Daughter companies (of Deutsche Post and Lufthansa) DHL and Lufthansa Cargo will own equal 50% share of the new company.
DHL is today using Lufthansa Cargo to destinations in the Near and Far East and in USA. This joint venture will be used to cover these routes and obviously several others. Lufthansa Cargo is following DHL Leipzig move and positioning some M1F's to there in October when DHL moves from CGN to LEJ. This will also see the end of Lufthansa Cargo M1F's operating to CGN.
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Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7148 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 16121 times:
So the marriage of LH and Boeing is still strong as it has been recently said by Scott Carlson.
I suppose this aircraft will get a D-registration. The company is based in Leipzig.
I just hope the new company will have a nice name and a good looking livery (at least better than DHL).
With that order goes anothe a.net myth that LH will only buy Airbus. Second Boeing order in a row
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10263 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15311 times:
LEJ and FRA always have neen something like matching twins. Both have a large rail terminal, the fur industry moved from the vicinity of that rail terminal in Leipzig to the same location in FRA after the war, both areas have / had a rfed light district.
Now things move back to LEJ, starting with an integrators hub. Take a look at an aerial picture of LEJ and see how much room they have there. I bet the FRA hub will be in LEJ in 25 years.
If Hesse gets the wrong coalition in the upcoming state election, it'll be in 10 years or sooner.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 14025 posts, RR: 48
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 15057 times:
Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 7): As nobody knows by now, how this new airline will be named, is there any chance that we see a rebirth of "German Cargo"?
Why not, but please don't bring back that horrible orange colourscheme, that makes that 707 look like it's got painted with primer by Airbus.
Quoting DALCE (Reply 9): I fully understand that this is great news for LEJ, but to be honest, I would have preferred CGN or FRA as homebase.
The only factor in saying this is the trucking distance for our cargo ex AMS.
But also look at it this way: this move will create new jobs, and new jobs are desperately needed in many of the Eastern states. I could well see even a migration of people from states like Sachsen-Anhalt or Brandenburg to Leipzig in order to try to get a job for this new company.
DALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1846 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 15006 times:
Quoting LTU932 (Reply 10): But also look at it this way: this move will create new jobs, and new jobs are desperately needed in many of the Eastern states. I could well see even a migration of people from states like Sachsen-Anhalt or Brandenburg to Leipzig in order to try to get a job for this new company.
You are absolutely right here!
I recall hearing unemployment-rates in Brandenburg were around 25% last year, so for the Eastern States it's great news.
LEJ seems to be growing big time at the moment.
My first statement was purely based on my job-related point of view. Personally I think LEJ is also a geographic better place to be compared with for example CGN.
ER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2804 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14890 times:
Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 7): As nobody knows by now, how this new airline will be named,
I'll watch our internal website tomorrow and see if there is anything about the name. I fully expect some sort of story about the announcement and hopefully the name and maybe even the livery will be included. There's nothing posted so far, but that isn't surprising as I am sure they'll wait til it's public.
Doubtful, since these North America destinations the joint company from LH and ER will serve are most likely major hubs. I sincerely doubt the T7 will serve ILN, unless ABX Air decides to codeshare with them on transatlantic flights to LEJ.
Thebry From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 13338 times:
Are these new 777-F or have they already been included in the "Unidentified" category? Could these 11 be the combination of unidentified orders for the type placed on 28 Feb and 5 April? 6 and 5 orders, respectively?
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10263 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11778 times:
Quoting DALCE (Reply 9): Oooo Yeah!!!
I'd love to see German Cargo back alive!
German Cargo IS alive! It is called Lufthansa Cargo AG and uses the 020 designator which as allocated to Siegfried Koehler's German Cargo. When the new company was set up, the LH cargo documenation switched from the 220 to the 020 designator.
Oldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 11184 times:
Quoting PanHAM (Reply 22): German Cargo IS alive! It is called Lufthansa Cargo AG and uses the 020 designator which as allocated to Siegfried Koehler's German Cargo. When the new company was set up, the LH cargo documenation switched from the 220 to the 020 designator.
I know, but they can use the name (on which they still have all rights) for the new airline.
And about the livery: at that time it was a unique sight on the airports, to see such colours. I loved it.
Well, today it looks too much like a late 70th to early 80th style, but perhaps they could design something similar in a more modern way.
[Edited 2007-09-20 10:01:17]
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: What about GPS - German Parcel Service ? Or WIMP? Where is my parcel?
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: GPS is taken. and a competitor. WTFIMP describes it better Most likely it will be some artificial name and it really does not matter anyhow, as they