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Old 23rd Oct 2002, 13:36
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Hapag Lloyd Express to launch on 24th October.

TUI Groups new low cost carrier is to launch 0600 24 October 2002, with first flight operations begining 03 December 2002.

Home base will be in Cologne using 4 Germania 737-700's.

Initial European network will include CGN / HAM / BER / MXP / BGY / VCE / NAP / PSA & LTN.

Bookings can be made at: www.hlx.com.

The low cost battle continues...
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Good news for Luton!

Wed 23 Oct 2002

TUI’s Hapag-Lloyd Express opts for Luton

Charles Gurassa, has named Luton as the London stop for Hapag-Lloyd Express, TUI AG’s stand-alone low-cost carrier which takes to the skies on December 3. Gurassa, TUI AG’s executive director for airlines, said that Luton was chosen because ‘it’s got good connections to London and the Midlands, there isn’t another low-cost airline flying to Germany from there and it was not expensive.’ Hapag-Lloyd Express will be based at Koln-Bonn in Germany. The other confirmed international destinations are Milan Bergamo, Venice Marco Polo, Pisa and Naples. Domestically it is serving Berlin and Hamburg. Lead-in prices are €19.99 inclusive At the end of August Gurassa said he was working up an ‘interesting proposition’ for agents. This has been revealed as a €7.50 flat service fee per sector per ticket, irrespective of the ticket price. ‘But we’ve got a call centre and our web site, www.hlx.com, where customers don’t pay the service fee,’ he said. The airline’s chief executive is Wolfgang Kurth, previously TUI AG’s airlines divisional director. Finance director Roland Keppler also moved to HLX from within the group, while a commercial and operations director will be named shortly. The German low-cost sector is tipped for massive growth over the coming years. At the ABTA Convention session dedicated to the low-cost airlines. Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ senior leisure analyst, Malcolm Preston, said that low-cost airlines were now accounting for 18% of the UK market compared with only 2% in Germany. HLX is going in direct airport-to-airport competition with one carrier – German Wings is also flying Koln-Bonn to Berlin. German Wings is a low-cost airline operated by Lufthansa partner Euro Wings. Brussels-based Virgin Express recently abandoned plans to set up a hub at Koln-Bonn over concerns that it other operators would create a hostile trading environment with parent-backed price wars.
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Excellent news for Luton.

Looking at the Hapag Lloyd Express website, I see that there will be 3 CGN-LTN-CGN rotations a day, seven days a week.
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