Lauda to commence Banja Luka, Dubrovnik flights

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Ryanair subsidiary Lauda will commence two weekly flights from Vienna to both Banja Luka and Dubrovnik next summer season.

The carrier will link Bosnia and Herzegovina's second largest city with the Austrian capital through a nonstop air service for the first time in over a decade. Flights will commence on April 3, 2020 and run each Monday and Friday. Further flight details can be found here.

Seasonal flights from Vienna to Dubrovnik will launch on March 29 and operate twice per week, each Thursday and Sunday. It will compete directly against Austrian Airlines and Level on the route. Further details can be found here.

Despite the flights being marketed by Lauda, they will be operated by Ryanair's B737-800 equipment.

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  1. BNX schedule is really good. Congrats.

    I guess this will put an end to VIE-TZL.

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    1. It would be surprising if Wizz just gave up so easily.

      Now that there will be indirect competition, I think it is rather likely that W6 will increase VIE TZL or offer it even cheaper in order to chase out Lauda.

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    2. Well they have already downgraded Vienna-Tuzla to summer seasonal only.

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    3. But it seems Lauda will also only fly seasonally

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  2. That is a really short hop for the 320.

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    1. It's not an A320

      "Despite the flights being marketed by Lauda, they will be operated by Ryanair's B737-800 equipment."

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    2. Oh my gosh, the fourth airline to fly to DBV from VIE in summer. ZERO in winter.

      And still only OS/OU monopoly with same sky high prices on VIE-SPU. Why on earth does no low coster start VIE-SPU??? They would earn a fortune in summer with Star Alliance crooks charging mostly close to or above 400 EUR for a round trip.

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    3. Third not fourth :)

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    4. VIE-SPU? What about VIE-ZAG!! Have you seen the prices?! It's crazy for a flight that's barely 45 minutes with all the traffic in Vienna.

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    5. Yes, VIE-ZAG is almost as crazy expensive as VIE-SPU (which is just 10 minutes more of flying time on much larger aircraft and therefore significantly smaller costs per seat, don't forget that).

      And on VIE-DBV it'll be really 4 airlines, if we count OU and OS as seperate ones: Lauda, Level, Croatia, Austrian.

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    6. But Level didn’t put on sale yet

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    7. Level (Vienna/Anisec) has not yet launched their summer time table at all

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    8. VIE-ZAG is a route that is dominated by OU-OS. They have a lot of flights so it's not easy to break their duopoly. This winter OU will have 13 weekly flights while OS will have 18.

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  3. OS will introduce daily flights to Zadar, instead of twice weekly flights by E2

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    1. Oh no, if that's true, even worse news for customers from/to Vienna. Now that OS will be serving ZAD, SPU, DBV altogether fare for ZAD will also rise a lot to normal OS levels, probably almost to same levels as SPU/DBV.
      EW/E2 was only bit more affordable option, although they mostly just flew 2-3 times per week.

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  4. Lauda/Ryanair expansion to BNX are bad news for JU and OS.
    Finally we get some LCC level of prices!

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    1. Every time I come to this site you are here to tell us how something is bad for JU. yet JU is expanding, adding aircraft, frequencies and routes. As for your slogan, OS doesn't even fly to Banja Luka.

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    2. BNX pax were served through BEG. Now they have cheap direct options.
      I agree, it is bad news for JU and OS.

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    3. VIE isn't one of the destinations that's popular from BNX for JU. The other JU had 30 passengers from BNX that connected onto QR in BEG.

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    4. Nemjee that is called a group.
      Austria after Germany is the second biggest destination for local gastarbeiters. This flight was very much needed. It costs well over 200 Euro to fly there through BEG with the OS/JU monopoly.

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    5. Anon @ 10:53

      As we can see from the annual financial statements, JU is loss-making airline, meaning that their expansion is not related to the profitability (yet).
      It might become, but it's not at the moment.

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    6. Anon 11.19

      Vienna is not far from Banja Luka so for many travelling by road made more sense than flying via Belgrade on Air Serbia. This new route will mostly affect bus companies as JU is after a different market, mostly Australia, France and Germany. Vienna was never a popular destination for connecting traffic from Banja Luka.

      So in conclusion, no, this will not affect JU. When someone launches ZRH flights then we might engage in speculation.

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    7. At prices-so far offered between BNX and VIE-of course everyone went by car or some even by bus.

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    8. Flying on that short hop will not make much sense. Finding 180 passengers will be pretty hard without offering any connections onwards. I personally would drive and have the car with me than flying 35 Minutes on a 737.

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    9. Не знам што.си на овом форуму ако радије путујеш колима. Друго, авиони и Рајанера и Ер Србије се пуни. Ваљда се зна колико мјеста има у Б737-800

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  5. ZAG will feel it

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    1. Doubt it very highly, people flying between Zag and Vienna are mostly transfers anyway and those who went P2P are almost all business travellers who surely won't first travel to BNX to catch a twice weekly flight from there when they need double daily at least.

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    2. Probably some from northern Bosnia and eastern Croatia might switch to BNX in stead of ZAG.

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    3. Highly likely European commission to announce Croatia joining Schengen starting next year. Unless our northern neighbour's good politicians prove once again how big as.. oles they are. So, it will be 4 hours with no border ZAG to VIE and 3 hours with border ZAG to BNX. Therefore, in this particular case ZAG will not feel it. Generally, I agree ZAG is starting feeling FR presence in BNX

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    4. Slovenian newspapers were reporting that Slovenia will block it once again so we will have to wait and see what happens.

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  6. Great news for Banja Luka !!!
    We were expecting this destination because a huge number of people from this area are in Vienna and Austria.

    What irritates me is that every time Banja Luka is mentioned, all the comments revolve around whether it would harm Zagreb, Air Serbia or something like that ...
    Can you just congratulate on the success or announcement and let's enjoy it!

    It is to us from Banja Luka that we hope to soon announce flights to Zurich, Malmo, Gothenburg, Istanbul, perhaps in summer London ...
    and to bring in carriers such as Wizz, Easy Jet, Edelweiss, Pegasus...

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      As far as I can see this is a year-round line, not a seasonal one as mentioned above.
      Also, the good news is that Air Serbia will be adding another flight to Belgrade in the winter

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    2. I ovaj dize Banjaluku u nebesa, pa ni Sarajevo nema kapacitet za te aviokompanije, kakva BL, budi ozbiljan

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    3. Сарајево нема јер деру авио-компаније, да су разумнији што се такси тиче имали би више саобраћаја.

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    4. Veoma sam ozbiljan i upravo zato.sam naveo samo low cost kompanije. Jer realno za legacy prevoznike BL nema kapaciteta.
      Neces mi valjda reci da jedna Tuzla ima veci kapacitet nego Banjaluka i njena okolina kojoj gravitira 1mil ljudi koji su sada solidno povezani brzim auto putem?

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  7. I guess Easyjet from Basel or Swiss from Zurich would be a good fit for Banja Luka.

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    1. Заиста би био погодак поготово Базел.

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  8. Супер вијест. Много је људи из Српске и околине у Бечу и около. Прави потез Рајанера. Многи који овде коментаришу појма немају колико је ова линија потребна. Прије око 20 година је Аустриан летио 5 дана седмично из бл са пуним авионима али је укинута линија из политичких разлога. Ови који воле аутом и бусом, само нека се возе и проводе по границама 5 сати

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  9. Dubrovnik another great expansion, best managed airport in ex YU

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  10. Wizz air would be perfect for BSL, GOT, DTM, CGN

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  11. Norwegian has just cut MAD-DBV for next summer.

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    1. Norwegian is closing their MAD base. They are in deep, deep trouble.
      At this point booking a ticket with them for next summer for any destination is veeeeery risky.

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