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DUS-USA Flights Again Anytime Soon?  
User currently offlineCgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1170 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

Any news if any major US carriers are planning to return to DUS? Starting in June both DL & CO will be serving TXL. Hard to belive there is that much demand, even if Berlin is the German capital. DUS had very good service up to about a year or so ago. AA flew there until the mid-90s, then UA served ORD and then IAD for a while, CO flew to EWR for a few years. Even AC had service there. LH has a daily flight to EWR but that's the business only flight.

To me DUS makes more sense than TXL at the moment. The Rhine/Ruhr area has about 10 million people, the airport is relatively new, has excellent connections with German Rail. Any thoughts????

p.s. I'm new to the airliners.net so be patient/understanding with me. Thanks!


A330 man.
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User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

A problem for any US carrier entering the DUS market again would certainly be LH´s A319LR flight (operated by PrivatAir) that grabs away many high yielding C-Class passengers. However, I agree with you that two daily US-TXL flights are most probably a little too much at the moment. In order to prevent this overkill, we might well see CO or DL switching to DUS (or even CGN) next year.

User currently offlineCgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1170 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

I wouldn't mind either CO or DL, since both are in my alliance, Skyteam! However I wouldn't fly CO if they used a 757 on the route. Not good for such a long flight.

I believe LTU is also starting daily flights to NY but probably only seasonal, right?



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