Due to the Corona crisis, Lufthansa and its subsidiary Eurowings have significantly reduced their capacities at Leipzig / Halle and Dresden airports and this is expected to remain the same for the winter flight schedule. As Lufthansa announced at the request of MDR SACHSEN, the connection from Leipzig to Munich will be suspended until summer 2021. Lufthansa is currently not even serving Leipzig Airport with this. The demand has lagged behind expectations in the past few weeks, it said.
Flights to Frankfurt and Munich only from Dresden
Eurowings: Leipzig is a relevant market
Eurowings has also drastically reduced its flight offer. “We live in difficult times. We have already temporarily removed the connection from Leipzig / Halle to Düsseldorf from the flight schedule. It will be challenging, but we hope to be able to resume the route as soon as possible,” said a Eurowings spokeswoman for MDR SACHSEN. Basically, Leipzig is seen as a relevant market.
From December back from Dresden to Cologne / Bonn
The winter flight schedule, which will apply from mid-October, still includes connections from Leipzig / Halle to Cologne / Bonn and Stuttgart and from Dresden to Cologne / Bonn, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart. But the connections will not operate as planned.
Eurowings confirmed to MDR SACHSEN that at least there will be flights from Dresden to Cologne / Bonn from December. The airline serves Düsseldorf and Stuttgart up to twice a day and is planning a further increase from December.
Leipzig-Vienna now with a stop in Nuremberg
There are also changes on the flight connection between Leipzig and Vienna due to the low demand. The Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines has merged its flights from Vienna to Leipzig / Halle with those to Nuremberg. This can be seen from the airline’s flight plan. Since the beginning of October, the flights have been going from Vienna via Leipzig / Halle to Nuremberg and then from there back to Vienna.
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MDR SACHSEN – The Sachsenradio | 06.10.2020 | 8:00 a.m. in the news from the Leipzig Regional Studio