Flights could be extended throughout the yearIn exactly 2 months, Swift Air will commence charter flights from Chicago to Belgrade and Zagreb, with the airline confident the service will prove a big success. The flights are being chartered by the American tour operator Fly Air Plus. Although the exact launch date of the Zagreb service is expected to be announced soon, as the airline awaits clearance from the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency, the service to Belgrade begins on June 17. Ron Hansen from Swift Air says, “We have known for a long time that there is a market for nonstop flights between Chicago, Belgrade and Zagreb. We are also aware that there is no competition on these routes. We have already received all necessary licenses from Belgrade and hope that our first flight will be packed to the last seat”.
Some 50 travel agents are already selling tickets for the Chicago – Belgrade service. The flights, which will operate with a Boeing 767-200ER, will have a flying time of roughly 10 hours. Hansen notes that the aircraft has been refurbished and will operate in all economy class layout with leather seats and in-flight entertainment. The service will be extended all year round if it performs well during the summer.
Hansen also revealed that the airline will hold talks with both Jat Airways and Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. “I will be in Belgrade by the end of April where I will meet up with representatives of Jat Airways and the airport. I will also be one of the passengers on Swift Air’s first service to Belgrade. We are certain in the success of the route”, Hansen told the “Vesti” newspaper.
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