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Why Does LH Serve NCL From DUS And Not FRA?

Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:55 am

I was wondering why does Lufthansa serve Newcastle from Dusseldorf and not Frankfurt? Do the two cities have some sort of relationship which enables it to have a 1 x daily flight?

I would have though Frankfurt, or even Munich, would have been better as it offers better worldwide connections, whereas Lufthansa's network from Dusseldorf is only European, with a lot of the destinations already being served non-stop from Newcastle.

How long has this flight been operating and what are the loads like?
 
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RE: Why Does LH Serve NCL From DUS And Not FRA?

Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:12 pm

Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
How long has this flight been operating and what are the loads like?

Quite a few years now, loads seem to be o. The flight has recently seen CRJ-700s/RJ85s and even a 737-500 operating it recently.
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RE: Why Does LH Serve NCL From DUS And Not FRA?

Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:59 pm

The flight has been around since the early 1990's if I recall correctly.
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RE: Why Does LH Serve NCL From DUS And Not FRA?

Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:05 pm

I remember Eurowings being the original starter of this route but I think that there´s been a pause in between.
 
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RE: Why Does LH Serve NCL From DUS And Not FRA?

Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:21 pm

HAM was served for a while then the flight moved to DUS

Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
I was wondering why does Lufthansa serve Newcastle from Dusseldorf and not Frankfurt?

I guess slots at FRA might be an issue, especially if LH wanted to have double/triple daily flights. However I'm sure they could do once daily if they wanted

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 1):
The flight has recently seen CRJ-700s/RJ85s and even a 737-500 operating it recently.

Maybe LH would consider 2xDaily CRJ-100 flights in the future or the re-introduction of HAM?
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RE: Why Does LH Serve NCL From DUS And Not FRA?

Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:43 pm

I guess there is one or several big companies here that create a constant stream of passengers between the two cities. Other than that, there would be no sense for LH in not linking the city to one of their two German hubs.
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RE: Why Does LH Serve NCL From DUS And Not FRA?

Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:24 pm

Quoting LH744 (Reply 3):
I remember Eurowings being the original starter of this route but I think that there´s been a pause in between.

Gill Airways used to serve NCL-DUS using ATRs, at one stage it was up to 2 x Daily before 9C went bust.
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