Lufthansa Group resuming more EX-YU routes in late June


The Lufthansa Group has revised its schedule for the month of June by adding more services to cities in the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere due to stronger than expected demand. Under its latest revision, Germany’s Lufthansa will return to Belgrade, Austrian to Zagreb and Swiss to Pristina. In addition to the previously announced flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana, Dubrovnik and Pula, Lufthansa will reinstate operations from Munich to Split and Dubrovnik starting June 20, followed by services to Belgrade from June 23. The German carrier will also add flights from Frankfurt to Split from June 20. Lufthansa plans to have 90% of its short haul network reinstated by September. There will be 102 destinations from Frankfurt and 88 from Munich. Lufthansa expanded its service concept on June 1 with all customers now receiving a disinfecting wipe prior to each flight. Business class passengers on short haul operations will once again be able to choose from a selection of beverages and the meal service has also been reinstated.

Austrian Airlines is adding more flights to its network ahead of its service resumption next week. In addition to the previously announced flights to Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje and Split, Austrian will also reintroduce operations to Zagreb on June 29 and Podgorica on June 30. The carrier has now rescheduled its planned new service between Vienna and Zadar for July 6, however, bookings for the route remain closed at this point. Meanwhile, Swiss will reintroduce flights from Geneva to Pristina on June 24, complementing its flights to Belgrade, which are resuming today. Swiss plans to return to about 85% of the destinations it served before the corona crisis in autumn, with about one-third of its capacity on these routes.

Eurowings is also significantly expanding its flight program for both business and leisure travellers and plans to fly to 80% of its destinations again in the course of the summer. The carrier noted that following the lifting of Germany’s international travel warning, interest in holiday destinations in Croatia “is growing by leaps and bounds”. As a result, Eurowings will be putting 30% to 40% of its flight capacity back into the air in July, with the main focus on flights from Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne/Bonn.

The Lufthansa Group has said it will be reintroducing routes and updating its schedule on an almost daily basis, which is why interested travellers should check the websites of the respective airlines within the group for the latest network modifications.

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  1. Anonymous09:01

    Good news but the frequencies are still very low for all cities.

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    1. Anonymous09:02

      Because that is Lufthansa's strategy. They said their main aim is to reintroduce as many routes as soon as possible and then later add frequnecies.

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    2. Anonymous09:39

      What are the current frequencies for Lufthansa?

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    3. Anonymous09:41

      Croatian coastal routes are all one weekly, Ljubljana 6 weekly, Belgrade 3 weekly.

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    4. Anonymous09:49

      danke schön

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    5. Anonymous10:19

      Better something than nothing.

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  2. Anonymous09:01

    Nice to see LX return to BEG today with A319 while tomorrow A321 is scheduled!

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    1. Anonymous09:04

      A320neo today and A321 tomorrow, both ZRH-BEG are sold out.

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    2. Anonymous09:25

      Where is all this demand coming from since JU has been operating for ten days now

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    3. Anonymous09:27

      Probably many transfers from US. There are also people who just want to fly with Swiss/Star Alliance and they are usually more affordable too. Also who knows how many people have already booked long ago flights with Swiss for these dates (early booking is very common with diaspora passengers). Instead of 4 daily flights there are now 4 weekly so I'm guessing many people were rebooked.

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    4. Anonymous09:38

      Where in the US does LX fly to right now?

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    5. Anonymous09:41

      New York

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    6. Anonymous09:56

      Also to Chicago.

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    7. JATBEGMEL13:39

      @ 9,27

      LX had 3 daily, not 4.

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    8. Anonymous15:38

      JATBEGMEL- swiss planned to fly 4 daily before all this with covid19

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    9. Anonymous15:59

      No, they planned to increase BEG from 17 to 21. You confused them with OS which added more flights, 4th on some days that is.

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  3. Anonymous09:03

    Seems that despite all the doom and gloom and despite constant media bombardment people are still willing to travel.

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  4. Anonymous09:04

    "Business class passengers on short haul operations will once again be able to choose from a selection of beverages and the meal service has also been reinstated."

    Are people in economy being offered drinks again?

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    1. Anonymous09:08

      Probably not. They would have mentioned it if it applied for economy passengers too.

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    2. Anonymous09:15

      Yesterday flight Swiss and Edelweiss we had drinks in economy and a small sandwich (Edelweiss ZRH SPU)

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    3. Anonymous09:16

      So similar to what it was before. What was the flight like? Were there passengers? :)

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    4. Anonymous09:18

      TXL ZRH SPU was sold out. Everybody with mask

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    5. Anonymous13:22

      Good to hear the flights were full.

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  5. Anonymous09:05

    Great news

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  6. Anonymous09:06

    In July LH should resume Munich-Ljubljana and Frankfurt-Belgrade hopefully.

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    1. Anonymous09:09

      I heard FRA BEG is moved to October

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    2. Anonymous09:10

      You heard wrong. If you go to their website it shows that way but that's because they are in the process of adding flights. Same way there were no Ryanair flights to INI and BNX listed until October until they added them last week. Patience.

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    3. Anonymous09:26

      It seems they are in the process of removing flights. Direct flights FRA-BEG were bookable until week ago on their web site, but they aren't there anymore

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    4. Anonymous09:29

      They are removing and adding flights. You will see that they will launch much earlier than October. Like I said, most likely next month. Munich-Belgrade was not bookable until October last week and now they plan to start flights in 2 weeks.

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    5. Anonymous09:32

      Is that insider's information or your hope?

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    6. Anonymous09:43

      I think he meant U2. They are resuming TXL in September.

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    7. Anonymous13:08

      Flights will be resumed in July. LJU has confirmed that Munich will come back in July. Same will happen with BEG from FRA and same for ZAG.

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    8. Anonymous14:40

      And what is the purpose of removing the flights from booking system even temporarily?

      Only by having these flights in the system they can make them work especially in this crisis and I do not see not a single reason flights to be kept in the system until week ago, then removed and hopefully in next few weeks again returned to the system.

      How can it have any kind of benefit to Lufthansa? Just waist of time and possibilities to sell the flights

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    9. Anonymous16:10

      *waste

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    10. Anonymous21:27

      One reason to remove the flight is that they will have to give up on some slots in FRA and MUC to get state help. Don't say this is the case here, but as example.

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    11. Anonymous07:39

      Slot requirement for aid is a joke, they have to remove 12 daily slots. This will not impact LH operations in any way especially since those slots will be exclusively for a new EU airline that hasn't operated flights into MUC/FRA in the past 12 months. What a joke but Germany runs the EU so they can do as they please.

      Hey, at least Lauda is staying so OS will keep on suffering.

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    12. Anonymous09:05

      The LH Group has actually the "hardest" requirements for state aid compared to AF/KLM and IAG.

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  7. Anonymous09:06

    Waiting for Lufthansa to restart Zagreb flights. Any ideas when?

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    1. Anonymous09:08

      I don't think before July. OU is resuming Munich so it covers the route for them for now.

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    2. Croatia as code-share partner has 14 flights weekly to Frankfurt and will start 3 per week to Munich. So there is no need for Lufthansa on Zagreb.

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    3. Anonymous15:36

      You were saying very different story back at the time when AF did not fly to BEG and JU had code share with Air France.

      Despite having code share with AF that was giving the possibilities to JU passengers to connect to AF flights 10 pw from CDG you constanty repeated that BEG needs AF "in order to improve connectivity".

      And look it today...OU had code share with LH and therefore "no need for LH to return to ZAG".

      Double standards as always.

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    4. Anonymous16:00

      +100 last Anon

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    5. Anonymous16:30

      +100 double standards. Same when BEG was called out for lacking so called prestige airlines. Isn't LH a prestige airline?

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    6. The only double standard here is comparing aviation in pre-corona time with aviation now, in corona time. If you are not capable to understand the difference between the two, you should refrain from commenting, unless you are deliberately mean and vicious, which you obviously are.

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    7. Anonymous17:07

      You should be capable to understand that connectivity means connectivity no matter what. If you do not have certain airline on your airport you miss connectivity and opposite.

      Of course code-shares are always good for implementing double standards depending how you want to paint the picture.

      Simple as that.

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    8. Anonymous17:16

      This was probably also due to the crisis

      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/11/swiss-to-end-zagreb-and-sarajevo-flights.html

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  8. Anonymous09:18

    EU will most likely reopen its borders for non-EU citizens in July so this will increase demand.

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    1. Anonymous10:20

      Really hope so

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    2. Anonymous13:09

      Fingers crossed.

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    3. Anonymous13:12

      The EU Commissioner for Home Affairs sayid today states should reopen internal borders by end of June

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    4. Anonymous14:55

      Confirmed. July 1 is the date

      European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson (pictured) said on Friday the European Union will start lifting restrictions on its external borders in July.

      Johansson added that border control would be lifted on most internal borders starting from June 15, but that for some of them the process could take about a month and end by July 1.

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    5. Anonymous15:36

      Does it mean the end of quarantine?

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    6. Anonymous15:47

      Yes. But remember this is just an EU recommendation. Each country decides on its own.

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  9. Anonymous09:21

    Unfortunately Lufthansa will not fly directly to BEG until 01.10.2020 and to ZAG until 25.10.2020

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    1. Anonymous09:23

      This is not true. Munich-Belgrade starts on 23rd of June like it says in the article. You can even book tickets on their website. Operated by Lufthansa CityLine.

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    2. Anonymous09:23

      Sorry I missed to say from Frankfurt

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    3. Anonymous09:39

      Well, JU is flying FRA so they do not have passengers o fill the plane

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    4. Anonymous09:42

      The two airlines carry completely different passenger categories on their flights.

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    5. Anonymous09:44

      LH is used for transfer flights, but there are also many P2P passengers between FRA and BEG on their flights.

      At the same time JU also transfers passengers from FRA via BEG mostly to SKG, SVO, LCA and TIA

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    6. Anonymous13:13

      It matters most who made more money on the route. Not who had more passengers

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    7. Anonymous14:37

      I would not be surprised that LH made less money on FRA-BEG route than JU

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  10. Anonymous09:39

    Long road to recovery ahead.

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    1. Anonymous13:09

      I think it will be much quicker than most expect. At least on short haul routes like these.

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  11. Anonymous09:55

    Good ol' Lufty. Welcome back.

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  12. Anonymous09:57

    I still can't get over at how few routes Swiss has in the former Yugoslavia. I mean this should be their goldmine! What happened?

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    1. Anonymous09:59

      BEG was far the best performer for LX in ex-Yu

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    2. Anonymous10:05

      ^ It's the only route that worked for them. The only other one they have is Geneva-Pristina and Geneva-Pula. Although seems Geneva-Pula won't be coming back.

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    3. Anonymous10:19

      My guess is they were carrying low yielding passengers to the region. Not making enough money.

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    4. Anonymous10:21

      True, they failed in so many cities. Sarajevo, Zagreb, Skopje, Nis...

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    5. Anonymous10:32

      even in SOF, not sure about OTP

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    6. Anonymous13:14

      That's just crazy. How did they fail so badly?

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    7. Anonymous13:14

      Maybe they simply decide they should withdraw so not to take passengers away from Austrian/Lufthansa.

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    8. Anonymous14:03

      Yugo diáspora in Switzerland is immense.
      LX had a lousy schedule in SOF and OTP already has many transfer opinions even though ZRH is an amazing airport.
      BEG-ZRH is 85% O&D and not so much transfer.
      If PRN-ZRH is served by a A340 imagine how large the diaspora is.
      INI was a failure because of W6. They have very cheap flights to MLH and LX was very expensive to ZRH.

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    9. Anonymous16:02

      A340 is not that much larger than A321, they sent it because of fleet shortage, same way OS sends its B777 to various places around Europe in summer.

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    10. Anonymous16:03

      Yep 98% of the fleet is grounded but you conclude they have a fleet shortage. Smart.

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    11. Anonymous16:40

      LX is just another airline on the block. Switzerland similar to Slovakia and Hungary can easily survive with a LCC and end of story on flying because you have to fly theory.
      95% of the destinations in ZRH are covered by MUC or FRA. Not sure why the obsession of creating ZRH as a hub.

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    12. Anonymous07:44

      Anon 16.03 and you think bringing back a plane from storage is easy business? Most of these planes have been parked on the side and covered and protected. You should maybe educate yourself before commenting.

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    13. Anonymous08:06

      And you think they randomly decided which aircraft they were going to ground or bring back to service? Smart again. I will let you know that yesterday's flight from Zurich was FULL. Today's is too. So no, it's not related to "aircraft shortage".

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    14. Anonymous09:24

      ZRH-PRN was served by an A340 but that was before Corona. Now, A320s are used on this route.

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  13. Anonymous10:19

    At least flights are slowly being restored.

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  14. Finally good news !

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  15. Anonymous10:49

    Which city is more important for LH in its network? Munich or Frankfurt?

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    1. Anonymous10:55

      They have more destinations from Frankfurt.

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    2. Anonymous11:11

      Frankfurt is Lufthansa's main hub.

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  16. Anonymous13:22

    It's good that many airlines are reporting that there is more travel interest than they expected.

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  17. Lufthansa rulZZ!

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  18. Anonymous16:07

    I guess JU is opening champagne at their HQ today. LH is not returning from FRA until October and Wizz Air announced the termination of flights fro TSR to HHN.

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    1. Anonymous16:10

      The only issue being that the first one is not correct at all.

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    2. Anonymous16:32

      Nish Memmingen goes to 3 weekly y'all

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    3. Anonymous16:38

      Well LH was never giving priority to its flights from FRA and was more focused on MUC.
      You also have strong German village presence of W6 covered by W6 e.g. FKB or FMM

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  19. Anonymous16:53

    Had a booked flight JFK-MUC-SJJ on July 1st which they just canceled this morning. Calling them now to find out why as it was in the system when I booked last week. Anybody know?

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    1. Anonymous17:01

      They are still in the process of adding and removing flights. It's possible they will put it back in the system in a few days. I will give you an example what happened with MUC-BEG. First there were no flights, then they put them from 1 July, then they moved them to 15 June, then they removed them completely and now they put them for 23 June.

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    2. Anonymous17:11

      Thanks buddy. Will post an update once I get them on the phone. This damn elevator music on the phone haha :) One of my thoughts is to ask them if they can get me on the Austrian flight to SJJ or one of the flights to DBV/SPU instead. My return flight to New York (end of July) was not canceled.

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  20. I need to fly johannesburg,anybody know when is it possible

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  21. Anonymous23:18

    With today's article it just shows us that the LH Group is not giving ex-Yu priority. I am sorry but most of the resumed FRA flights are EU capitals or secondary Western European cities e.g. Bergen.
    MUC is mainly secondary airports for them and will be operated by CR9s.
    Maybe LJU is the real winner because of JP's demise and also the resumption of SN.
    EW is just invisible....for now...

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