a direct FRA-LIM flight on an A340 would take 13hr 45min westward and 13hrs eastwards.
123 From Bolivia, joined Nov 2003, 747 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4064 times:
And if it is of interest to you Chris:
Late '60s LH flew LPB-LIM-JFK-FRA and return, till +/- 1979, when the flight was replaced by DC-10 (I think-30).
Routing was changed sometime inbetween to LPB-LIM-SJU-FRA, then again to LPB-LIM-BOG-CCS-FRA;
In the '80s, LH switched to B-747D-SL (-200).
Due to pax load factor (I recall LH was successful with freight) LH switched to code-share with LB (B-727-100/B-727-200) first to LIM, to reach the B-747, then that code share-due to high quality-was extended to BOG.
When BOG had better pax loads the code share was shrinked again to LPB-LIM only.
On LB, service was C-class only eventhough seating was Y-class only.
I know this does not answer your query but I thought to add it for general info :--))