Since January 1st, 2018, Luxair Luxembourg Airlines has served a direct route between Saarbrücken and Berlin. With three flights per day and 18 flights per week, Saarbrücken Airport is once more excellently connected to the German capital. For this purpose, a Bombardier jet type CRJ700 with a capacity of 70 seats has been stationed at the SCN. Flight times and aircraft meet the requirements of attractive flights for tourists and also for business travelers. Bookings have started well.
On Monday, 8 January 2018, Jürgen Barke, State Secretary of Economic Affairs and Chairman of the SCN Board, and the Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Leo Petry, together with the representatives of Saarbrücken Airport and Luxair Luxembourg Airlines, officially celebrated the opening of this route. The four crew members were greeted with a gift and the passengers were offered a breakfast at the boarding gate before take-off for Tegel.
Jürgen Barke was pleased and satisfied that flights on this `for Saarland and the region significant route` will be operated without major interruptions. A stable and reliable flight connection between Saarbrücken and the capital city of Berlin was an important locational factor for Saarland. `We are glad that, with Luxair, we have found a reliable partner lastingly serving this route`.
Honorary Consul Petry, the official representative of Luxembourg in Saarland, said: `The new route can count on the support of the Honorary Consulate in the sense of a further intensification of the outstanding economic relationship between Luxembourg and Saarland`.
For SCN Managing Director Thomas Schuck the commitment of Luxair is an important element to sustainably develop the airport. That this strongly involves an airline `with roots in the Greater Region` that knows the conditions on the airport very well was an encouraging step towards a longstanding and stable commitment of Luxair that can be extended at a later date, Schuck continued. The crucial point of the negotiations was that a modern aircraft would be stationed at the SCN. `In doing so, the base of a stable and reliable connection to Tegel that our passengers have every right to expect was established`
Martin Isler, Executive Vice President Airline, confirmed that the present level of bookings was very satisfying. The route had developed as expected and Luxair Luxembourg Airlines was optimistic to meet its pre-set targets.
In front of the guests and the crew, he stressed again that it was of particular concern to Luxair Luxembourg Airlines as an airline from the Greater Region `to ensure this very important connection from Saarland to Berlin and to strengthen its presence at Saarbrücken Airport`. Luxair, he added, was a historical and strong partner of Saarbrücken Airport, offering the route to Berlin in addition to the 11 weekly flights to Hamburg.
Bookings online on www.luxair.lu or in travel agencies.