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LH Mothballing 43 Planes, Axes More Longhauls  
User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1543 times:

Lufthansa annouced today, that another major part of their longhaul fleet will be grounded in the winter, many routes will be suspended (read: axed). These include:

DUS-EWR
MUC-EWR
MUC-LAX
MUC-SFO
MUC-GRU
FRA-SAH (Sana)
CGN-BHX
TXL-LCY

other routes out of FRA & MUC will be reduced.

possibly: MUC-SIN will be suspended
however, they still plan to start MUC-JNB and MUC-PVG services.

this goes along with the following route suspensions / cuts already annouced:

TXL-IAD

service on those routes will be reduced:
FRA-NYC (one daily axed)
FRA-IAD (one daily axed)
FRA-ATL (daily > 6 weekly)
FRA-DFW (daily > 5 weekly)
FRA-IAH (daily > 5 weekly)
FRA-PHL (daily > 5 weekly)
FRA-PHX (daily > 4 weekly)

all in all, very bad news  Sad

SailorOrion

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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 1389 times:

Im just glad DUS-NCL isnt axed  Smile
But Im sad for the routes axed or reduced  Sad



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User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 1385 times:

Any sources for that? "Rheinische Post" (newspaper) wrote, that LH wants to mothballing 43 planes. But they said nothing special about the route cancellations.
Moreover, I thought LH want to axe only one flight to Newark (i think DUS-EWR)?



User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

regarding the additional cuts, i would strongly assume most of them will return next summer.
and taking a look especially at MUC, i don´t believe these cuts will remain in place for much longer than this winter period.
they might be operated less frequently than this year, but demand will eventually pick up again.
let´s just hope that´ll be rather early...

better reducing or axing services than risking heavy losses on these routes...

rgds
daniel



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User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3806 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

Any word on which aircraft types will be in included in the 43 to be mothballed?

User currently offline777-500ER From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 480 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1274 times:

MUC bye bye!  Sad


Michael SFO
 Sad


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33289 posts, RR: 71
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

Wow, so Munich has lost all service to New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco? Plus, Austrian has suspended Miami-Munich for the winter schedule (returns 8 April). Not good for Munich. I think this leaves just daily Chicago, Dulles, and Atlanta flights. Hope all these flights return soon! And now Dusseldorf's only daily trans-Atlantic flight is to O'Hare, with five other frequencies spread over Miami, Los Angeles, Ft. Meyers, and Orlando.


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User currently offlineRizzibird From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 232 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

MAH4546,

IIRC, MUC still has daily US B762 flights to PHL as well. MUC has really been hit hard, loosing about half of its flights to the US, hope those flights will be resumed next spring.
I'm really surprised LH is thinking about axeing SIN, whereas offering new flights to JNB. Can't believe there is more demand to JNB than to SIN, especially with the SQ codeshare.

Rizzibird


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

But Hong Kong will now get a daily 744 from Frankfurt and a daily A340-300 from Munich !!

User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

IAH, dang!


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