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Will LH Add 737NG To Its Fleet?  
User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2167 posts, RR: 13
Posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

Does anyone have information about whether LH will add 737NGs to its fleet, maybe to replace the current 737-300s or -500s?

No speculation please, just facts if you have one, thanks...

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User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

LH currently is looking what to do with the 70/90 seater market (I hope they still opt for the 728, as it feels like a "real" plane inside). Depending on the potential of the model (again, the 728 can be easily brought to 110-125 seats), we might see an order by the 2007-2009.

SailorOrion


User currently onlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

No, they have clearly chosen for the Airbus narrowbody family. The reason they still bought 737s till the mid 1990s was because the A-319 wasn't available yet then. So you'll not see any 737NG in Lufthansa colors. They slowly withdraw a handful of 737 (classics) every year while no narrowbody Airbus has been ordered or delivered since december 2000, but they have a bit overcapacity in the 100-200 seats range. In the next 15 years or so the 737classics will be replaced by a mix of A-320 family and CRJs or a new regional 100 seater.



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2167 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

Thanks for the info, MEA-707. Makes sense.

BTW, cool username  Big thumbs up I love those Cedar jets


User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

Will LH Add 737NG To Its Fleet?

one word is necessary. It includes two letters 'o' and 'n' and ill give you a clue, it isnt 'on'


User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

Roberta, I need Your help! I was trying for hours now, but if it is not "on"...I just don't find the word...lol  Big grin


Putana da Seatbeltz!
User currently offlineAirbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

I doubt it because LH has preety muched loved there Airbus's but maybe in the future. LH doesn't really need them right now

User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

Onnononon is what your looking for.

pronounced On-non-o-non

its latin for "Lufthansa are unlikely to purchase any of the 737NG as they have currently built up a large fleet of Airbus A32X aircraft. The 737 are part of the fleet as they were the only option avaliable at the time of purchase and are yet to be phased out"


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3014 times:


It's funny how members that have been here for two months get such a big head and the cockiness just flows...

Anyways, I don't forsee a 737NG order other than for special charter,VIP services such as with 737BBJ...other than that...their Airbus fleet of A321-A319's suits them very well. I agree that they should remain focused on the 70-90 market a/c as their fleet seems simplified enough and their cities served are rightly served by the correct aircraft. Great airline LH and great aircraft 737!! long live both of them.
Regards



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

its funny how members who have been on here 3 years have no sense of humour and cant recognise a light hearted joke when they see one. Maybe i should just leave this site now, for my own welfare.

User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2928 times:


Sorry Roberta...didn't mean to sound like a grumpy, old man by anymeans. I appologize if I was rude to you.
Regards



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7993 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

LH will NOT buy any of the 737-600/700/800/900 models. Not when LH was one of the earliest customers for the A320 Family planes.

User currently offlineWingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2216 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

LH will not buy new Boeing airplanes in our lifetime. It seeems strange that people would continue to raise the prospect when LH themselves have said the same. In Seattle last year their Fleet Manager actually admitted this to the public. No sidesticks, no Airbus, no buy. Simple as that.

User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

ahh no worries 767-332ER

User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2871 times:

But then again there are still persistent rumors about LH being interested in a stretched/modernized B747 variant.
In addition to that, the 7e7 seems to be the ideal plane to fill the gap that the A310 has left and the A300 will leave in LH´s fleet.
I don´t think that we will see LH operating an all Airbus fleet within the next few centuries.

Daniel


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

9V-SPF, I absolutely agree with you - and LH officials have said numerous times that they were not interested in becoming a one-manufacturer-airline, because they were interested in keeping good relations to both.

Regards,
Frank



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

i definitely second daniels and franks thoughts. i'd be surprised if LH would not take on the 7E7 in the next years. if Boeing sticks to its promises, than the 7E7 will be match the economics of LH's large A340 hands down (-300s, that is).
besides, on one of this week's atwonline.com's news bulletins, Boeing states that they consider LH as a possible launch customer and are heavily pursuing the airline.

rgds
daniel




If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

LH has gone with the Airbus A319/A320/A321 series. These days, the airlines of the world are finding that a simple fleet is easier to work with and often can save a few cents on maintenance. LH getting 737NGs when they have already got this far in with the A320 series is rather unlikely.



Just my 2 cents
CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

While for smaller airlines it makes quite a difference whether they operate 15 737s and 15 A320s -or- 30 planes of one type, for an airline like LH the difference between 80 737s plus 80 A320 and 160 A320s is marginal. Plus 737s are CFM powered and they have lots of CFMs anyway they're maintaining (not only in their own fleet)

SailorOrion


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