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Lufthansa Leaving Boston?

Wed Mar 26, 2003 6:53 am

I heard that rumor today....Anybody know??
Thanks
Mark Garfinkel
 
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RE: Lufthansa Leaving Boston?

Wed Mar 26, 2003 6:55 am

They are cancelling quite a few flights during April...one of the FRA-BOS is cancelled 4 times in April, and the MUC-BOS flight is cancelled about half the month. Exact dates/flights are on the Boston club at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bostonloganintlairport

Jeff
 
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RE: Lufthansa Leaving Boston?

Wed Mar 26, 2003 6:55 am

What  Wow! ?

I am 99% sure that this is a rumor!

Patrick
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RE: Lufthansa Leaving Boston?

Wed Mar 26, 2003 6:56 am

Negative..

For the greater part of summer, LH will have 3 daily flights to BOS..

That is one ridiculous rumour..

Mark
 
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RE: Lufthansa Leaving Boston?

Wed Mar 26, 2003 6:57 am

Ok, only a few flights, when I read the post I thought that they will disappear completely.

Patrick
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RE: Lufthansa Leaving Boston?

Wed Mar 26, 2003 7:01 am

Lufthansa is not leaving Boston but they are reducing service. I believe they are cutting BOS-FRA service from two flights per day to one. Here is a link:

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2003/03/24/daily17.html
 
flyyul
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RE: Lufthansa Leaving Boston?

Wed Mar 26, 2003 7:42 am

Lufthansa is cancelling one of the FRA flights until Mid-May, where BOS will be back at 3 flights..

Two flights to FRA: 1 A332, 1 343 .. 6 flights weekly to MUC: 343

Mark
 
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RE: Lufthansa Leaving Boston?

Wed Mar 26, 2003 8:02 am

These are the following service reductions:

A332 LH420 FRA-BOS Cancelled 2/3/4/6/9/11/12/13 Apr.
A343 LH424 MUC-BOS Cancelled 1/2/8/9/14/15/21/23/29 Apr.

I thought LH had been doing much better than this, but clearly the reductions show otherwise.
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RE: Lufthansa Leaving Boston?

Wed Mar 26, 2003 8:05 am

The reductions are normal, and are not indicative of the performance of these flights.

PHX, ORD and other cities have faced the same reductions, it'll last as long as the war lasts..

Mark
 
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RE: Lufthansa Leaving Boston?

Wed Mar 26, 2003 8:17 am

Maybe....but other European rivals have not cancelled as many flights, if any at all. Why cancel flights if the bookings are strong? Clearly the bookings on those dates justified cancellations.

At BOS, there is BA, AZ, FI, VS, AF, LX, EI (NWA, AA also have int'l flights)... although I must admit I do not know if the other carriers have plans to or have already announced temporary service reductions/cancellations.
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RE: Lufthansa Leaving Boston?

Wed Mar 26, 2003 2:38 pm

@ Flpuck6, three points I'd like to make :


First of all the bookings to North America are everything but strong at this time. (Press statement by LH)

Second, Lufthansa is well known to be acting before it's too late ! Which by the way is a very good thing.

Third, just yesterday there was a post around here that DL is cutting about 12 %. So it's actually apparently not only LH cutting back.
 
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RE: Lufthansa Leaving Boston?

Wed Mar 26, 2003 2:59 pm

Some summer bookings show very strong advance bookings, you see a lot of those fare classes show "0"'s..

These flights will be back shortly.

Mark
 
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RE: Lufthansa Leaving Boston?

Wed Mar 26, 2003 4:26 pm

Here is the press release from LH
source:
http://konzern.lufthansa.com/en/html/presse/pressemeldungen/index.html?c=http://konzern.lufthansa.com/dlh/newstool/nachrichten/app/show/en/2003/03/254/HOM&s=0%0a%0a%20%20%20%20%20%20

Lufthansa adjusts capacities on intercontinental routes
Services to all Lufthansa destinations will be maintained

25.03.03
In response to the sharp fall in passenger bookings, particularly on routes to America and Asia, the Lufthansa Executive Board today announced cuts in the airline's capacity on intercontinental routes. Additional services scheduled for the summer timetable will be postponed from 30 March. As a result, the long-range fleet will be reduced by seven aircraft. Despite these measures, Lufthansa will continue to serve all its destinations as before.

The majority of cuts will affect services to North America, which have been hit particularly badly by the slump in demand following the outbreak of war in Iraq. On routes from Frankfurt to New York, Boston and Los Angeles, for example, one flight per day will be axed. In addition, individual flights from Frankfurt to Phoenix and Dallas will be scrapped, and smaller aircraft will deployed between Frankfurt and Philadelphia. On routes to South America, frequencies to Caracas will be reduced from six to three per week.

In Asia, services to Nagoya will not be boosted from three to five a week as planned, and smaller aircraft will serve Osaka and Seoul. In the Africa traffic region, seasonal services on the Munich-Johannesburg route will be terminated early, from 7 May 2003. All services to the Middle East will operate as normal, except for flights to Dammam and Kuwait, which have been suspended for security reasons. Apart from these two airports, Lufthansa will continue to fly to all its long-haul destinations.

Further capacity reductions may be necessary on short and long-haul routes. Any further decisions will be taken at short notice and based on customer demand. In February the Lufthansa Executive Board announced cuts in capacity on domestic and European routes. Consequently, 31 Lufthansa aircraft and 17 aircraft operated by Lufthansa CityLine and regional partners were taken out of service.

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Corporate Communications


Regards! Robert alias munich
 
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RE: Lufthansa Leaving Boston?

Thu Mar 27, 2003 8:31 am

B737-700,

Believe me, I know, I work for a major European carrier. Ours is the same way, reacting before many others and being very prudent so as not to pay the price later. I know that these service reductions will pay off. I am merely saying that the airline chose to cancel those dates because it believes those dates were worth cancelling. It is not worth cancelling when flights are overbooked or booked at capacity.
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