Lufthansa resuming more EX-YU flights


Germany’s Lufthansa will be resuming additional routes in the former Yugoslavia in July and adding frequencies on services which have already been reinstated. Since June 20, the carrier restarted flights from Frankfurt to Ljubljana, Dubrovnik and Pula and from Munich to Belgrade, Split and Dubrovnik. Starting July 1, Lufthansa will double its frequencies from Frankfurt to Ljubljana, from the existing six weekly operations to twelve weekly. This will be followed by the reintroduction of three weekly flights from Frankfurt to Zadar on July 4. From July 6, Lufthansa will bring back its Frankfurt - Belgrade service with an initial three weekly rotation. During the first week of July, frequencies will be increased from Frankfurt to Split, from one to three weekly flights, and to Dubrovnik and Pula, from one to two weekly services.

Lufthansa will also grow its operations out of Munich. The airline will resume operations from its Bavarian hub to Zagreb from July 1 with three weekly services, as well as to Zadar from July 4 and Pula from July 5 with one weekly rotation each. Operations to Zadar will grow to two weekly during the month. Furthermore, it will increase frequencies to Belgrade from three to five weekly, as well as to Dubrovnik and Split from one to four weekly. Despite the restoration of the majority of its network in the former Yugoslavia, Lufthansa is yet to schedule flights from Munich to Ljubljana, Sarajevo, Rijeka and Tivat, as well as from Frankfurt to Zagreb and Tivat. Changes remain possible as the carrier continues to rebuild its network.


Lufthansa’s shareholders voted to accept the conditions of a nine billion euro rescue deal this week arranged by the German government, shoring up the company's liquidity enough to ride out the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The cash injection will allow Lufthansa to continue ramping up flight operations. The group plans to restore 90% of its originally planned short haul destinations and 70% of long haul destinations by September. The stabilisation package comes with a set of conditions, including a temporary 20% stake in the company and two seats on its supervisory board for the German government, as well as the need for Lufthansa to transfer up to 24 take-off and landing slots at Frankfurt and Munich airports to a new competitor.

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  1. Anonymous09:02

    Lufthansa has it really easy in ex-YU. Am I wrong or is FRA-BEG the only route where they face actual, real competition?

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    1. Anonymous09:12

      W6 is bad news because of HHN.

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    2. Anonymous09:24

      Yes but where do they compete with LH? They fly to HHN from SKP but LH doesn't fly to SKP and so on. Only BEG has direct competition which is extremely crazy! Just goes to show that it's the customer who loses in the process of aviation consolidation. Imagine how cool it would be in Wizz launched HHN-ZAG or HHN-BEG or why not even HHN-SJJ?

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    3. Anonymous09:42

      The Hahn passengers have not seen an aircraft from inside which isnt Wizz or Ryanair. You are mixing here two completely different markets

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    4. Anonymous09:56

      I am talking a catchment area. People from ex-YU from that area are forced to pay much more to fly out of FRA simply because there is no alternative.

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    5. Anonymous10:12

      If they want to make profit in EX-YU then they NEED to fly to SJJ. SJJ and BEG make the most profit in EX-YU.

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    6. Anonymous10:15

      BEG makes sense since it is the single biggest market in ex-YU. Good thing is that JU is not ready or willing to hand over this market to LH. August should be fun to watch as we will have the most flights to FRA ever. More than three daily if LH goes back to double daily flights.

      *grabs popcorn*

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    7. Anonymous18:42

      Does Lufthansa carry mostly transfers to Belgrade?

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    8. Anonymous18:48

      I suppose since they are extremely expensive for locals, at least €250

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    9. Anonymous19:21

      Flew with them last summer. When we landed in Munich the crew read out the gates for people who had connecting flights over the loudspeaker. They read out 10 different cities. I was surprised how many European destinations were read out like Helsinki, Naples, Madrid, Barcelona, Birmingham...

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    10. Anonymous19:25

      * flew with them from BEG, just to clarify.

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    11. Anonymous22:28

      250 EUR is way too much. You can find FRA-BEG-FRA for 140 EUR with LH

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    12. Anonymous23:45

      I'm talking average price. You can also find €100 on JU but average ticket is much morr

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  2. Anonymous09:02

    Good to see

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  3. Anonymous09:04

    It seems that LJU is the top priority ex-Yu airport for them to bravely launch 2 daily FRA flights.

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    1. Anonymous09:06

      Well in ZAG they have OU and in BEG they have to compete with JU. in LJU they have nothing and they operate flights with a small regional jet.

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    2. What about the A380 guys that plane is parked middle of no where and also the boeing 747-400 as well what is Lufthansa is doing guys those big massive plane are the jambo jets they feature more legroom always most of the time I flew on LH A380 from New Delhi To Frankfurt last year it was a great flight it sad to see jambo jets grounded and gone from service will miss long live the Jambo jets A380 and 744.

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  4. Anonymous09:05

    Funny (or not) how they are the only major European airline to get state aid without any real strings attached. All they had to do is give up 24 slots at their hubs for their competition to move in. And only competitors from the EU who have not operated from those airports before. What a joke. Hope AF attacks them even more in ex-YU now.

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    1. Anonymous09:14

      Eastern Europe belongs to mama Lufti for decades. No way for the Frenchies.

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    2. Anonymous09:24

      AF did expand in the east in recent times.

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    3. Anonymous09:47

      @9.45 funny is only your comment. How much did AF receive? KLM just got 3.xx bilion € state aid with no strings at all

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    4. Anonymous09:52

      I believe the German state got more shares and now has enough to block any take over of the airline.

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    5. Anonymous09:57

      You might want to check the strings that came with the AF-KL aid. ;)

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    6. Anonymous10:25

      @9.52 Lufthansa is now not allowed to take over any other airlines til they pay back the aid

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    7. Anonymous13:10

      as if that's a problem for them especially since they were trying to get rid of SN Brussels.

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    8. Anonymous13:11

      They also shut Sun Express Germany the other day.

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    9. Anonymous14:08

      Exactly which shows what a joke it is.

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    10. Anonymous15:41

      @Anon 09h05: Fake News!! AF+KL together got more than 10, almost 11 Billion EUR of state aid (clearly more than LH) without conditions to surrender slots at their main airports! AF just need to give up some of their anyway loss making domestic routes.

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    11. Anonymous18:49

      Last Anon, you are a joke, look at the requirements for AF and you will see what I'm talking about

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    12. Anonymous08:10

      Ohhhh I did look at them! All AF is doing is to give up their most loss making routes within France - such a punishment, they will save a billion per year, I can hear them crying till here how much it hurts to save all that money and get slots for free at their major airports. Such a punishment! Of course they dont have to give up on those longer domestic routes which are not or much less loss making. All coincidences of course! And of course it was all explained with ecological reasons, that's very modern to do atm., such a bs, if they can fake you with this explanation- fine! But everyone else in Europe is just very much laughing about it!

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  5. Anonymous09:48

    It's impressive that they plan to have 90% of their short haul network back in 2 months.

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    1. Anonymous15:42

      Think it's just network wise but not frequency/capacity wise.

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  6. Anonymous09:48

    We really need them back at SJJ.

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    1. Anonymous09:53

      +1

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    2. Anonymous12:54

      They had flights in July and then they cancelled :(

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    3. Anonymous12:55

      And why have they never launched FRA-SJJ. Seems odd

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    4. Anonymous15:49

      SJJ is so mega stupid. They are perfect for LH Group Airlines' late evening waves mainly going eastbound out of FRA, MUC, VIE and often to secondary destinations. Perfect for midnight arrivals at SJJ and departure at 5-5:30 am. But no - exactly at that time they close the airport. SJJ could have much more traffic. Politics need to change.

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  7. Anonymous12:56

    I really wonder if they will being FRA-ZAG back. They seem to be quite happy with Croatia Airlines flying the route.

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    1. Anonymous15:37

      ZAG lost prestige airline. Not good for connectivity even with OU code share

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    2. Anonymous15:52

      If I was LH I'd rather give OU a little more of codeshare and interline income percentage and press for OU to introduce one or two more FRA rotations. OU can perfectly operate that within SA at a lower cost. Actually same for VIE, MUC, BRU, ZRH.

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    3. Anonymous16:49

      @15.37

      How did it loose LH?

      "The airline will resume operations from its Bavarian hub to Zagreb from July 1 with three weekly services"

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    4. Anonymous22:29

      From FRA as biggest LH hub

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  8. Anonymous12:57

    Happy to have them back and I'm glad they haven't cut any inflight service.

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  9. Anonymous13:08

    Munich- Ljubljana should resume in August hopefully.

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    1. Anonymous16:50

      I think Ljubljana Airport CEO said from August. Hope it happens.

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  10. They have 9 Billion reasons to be more relaxed, and here is some inside information!
    Last week our agency in Canada met with the Lufthansa Group manager, and the
    office logo only had Lufthansa, Swiss, and Austrian..the SN Brussels was GONE !!!

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    1. Anonymous16:50

      Yep they are definitely letting SN go down the drain. Will Belgium try to save it though?

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  11. Will they be refunding tickets now?

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