LH to PNQ [Pune, India] [merged]

Old Mar 25, 08, 2:55 am
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LH to PNQ [Pune, India] [merged]

In this months Lufthansa Mag the letter from CEO talks about new service to PNQ (pune india). I was wondering if anyone has seen a schedule posted.

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Old Mar 25, 08, 2:13 pm
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Saw that too... I suppose they mixed up the new MUC-BOM flight with the future FRA-PNQ they proposed at the negotiations to get the additional BOM flight.
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Old Apr 19, 08, 6:33 am
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LH starting all C flight to PNQ (Pune, India)

I guess this is going to be one of those privatair 737 birds they use on DUS-EWR for example?

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...1750200700.htm

Lufthansa to start ‘all business class’ flight to Pune

Ashwini Phadnis

New Delhi, April 16

German airline Lufthansa could soon be operating an all-business class flight directly to Pune from Germany.

The Indian Government has allowed Lufthansa to fly six-times-a-week to Pune using an aircraft that can seat a maximum of 60 passengers on every flight.

[...]

The start of the Pune service is likely to prove a boon to several Germany companies such as Daimler Chrysler that have their facilities in and around the city.
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Old Apr 19, 08, 7:10 am
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Interesting choice of route. Thanks for the info.
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Old Apr 19, 08, 11:35 am
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It was in the march edition of lufthansa magzin. No schedule was given at that time.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showt...&highlight=pnq
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Old Apr 26, 08, 10:49 am
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long lay over in FRA if flying from north america...
http://www.indiaprwire.com/pressrele...0804218950.htm


Schedule

(all times are local times)

NEW from 1 July 2008 (Inaugural Flight)

LH 769 Pune 09:15 – Frankfurt 14:35

Daily except for Sundays

LH 768 Frankfurt 19:50 – Pune 07:35

Daily except for Saturdays

Flight time
(average)

Pune – Frankfurt: 8 hours 50 minutes

Frankfurt – Pune: 8 hours 15 minutes

Distance

6,673 kilometres / 4,146 miles

Aircraft type

Airbus A319LR (Lufthansa Business Jet, operated by PrivatAir)

Seating capacity
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Old Apr 26, 08, 10:59 am
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I have these times:

LH768 FRA-PNQ 1615-0400 (08:15)
LH769 PNQ-FRA 05:29-10:50 (08:51)
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Old Apr 26, 08, 11:11 am
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Strange that they are not mentioning this in public in a big way...

Lufthansa fliegt vom 1. Juli an von Frankfurt erstmals in die westindische Metropole Pune (PNQ). Mit diesem neuen Ziel baut Lufthansa ihr Angebot zu den wichtigsten Städten in Indien für Geschäfts- und Privatreisende weiter aus. Lufthansa-Passagiere erreichen Pune komfortabel ohne Zwischenstopp in einem als Business Jet ausgestatteten Airbus A319 sechsmal wöchentlich. „Die Lufthansa- Verbindungen wachsen mit der weiterhin sehr dynamischen wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung in Indien“, sagt Dr. Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht, Leiter Hubmanagement Frankfurt. „In Indien bleibt Lufthansa mit sieben Nonstopzielen und wöchentlich 55 Verbindungen die führende europäische Fluggesellschaft.“ Lufthansa bietet diese neue Flugverbindung ausschließlich in Business Class an. Der Airbus A319 wird von PrivatAir betrieben, einem für VIP-Kunden und privatem Geschäftsreiseverkehr spezialisierten Anbieter. An Bord bieten 48 moderne „Lie-Flat-Sitze“ im Schlafmodus eine fast völlig horizontale Liegefläche von zwei Metern Länge. Große Sitzabstände, geräumige Ablageflächen, Stromanschluss für das Notebook und eine im Sitz integrierte Leselampe bieten vor allem Geschäftsreisenden ideale Voraussetzungen, während des Fluges zu arbeiten oder sich auf Geschäftstermine vorzubereiten.
Bedeutender Standort Die Fünf-Millionen-Metropole Pune rund 200 Kilometer südöstlich von Mumbai (Bombay) ist eine aufstrebende Industriestadt und Sitz großer internationaler Firmen aus der IT-Branche, der Biotechnologie und Biochemie. Zudem gilt die Region als das Zentrum der nationalen und internationalen Automobilindustrie. Europäische Hersteller wie Mercedes, Volkswagen, Renault, Fiat, Skoda und Audi aber auch die großen indischen Autohersteller Tata Motors und Bajaj Auto fertigen in ihren Werken in Pune hauptsächlich für den asiatischen Markt. Mit etwa 200 Vertretungen ist Pune auch für deutsche Unternehmen ein bedeutender Standort.
source: lufthanseat.de
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Old Apr 26, 08, 5:53 pm
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http://www.aviationrecord.com/search...&articleId=379

Here's a more detailed article from Aviation Record.

Flights from Pune will depart at 09:15, daily except Sunday, arriving in Frankfurt at 14:35.
Flights to Pune depart Frankfurt at 19.50, arriving 07.35, daily except Saturdays.
The flight time is between eight hours 15 and eight hours 50.
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Old Apr 26, 08, 8:23 pm
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I dont see a connection back to ord if one does pnq-fra. last lh flight is UA941 and that leaves 1245.
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Old Apr 27, 08, 8:08 am
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Originally Posted by rsh913 View Post
I dont see a connection back to ord if one does pnq-fra. last lh flight is UA941 and that leaves 1245.
There is one. Last flight out of FRA to ORD is LH 432 which leaves at 17:15 hrs and arrives into O'Hare at 19:30 hrs. It is operated by a 2-class A-340-600.
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Old Apr 27, 08, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by anewsenator View Post
There is one. Last flight out of FRA to ORD is LH 432 which leaves at 17:15 hrs and arrives into O'Hare at 19:30 hrs. It is operated by a 2-class A-340-600.
Not that they would care. The article cited upthread seems like its targeted at german companies like Diamler etc that are based in PNQ, and so the timings are mostly geared to O&D traffic - saves them the 3 hour drive up to BOM.

For at least some BOM residents, PNQ airport might actually be easier to fly out of than driving to BOM.
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Old May 1, 08, 7:39 am
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Intro fare offer to PNQ:

Code:
Seite 1 –XD 014/08
24.04.2008
Neue Destination in Indien – Pune ab 01. Juli 2008
Ab 01. Juli 6 Flüge pro Woche in einem als Business Jet ausgestatteten Airbus A319
von Frankfurt nach Pune (PNQ):
LH768 Abflug um 16:15Uhr ab Frankfurt - Ankunft in Pune um 04:00Uhr (+1)
LH769 Abflug um 05:29Uhr ab Pune - Ankunft in Frankfurt um 10:50Uhr
Einführungsangebot Frankfurt – Pune
Von Deutschland
Nach PNQ (Pune)
Verkaufszeitraum ab 24. April bis 30. Juni 2008
Reiseantritt ab 01. Juli 2008 bis 30. August 2008
Fare Basis Code 	ZINTRO4 	DINTRO4
Flugpreis 		€ 1983,-* 	€ 2983,-*
Gültigkeit Nur gültig auf dem Direktflug LH 768/ LH 769
* Preise gültig für Hin- und Rückflug zzgl. Flughafensteuern, Passagier- und Sicherheitsgebühren sowie sonstige Gebühren
Öffentliche Werbung gestattet!
source: lufthansa-agent.com
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I will save 3hours in the car from Pune to BOM and the 1 hour buffer time for traffic jams, where i usually sit in the Hyatt.
Also during rainy season the ride to Mumbai is not tooooooooo safe.

It might releave also the businesclass availabilty for the FRA-BOM flight which is pretty often sold out.

Arriving at 10.50 in FRA i perceive as late. With the BOM-FRA i arrive at 7.50 and can be in the first meeting at 10 if needed.

Regards from pune

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Old May 5, 08, 5:19 am
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Originally Posted by db8us View Post
I will save 3hours in the car from Pune to BOM and the 1 hour buffer time for traffic jams, where i usually sit in the Hyatt.
Also during rainy season the ride to Mumbai is not tooooooooo safe.

It might releave also the businesclass availabilty for the FRA-BOM flight which is pretty often sold out.

Arriving at 10.50 in FRA i perceive as late. With the BOM-FRA i arrive at 7.50 and can be in the first meeting at 10 if needed.

Regards from pune

Michael
The new flight ex MUC will help as well on that!
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