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The Future Of OS Long Haul Fleet  
User currently offlinemiaintl From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6431 times:

Does anyone know what the future plans for OS long haul fleet are? Are they going to renew their 767s and 777s with any airbuses or 787's? I heard some people suggest that OS might cease flying long haul all together and be relegated to a reginal feeder airline.

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User currently offlineSR4ever From Luxembourg, joined Mar 2010, 800 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6387 times:

As LH and LX, OS must be waiting to make up its mind about 787 and 350.

I don't see them scrapping their Longhaul network, even though there have been some cuts lately (Eg: Saudi Arabia).

Their Premium service to selected Middle East destinations looks nice, yet somehow substandard considering what LH, LX and SK offer there.


User currently offlinemiaintl From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6308 times:

Does anyone see them expanding in the United States? They have mentioned Chicago and Miami as palces of interest for them.

User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1332 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6182 times:

It stands to reason that, whatever the fleetplans of OS might entail they'll be closely linked to mother Lufty.

As such, any future order will be a mega one, combining the needs of LH, LX, SN and OS. Buying in bulk, maintaining in bulk all makes financial sense. Of course, the LH Group also need to take into consideration Lufthansa Technik, who likes very much to have their fingers in all the pies. It's therefore not outside the realms of possibility to see LH going with A, while LX and OS are told to go with B. Or vice versa. The combined fleets will be large enough not having to worry about single source; in fact that might very well prove counter-productive.

There's still a market for long-haul flights out of VIE, but there's also good reasons to consolidate the less-viable routes in either MUC, ZRH or FRA. From that point of view, what metal the routes will be flown with is not really that important.



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User currently offlinemiaintl From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6149 times:

Keep in mind that VIE is a very important hub to eastern europe and offers service to dozens of secondary markets there, someting FRA, MUC, and ZRH dont!

User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15735 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6001 times:

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 3):
It stands to reason that, whatever the fleetplans of OS might entail they'll be closely linked to mother Lufty.

That might be the best case in favor of the A350. Other than that, I would consider them to be an airline where a combination of 787-8s and 787-9s to replace 767s and 777s would work quite well.



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User currently offlineORDFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4073 times:

Much of this was discussed in your old thread from a few weeks ago...

http://qa.airliners.net/aviation-for...eral_aviation/read.main/4851243/1/

Quoting miaintl (Reply 4):
Keep in mind that VIE is a very important hub to eastern europe and offers service to dozens of secondary markets there, someting FRA, MUC, and ZRH dont!

I definitely enjoy connecting through VIE and have flown OS a few times, but LH has excellent connections (destinations and frequency) to Southern and Eastern Europe from those airports you mentioned. What secondary markets are served via VIE that MUC and FRA don't serve? Realizing that LX is not as strong, but through Star is more than adequate.


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