Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7182 posts, RR: 4 Posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8524 times:
Lufthansa will withdraw all its 737s from MUC and become all Airbus there. This is done to cut maintenance and crewing costs. It is planned that the fleet in MUC will consist of 27 A330/A340 and 40 A320 aircraft.
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8408 times:
That is not really a surprise considering that they only have 737's and 744's in their fleet since the 737 will leave the fleet and the 744 have always been FRA-based. So there are just Airbusses left for MUC.
Well, and all the little birds from Cityline, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti and co...
A342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4922 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7895 times:
I found this to be the really interesting part of the article:
Quoting Flightglobal: and nine 50-seaters (CRJ200s/ATR 42s).
Harbarth says the last 50-seaters will leave during the 2009-10 winter timetable as 112-seat Embraer 195s are delivered. Lufthansa has 30 of the Brazilian regional jets on order, "more than two-thirds" of which are likely to be based in Munich, with the rest going to the airline's principal hub in Frankfurt.
God to see the new 195s here. When will the first be delivered?
Apart from that, I wonder which airline actually has ATR-42s based at MUC now? EN and Contact Air come to mind.
Gigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 80
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7287 times:
Quoting FlyinTLow (Reply 2): It will just mean that all B737s are going to be stationed in other stations, probably will be split up towards HAM und DUS, and with the FRA 737 station will probably remain more or less the same...
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6491 times:
Quoting N1120A (Reply 6): So it looks like MUC won't be all Airbus
The article does not say that the Embraers will be ending up with Lufthansa (mainline). IIRC, this is a major issue at the moment - whether under a collective agreement the 100+ seat Embraer can be operated by one of the Lufthansa subsidiaries/affiliates or must be operated by mainline. In the mid 1990s, there was the same drama when the 80+ seats Avro RJ85 were introduced and the unions initially blocked operation by Cityline.
RAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6491 times:
Quoting Columba (Thread starter): Lufthansa will withdraw all its 737s from MUC and become all Airbus there. This is done to cut maintenance and crewing costs. It is planned that the fleet in MUC will consist of 27 A330/A340 and 40 A320 aircraft.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 5831 times:
I remember many years ago the MUC-SFO route was flown with a 747-400 on a flight that arrived at SFO just as the SFO-FRA flight was taxiing out to Runway 28R for its flight back to FRA. I believe that LH switched to using an A340-600 on the MUC-SFO route, and the flight arrives in the late afternoon af SFO and leaves in the evening.
CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4259 times:
The flightglobal article also mentions 7 x RJ85 and CRJ900 plus 23 x CRJ700 and Q400 being stationed at MUC. I thought LH Cityline had all 12 x CRJ900 at MUC and all CRJ700 at Köln, in a very streamlined operation.
Do they swap aircraft around as the market changes or has it always been this way? I counted 8 x CRJ900 at MUC some weeks ago when I landed there on a Saturday morning, including the one I was on.
Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7182 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3652 times:
Quoting N1120A (Reply 21): Since when? Especially given that they launched the 748I
Again Lufthansa mainline is going all Airbus in MUC
This does not mean Lufthansa Cityline, Lufthansa Cargo or whatever airline associated with Lufthansa, Lufthansa mainline will continue to operate Airbus and Boeing aircraft but so far no Boeings will be stationed in MUC.........
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong