Lufthansa Group to implement significant EX-YU network cuts


The Lufthansa Group will cancel over 3.000 flights in July and August due to staffing shortages which are plaguing both airlines and airports across Europe and North America. Service cuts, and in some cases route suspensions, will impact almost all markets served by the Lufthansa Group in the former Yugoslavia. According to "Aeroroutes", this July, Lufthansa itself will reduce its operations from Munich to Belgrade with 58 flights during the month instead of the initially planned 93. Operations from the Bavarian capital to Zagreb will be reduced from 31 to 28. The German carrier will also cancel one rotation during the month from both Frankfurt and Munich to Ljubljana, with 61 and 30 fights now planned respectively.

Lufthansa Group service cuts in July


Low cost carrier Eurowings is significantly reducing frequencies across its network next month. The carrier will suspend its Cologne - Dubrovnik service, while it will temporarily stop operations between Stuttgart and Belgrade, from June 28 until August 12. Furthermore, it will run just ten flights between Dusseldorf and the Serbian capital during the month, instead of fourteen. Services from the German city to Zagreb will be cut from thirteen during the month to nine. Eurowings will also reduce its operations to the Croatian capital from Cologne, from 26 to fourteen flights, and from Stuttgart, from 23 flights to fourteen in July. Sarajevo will not be spared, with the budget carrier to run nine flights during the month instead of the initially planned thirteen. A number of cities on the Croatian coast will also be impacted. The airline will reduce flights from Cologne, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart to Rijeka, as well as from Stuttgart to both Pula and Split. Pristina will see fewer services from both Dusseldorf and Zurich.

Austrian Airlines plans to reduce its operations between Vienna and Zagreb this July, with the carrier now set to run 44 flights during the month instead of the initially planned 53. On the other hand, Brussels Airlines is reducing its Ljubljana operations from 26 to 22. At this points Swiss does not plan to downsize its services to former Yugoslav markets in July.



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  1. Anonymous09:00

    This is probably the biggest win for ljubljana since the collapse of Adria

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    1. Anonymous09:05

      How do you mean win?

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    2. Anonymous09:16

      It shows that there is both demand and profitability on the route compared to other ones.

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    3. Anonymous09:18

      LH mostly cancelled flights on high frequency routes, including many in western Europe. I don't think it's an indication about demand.

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    4. Anonymous09:28

      If it is indocation or not, the fact is that LH from LJU is overbooked and needs urgently A319 or A320 ASAP.

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    5. Anonymous09:37

      I'm booked on a319 lj-fra and then on e95 of air dolomiti from muc back to lju. And I think all lju-fra rotations are on a319 from 2nd on until the end of October

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    6. Anonymous11:01

      Yes, they are. They upgraded all of them.

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    7. Anonymous12:26

      I don't understand how this is a win. With such limited options LJU has it would be a serious problem if even those CRJs with 90 seats weren't full in the summer.

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  2. Anonymous09:01

    Bloodbath

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  3. Anonymous09:02

    What a shame

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  4. Anonymous09:03

    Better that they cancel in advance than like last week when they left passengers at the airport and pretty much told them to find their own way home.

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    1. Anonymous09:04

      When they cancelled a flight to Belgrade over the weekend they offered passengers the option to go to Zagreb or Sarajevo and then get a bus!

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    2. Anonymous09:07

      Lovely alternative...

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    3. Anonymous09:21

      They couldn't put people on flights the following day because they were sold out.

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    4. Anonymous11:02

      That must have been one uncomfortable way to get home.

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    5. Anonymous11:03

      Better than Wizz Air which cancelled its flight to Rome and then offered people flying from Rome to Belgrade bus alternative - from Rome!

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    6. Anonymous11:07

      What do you expect from an LCC...

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    7. JATBEGMEL13:04

      @11,03

      I believe it was the Serbian Embassy that organised the bus transportation, not Wizz Air. Wizz offered a refund and for stranded pax to pay their way home or to wait for a few days on their own (pax) expense for next available seats on their flights.

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    8. Anonymous20:31

      Didn't know that, I thought it was Wizz. Well nice of the embassy to find people an alternative but that must have been torture.

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  5. Anonymous09:03

    So Swiss doesn't have staff shortage?

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    1. Anonymous09:04

      They do but much less than others in the group. They cancelled some flights but none in ex-Yu.

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    2. Anonymous09:06

      They did cancel ZRH-LJU on 25 June.

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    3. Anonymous11:02

      That's a one off cancellations probably because crew called in sick. But generally they don't have many pre-cancelled flights for the next two months.

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    4. Anonymous12:59

      Swiss just announced (literally minutes ago) huge network cuts until October. Don't know if ex-YU routes affected.

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  6. Anonymous09:05

    Bravo JU, show them who’s the boss (comment regarding Stuttgart).

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    1. Anonymous09:06

      It will certainly help them not to have Eurowings for a few weeks. I assume those passengers will be rebooked onto JU? Or will they rebook them onto LH to FRA and MUC?

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    2. Anonymous12:28

      All those LH cancelled flights will have to be rebooked onto LH flights so STR is probably going to be rebooked on JU.

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  7. Anonymous09:05

    Skopje without a single cancellation from LH Group.

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    1. Anonymous09:06

      Because Austrian is the only LH group airline flying to Skopje.

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    2. Anonymous09:23

      True

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    3. Anonymous09:29

      What equipment do they use to SKP?

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    4. Anonymous09:32

      A320s and E195s.

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    5. Anonymous11:03

      Thanks

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    6. Anonymous11:17

      Austrian flies twice per week to SKP right?

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    7. Anonymous11:22

      Correct.

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    8. Anonymous11:22

      One of the daily flights is with EMB195 and the other with A320 family planes.

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    9. Anonymous13:29

      The evening flight to SKP is always in a A320 and the flight to SKP mid-day could be in an A320 or in an EMB195. The last 12 days Austrian used 7x the A320 and 5x the EMB195

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  8. Anonymous09:05

    This industry is really bouncing back in retirement home style.

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    1. Anonymous09:07

      Firing everyone left and right over last two years probably wasn't the smartest of strategies.

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    2. Anonymous09:23

      Air France made the right decision. They went about it a different way and now don't have staffing shortages.

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    3. Anonymous09:29

      https://fortune.com/2022/06/23/air-france-klm-ceo-benjamin-smith-how-airline-filled-planes-and-dodged-summer-chaos/

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    4. Anonymous11:18

      Well I don't know about Air France but KLM is cancelling lots of flights so I don't know what the Group CEO is going on about.

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    5. Anonymous11:21

      KLM cancellations are caused by the absolute mess that is Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. And the woke Dutch government imposing a cap on the number of daily flights to save the planet isn't helping.

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  9. Anonymous09:07

    I am surprised that OS is not making any cuts, seems like they are not struggling as much.

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    1. Anonymous09:08

      They are making a lot of cuts, just most are in western Europe.

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  10. Anonymous09:09

    Eurowings seems to be in the absolute worst position. They are even cancelling coastal flights which most airlines are trying to avoid.

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  11. Anonymous09:09

    The MUC-BEG cut by LH is brutal.

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    1. Anonymous09:13

      Well they have three daily flights so when you cut one of those three you get a lot of cancellations. I wonder if they will increase capacity on the other two daily flights.

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    2. Anonymous09:22

      This Friday they are using A320/A319 on the two flights from MUC. One way tickets are at 600 euros.

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    3. Anonymous09:33

      Is that the usual equipment?

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    4. Anonymous09:43

      Yes, lately.

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  12. Anonymous09:22

    So fares will go up even more

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  13. Anonymous09:26

    Not good at all

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  14. JU520 BEGLAX09:32

    There are hundreds of non vaccinated staff. Use them, please, before u cancel flts

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    1. Anonymous09:43

      +1

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    2. Anonymous09:45

      LMAO

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    3. Anonymous09:47

      What is "flts"

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    4. Anonymous09:47

      Flights

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    5. Anonymous09:50

      Is it really that hard to write "flights" instead of "flts"?

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  15. Anonymous09:35

    Nice that Zadar avoids the bloodbath

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  16. Anonymous09:43

    Crazy. Demand finally recovers and then airlines can't deal with it.

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  17. Anonymous09:55

    Germany paid 9 billions of euros for survival of CEOs not for workers it is normal that you do not have service today.

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    1. German government gave LH 9 billion euros worth credit which they need to return with interest. And most of that money has been returned already. They sold several companies from LH Technik, like Shannon heavy base maintenance site, LHT Brussels, LHT Maintenance International etc.

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  18. Anonymous09:55

    When will this cancellation madness end?

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    1. Anonymous09:59

      Not this summer

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    2. Anonymous10:22

      July and August won't be good. Things will start easing in September.

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    3. Anonymous10:26

      Considering there is a huge covid surge across the world, maybe demand will come down in the next month.

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    4. Anonymous11:28

      It won't

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  19. Anonymous10:23

    Imagine these were ex-Yu airlines, the comments we would see here.

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    1. Anonymous10:49

      True. We see rants when ex-Yu airlines are delayed up to an hour.

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    2. Anonymous11:20

      Well it makes sense that people will be more angry at airlines their tax payer money is spent on than on some German airline.

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    3. JATBEGMEL12:54

      @11,20

      Tax money spent on JU is alot less for what Serbia gets in return. That argument would be valid if Serbia was spending money on a stagnating airline that was more of a burden to the state budget with no financial benefit.

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  20. Anonymous10:27

    LH has become a terrible airline. On top of these cancellations, their flights are often delayed, their crew has an attitude as if they are going to beat you up and there is literally no more service on board of any kind.

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    1. Anonymous11:07

      Completely agree. They are racing quickly to the bottom.

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  21. Anonymous10:29

    Many other airline doing the same.

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    1. Anonymous10:29

      * airlines

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    2. Anonymous10:48

      No one is denying it. But the scale of the LH group cancellations are huge.

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    3. Anonymous10:48

      And probably impact ex-Yu the most.

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    4. Anonymous12:45

      TK still offers a decent legacy product.

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  22. Anonymous10:48

    I'm surprised about the Brussels Airlines cut to Ljubljana.

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  23. Anonymous11:35

    Austrian always seems to go at reducing Zagreb. I remember even during Covid they suspended the route several times (and I'm talking about last year not in 2020). I don't get it. I would assume there is a lot of demand between ZAG and VIE.

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  24. Anonymous11:40

    Out of all coastal cities, Rijeka seems to have the most cancellations.

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    1. Not exactly. Services to Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg on EW, LH, OU and DE have no reductions at all. At least for now.

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  25. Anonymous12:34

    E stvarno mi je bas zao za Luftiku ...odvratna kompanija sa odvratno visokim cenama. Nikad vise sa njima!

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  26. Anonymous12:42

    Does anyone knows when are we going to see triple daily flights from FRA to LJU with LH or at least double daily with A319s year round, instead of those ugly CRJ-900, with less than 100 PAX?

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    1. Anonymous12:44

      With LH? Never.

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    2. Anonymous13:13

      I think soon because demand is too big for current equipment.

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    3. Anonymous13:20

      When will we see daily CPH, double daily AMS, BRU, VIE and tripple daily FRA, MUC, ZRH and CDG, not to mention other destinations we had? Maybe in 100 years.

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  27. Anonymous17:03

    After reading this I went on to check Swiss BEG-ZRG flights for July and none seem available at the moment. Is it something with my browser or is this happening to anyone else?

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    1. Vlad17:48

      The flights are absolutely packed. Yesterday I grabbed the last available seat on BEG-ZRH on 20th August.

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    2. Anonymous20:29

      Without any intention to be rude, but I can only imagine the price.

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  28. Anonymous20:30

    Terrible

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  29. Anonymous20:33

    Lots of Austrian Airlines crew sick with Covid so there will probably be unplanned cancellations in next few weeks.

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  30. Anonymous20:34

    I'm really surprised that MUC-BEG is 3 daily! Is there really that much demand?

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    1. Anonymous21:41

      Third daily was planned from the beginning of June but it never happened since LH struggled with crew. Other two flights were upgraded to A320 which is used almost exclusively. I think LH will put a lot more focus on MUC since they are going to base 6 A380s there next summer.

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  31. Anonymous21:47

    Lufthansa, KLM, Austrian Airlines, Swiss, airBaltic... are all cutting flights left and right due to crew and plane shortages. Hats off to JU, hopefully they will profit massively from this meltdown in western Europe.

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    1. Lufthansa and Austrian, yes. Swiss, I don't know. KLM does not cut because of plane and crew shortage but because of situation in AMS. Air Baltic operates normally, even has leased out aircraft with crew to Eurowings, and 6 if not mistaken. Believe Air Serbia will have good results this summer, but not because of other airlines being weak or underequiped, but because of their own growth model

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    2. Anonymous23:26

      Actually BT announced a whole list of cancellations because they don't have spare parts for their planes.

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    3. True BT cuts, but only from September, and mostly from VNO and much less from its main base in RIX, so it is not left and right and not due to crew shortages and not in peak season

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