This article gives an outlook on how the various new regional aircraft by LH over the last few years will be operated:
Eurowings will receive 15 CRJ 900NG to replace their aging fleet of Avros and will become an all CRJ fleet
Lufthansa Cityline will get 20 EJets to replace their Avros and CRJ 200. 14 CRJ 200 will be removed from the fleet.
5 Embraers will go to Air Dolimit as we already knew and the 5 remaining EJets will be assigned to Augsburg Airlines.
In total LH will get 16 E190 and 14 larger 195
As already discussed in the CSeries thread Swiss will get the CSeries to replace their fleet of Avros. First delivery is expected around 2014.
Will be an interesting regional fleet, the idea of Eurowings becoming an all CRJ operator makes sense. I still don´t know why Augsburg is getting the EJet so far they only operate Dash 8-300 and -400 aircraft.
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
Stylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2990 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3302 times:
Quoting Columba (Thread starter): Eurowings will receive 15 CRJ 900NG to replace their aging fleet of Avros and will become an all CRJ fleet
and 15 CRJ-900NG
this is a good decision I think!
Quoting Columba (Thread starter): Lufthansa Cityline will get 20 EJets to replace their Avros and CRJ 200. 14 CRJ 200 will be removed from the fleet.
at the moment the fleet has 18 Avros and 22 CRJ-200. are they going to replace 40 aircraft in total with 20 E-Jets?
and the E's have more capacity as a CRJ-200 (almost double). What will happen to the 50-seater segment?
I suppose that as long as LH offers every biz pax two seats on the CRJs, the CRJ200 is too small. If there are 15 biz pax on a flight they will occupy 30 seats, leaving only 20 seats for Y. The CRJ700 has 20 more seats, which helps a bit.
The LH Group CRJ100/200s must be 10-17 years old now with a lot of cycles. Perhaps they are due for retirement soon anyway...?
Somewhat on topic: Does Bombardier offer part of the CRJ900NextGen cabin as a retrofit package for older CRJ700/900s? Obviously the windows cannot be extended by 2 inches, but can the new side panels and larger overhead bins be installed on the CityLine CRJ700/900s when they are due for C or D checks? The larger bins will surely be appreciated...