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Lufthansa To Start Munich - Baghdad  
User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 3031 posts, RR: 25
Posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11289 times:

Effective 30th September, Lufthansa (Privatair) will operate 4 weekly B737 services to BGW from MUC. At the moment LH operates 4 weekly flights between FRA and EBL.


http://www.canadianbusiness.com/mark...news/article.jsp?content=D9FVQ1NO0


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User currently onlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3658 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11231 times:

Does that mean that one of the current Privatair destinations either will go mainline or close.

A little suprise to see MUC before FRA on this one


User currently offlinesurfandsnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2969 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11011 times:

So they will be sending a nondescript aircraft to BGW, much like Royal Jordanian did (with the all white South African F28s) at the height of the conflict. A very good idea!


Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 596 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10809 times:

Intresting that they are going put a BBJ on this sector. Wouldn't have expected that. But it makes sense to put a good product on a new route to comptete with the likes of EK and the other gulf carriers.

User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10789 times:

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 1):
A little suprise to see MUC before FRA on this one

Yeah, I am surprised as well, I wonder what the thought process was behind that decision?


User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1964 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 10465 times:

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 4):
I wonder what the thought process was behind that decision?

Providing connections to the transatlantic BBJ-operated segments ex-MUC, perhaps?



Now get your f***ing Jumbo Jet off my airport!!! - AC/DC "Ain't No Fun To Be a Millionaire"
User currently offlineCX288 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10357 times:

The flight will be operated four times per week by PrivatAir on behalf of Lufthansa with the following schedule:

-2-4-67 MUC-BGW 08.55-14.15 LH 606
-2-4-67 BGW-MUC 15.45-19.35 LH 607


User currently offlineYP6370 From Germany, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10342 times:

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 4):
Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 4):
Quoting Someone83 (Reply 1):
A little suprise to see MUC before FRA on this one

Yeah, I am surprised as well, I wonder what the thought process was behind that decision?

Maybe just because of crew rotations. MUC-BGW-MUC is operated as a day tour for crews as a layover in BGW doesn't seem very attractive right now  
Flight time from FRA might exceed or come close to the duty limits.
Also Privatair already operates some flights from MUC, so there's more flexibility (crew, aircraft...).


User currently offlineChrisCruise From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8329 times:

Interesting decision by LH!

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 4):
Quoting Someone83 (Reply 1):
A little suprise to see MUC before FRA on this one

Yeah, I am surprised as well, I wonder what the thought process was behind that decision?

FRA, besides transit airport, is the destination for many financial related travellers and MUC is more an industrial area and therefore maybe has more potential to be connected with BGW. BGW, like IAH, attracting a lot of travellers in the oil business maybe has therefore been assigned a BBJ.

Just a thought that could explain the decision by LH.

Adios,

Christian



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26668 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 8233 times:

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 5):
Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 4):
I wonder what the thought process was behind that decision?

Providing connections to the transatlantic BBJ-operated segments ex-MUC, perhaps?

As far as I know, LH has no transatlantic BBJ services from MUC operated by PrivatAir.


User currently offlineCptRegionalJet From Germany, joined Oct 2007, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5542 times:

That schedule makes pax miss all westbound long haul connections at MUC,though....  

User currently onlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3658 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 5284 times:

Quoting Hirnie (Reply 3):
Intresting that they are going put a BBJ on this sector. Wouldn't have expected that. But it makes sense to put a good product on a new route to comptete with the likes of EK and the other gulf carriers.

According to the press release from LH thay will be using a 737-800BBJ with 24 business and 84 economy seats, and not one of those all business planes


User currently offlinestylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 3092 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 9):
As far as I know, LH has no transatlantic BBJ services from MUC operated by PrivatAir

MUC-TAS, recently introtduced, and MUC-CAI


User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1563 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Indeed, Stylo. Just one minor thing: Neither TAS nor CAI are transatlantic flights when coming from MUC ....


From receips and radials over straight pipes to big fans - been there, done that, got the hearing defects to prove
User currently offlinestylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 3092 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 13):
Indeed, Stylo. Just one minor thing: Neither TAS nor CAI are transatlantic flights when coming from MUC ....

correct, I misread that, sorry... those flights are considered as intercontinental flights


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 12):
MUC-TAS, recently introtduced, and MUC-CAI

And MUC-RUH.



Exceptions confirm the rule.
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