Leskova
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Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?

Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:47 pm

Hi,

I'm currently watching the A380 presentation on Phoenix (German TV station), and they're broadcasting an interview with Wolfgang Mayrhuber, LH's CEO, right now...

When asked, where the A380 will be flown by LH he said (somewhat free translation) "we'll definitely be using it to fly to all five continents".

A mistake? LH doesn't fly to "all five continents" - there are no LH flights to Australia/New Zealand...

A possible return to OZ? Or did he just want to say that LH would be using the A380 on all parts of it's network?

Any ideas or other rumors flying around?

Regards,
Frank
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Andreas
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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?

Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:52 pm

Heard that one, too. I'm not sure...I guess he's talking about the so-called A380 Alliance flying to Australia, he mentioned that, too.

So, no, I don't think so!
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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?

Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:55 pm

I heard it too, but to another question he responded with saying they have 4 hubs in Europe ; FRA, MUC, VIE and Copenhagen. He must have included SAS and Austrian or he might have been talking about Star Alliance too. Austrian (Lauda) flies to Australia and there is a codeshare for sure.

Sjoerd


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Flanders + Wallonnia + Brussels = the UNITED STATES of BELGIUM
 
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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?

Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:56 pm

Hi Andreas... I guess you're right - and I just thought about it again: with North & South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, you already get 5 continents served by LH anyhow - so, indeed, you're right: no return likely.

Was a nice, though very short lived, rumor...  Big grin

Regards,
Frank
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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?

Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:58 pm

North and South America is one continent.
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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Austral

Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:23 pm

North and South America is most certainly not ONE continent! (And if LH can't make money flying a 767 to Oz, they sure aren't going to attempt it with an A380.)
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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?

Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:08 pm

More interesting seems that fact, that LH also indicated that they might be ordering some more A380.
 
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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?

Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:39 pm

LH codeshare with SQ from SIN to Australia. SQ may use A380's to Australia.
 
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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?

Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:54 pm

SQ may use A380's to Australia

Indeed, it's been said the first commercially flown SQ routes are to LHR and SYD!
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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Austral

Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:55 pm

America is one continent.

Splitting it is as stupid as splitting Asia into East Asia and South Asia.
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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?

Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:02 pm

Politically speaking, North & South America are two continents.

Geographically, they *could* be one, but the Panama Canal technically splits the two.

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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?

Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:20 pm

I don't see them in Australia. In general most European carriers (exept from UK) have had problems to operate succesful to OZ. I can only think of OS from the Continent.
Traffic to OZ is low yield, many tourists and most of them very low yielding back packer.
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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?

Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:40 pm

I read a post regarding the same topic here on A.net three months ago, it is possible that LH returns to Australia with their own metal when they get the A 380's. Here is the post from this thread (reply #7):

according to travelbiz.com.au, the Lufthansa General Manager for Australia stated that LH is examing the feasibility of deploying the A380 on routes to Australia. apparently, the lower seat costs of this huge bird suggest to LH that a return down under could be viable.

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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?

Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:49 pm

If referring to the "five continents" then it includes Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Australia. Best example is the symbol for the Olympics. If you are seeing it geographically than there are seven continents (Asia, Europe, Africa, N-America, S-America, Australia and Antarctica).
 
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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?

Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:47 am

This links should help you find the number of continents on this planet:

http://www.britannica.com/ebc/article?tocId=9361501&query=continents%3F&ct=





 
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RE: Interesting Rem. By W. Mayrhuber/A380: Australia?

Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:51 am

Unless mayrhuber is considering the 5 continets as being Asia, North America, South America, Afric and Europe. As once the aircraft it has to fly to Europe thus flying to the 5th continent.

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