PIT_flyer007 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1379 times:
Why? Is Lufthansa in a decline? It seems surprising since there is a large German-community there, as in Argentina? (after WW2) Do any Brazilian carriers service Germany? And I have heard that in recent years tourism in Rio is falling for reasons i'm unaware of . . .
DLL10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1366 times:
Well, Lufthansa is not in an actual decline, but thanks to the codeshare agreements with other airlines (particularly Star Alliance members), LH will serve less and less destinations themselves and let their partners do it.
Aio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 929 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1357 times:
TAM brazilian airline and Varig both serve the Sao Paulo-Frankfurt flight. TAM with an A330, Varig with a 767/MD-11 (depending on the season). Up until a couple months ago Varig also flew GRU-MUC on an MD-11. Varig is part of Star-Alliance with Lufthansa.
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1216 times:
about the BOG thing:
planeguy, i do notice that very well and i personally think it´s a sad decision. we´ve got friends living in colombia and the last time we visited them i flew both, Lufthansa and Avianca, and now that there´s no service between the two countries...
well, although LH will start receiving the a340-600s in two years some voices suggest that LH will keep the 742s for a little while longer (>2005/06) because LH is still hiring and training flight engineers (the 742 is the only remaining three man cockpit with LH).
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.