johnnybgoode
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Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To India

Thu Jan 30, 2003 5:35 pm

http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=27022

Lufthansa, the German Airline, is bullish on the potential of the Asian market which has recorded a 7 per cent growth in revenues last year.

India, the airline’s third largest market in Asia-Pacific, contributed 13.2 per cent of its total revenues last year in the region.

Deputy chairman of the Lufthansa executive board and CEO, passenger airlines, Wolfgang Mayrhuber said fresh bilateral talks would be held between the governments of India and Germany in the first half of this year, which it hoped would help the airline to increase its frequencies.

(...)

About introducing new flights, Lufthansa general manager (South Asia) Harald Hahn said the airline was interested in increasing its frequencies to Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, besides starting new flights to Hyderabad.

Lufthansa presently offers 20 weekly flights to New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

This would be increased to 23 flights from April 2003 with the introduction of three additional flights to Chennai.

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additional service to Hyderabad, sounds interesting...

LH´s CEO Jürgen Weber once mentioned that if there´s one route in which they´d love to operate the A380 already today, that would be on FRA-DEL.

so what do you think? if talks are succesful, could this possibly include services from MUC considering it´s LH´s ever-expanding 2nd hub?

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Thomas_Jaeger
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RE: Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To India

Thu Jan 30, 2003 9:17 pm

Some months ago, there were rumours that Munich-Bangalore would be one of the routes LH is planning to serve with business jets in the next few years.
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RE: Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To India

Fri Jan 31, 2003 12:31 am

Well, I think the LH flights to BLR are very important for them and the yield has to be pretty good on the flights. If I'm not mistaken LH is the only European carrier flying into BLR, isn't it?
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RE: Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To India

Fri Jan 31, 2003 12:51 am

Yes, it is the only European carrier, at least for now. There are lots of airlines interested in starting flights to Bangalore such as AF, BA, VS ...
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RE: Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To India

Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:46 am

LH will never inaugurate MUC-India flights as long as the current bilateral is in place. There is simply too much connecting traffic that must be routed through FRA for optimal efficiency and insufficient frequencies to deal with the demand.
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United777
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RE: Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To India

Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:39 pm

What aircraft would they fly to HYD with? I don't think HYD could handle there A343's yet.
 
gigneil
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RE: Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To In

Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:47 pm

FRA-DEL really could support an A380 today?

That amazes me.

What does BA fly to DEL, and how often?

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RE: Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To India

Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:54 pm

BA flies to Delhi daily with a B744. I think they are trying to add flights to India too.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To India

Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:56 pm

FRA-DEL really could support an A380 today?

Without a doubt, pretty much any India-Europe route could support a daily A380.

What does BA fly to DEL, and how often?

Daily 744 to DEL.
Plus daily 744 to BOM.
Plus a handful of weekly 744/772 frequencies to MAA and CCU.
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RE: Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To India

Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:59 pm

I don't think HYD could handle there A343's yet.

HYD can handle the A340 easily enough. MH flies A330s in there and AI flies A310s.
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gigneil
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RE: Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To In

Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:59 pm

VS recently figured out a way to increase their Indian frequencies.

I guess I should have believed this right off - England is like a tiny little island India in many ways. I just didn't realize the rest of Europe was as well.

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RE: Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To India

Sat Feb 01, 2003 5:04 pm

VS recently figured out a way to increase their Indian frequencies

Crying and whining and making noise for 3 years earned them the rights to operate an extra flight for 6 weeks!  Smile

Remember, VS has NO rights to India. Their rights are courtesy of Air India loaning them unused frequencies that cannot be utilized by AI because LHR refuses to release slots.
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gigneil
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RE: Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To In

Sat Feb 01, 2003 5:14 pm

Sir Richard makes a good whiner.

At the end of this 6 weeks, is there supposed to be some sort of move towards a new bilateral?

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RE: Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To India

Sat Feb 01, 2003 5:24 pm

At the end of this 6 weeks, is there supposed to be some sort of move towards a new bilateral?

Nope. At the end of the 6 weeks, VS will be told in all probability that they can now take a hike which will spark off another round of whining and threats and generally juvenile behavior on both sides.
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gigneil
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RE: Lufthansa Looking To Increase Operations To In

Sat Feb 01, 2003 5:28 pm

Hardly seems worthwhile at all.

Is the India-Europe market drastically underserved presently? Wouldn't it behoove the Indian government to allow more frequencies?

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