Luxair adds Valencia, another new summer route

Luxair adds Valencia, another new summer route

Luxair has announced a summer-only operation between Luxembourg and Valencia, with the first flight departing on 20 July. 

This follows five other new routes disclosed by the carrier in the past month for this summer: Manchester, Bordeaux, Innsbruck, Marseille, and Salzburg.  (Manchester’s start has been pushed back from 29 June until this September.)

Valencia had 5,000 passengers last year; Luxair to serve it twice-weekly

OAG Traffic Analyser shows that around 5,000 flew between the Luxembourg and Valencia last year.  Luxair’s new service will be operated twice-weekly, on Mondays and Fridays, until 23 October.

At 1,252 kilometres and with a block time of 2h 30m in both directions, Luxembourg – Valencia will be one of the longer sectors for the Dash-8-400.

Spain doesn’t feature in Luxair’s top-five routes, but is key

Luxair had 2.9 million seats last year, flat YOY.  Its top routes, by seats, were London City, Paris CDG, Vienna, Munich, and Milan Malpensa.

Despite Spain not featuring in its top-five destinations, the country is important country for the airline, with around 17% of its total seats last year across 12 routes.  Palma was Luxair’s top Spanish destination, and Mahon its least.

Where’s next for Luxair?

Other new destinations are possible for Luxair, and its Dash-8-400s, on a summer-seasonal, low-frequency basis. These include Krakow (9,000 indirect passengers last year, using OAG Traffic Analyser), Bilbao (7,000), and Bologna (6,000).


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