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Luxair customers boycott city trips

Despite the restrictions applied globally, the demand for air travel still exists. But reduced and above all oriented towards destinations where sanitary measures are less numerous.

Despite the restrictions applied globally, the demand for air travel still exists. But reduced and above all oriented towards destinations where sanitary measures are less numerous.

(Jmh with Jeff Wiltzius) – At the end of 2020, the Canary Islands, Italy and Malta constitute the podium of the most requested destinations by Luxair customers. If the search for milder temperatures is a classic motivation, other criteria purely linked to the pandemic are also being added this year.


Politik, Ank├╝ndigungen von Bettel bez├╝glich Corona, Covid-19, Room, City circle, Foto: Lex Kleren / Luxemburger Wort

With 31 votes, the deputies adopted on Tuesday the new covid law which continues the measures imposed until January 15 to fight against the covid-19 pandemic. However, the text adds details on the behavior to adopt in shopping centers in particular.


“In the short term, customers tend to book trips to destinations where health restrictions are fewer”, provides the communication service of the airline, contacted by our colleagues from Luxemburger Wort.

Understand that city trips are much less popular, travelers from Findel preferring to go to the seaside. With the exception of Stockholm, because of its health policy against the grain. A choice which can also be explained by the numerous closures of cultural institutions, shops and restaurants in force in many cities in Europe. Direct consequences of the renewed activity of covid-19 on the Old Continent.

In this health context, Luxair announces that it will only offer 60% of its flights for the end of the year compared to 2019. This will result in leaving a quarter of its flight on the ground. fleet. That is to say five out of the 19 stamped with the Red Lion, including a Boeing 737. This will not be without consequences on the financial balance sheet of the company, already in full restructuring.

Note that some countries, such as Spain, Italy or Denmark, require that passengers passing through airports have carried out a covid test before being able to stay in the territory. Luxair and LuxairTours offer their customers tests which can be carried out in partnership with the Bionext laboratory. Once the reservation is made, future travelers will receive, within 72 hours, a link to a dedicated site allowing them to make an appointment for the test.

This must be done at least five days before the date of departure and can only be done on presentation of the voucher sent by email. An operation which will cost 58.49 euros per passenger.


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