Lufthansa (Frankfurt) is ending Bombardier CRJ700 regional jet operations at the end of March. Operated from the Munich hub by subsidiary Lufthansa CityLine, the last CRJ700 route and flight from MUC will be to Luxembourg and return on March 29 per Airline Route.
Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Lufthansa CityLine’s Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) D-ACPL (msn 10076) lands in EuroAirport serving Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg.
Lufthansa CityLine (Lufthansa Regional) (Cologne/Bonn) today (August 27) said goodbye after 18 years to its AVRO (British Aerospace) fleet with the last revenue flight arriving at the Munich hub.
After 18 years, the last of 18 British Aerospace AVRO RJ85s left the fleet. Operating under flight number LH 1985, RJ85 D-AVRR (msn E2317) flew its last scheduled revenue flight. The last flight arrived at 11.10 hours local time on a flight from Cologne to Munich. Lufthansa CityLine has replaced the type with newer Embraer ERJ 190s and ERJ 195s.
The company operated the the first “Jumbolino” flight in 1994 with the registration of D-AVRO. The operation of the four-engined jet aircraft set the stage for the development of Lufthansa CityLine as an all-jet operator. In the past 18 years, the AVRO fleet has accumulated more than 575,000 flights and flown more than 30 million passengers safely to their destinations.
Lufthansa CityLine is a 100 percent subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Lufthansa Regional operates around 350 daily flight to 75 destinations in 24 European countries.
Top Copyright Photo: Lufthansa. D-AVRR arrives to the traditional water cannon salute at MUC on its last arrival today.
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Bottom Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. D-AVRR arrives at London (Heathrow) during one of its routine safe journeys.
Lufthansa CityLine (Cologne/Bonn) will operate the last BAe (Avro) RJ85 revenue flight on August 27 per Airline Route. The historic last flight will be a roundtrip from Munich to Cologne and back. CityLine has operated the type since 1994.
Copyright Photo: Felix Gottwald. BAe RJ85 D-AVRJ (msn E2277) arrives at the Munich hub.
Lufthansa (Frankfurt) is set to expand its European network from its Munich hub and has identified Routes’ events as a major factor in it achieving this latest stage of its network growth. The airline will introduce routes from Munich to the Croatian city of Pula and the southern French city of Montpellier during the summer of 2012.
The two routes will be served on a weekly basis with Saturday flights and will mainly target leisure travellers. The flight to Montpellier is due to launch in April 2012, while Pula will be added on May 5, 2012. Additionally Lufthansa will add routes to Jersey, Bastia, Odessa and Valencia in the summer of 2012.
Copyright Photo: Gunter Mayer.
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Lufthansa (Frankfurt) has placed a firm order for eight additional Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets. The transaction involved the exercise of eight previously announced purchase rights.
Altogether, Deutsche Lufthansa and its regional partners have previously ordered a total of 109 Bombardier CRJ Series regional jets, including 62 CRJ100 and CRJ200 aircraft, 20 CRJ700 aircraft and 27 CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.