Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5549 times:
Hmm, just like the rumor of LH flying into CUN, I doubt that they'll take up CMB - or is there enough Business and First Class traffic on that route? I guess they'll simply stay with the two weekly Condor/Thomas Cook flights from FRA to CMB...
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5491 times:
loads to BLR are pretty good. i believe it´s also going daily as early as next summer schedule. LH´s keen on putting more frequencies and seats to Indian destinations which they now are cleared to do as they have teamed up with AI.
i highly doubt they wanted to connect any city with CMB (if they flew to CMB) since that would reduce capacity to this Indian destination.
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
Vimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1524 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5479 times:
Would LH perhaps combine the BLR flights with CMB? Anyone know what the loads on those are at the moment on the FRA-BLR? I think they use the A340 on the route?
LH will never combine the two sectors: 1. because they generate enough traffic from BLR itself without having to share it with any other station and 2. because LH does not enjoy any traffic rights between BLR and CMB.
LH as it is never operated to CMB even though DE did operate to CMB some years ago.
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Zizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5311 times:
Gabriel, if LH did come to Sri Lanka, that would be indeed great news. At the moment, only Lauda and Cyprus Airways are the only 2 European Carriers offering schedluled services to Sri Lanka (discounting the charter stuff). In the past Colombo used to get Swissair, KLM, UTA and British Airways.
I wouldn't be suprised to see LH maybe combine the Male and Colombo into the same route. Couldn't quite picture a B744 or a A343 being used on such a route, more likelt it would be for a A330.
Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1523 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5201 times:
Zizou, dont forget to add Czech Airlines, and now Martin Air to the list of scheduled carriers from Europe. And im quite sure Air Europe have a weeky scheduled year-round service as well.
As for Martinair, KLM have said that if the MartinAir route does well, they plan to take over the service and build on it.
From what I understand, KLM did not pull out back in 96 because of yield - but because they were denied extra landing rights which they wanted, at the time they were the longest serving operator into CMB, and the Sri Lankan government denied them more rights. But now they are very much pro-open skies so are encouraging more capacity into CMB. So if all plans fo ahead, you may well see KLM back in CMB.
I highly doubt LH will fly to CMB - but if they do, I guess the A330/A340 combined with another destination - either via the Middle East - or non-stop, and then on to KUL will work.