Luxair outlines Montenegro expansion plans


Luxembourg’s national carrier, Luxair, will enter the Montenegrin market this February with flights from its hub to Podgorica but plans to expand operations over the coming year. The airline has upgraded its service to the Montenegrin capital to year-round operations and will introduce seasonal summer flights to Tivat as well. Based on current plans, Luxair will inaugurate services to Podgorica on February 12 with two weekly flights, each Monday and Friday, with the 76-seat Dash 8 turboprop aircraft. As a result, the airline plans to offer a total 1.976 seats on 26 flights between the two cities (both directions included) until the start of the 2021 summer season on March 28. Over the summer, the airline will continue serving Podgorica each Monday and Thursday with 9.424 seats on offer across 124 flights. 

Luxair will also inaugurate seasonal summer flights to Tivat starting May 15. Services will run once per week, each Saturday, with the 141-seat Boeing 737-700 jet. A total of 21 flights will be operated until October 2 with 5.922 seats on offer (both directions included). It marks the first time Luxembourg’s national carrier will serve Montenegro and the first time the two countries have been linked with a scheduled air service. Luxair was to initially start flights to Tivat in the summer of 2020, however, those were cancelled. Services to Podgorica were to commence two weeks ago but the airline delayed the launch due to the worsening epidemiological situation across the continent.
 
Luxair has said flights to both Podgorica and Tivat are its priority in 2021. Montenegro has the largest diaspora in Luxembourg of all the former Yugoslav republics, with over 4.200 Montenegrin passports registered in the Grand Duchy. However, according to estimates, 8.000 Montenegrins live in Luxembourg, most of whom possess Luxembourgish nationality. Serbia is in second place with approximately 2.300 passports. The Podgorica service will primarily target the diaspora, while the seasonal Tivat flights are aimed at tourists. Further flight details for the new Podgorica route can be viewed here, while additional information for the Tivat flights can be found here.


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  1. Anonymous09:02

    never would have guessed that Montenegrin are the number 1 ex-Yu diaspora in Luxembourg.

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    1. Anonymous09:05

      When did most move there?

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    2. Anonymous09:29

      90s

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    3. Mainly muslims from Montenegro.

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    4. Anonymous10:15

      Interesting

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  2. Anonymous09:02

    Great news!

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  3. Anonymous09:02

    Montenegro Airlines being replaced fast.

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    1. Anonymous09:05

      But they never flew to Luxembourg.

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    2. Anonymous09:25

      They could transfer through LUX to other European destinations.

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  4. Anonymous09:05

    Good to see both Podgorica and Tivat included.

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    1. Anonymous09:24

      Finally for Tivat. Usually Podgorica gets all the new routes and airlines.

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    2. Anonymous15:27

      Because Tivat gets charters.

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  5. Anonymous09:06

    Is Luxair owned by Lufthansa?

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    1. Anonymous09:07

      No

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    2. Anonymous09:21

      It used to have a minority share until 2015.

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    3. Anonymous09:22

      They still use Miles and More as their frequent flyer program.

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    4. Anonymous15:27

      Of course - they are üart of SA! Doh!

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    5. Anonymous22:11

      What? SA? Do you mean Star Alliance? No, LG is not a member of any alliance.

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  6. Anonymous09:06

    wow year round flights to TGD. Not bad at all.

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  7. Anonymous09:23

    So Podgorica becomes the first ex-Yugo city with year round flights to Luxembourg and year round flights with Luxair.

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  8. Anonymous09:25

    So this is the second new airline that will be starting flights to TGD in 2021 after Ch Air?

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    1. Anonymous09:26

      Yes

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    2. Anonymous09:28

      And the third new one if you include Windrose that launched flights last month.

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    3. Anonymous14:28

      Yes but it has lost around 10 routes because Montenegro Airlines is gone.

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    4. Anonymous22:13

      Surely, Montenegro Airlines didn't operate 10 uncontested routes? Aren't a great deal of their routes served by competing airlines?

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    5. Anonymous08:28

      They are like Moscow, Rome, Vienna and Belgrade.

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  9. Anonymous09:27

    Where else does Luxair fly in ex-Yu?

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    1. Anonymous09:28

      I believe seasonality to Croatian coast.

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    2. Anonymous09:33

      Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar

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  10. Anonymous09:27

    Let's wait and see if they will launch or it will be last year.

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    1. Anonymous10:46

      "Luxair has said flights to both Podgorica and Tivat are its priority in 2021."

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  11. Anonymous09:30

    2 and a half hours in the Dash 8. No thanks.

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    1. Anonymous09:34

      The alternative is at least 5 hour journey by transferring through other airports.

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    2. Anonymous10:46

      At least the Tivat fights are with the Boeing

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  12. Anonymous10:15

    Welcome!

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  13. Anonymous10:18

    It is going to be a long flight from Montenegro to Luxembourg on Q400

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    1. Anonymous10:46

      2 1/2 hours

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    2. Anonymous10:51

      You now can see how LJU is desperately abandoned.

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  14. Anonymous10:48

    Guys this is a game changer for MNE. I guess JU will have to try harder now because LUX is close to parts of Germany, Belgium and France.

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    1. Anonymous11:50

      Litefally no one is going to use Luxair to go to Paris or Bruxelles. I dont know why people think so hillarious things here.

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    2. Anonymous12:14

      They will be the competitors to Air Serbia with only 2 weekly flights while JU flies couple of times daily to TGD?

      Really?

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    3. Anonymous13:48

      @Anon 11:50: France is more than just Paris, and there is Belgium outside of Brussels as well.

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    4. Anonymous14:26

      We will see. I think they also have a good chance of capturing some transfer traffic.

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    5. Anonymous14:52

      Luxair is not a transfer carrier so much. They are usually flying mostly to holiday destinations, while flights to european ones are really expensive. And please stop mentioning how JU is going to be better then any airline which opens direct flights to MNE. JU is not one of the largrest carrier in the europe.

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    6. Anonymous15:34

      People are usually saying how JU will suffer, not the other way around.

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    7. Anonymous16:01

      Anon 12:14 says different. And many others also.

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    8. Anonymous16:36

      You too Anon 16.01. You always come back with your anti-JU bashing.

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    9. Anonymous16:51

      Can you give me example of bashing JU? If im doing it as you say.

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    10. Anonymous16:55

      "JU is not one of the largrest carrier in the europe"

      But it is the one with the most frequent traffic to MNE for transfer flights

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    11. Anonymous16:56

      How is that bashing? Its literally a fact.

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  15. Anonymous14:27

    What is the most common way people have been flying to LUX so far from Montenegro?

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  16. Anonymous14:27

    What sort of airline is Luxair like? Service wise?

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    1. Anonymous14:54

      Same as LH.

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    2. Anonymous15:00

      But they are basicly monopolists on the most of markets from LUX so their tickets proices can be sky high.

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    3. Anonymous15:34

      They are also not profitable.

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    4. Anonymous16:02

      They are.

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    5. Anonymous16:38

      In 2019 they lost €8.76 million.

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    6. Anonymous16:56

      Luxair Airline did. Luxair overall as company did not.

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    7. Anonymous20:12

      Well we are talking about the airline here since they are the ones who are going to fly into MNE

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    8. Anonymous22:01

      And Luxair makes profit.

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    9. Anonymous08:29

      Luxair Group, not the airline.

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    10. Anonymous11:12

      You understand that most of tickets are sold by Luxair Tours? So yes, Luxair makes profitabile operations.

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  17. Anonymous14:58

    Love the livery

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  18. Anonymous14:59

    This route can work with the Dash 8

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  19. Anonymous17:18

    This is bad news for Air Serbia.

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    1. Anonymous18:30

      Yeah sure, everything is bad for JU

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  20. Anonymous17:19

    Bravo Luxemburg

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