2travel2know2 From Panama, joined Apr 2010, 2329 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9922 times:
Is DE flying to HAV? If it's, not sure if HAV currently could support 2 German scheduled airlines.
LH FRA/MUC-PUJ may be a possibility.
I can't see LH on Jamaica or Trinidad, unless something extraordinary draws it there.
Now that CM is in Star Alliance, LH is expected to fly to PTY sometime soon. Many (western) Caribbean and Centralamerican destinations will be available via PTY hub.
airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7471 posts, RR: 11 Reply 10, posted (11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9502 times:
I don't see LH ever going back to the Caribbean with the possible exception of HAV at some point in the distant future. LH has long pulled out of the leisure markets. There are way too many leisure/charter operators flying from various cities in Germany to the Caribbean. Even at MCO, they don't chase the leisure traveler, which is why they fly the A346 instead of a 744 with more Y seats.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23184 posts, RR: 23 Reply 11, posted (11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9467 times:
Makes no sense for a high-cost premium-heavy carrier like LH to serve longhaul markets that are almost exclusively leisure destinations.
As already mentioned, they've served the Caribbean in the past and dropped the routes. Going back further, in the mid-1960s LH also served KIN and MBJ (once a week each) from JFK as intermediate stops on 707 flights to South America. Flight routings in the July 1966 timetable:
turk223 From Barbados, joined Aug 2003, 380 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8375 times:
DE has a few Caribbean destinations and I believe a lot of them are year-round... I remember DE DC-10s coming into BGI back in the 70s and 80s.
BW was busy in Germany in the early 90s when I worked with them; we served FRA, MUC, and CGN from POS, BGI, and UVF. However, I recall most of the fares sold were package deals - a niche DE fills rather well.
Doubt LH sees any real "high fare" opportunities...
2008matt From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 98 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4205 times:
I would like to see a 747-8 over at Princess Juliana, that would be a sight. Would the runway be long enough to support it? And yes I know that there isn't the market for a plane that size but we can always dream.
Keep calm and up your game!
25 dairy: at a time (1992-1994, I dont know exactly) the service to SJU or/and ANU passed by in SXM with Airbus A340-200, direct service from FRA. Before the 34
26 LH506: Except for PTY, HAV, CUN, and SJO and in that order I do not see LH anywhere landing in the Carribean, CA region. PTY maybe in two to three years, HAV
27 airbazar: Indeed and by the same token, they also fly to MEX and Mexico has a Caribbean coast But I understand that Isla Maragarita in Venezuela is a lovely pl
28 airjamaica: I have seen past photos of a LH DC10 in MBJ as well. Wasn't aware that they served KIN in the past as well. Interesting.
29 2008matt: Is there a real market for any of these flights to actually happen?
30 PanHAM: The market is well taken care off by Condor and Air Berlin
31 UALWN: Yes. That's what I said in reply #8. However, it's a little bit more complicated, because LH used to own part of Thomas Cook. However, that also ende