B747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 998 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7773 times:
Quoting PA101 (Reply 1): Hmm, that would come as a suprise, since LH doesn't use any 747s to MUC. To schedule the aircraft effectively, they would have to introduce another 747 destination as well.
The FRA-HKG route is on a 744, so they could in theory operate FRA-HKG-MUC-HKG-FRA with HKG acting as the link between MUC and FRA.
I do have my doubts though as the Afternoon HKG-FRA and Evening HKG-MUC seems to fit in with LH's PVG operations as well (afternoon to Frankfurt, Evening to Munich - although there is now an evening flight to Frankfurt as well). If they did operate the rotation I mentioned earlier it would mess up that system and possibly loose some of the current connectivity offered.
LTU330 From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7711 times:
I heard this rumour a while ago, but the rumour mentioned 'several' 747-400s coming to MUC. If Lufthansa can make money with these aircraft then why wouldn't they do it ? They don't even need to dead leg aircraft to FRA for maintenance. Put them on a scheduled MUC - FRA sector like they did with the A340s at one time. British Airways operates a fleet of one 767 out of MAN which finds its way back to LHR for maintenance on a shuttle flight when required.