At Ljubljana’s Jože Pučnik Airport, there will be minimal changes when it comes to foreign airline operations. Malev, which has suspended services to the United States, has lost a large number of transit passengers from neighbouring countries heading towards North America . As a result flights to Ljubljana will be terminated.
At Zagreb’s Pleso Airport the Portuguese national carrier TAP will introduce a stopover on its Lisbon to Zagreb service and will thus connect Zagreb with Bologna in Italy. It remains to be seen wether low cost airlines will answer the call of the airport’s CEO to begin flights to Croatia’s capital. Norwegian Air Shuttle is scheduled to make its debut in Zagreb during the next summer season.
Belgrade will see one of the biggest winter increases when foreign airlines are in question. From December 7, TAROM Romanian Airlines will connect Bucharest and Belgrade. The low cost Nikki will introduce 6 weekly flights from Vienna to Belgrade starting February 1. Olympic will increase services from Athens. As a result the two cities will be connected with 2 daily flights starting January 1. Meanwhile, Lufthansa will introduce a third daily flight from Munich.
Sarajevo will see the resumption of flights to Stockholm from April 3. Flights will be operated by the low cost Norwegian Air Shuttle. Skopje, which is no longer a main base for any airline, will be hoping that new local carriers will start up flights. The low cost Germanwings will suspend flights from Skopje to Cologne. Air Berlin will make Priština its mini base with flights to Zurich, Munich, Geneva, Hannover and Dusseldorf starting October 25.
Visit the blog this Saturday for Adria Airways’ 2009/10 winter modifications.
Croatia Airlines will be launching flights between Zagreb and Belgrade on May Day (May 1) next year. You can read more about the new service on Sunday. Until then, check out the new route launches section for flight details.