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International From Dresden And Leipzig?  
User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

The two biggest cities in the former East germany, does Lufthansa have any direct flight to European cities from either of these airports? Both are qute highly populated and not many foreign carriers seem to serve the airports.

Is there a wealth of charters from these airports?

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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5919 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

Quoting Orion737 (Thread starter):
The two biggest cities in the former East germany,

biggest city is still Berlin.

Quoting Orion737 (Thread starter):
Is there a wealth of charters from these airports

yes they have charters flights from there sporadic also long-haul charter flights

[Edited 2005-03-28 01:07:01]


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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

LTU has charters to the Caribbean.


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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

The economy is still pretty lousy in that region of Germany still, with Dresden and Leipzig being one of the few promising bright spots. DHL I think is moving their BRU hub to LEJ at the end of this decade. I think it will be a while before you see anything like Dresden-New York or Leipzig-DC, for example. Plus, with BBI opening up later this decade, there will most likely be ICE service from Dresden and Leipzig Hbf to BBI. I personally saw the reconstruction of the Dresden train station last July, and I'm sure it will be very nice once it's finally done.

[Edited 2005-03-28 01:21:38]

[Edited 2005-03-28 01:22:10]

User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

Im suprised Lufthansa dosent operate to a few prime European cities from these destinations. No London or Paris?

User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5919 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 3):
EAST Berlin, that is...remember West Berlin was considered part of West Germany.

yes i remember, but also east berlin is lot of bigger than dresden or leipzig



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 4):
Im suprised Lufthansa dosent operate to a few prime European cities from these destinations. No London or Paris?

BMI used to fly to LEJ (or was it DRS?) from LHR via CGN - and BA had a continuation of it's LHR-HAJ (before BA switched HAJ from LHR to LGW) flight on to either LEJ or DRS for a while as well... but both flights didn't survive.

Air France also doesn't operate any services from either LEJ or DRS, nor does KLM...

I guess it's the usual old dilemma: demand for Y seats is there, but C (and F) demand is not high enough to warrant nonstops from either airport.

Both have relatively good connections to FRA and MUC though, with intra-European flights being offered through those two LH hubs.

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

I guess this will change during the next 5 to 10 years. Both cities got over their biggest economical problems.
If BBI failed (not too unlikely), LEJ would most likely become the international airport in Eastern Germany.

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 3):
I personally saw the reconstruction of the Dresden train station last July, and I'm sure it will be very nice once it's finally done.

The reconstruction was necessary because of the flood of the river Elbe and its confluents in August 2002. The ICE track from Dresden to Berlin passes the construction site of BBI in only a few kilometers distance. Leipzig has an ICE connection to Cologne and Frankfurt. Although neither Dresden nor Leipzig has a real high-speed connection (>200km/h).

pelican


User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

Leipzig and Dresden are the last two big spots in Germany without a decent feed to any foreign hub. There is no BA, AF, KLM, SK and LX. Only OS has two triangle flights VIE-DRS-LEJ-VIE.

User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

May I stand up as the only local here from DRS-Dresden.

Our airport is still what you can call a "regional" airport even when we have some more routes than other regional airports, but from a spotters view or someone who want to travel further and cheaper than with LH it's nothing here.

We have the Lufthansa flights to
MUC
FRA
HAM (operated by LH Partner C9)
DUS (operated by KIS)
STR

Germanwings to
STR
CGN

Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walther to
DTM

Cirrus Airlines with a lightly loaded Dornier 328 to
ZRH
Mannheim

Austrian Airlines to
VIE

DBA to
MUC

That's nearly the whole amount of scheduled flights.

Charter Airlines are mainly AB and DE and some foreign carriers like TunisAir, Sky Airlines, Onur Air and so on.

Not very much at the moment but may be a bit, not too much, more during the summer period.

If you have more questions about our "beloved" airport Dresden I would be glad to answer them all.

In addition - Dresden has a population of about 400.000 people.

Here's a link to the spotter-page of the airport showing actual departures and arrivals.
http://www.dresden.aero/ger/30/30_3/index.php3
In German only.

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