I expect Lufthansa to shrink in South America, by eventually closing SCL. Let's just say that Chile is getting a very last chance with this new daily FRA-GRU-SCL routing.
Actually, Chile is giving LH
a last chance if we want to talk of last chances. LH
is a very secondary player in Chile, already too much competition: LA
/AR. Chilean people will always prefer LAN for going to FRA
, so LH
demand will depend mostly of Germans, that we can agree are not enough for filling 346s in their way to Chile.
is also becoming stronger, remember they are resuming the non stop CDG
and that will hurt LH
But regardless what posted, I think LH
is not necessarily thinking of closing Chile after all those years, I think they are just trying to reach the optimal combination for GRU
that maximizes the profits, an exercise very complex and not easy at all; an optimal requires to know all restriction and try to model a profit function to be maximized (a lot of mathematical modeling).
Let's see if we are witnessing LH
's last days in Chile or not. Obviously, I hope not! (and I would love to see them sending a 744 and not the awful 346!)
in order: 721,146,732,763,722,343,733,320,772,319,752,321,88,83,744,332,100,738, 333, 318, 77W, 78, 773, 380, 73G, 788, 789, 346