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Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?  
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

Hi,

I'm currently watching the A380 presentation on Phoenix (German TV station), and they're broadcasting an interview with Wolfgang Mayrhuber, LH's CEO, right now...

When asked, where the A380 will be flown by LH he said (somewhat free translation) "we'll definitely be using it to fly to all five continents".

A mistake? LH doesn't fly to "all five continents" - there are no LH flights to Australia/New Zealand...

A possible return to OZ? Or did he just want to say that LH would be using the A380 on all parts of it's network?

Any ideas or other rumors flying around?

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Heard that one, too. I'm not sure...I guess he's talking about the so-called A380 Alliance flying to Australia, he mentioned that, too.

So, no, I don't think so!



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User currently offlineSjoerd From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

I heard it too, but to another question he responded with saying they have 4 hubs in Europe ; FRA, MUC, VIE and Copenhagen. He must have included SAS and Austrian or he might have been talking about Star Alliance too. Austrian (Lauda) flies to Australia and there is a codeshare for sure.

Sjoerd


[Edited 2005-01-18 10:57:09]


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Hi Andreas... I guess you're right - and I just thought about it again: with North & South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, you already get 5 continents served by LH anyhow - so, indeed, you're right: no return likely.

Was a nice, though very short lived, rumor...  Big grin

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlineSjoerd From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

North and South America is one continent.


Flanders + Wallonnia + Brussels = the UNITED STATES of BELGIUM
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7930 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

North and South America is most certainly not ONE continent! (And if LH can't make money flying a 767 to Oz, they sure aren't going to attempt it with an A380.)


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User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

More interesting seems that fact, that LH also indicated that they might be ordering some more A380.

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8434 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

LH codeshare with SQ from SIN to Australia. SQ may use A380's to Australia.

User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

SQ may use A380's to Australia

Indeed, it's been said the first commercially flown SQ routes are to LHR and SYD!



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User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

America is one continent.

Splitting it is as stupid as splitting Asia into East Asia and South Asia.



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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Politically speaking, North & South America are two continents.

Geographically, they *could* be one, but the Panama Canal technically splits the two.

-n


User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

I don't see them in Australia. In general most European carriers (exept from UK) have had problems to operate succesful to OZ. I can only think of OS from the Continent.
Traffic to OZ is low yield, many tourists and most of them very low yielding back packer.
LH is doing fine with it's SQ and OS codeshare to Australia, so why change?


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

I read a post regarding the same topic here on A.net three months ago, it is possible that LH returns to Australia with their own metal when they get the A 380's. Here is the post from this thread (reply #7):

according to travelbiz.com.au, the Lufthansa General Manager for Australia stated that LH is examing the feasibility of deploying the A380 on routes to Australia. apparently, the lower seat costs of this huge bird suggest to LH that a return down under could be viable.

Patrick


User currently offlineFraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1101 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

If referring to the "five continents" then it includes Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Australia. Best example is the symbol for the Olympics. If you are seeing it geographically than there are seven continents (Asia, Europe, Africa, N-America, S-America, Australia and Antarctica).

User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

This links should help you find the number of continents on this planet:

http://www.britannica.com/ebc/article?tocId=9361501&query=continents%3F&ct=







User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8434 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

Unless mayrhuber is considering the 5 continets as being Asia, North America, South America, Afric and Europe. As once the aircraft it has to fly to Europe thus flying to the 5th continent.

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