Swiss to boost Ljubljana service

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Swiss International Air Lines will introduce an additional two weekly flights between Zurich and Ljubljana for a total of eleven weekly rotations. The new services will commence from the week starting September 4. The carrier will maintain double daily flights on the route from Monday through to Thursday, with one flight per day on the remaining three days of the week. Swiss runs its Ljubljana service with a mix of A220s, A320s and Embraer E190 E2 jets, with the latter being operated by Helvetic Airways. Last year, Swiss handled 57.150 passengers on its Ljubljana flights.

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  1. Anonymous13:33

    The capacity is at 2018 levels, the timetable sadly isn't

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    1. Anonymous13:44

      But timetable is much more important then capacity itself. With those departures at 11am they are not bringing much to Slovenian connectivity.

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    2. Anonymous13:55

      I hope that with winter timetable we get morning departure similar to what FRA and CDG already are.
      Does LX operate any of those in our region already?

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    3. Anonymous14:21

      We are hoping that for many years, not only for LX but also SN/OS, not to mention that AF has only 3 morning departures per week.

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    4. JU520 BEGLAX14:34

      LX is already working on 3 waves ops. U see that on their 3 different flt numbers to LJU. Step by step they will increase. As soon more widebody flights will be added, we will see shorthaul ops expanding. New dest are expected to be published this year. Currently ICN KIX IAD YYZ BLR are in the game. 2025 first A350 will join LX too and it is expected that China ops will increase. Most probl PVG.

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    5. JU520 BEGLAX14:36

      @anonym 1344h

      1100 ETD are excellent connex for North American connex which depart 1250-1335h ex ZRH

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    6. Anonymous14:37

      Good that they working on it. Meanwhile we will keep at bottom of the list of countries which lack of air connectivity.

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    7. Anonymous14:43

      @anonym 14:36

      We all know that best connect are between 0900-1200h. So we are missing tons of destinations because of late departure (PVG, ORD, BOM, NYC, YYC,...).

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    8. Anonymous14:45

      I think only BEG has some earlier flights, they leave ZRH at 06.55 so from BEG they leave before 09.00.
      Since LJU is much closer I think BEG and LJU depart in the same wave.

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    9. Anonymous14:47

      I don't think many Slovenes will rush to fly to China via ZRH with JU's upcoming China expansion. With PEK, TSN, CAN and PVG offered in winter, BEG will be very competitive from LJU. It also helps that BEG doesn't require a backtrack. JU also does really well in LJU with transfers.

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    10. Anonymous14:54

      Yup, JU > LX :)))

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    11. Anonymous15:04

      well i would pick LX over JU.

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    12. Anonymous15:15

      That was meant as sarcasm because of anon 14:47.

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    13. Anonymous16:01

      I think SLO is connected enough. If anyone thinks it is not, they can always buy stocks and create a new carrier. No problem. Put their money where their mouth is. They can even put Alenka BratuĊĦek as CEO. And other former Adria CEOs, of which there are many(!), as “consultants”.

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    14. Anonymous16:19

      So someone who thinks an airline is important and needs it should pay for it? So why should I "finance" lets say a new hospital in Lendava, which I'm never going to use it? Only people in Lendava should pay for it. And same for trains. I never use them. So why should I pay for them. Collect money together for new rails and trains (gonna cost you A LOT). "Put your money where your mouth is" is great logic. I hope you never run for prime minister.

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    15. Anonymous18:11

      So you would put a morning flight to Frankfurt or a flight to a leisure destination at the same level of necessity as a domestic public transport route or a hospital?

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    16. Anonymous18:33

      Excuse me but besides its network, LX is no way better than JU. Have you flown recently on Swiss? Basically it's trash like Lufthansa or Austrian. You don't even get a bottle of water, they literally hand out a glass of water with a 20 g chocolate. So much wow!

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    17. Anonymous20:23

      Yesterday I flew with LX BEG-ZRH, in economy class you get the bottle of water, the cabin (A320) is in a much better shape than JU, IFE available with connecting flights informations....

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    18. Anonymous21:12

      And they are on time… something JU is simply not

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    19. Anonymous21:23

      Yes but JU has better legroom and a more comfy seat plus their onboard product is better. JU's menu is cheaper and has a greater selection of food and drinks. Also on segments longer than 2 hours you get a complimntary snack on JU, on LX you don't. It's only on flights longer than 3 hours.

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    20. Anonymous21:24

      Just checked the evening flight to Zurich LX1419 and in the past seven days only three departed on time.

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  2. Anonymous13:35

    Very very good news for LJU, finally more flights and connectivity with a major global hub. LJU now has more capacity to ZRH than ZAG.

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    1. With Kradeze destroying Croatia, and if Air Slovenia project materializes, LJU will soon have more capacity to everywhere, not only to ZRH. OK, maybe with exception of Minken and Vrankurt

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  3. Anonymous14:01

    hopefully they will soon fly double daily

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  4. Anonymous14:08

    Expected. LX is part of the LH Group, let´s keep Fraport happy. Danke Deutschland...

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    1. Anonymous14:14

      And as expected they don't want to compete with same timings as LH...

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  5. JU520 BEGLAX14:22

    Fantastic news. I saw more and more A320/A321 scheduled and LX has good prices, so no wonder it works well.

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    1. Anonymous14:32

      I would rather see CRJ or EMB but staying overnight at LJU. LX's timetable is disaster!

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    2. Anonymous14:45

      If their timetable was a disaster they wouldn't be adding more flights.

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    3. Anonymous14:53

      So why they don't overnight at LJU then? Because they don't want to compete with LH, that's why we have 1000+ eur prices out of LJU.

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    4. JU520 BEGLAX15:57

      Overnight LJU costs the airline hotel, transfer and expenses

      If the market is there and the airline has the resources, they will start operating. Give them time. The probl is YU markets are not high yield markets. So why reduce elsewhere to increase YU or LJU if yields are not there?

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    5. Anonymous22:18

      Ok from airline perspective that’s completelly understandable. But we have to see that from country perspective and that kind of schedule is not good. That’s why national carrier is needed.

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    6. Anonymous22:32

      I think it has more to do with LX than anything else. In BEG KL, LH and OS have night flights and they don't mind the extra costs. LX doesn't have them in BEG so it's probably their decision./

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    7. JU520 BEGLAX23:09

      LX has not many crew overnight destinations, but there are some such as LHR AMS BER ARN AGP DUB LIS FCO ATH BCN VLC NCE FLR MXP OSL OTP

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  6. Anonymous14:24

    LX has over-nights in many central and eastern european capitals. So no reason why not to do it in LJU. Swiss is the most useful hub for intra-Europe destinations as FRA is almost useless due to LH price policy (they attract only long haul pax out of LJU, european destinations are priced at around 1000 EUR even when the flight is still empty).

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  7. Anonymous14:49

    So now we see that LX doesn't plan on coming back to ZAG. In a short period of time this is the second or third carrier which chose LJU over ZAG. Other two being Luxair and Finnair which boosted LJU while reducing ZAG.

    ZAG management needs to ask themsevels serious questions about their fee hike and if the time is right to reconsider their decision. Now LJU will have more capacity to ZRH than ZAG!

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    1. Anonymous16:18

      +1

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    2. Yeah that hike was ridiculous...19.5€! They were breaking all the records this year, they should've left the fees as they were or for that matter, even doing the opposite and reducing them would've made more sense!
      What are the fees at LJU?

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    3. Anonymous18:34

      I think they gave too many discounts to FR, that's what made problems for them. Plus they got greedy because MZLZ was profitable before.

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    4. Anonymous21:15

      Don’t forget that salary in croatia is not the same as it was so costs are 4sure higher

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    5. Anonymous08:31

      That is why ZAG should work on having bigger revenue by having more passengers.

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  8. Anonymous15:05

    Prefer to see more Balkan routes from LJU and all the region and not LX or LH. Personal opinion. Have always been pro-Balkan and will always be. Anyways, good luck with the "Swiss addition".

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    1. JU520 BEGLAX23:33

      U have IST ATH TIV TGD BEG INI PRN and soon SKP
      But wld certainly be to still have TIA SKG and OTP SOF

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  9. Anonymous16:35

    I think Swiss is a complete joke

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    1. Fully agree. Especially knowing Swissair used to be World's best airline in terms of safety, punctuality, and in flight service

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    2. JU520 BEGLAX17:18

      Swiss Tax Payers rescued SR LX with 2 bln CHF, to sell it later for peanuts to LH and last 15 years they made huge profits by cutting service. They paid 400 mio and ROI was 15 x higher. Superbe deal for LH.

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  10. Anonymous19:26

    Great news! Swiss has great prices and quick transfer times. Have been using them a lot since they started flying to LJU.

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