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Luxair Expands At SCN

Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:12 am

after losing out to ZQW (chosen by 4U over SCN, TUIfly relocated its SCN services to ZQW), SCN won over AB to start services from the regional airport.
the second chapter of expansion is now written by LG which, beginning 2008, will start service to HAM, TXL and LCY.

- LUX-SCN-TXL, thrice weekly, mid-day service, as of Jan 08
- LUX-SCN-HAM, twice daily on weekdays, morning and evening departures, evening on Sun, as of Summer 08
- SCN-LUX-LCY, twice daily on weekdays, morning and evening departures, evening on Sun, as of Sep 08

in local news media, it also says that LG will base an ERJ 135 or ERJ 145 at SCN in order to operate the LCY services. however, i believe only the ERJ 135 is capable of serving LCY? someone correct me if that's wrong.

also, the additional services, which all start in LUX and connect through SCN (or vice versa) would mean quite a number of daily flights between LUX-SCN. this leaves the question whether the LUX-SCN v.v. runs will be consolidated and departures ex SCN to MUC and HAM be timed in order to create a 'mini-hub' at SCN?

LG went through significant restructuring in past months. as LUX-SCN-MUC route has always been quite successful, owing significantly to corporate clients (believe it or not), the entrance of AB in the SCN arena surely endangered LG's presence at SCN. by introducing additional services to TXL, HAM and LCY, LG can now offer a greater product to local business travelers and corporations which in turn improves its ability to compete against AB.


Here's a link to the LG announcement
http://www.luxair.lu/cms/luxair.php?page&p=EN,6146,,,,

this statement also says that the LUX-SCN-MUC afternoon flight will be reinstated. i don't get how they mean to reinstate it as is still operates this winter (around 1600h ex LUX).
there's now also official word that LG is talking to its partners about a mid-day flight on LUX-SCN-MUC, which has been in the cards for a while.
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RE: Luxair Expands At SCN

Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:25 pm

Quoting Johnnybgoode (Thread starter):
- LUX-SCN-HAM, twice daily on weekdays, morning and evening departures, evening on Sun, as of Summer 08

Goodbye Cirrus on this route? Or will they put up a fight?

Quoting Johnnybgoode (Thread starter):
in local news media, it also says that LG will base an ERJ 135 or ERJ 145 at SCN in order to operate the LCY services. however, i believe only the ERJ 135 is capable of serving LCY? someone correct me if that's wrong.

I thought LCY was going Dash 8 to replace capacity after dropping LHR
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RE: Luxair Expands At SCN

Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:56 pm

C9 stated these days they will continue to operate SCN-HAM.
if they were to leave this market, they would cede a market again to the competition without any fight (they left SCN-THF when AB started to serve SCN-TXL). it would also leave no revenue (apart from the odd and twice weekly service to MHG) flights to connect their operations from other bases with their maintenance base in SCN.

one of the main reasons why LG ordered the Dash 8-400 were seat capacity and the capability to operate into LCY, while at the same time replacing two ERJ flights. now LG seems to find it useful to beef up capacity and number of frequencies again. I doubt they are having difficulties in filling the Dash 8.

I could imagine, however, that the stop at LUX on the way to LCY could be dropped in the future if the route proves successful.
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