LH returns to Rio from 30 October 2011 (5x/week)

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  1. alex0683de
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    Lufthansa will be returning to Rio in the next winter schedule, flying FRA-GIG-FRA 5x/week on an A340-300.

    Flight times are already loaded in various GDS and on LH.com.

    LH500 FRA-GIG 10:15-19:45 A343 TuThFrSaSu
    LH501 GIG-FRA 23:15-14:20 A343 TuThFrSaSu

    First flight to GIG will be on Sunday, October 30th 2011 (start of the winter schedule 2011/2012).
     
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  2. great they had the right aircraft for the job too
     
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    Excellent News.
     
  4. GBM
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    Official announcement.
    Great to have a F option to burn some miles.
    Any bets on what's next?
    We just had Bogota, Pointe Noire and now GIG. I think the trend is clear for more Africa and South America.

    GBM
     
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    I could see Lima coming back, especially if TACA does end up joining *A.

    As for Africa, maybe Abidjan?

    Another possibility is more service to secondary markets in China - Chongqing, Chengdu or Wuhan, something like that.
     
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    I am so excited, I wished they started tomorrow!

    Could BSB be next in South America?
     
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    Looks I may have been right:

    http://www.aerolatinnews.com/index.php?sector=noticias&noticia=21764

    For those who do not speak Spanish, the Peruvian minister of transport and communications said in an interview that a deal had been confirmed with Lufthansa that they would return to Lima at the end of this year.

    Nothing yet from LH, but if it's true I expect to see something shortly.
     
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    I like the confidence. "Lima- Frankfurt to begin with..."
     
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    Hope they will also offer some good introductory fares on this route. Has anybody found good fares in biz or first for the Rio flight?
     
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    Probably not next but there have been discussions, I am told. Expect it late next year and you might have your wish.
     
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    So far I am finding R$16,016 as the best F, but GIG origin has just begun to be sold. I am planning a November trip but I am waiting for better fares, I hope not in vain.
     
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    ~6900 EUR if that is all in round trip it is pretty par for the course.
     
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    That is why I am waiting. From what I am hearing they are expecting 80% LF in the first three months. If so, good fares will probably not be easy to find.
     

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