Eurowings resuming Bosnia and Croatia operations


The Lufthansa Group’s low cost carrier Eurowings is significantly expanding its flight schedule from June 2020 and will return to Bosnia and Herzegovina, while growing its presence in Croatia, albeit at reduced frequencies. In its schedule up to June 20, the carrier plans to restart flights between Cologne and Sarajevo from June 2 with one weekly service. Although Bosnia and Herzegovina’s airports are still closed for commercial traffic, they are expected to be reopened from June 1. Mostar Airport’s General Manager, Marin Raspudić, said there was little chance the airline would resume its seasonal operations from Dusseldorf and Stuttgart this year.

The budget carrier, which has maintained flights from Cologne to Zagreb throughout most of the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, will add services to the country’s coast by resuming flights from Stuttgart, Hamburg and Dusseldorf to Split. Its Cologne - Zagreb service will be reduced from two to one per week during the month. Operations from Hamburg and Dusseldorf to Rijeka, from Dusseldorf to Pula and from Cologne to Zadar will restart once per week on June 20. Most of Eurowings’ other destinations in the region are scheduled to resume on June 20 and are yet to be confirmed by the airline. This includes its planned new Stuttgart - Belgrade service. Flights to Kosovo, initially scheduled to resume in June, have now been pushed back to July. Eurowings has been operating numerous repatriation flights to Pristina over the past two months.

Eurowings’ CEO, Jens Bischof, said, “We can feel the growing desire of people to travel again and relax and enjoy their holidays after a long period of travel bans. This is exactly what we are now making possible with our extended summer schedule – reliably, safely and with all due caution. Travelling, whether private or professional, will be possible again”. Eurowings’ parent company Lufthansa will not be resuming any of its destinations in the former Yugoslavia before June 15.

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  1. Anonymous09:02

    Finally something to SJJ. I think they will be the first airline to resume flights.

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    1. Anonymous09:03

      Would be happier if it was Lufthansa returning rather than Eurowings to be honest.

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    2. Anonymous09:08

      Maybe flybosnia beats them to the punch with some exotic destination like Gassim.

      On a more serious note, seems like things are looking up for SJJ. Eurowings on June 2 followed by JU on June 4th. At least things are starting to move in the right direction. Any and all connections are needed at this point.

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    3. Anonymous09:10

      Wizz Air will also probably restart BUD-SJJ straight away.

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    4. Anonymous09:23

      ^Yes, it's planned to start on the 3rd of June.

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    5. Anonymous09:27

      It's going to be a busy and exciting three day period at SJJ :) :)

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    6. Anonymous09:34

      Considering there have not been any flights for two months, yes it will be.

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  2. Anonymous09:02

    This will be a loong road to recovery. Look at the frequencies, just one per week.

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    1. Anonymous09:07

      That's what I've been saying here but most commenting think new destinations and flights to places like Buneos Aires will be launched.

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    2. Anonymous09:08

      So true, I remember the guy who claimed DY will launch EZE-ZAG and then a few days later DY sold their business down there. lol

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    3. Anonymous09:12

      ^ You can also look in yesterday's article to see a bunch of dreamers.

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    4. Anonymous09:13

      Those dreamers are present everywhere which is why I reminded you of the EZE-ZAG example from a few weeks ago.Then again, I also remember someone mentioning Singapore Airlines launching SIN-ZAG or Delta launching ATL-ZAG. Like you said, so many dreamers on this blog.

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    5. Anonymous10:00

      Yesterday someone was mentioning flights from HKG to BEG by Cathay Pacific, SIN to BEG by Singapore Airlines, EZE to BEG by Aerolineas Argentinas and so on. Some people obviously do not understand that this market (ex-Yu) is really insignificant for most of the mayor airlines.

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    6. Anonymous10:16

      Exactly which is why I also reminded a certain person on here that we have been reading about these dreams long before someone wrote them about BEG since he seemed to focus on that alone. :)

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  3. Anonymous09:04

    "Flights to Kosovo, initially scheduled to resume in June, have now been pushed back to July. Eurowings has been operating numerous repatriation flights to Pristina over the past two months."

    This is a bad sign. It could mean the airport in PRN will be closed until July :( government hasn't given any indication when it may open.

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  4. Anonymous09:09

    Bravo Hrvatska!

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  5. They're not likely to come back to OMO for the seasonal service?
    That is absurd considering the route is subsidized.

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    1. Anonymous09:12

      The route is subsidized for year round flights but that didn't stop them turning it into seasonal and flying with Q400s instead of Airbuses. Seems like they don't care.

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    2. Anonymous09:24

      I guess for OMO it's still better than nothing as without them they would be in serious trouble. Unfortunately OU is flying more or less empty and they offer limited connections in ZAG. Many destinations don't even connect or they connect one way and then 12 hours on the way back.

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    3. Anonymous09:24

      for once and all: subsidies are only a stimulus to open a route. subsidies are not enough to make a route profitable

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    4. Anonymous09:27

      For once and all: subsidies are provided to cover the expenses of a route, as long as they are there the airline is NOT losing money. Worst case scenario the airline is breaking even, never losing money.

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    5. Anonymous09:29

      lol

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    6. Anonymous11:23

      how can they come back? they have no dashs anymore; how could they fill an airbus from mostar?

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    7. Anonymous12:01

      Good point, maybe they will ask for more money? Or maybe someone like OU could take over?

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    8. Anonymous00:05

      I flew to DUS with them last august on A319, and there wasn't 5 empty seats on the flight.

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  6. Anonymous09:09

    This is very depressing, flights are barely happening with one weekly flights. Reading such news really depresses me especially when I think what a fantastic season we were supposed to have. I will go sleep, wake up when this nightmare passes.

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    1. Anonymous09:13

      +1

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    2. Anonymous09:14

      It's just the beginning unfortunately :(

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    3. Anonymous09:19

      The new normal.

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    4. Anonymous10:07

      In two weeks time we will read another story how all this looks very different. No one travels right now. There s no demand and it will be hard to fill one weekly even.

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    5. Anonymous10:17

      Don't know who will fly on these, German government is still being difficult about outbound tourism.

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  7. Anonymous09:17

    It will be interesting to see if they go ahead and launch Stuttgart-Belgrade.

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    1. Anonymous09:18

      Highly doubt it.

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    2. Anonymous09:53

      I hope so but I don't think it will happen. If it does, probably with reduced frequencies.

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    3. Anonymous10:08

      Doubt also. The thing is that all can change within 2 weeks. They are currently planning "on sight".

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    4. Anonymous10:18

      EW has indeed struggled in these non-tourist markets. Even before corona they suspended ZAG-TXL/DUS even though they had no competition. They are a useless airline.

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    5. Anonymous10:20

      They have struggled on tourist ones too. Even before corona they planned to cut a lot of flights to ex-Yu region.
      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/01/eurowings-to-end-nine-ex-yu-routes.html

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    6. Anonymous10:53

      They should be shut down, I mean where were they ever successful?

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    7. Anonymous10:56

      lol yeah they should be shut down... You know ex-Yu isn't their only market and they have much higher yielding markets elsewhere.

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    8. Anonymous12:02

      Dude EW has been adding and cutting flights all over Europe, it's not just ex-YU.

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  8. Anonymous09:19

    Honestly I don't see who will be taking a holiday in June. But at its nice to see them returning to Split.

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    1. Anonymous09:55

      I feel sorry for the people that booked months ago and don't intend on flying. Now they can't get compensated because their particular flight on that one day in the week will go ahead.

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    2. Anonymous10:03

      You can still move your ticket free of charge. Even if it isn't cancelled.

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  9. Anonymous09:24

    I really don't understand Lufthansa's decision not to start any ex-Yu routes in the first half of June. At least they could have started LJU and ZAG which are in the EU and not bound by the travel restrictions.

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    1. Anonymous09:26

      What would be the logic of flying to ZAG when there is OU?

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    2. Anonymous09:26

      there is no more Adria to do the dirty job

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    3. Anonymous09:29

      Didn't Kucko say that they were not making any money outside the summer? That means LH is probably ripping OU off on flights to Germoney.

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  10. Anonymous09:34

    I am worried about silence at OS. They keep on moving the take off date more and more, I think fifth time now. Lufthansa and the AT government are fighting while the EU is indecisive on how it wants to proceed. I fear the longer they want the worst it will be after. Their eventual demise will affect all ex-YU airports, each and every one of them!

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    1. Anonymous09:36

      True. Them going bankrupt would be a major loss for all ex-Yu airports.

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    2. Anonymous09:39

      Is it June 7 that they are targeting now for relaunch?

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    3. Anonymous09:46

      Yes. But ultimately I think their CEO is doing a very poor job. He worries about demand. Yet demand won't pick up for months. In fact there will probably be more demand now with people wanting to go home than in a month.

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    4. Anonymous09:50

      ^^ He probably knows a thing or two more than us.

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    5. Anonymous10:10

      Why would CEO or airline worry about demand?

      It's not like you need to sell tickets to pay for aircraft, fuel, crew, etc.

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    6. Anonymous10:12

      I'm not saying he should not worry about demand but I think there is more demand now than in 2 weeks because people are still trying to get home in big numbers.

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    7. Anonymous10:19

      Well look at JU, Sunday flight to VIE will be increased to A319 because of extra demand. If OS was around then JU would most likely still operate the ATR. Also Wizz is resuming flights from VIE and they are going to steal and eat their cake. By the time OS comes back the market would have moved on.

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    8. Anonymous18:33

      Austrian will start flying in June
      https://twitter.com/i/status/1263142216169672705

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  11. Anonymous09:50

    Interestingly SJJ will be their only non-EU destination!

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  12. Anonymous10:11

    Eurowings PR team should really be more careful. In their press release they say how they will also resume flights to Tivat even though they suspended Tivat months ago and of course on their site Tivat is not even offered as a destination.
    https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/01/eurowings-to-end-nine-ex-yu-routes.html

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  13. Anonymous10:14

    Don't expect Mostar to resume any time soon. In fact, I will be surprised if they ever resume Mostar.

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    1. Anonymous10:27

      Especially now that LGW which used to operate Mostar on behalf of Eurowings with the Q400 has gone bankrupt.

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  14. Anonymous10:25

    Will the closure of Germanwings effect them in some way? I know these were basically the same company but some routes were marketed as Germanwings which has now been shut down.

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    1. Anonymous11:41

      there was no route merketed as Germanwings for some years; they had their own AOC but no marketing or sales whatsoever

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    2. Anonymous12:14

      Ok, thanks for the clarification. But I remember a lot of flights in ex-Yu were operated as Germanwings.

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  15. Anonymous14:09

    Good news for SJJ. It will provide some connectivity to the rest of the world.

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    1. Anonymous14:18

      Don't expect much connectivity via Cologne.

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    2. Anonymous18:34

      Yes these flights are mostly for the diaspora in around Cologne, not for connecting traffic

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  16. I would like to see LH and OS back with their fleet...

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