Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New flights across EX-YU

From Sarajevo to Tripoli
Foreign carriers have already announced the introduction of new services from various cities of the former Yugoslavia. Many airlines have announced their plans for new flights from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.

Starting May 2010 Swiss International Airlines, through its subsidiary Edelweiss, will begin flights from Zurich to Split. Flights will operate every Saturday using the Airbus A320. It is the first service Swiss has introduced to Croatia after the bankruptcy of its predecessor Swissair in 2002. The airline used to operate flights from Zurich to Zagreb but never returned after its downfall. Norwegian Air Shuttle has confirmed its return to Croatia during the 2010 summer season from its Polish base. The low cost airline will operate flights from Warsaw to Split and Dubrovnik twice per week. Norwegian operated these services during this summer as well but terminated the flights before scheduled, due to low interest.

The Libyan based Buraq Air has commenced scheduled flights from the country’s capital Tripoli to Sarajevo. Flights are carried out every Wednesday. Various charter airlines have announced several special charter flights for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s upcoming football World Cup qualification game with Portugal. The Tuzla based Icar Air will be operating flights to Lisbon from Tuzla using its Boeing B737-300, while Dubrovnik Airline will also hope to profit from the game and its fans by operating flights to Lisbon from Sarajevo via Split.

Finally, the Egyptian charter airline KoralBlue has begun services from Hurghada (via Cairo) to Belgrade using its Airbus A320. Flights will be operated several times per month.

8 comments:

  1. You forgot to add Malev flights between Budapest and Belgrade which are to be introduced on December 14. Malev will fly daily on this route with the Dash 8-400 plane.

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  2. Are these rumors true of Air Canada and Malev begining new services from Toronto and Budapest to Belgrade? If yes then why arent these services in the new route launches section?

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  3. That is good. And to be honest, I have never heard about Icar Air before. I've just had a look at their website nad they seem quite serious company, maybe they could be 1st Ex Yu and B&H's low cost company :-) I wish they think about this at least, maybe it could work :-)

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  4. ^ Air Canada is not beginning flights to Serbia and Malev only yesterday listed their flights in the reservation system so it will be found in the new route launches soon

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  5. You are also missing Tarom flying 3x weekly Bucharest - Belgrade starting December 7th. Finally the skies are opening up in Serbia.

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  6. MALEV
    Amsterdam to Belgrade
    Flight 1 Wednesday, March 03, 2010

    Departure: 10:00 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Schiphol
    Arrival: 12:00 Budapest, Hungary - Ferihegy, terminal 2A
    Airline: Malev Hungarian Airlines MA661
    Aircraft: Boeing 737-800
    Fare type: Hot deal/Economy Restricted

    Change of plane required. Time between flights = 2:00.

    Flight 2 Wednesday, March 03, 2010

    Departure: 14:00 Budapest, Hungary - Ferihegy, terminal 2B
    Arrival: 15:00 Belgrade, Serbia - Beograd, terminal 2
    Airline: Malev Hungarian Airlines MA460
    Aircraft: De Havilland DHC-8 400 Series
    Fare type: Hot deal/Economy Restricted

    Belgrade to Amsterdam
    Flight 1 Saturday, March 27, 2010

    Departure: 15:40 Belgrade, Serbia - Beograd, terminal 2
    Arrival: 16:50 Budapest, Hungary - Ferihegy, terminal 2B
    Airline: Malev Hungarian Airlines MA461
    Aircraft: De Havilland DHC-8 400 Series
    Fare type: Hot deal/Economy Restricted

    Change of plane required. Time between flights = 0:45.

    Flight 2 Saturday, March 27, 2010

    Departure: 17:35 Budapest, Hungary - Ferihegy, terminal 2A
    Arrival: 19:45 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Schiphol
    Airline: Malev Hungarian Airlines MA668
    Aircraft: Boeing 737-600
    Fare type: Hot deal/Economy Restricted

    Legend:
    EUR = Euro
    PRICE
    travellers flights taxes traveller fee
    1 adult(s) x (57 + 69 + 10) = 136 EUR
    total for all travellers 136 EUR

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  7. ^
    Malev is also close to bankruptcy and there is news recently that their Russian owners are demanding that the Hungarian government re-nationalise the airline or else they will close it down.

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