BestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 8659 posts, RR: 57 Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5172 times:
Lufthansa have see significant growth of their Irish business. 2005 boardings are up 17% on 2004 (carrying 178,000 people). An amazing 80% of all Irish traffic is transfer, with strong demand from long haul routes to Asia.
Bouyed by such a successful growth, LH plan to invest further in irish traffic, and will shortly announce a new MUC DUB route to enable further transfer opportunities, alongside enabling O&D traffic to the southern city. 2007 should see a DUB HAM service.
A342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4748 times:
Quoting SamL (Reply 5): If transfer traffic is the main source of pax from Ireland then surely adding HAM and to a lesser extent MUC is slightly odd - can't imagine many people transit through HAM at least
Who said " HAM and to a lesser extent MUC" ? The MUC route is supposed to be added earlier, that alone contradicts your view of the issue.
SamL From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4674 times:
apologies for not being clear, I meant that if transfer pax are the main source (80%) of the Irish - originating passengers, then I can understand, to some extent, why MUC would be added given that LH do fly L/H from MUC. On the other hand, I can see very few people transitting at HAM since there is really no where to go which can't be reached direct from DUB.