Luxair to launch Belgrade flights


Luxembourg’s national carrier Luxair will commence operations between its hub and Belgrade this summer. The airline will launch two weekly flights between the two cities, each Thursday and Sunday, starting June 3. Ticket sales will commence on January 25. It marks the first time the two cities will be linked with a nonstop air service. “Because travelling is a strong desire, Luxair and LuxairTours are constantly innovating in order to offer their customers the possibility of getting away from it all in complete serenity. By offering new destinations that meet market demand, Luxair and LuxairTours are trying to meet the requirements imposed by the context of the health crisis”, the airline said. 

Belgrade will become Luxair’s third new destination in the former Yugoslavia this year following Podgorica and Tivat. Services to the Montenegrin capital were initially to begin last December but were delayed until February and have now been postponed until April, while operations to Tivat are set to commence on May 15 as planned. Elsewhere in the former Yugoslavia, Luxembourg’s national carrier maintains seasonal flights to Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar, which are due to resume in April and May respectively. Further details for the Belgrade service can be found here. Serbia has the second diaspora in Luxembourg of all the former Yugoslav republics after Montenegro, with over 2.300 Serbian passports registered in the Grand Duchy.

In the coming months, Belgrade is set to see a number of new routes launched. This Sunday, Nordwind airlines will commence flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, on March 21, Eurowings will inaugurate services from Stuttgart, while on March 28 and 29, Wizz Air will introduce services from Sandefjord and Hamburg. In addition, Ukraine’s SkyUp Airlines will start operations from Kiev to the Serbian capital on March 30. The coming period should also see Aegean Airlines, Air France, LOT, easyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Red Wings Airlines and Transavia all restore their operations to Belgrade which have been temporarily suspended. Changes remain possible.


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  1. Anonymous09:01

    Well that was unexpected.

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  2. Anonymous09:02

    Nice addition.

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  3. Anonymous09:02

    Will they also launch ZAG or maybe SKP?

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    1. Anonymous09:05

      ZAG maybe, SKP probably not

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    2. Anonymous11:07

      I think they have good coverage of Croatia with Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar already.

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    3. Anonymous11:07

      I believe they also flew to Brac one year but not any more.

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    4. Anonymous11:54

      Ohrid would make more sense than Skopje.

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    5. Anonymous18:11

      In the end neither one will happen. That is unless the government gives subsidies for the flights.

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  4. Anonymous09:02

    Is there really demand for travel from Luxembourg?

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    1. Anonymous09:03

      Yes, according to Luxair. Read what they said in the article:

      "By offering new destinations that meet market demand, Luxair and LuxairTours are trying to meet the requirements imposed by the context of the health crisis"

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  5. Anonymous09:04

    Wow that's going to be a long flight on the Q400!

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    1. Anonymous09:08

      Not too bad, JU ATR to STR takes two hours so this might take as long.

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    2. Anonymous09:09

      According to the schedule its 2hrs 20 minutes
      https://www.exyuaviation.com/p/luxair-luxemborug-belgrade.html

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    3. Anonymous09:18

      Perfect capacity for a route like this.

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    4. Anonymous09:20

      Where did you see that it will be Q400?

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    5. Anonymous09:24

      Please read again

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    6. Anonymous10:34

      Please let's just not start the debate between ATR and Q400:)))

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  6. Anonymous09:07

    Did not see this one coming.

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  7. Anonymous09:10

    Nice!

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  8. Anonymous09:10

    Great news!

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  9. Anonymous09:10

    Not bad at all.

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  10. Anonymous09:15

    Any new airline is more than welcome

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    1. Anonymous11:54

      The more the merrier

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  11. Anonymous09:17

    From their announcement, seems its primarily targeted at tourists which is kind of interesting.

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  12. Anonymous09:21

    Where else does Luxair fly in ex-Yu?

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    1. Anonymous09:22

      It says in the second paragraph of the article. All the destinations.

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    2. Anonymous10:01

      Do they still fly to Budapest?

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    3. Anonymous10:03

      They resume the flights in mid-March to BUD.

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  13. Anonymous09:21

    Hi all -
    one off topic question, I'll be travelling from Belgrade in February and I need to come with my car from Macedonia. Are all those private parking near the airport secure enough to leave my car there for 5-6 days or I should pay little bit more and leave the car at the official airport parking?

    Thanks

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    1. Anonymous10:02

      Used the once and it was more than fine. It's a closed off area with a fence.

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  14. Anonymous09:23

    In these difficult times getting new Star Airlines member in BEG!

    Well done!

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    1. Anonymous09:25

      What?

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    2. Anonymous09:25

      +1

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    3. Anonymous09:35

      Luxair is not in Star Alliance.

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    4. Anonymous09:48

      its part of Miles&More, that's why people think its part of star alliance i guess.

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    5. Anonymous18:02

      Because Lufthansa used to have shares in the airline once upon a time

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    6. Anonymous08:00

      Lufthansa is busy right now losing €2 million a day. lol

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    7. Anonymous08:33

      And so is KL bleeding, what's so funny about it?

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  15. Anonymous09:23

    Let's wait and see if it will launch

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    1. Anonymous18:01

      I think it will. They are obviously trying to fly to places with fewer travel restrictions. And also they seem to have been lobbied for these flights.

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  16. Anonymous09:24

    Welcome!

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  17. Anonymous09:48

    Very much interested to see what the fares will be like.

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    1. Anonymous11:08

      I'm guessing similar to the TGD ones?

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    2. Anonymous13:13

      What are the prices to Podgorica?

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    3. Anonymous18:01

      In June tickets are 200 euros return

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  18. Anonymous09:49

    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. Anonymous09:55

      Try harder to do what exactly?

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    2. Anonymous09:59

      Attract diaspora passengers who live in these areas.

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    3. Anonymous10:01

      Because of two weakly flights with dash? Really? They can introduce direct flights if they want.

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    4. Anonymous10:03

      BVA and EIN are also close to Luxembourg.

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    5. Anonymous17:59

      Those are covered by Wizz Air right?

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    6. Anonymous18:12

      Yes, same with Baden Baden.

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    7. Anonymous00:16

      I doubt that will hurt either Air Serbia or Wizz Air.

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    8. Anonymous07:59

      It won't hurt anyone in the end because BEG clearly lacked connections to these secondary markets. You know who we need next? airBaltic from Riga.

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  19. Anonymous10:01

    Guess it's probably because of the vicinity to Metz, Saarbruken, Baden Baden, etc. This area is well known to have a large number of gastos i.e. this route is very likely to be O&D.

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    1. Anonymous10:04

      I think they are aiming for Luxembourg tourists coming to Belgrade. That's why they work with LyxTours or whatever it's called.

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  20. Anonymous10:17

    Despite the tough times seems VINCI is trying to attract many new airlines.

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    1. Anonymous10:44

      Let's hope for some more announcements :)

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  21. Anonymous10:43

    Is Luxair a full service carrier?

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    1. Anonymous10:46

      They are same as LH. I think lines are blurred today between full service and hybrid in Europe.

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    2. Anonymous13:33

      They offer free snacks.

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    3. Anonymous00:15

      Not bad.

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  22. Anonymous10:47

    Does anybody knows, has El Al suspended BEG flights at all, or just for limitted time period?

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      It depends on travel restrictions.

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  23. Anonymous10:50

    This route can work with the Dash 8

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  24. Anonymous11:33

    What happened to TAROM? Will they resume flights?

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    1. Anonymous12:36

      They are scheduled to restrt on 29 March

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      Resumption will depend on travel restrictions.

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  25. Anonymous12:50

    it makes sense when you have the right aircraft for the job. Q400 is perfect for p2p especially on thin routes.

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  26. Anonymous12:51

    Could this have been a potential market for JU with good transfer options to the ex-Yu region + Greece and Turkey?

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    1. Anonymous12:52

      They don't have the aircraft for it. The ATR would take forever and the Airbus would be way too large. If they had a regional jet or leased a CRJ900 again like they did the last few years (2020 excluded) perhaps it could work, at least on seasonal basis.

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    2. Anonymous12:52

      Wouldn't it just be easier for them to make a codeshare with Luxair and still be able to transport those passengers you mentioned to the region?

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    3. Anonymous12:53

      The timings are not suitable for transfers except for Turkey.

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    4. Anonymous13:33

      ... Montenegro as well.

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    5. Anonymous15:19

      True but they will start nonstop Montenegro flights.

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  27. Anonymous13:19

    This is great news and I wish them good luck.

    Also good to see that Serbia is simplifying entry for business people. "Serbia has opened its borders for businesspeople from the entire world, who will be entering this country from tomorrow by a special simplified procedure, which is different from the rules that apply to other travellers. At the initiative of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, the
    Government of the Republic of Serbia has allowed foreign and domestic citizens, who enter the country for business reasons, to cross the border only by previously informing the Chamber on their arrival, and afterwards, within 24 hours after entering the country, to obtain and submit a negative RT-PCR test or antigen test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus detection"

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    1. Anonymous00:55

      Cite your source.

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    2. Anonymous01:00

      A tweet from the president of the Chamber of Commence and Industry of Serbia.

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    3. Anonymous07:57

      Here is the source your heart desired Anon 00.55

      http://www.politika.rs/scc/clanak/471275/Privrednicima-olaksan-ulaz-u-Srbiju-ako-obaveste-Privrednu-komoru-Srbije

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  28. Anonymous13:36

    Best part is that they fly during the quieter period of the day. Let's hope B2 also increases flights.

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    1. Anonymous15:17

      I think B2 ops depend on how quickly the Russia market opens. They already have an extra flight and extra capacity compared to last year

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      B2 carries also passengers to the CIS

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  29. Anonymous15:16

    A very nice and reputable addition to BEG.

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  30. Anonymous15:19

    Nice. Will this be year round or seasonal?

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    1. Anonymous17:59

      Depends on how bookings perform.

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    2. Anonymous23:31

      Fingers crossed its year round.

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  31. Anonymous15:23

    Interestingly they are introducing DXB too.

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    1. Anonymous17:58

      Makes sense. Few travel restrictions. I believe none of the Gulf airlines fly there.

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  32. Anonymous15:28

    N1 had a report from LUX about new destinations being introduced few days ago. Nice that Luxair decided to proceed, but they also stated zero tickets have been sold on TGD and TIV flights for this year and are hoping for the best.

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    1. Anonymous15:29

      Maybe N1 is lobbying for the flights. They are registered in Luxembourg I believe :D

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    2. Anonymous15:38

      Why isn't the Montenegro diaspora booking tickets? I mean there is over 8000 of them there

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    3. Anonymous17:58

      I'm also very surprised that they didn't sell a single ticket to Montenegro for over a month. Seems a bit odd.

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    4. Anonymous17:58

      I'm also very surprised that they didn't sell a single ticket to Montenegro for over a month. Seems a bit odd.

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    5. Anonymous18:41

      I had a ticket so it's definitely not true...

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    6. Anonymous23:26

      Had? You cancelled or?

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  33. Anonymous15:37

    I really hope they let us into the EU in the summer. I would love to visit Luxembourg. Looks very picturesque

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    1. Anonymous17:57

      Me too!

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    2. Anonymous23:26

      Nice place though very pricey.

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  34. Anonymous16:16

    Wow great day for BEG!

    New Luxair flights
    New Air Serbia flights
    New Flydubai flights

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    1. Anonymous17:57

      Yes very good day in these tough times.

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    2. Anonymous07:56

      I would also add the resumption of Cairo flights, they were loaded into the system today. That is they were brought back.

      BEG seems to be roaring back into life!

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  35. what about LJU
    +which solutions do you think LJU/Slovenia needs?

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    1. Anonymous17:57

      I think it needs to do more to attract new airline. Give better conditions, have a proactive management. Don't see what else it can do.

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    2. Anonymous20:10

      LJU should first get rid of Skobir/Krasnja

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  36. Anonymous17:59

    Love that livery

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  37. Anonymous22:08

    Maybe Lux tourists discover the region lutside of Croatia now :)

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    1. Anonymous07:55

      LuxairTours seems to be behind this so I think the idea is for their tourists to be coming to Belgrade for holidays. Up until yesterday 84.000 people were vaccinated against covid which is great. That's roughly 1.2% of the population.

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    2. Anonymous08:15

      Today all older than 75 who applied will be vaccinated.

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  38. Anonymous23:32

    Days are perfect for a city break, in both directions.

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  39. Anonymous08:04

    Funny how in 2021 only Wizz Air massively cut their BEG plans while so many airlines are either launching flights or boosting existing ones.

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    1. Anonymous08:52

      Flights are still massively down on last year by all airlines.

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  40. Anonymous18:54

    Fun fact: domestic media powerhouse based in Lux reported on LUX-BEG route announcement on their website but unlike other news articles they blocked comments for that one.

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  41. Anonymous16:35

    So with the addition of Luxembourg, there is now only a small pool of countries not directly connected to Belgrade in Europe (those that have airports): Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Slovakia, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia & Finland.
    Mind you Portugal, Finland & Moldova were in plans to launch but were then scrapped (Helsinki also may come back post pandemic, who knows) and Bratislava served out of Nis.
    That is quite amazing when you think about it.

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