FlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7737 times:
Why did Lufthansa lease it in the first place? Was there no A333 around to take the place untill their own A333 were around? And i heard the A333 were only temporarily with Lufthansa, supposedly from Sabena if I'm not mistaken. But they have their own German registration (D-AIK's and D-AIM's ) now. Does that mean they are gonna stick with Lufthansa for longer now?
Sspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 474 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7452 times:
Yes, that is a Lauda Air interior/aircraft. Here is an identical Lauda Air interior 767 shot. It reminds me a little of Delta's 1980's/90's earthtone interior. I liked that one. Unfortunately there is no example of Delta's old interior on A. net. Does anyone have a photo of it?
Airconti From Germany, joined Jun 2004, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7293 times:
As far as I understand, D-ABUW left line services around 5th Oct after serving MUC-YUL, with a very last shuttle from MUC to FRA. Sorry, I can see no addl. Services on that type until f/n - don't know, if it's maintenance or end of the leasing contract with NG. Would love to know, if this beauty is still in LH/Staralliance colours or back to the owner,cheers A.
Sorry, was arrival in MUC and further on to FRA on 6th Oct - thanks to Denis for his picture:
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6910 times:
There have actually been two instances of LH operating 767's.
The first one was for a brief spell of one or maximum two years during the mid 1990's. LH wetleased one B767-330ER from DE in order to operate between BKK and SYD as a tag-on to their regular BKK flight. This was the last attempt to revive the loss-making Australian market. This experiment was stopped soon and ever since, LH does no longer operate any of its own flights to the land of Oz (except for cargo flights of course).
plus at least one 767 each from NG and DE. These aircraft are supposedly now replaced by the new A330-300's, although the leased A330/A340 might be around a little longer. The 767 will be gone fairly soon though.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6726 times:
As ConcordeBoy and TriStar500 have pointed out correctly, the A333s aren´t temporary additions to LH´s fleet while the A332s are/were.
The A332s are all ex-SN/ex-SR and have the registrations D-AIM* while the new A333s´ regs are D-AIK*.
All A332s are/were flown by LH crews (which was no big deal since LH already operated a huge A340 fleet so the necessary type rating could be achieved in almost no time) while the B763 was flown by Condor crews (makes sense as they operate a 763 fleet) and it has operated FRA-ATL, FRA-PHX, FRA-PHL, MUC-DEL, MUC-MIA and MUC-YUL (not all at the same time of course).
HB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4473 posts, RR: 73
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6645 times:
Lufthansa first leased two Lauda Air B763ERs, reregistered D-ABUV and D-ABUW, with the introduction of the 2003 Summer Schedule to overcome a temporary shortage of longhaul planes. The two aircraft were initially deployed on the Atlanta and Philadelphia runs from Frankfurt.
However, during the summer months, an adjustment was made whereby the Atlanta station regained its A343 flight and the B763 was deployed to Phoenix.
With the Winter Schedule 2003-2004 came the introduction of the Munich-Miami non-stop and the B763 was deployed on that route, with Philadelhia reverting to an Airbus operation. At the same time, Phoenix kept the B763 until the route was eventually dropped in February. In March, D-ABUV was returned to Lauda.
As of the Summer Schedule 2004, the sole B763 D-ABUW was operating the newly opened Munich-Delhi non-stop and was afterwards redeployed to the resumption of the seasonal Munich-Montreal flight, which has since ended. The aircraft has also occasionally been seen operating flights to Faro and Malta.
As for Lufthansa's earlier deployment of the B763ER, the airline briefly operated a Condor plane (D-ABUC) between 1994 and 1995 on the Frankfurt-Sydney route, before abandoning the route altogether. The plane operated in full Lufthansa colors.