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Why Lh Still Have 742s?  
User currently offlineMD 11 From Germany, joined Sep 1999, 195 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

Hi again,
if you look at the age of the Lufthansa-fleet, most planes will be quiet young (under 10 years), but they still have these more than 20 year old 747-200. (some are 23 years old).
I like that, but why didn`t LH replace that planes??
Are they modified in some way (new engines??) so they have a good performance? Is the size so perfect to LH?
Or will they all replaced in a few years by A340s? (which I don`t hope).
Bye,
MD 11



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User currently offlineWorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1276 times:

They are still in pretty good shape but they'll be replaced by 10 A340-600 from 2002 on.

Regards
the WorldTraveller


User currently offlineYfe From Netherlands, joined Dec 2000, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

I think they are still making profit with this planes. Why should you sell planes that make profit.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

I don't think they will be gone anytime soon. They will still be around for at least 5 years.

The A 340-600 is not a true replacement for the B 747-200s. Besides, these 747-200s are making profit.


User currently offlineTK From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

Mind explaining to be why the A340-600 isn't a true 747-200 replacement??

User currently offlineMD 11 From Germany, joined Sep 1999, 195 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

TK, the 747-200 have a little more passenger-capacity than the 340-600.
On the other hand, the 340-600 will have more range.
I hope, LH buys the 340-600 only in addition to the 742, not as replacement for them.

bye, MD 11


User currently offlineWorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

ALL LH B747-200's will gradually be replaced by the A340-600.

Rgds
the WorldTraveller


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