How long ago all that seems from today . . . how different the times used to be then . . . the whole world was a different
(off-topic - sorry for that in advance)
But since yesterday there is quite a shock here that Lufthansa is kind of outsourceing ALL of its ultra-short. short- and medium-haul flights as of January 2013 to a RE-formed "Germanwings" - only the already existing name will remain.
If it is consolation to you at PIA / HOP, The three biggest airlines and yet in the process of fast expansion ist not only vacuum cleaning your airspace but here in Europe as well.