Saturday, January 26, 2013

easyJet to Belgrade

Soon in Belgrade

The low cost airline easyJet intends to launch flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Belgrade this summer season, pending government approval. According to the “Aviokarta.net” portal, the airline has requested to be issued a license by the Serbian Aviation Directorate with plans to inaugurate four weekly flights from midsummer. easyJet first made contact with Serbian authorities in 2010 when it requested more insight into the market.

easyJet’s arrival will shake up Jat Airways’ existing monopoly on the Belgrade - Milan service. The Italian low cost airline attempted to break Jat’s hold on the route late last year when it launched flights between the two cities. However, the service only lasted a few months before it was suspended several weeks ago. Jat does good business on the route, with Alitalia code sharing on the service.

easyJet is no stranger to the EX-YU region with flights to Ljubljana, Zagreb and Priština as well as seasonal summer flights to the Croatian coast. However, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing for the no frills airline in the region. Last year it suspended flights from Dortmund and Paris to the Croatian capital and also discontinued its Ljubljana - Paris service. It maintains flights from London-Stansted and London-Gatwick to Ljubljana and Zagreb respectively. On the other hand, Priština enjoys easyJet services to Basel and Geneva.

46 comments:

  1. I don't understand why they don't go for routes where there is demand and no competition at the moment, Geneva, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Canaries, Morocco, then link maybe Stansted with Beg, fill Wizzair's gaps in the week or even Gatwick, ..... Plenty of destinations to gain from (both sides).

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    1. Why should they go experimenting with other routes when they have a hub at MXP where from they fly to many other destinations, so they are counting on both P2P passengers plus those in transit. Having in mind how many pax JU carries on this route I'm convinced that U2 will upgrade it to daily in very short time

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    2. Because it is easier to enter on market in which demand already exist(to Milan)than to create completely new market as it highly risky, especially on market like Serbia is. Look at Wizz Air destinations, those are substitutions airports for destinations which has Jat or Lufthansa, Swiss.

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  2. I'm sure the jat pilots will be complaining to the government!

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  3. I sure everyone gonna be angry at easyjet when they see those baby bird come

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  4. ill be the first to use easyjet, because its lowcoster and baggage policy is the best between all european lc's.. and easy is always flying to main airports which is not case with ryan or wizz.. please come here easyjet!

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  5. Wizz air FTW that company the best GO WIZZ's

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  6. I absolutely love easyJet. I hope they establish even more routes to BEG if this one succeeds. They could go to BCN GVA LGW FCO easily.

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  8. I bet that flight from Orly will be just a matter of time

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    1. ...as well as some Spanish destination and Kiev/Moscow perhaps? JU/SU enjoy a perfect duopoly on that route.

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  9. Hopefully their schedule is better than airone. It should leave for BG late enough that one can take the first train from Geneva and be able to make this flight.

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    1. Interesting point. What, in your view/from your experience, is a "late enough" time for departure from MXP?

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    2. And hopefully the other way around - arrive early enough that one can catch the last train of the day. Basically, they need the mid-day rotation to accommodate passengers from Romandie.

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    3. STA 14:45, STD 15:15

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    4. That would work :)

      Basically a 14:30 departure would be the earliest comfortable time to catch the morning direct train from Geneva.

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  10. Hope to see LGW happening soon...

    (and to show W6 how things are done!)

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  11. Dear Ex-Yu, is there a mistake in spelling on the Air Costa article, with two "A"? Thank you and best wishes.

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    1. EX-YU, thanks for the info, any rumours, when these flights will be on sale ? Starting date of flights ?

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    2. If you are referring to the easyJet flights they first have to be approved by the Aviation Directorate which usually takes 2-3 weeks. If they get the all clear then I'm sure tickets will be on sale soon and flights should launch June/July

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    3. That shows how little you know ex-yu. The reality will be very different. Stay tuned

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    4. Certainly, there is a likelihood the airline will not receive a permit. The flights are subject to government approval.

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  12. No news about the recently announced new flights from SKP to Copenhagen, Sarajevo, Brussels, Basel, Rome?

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    1. There were articles related to new flights from Copenhagen and Sarajevo:

      http://exyuaviation.blogspot.com/2013/01/b-airlines-to-skopje-from-april.html
      http://exyuaviation.blogspot.com/2013/01/air-sweden-to-skopje.html

      Currently there are no announcements relating to the other routes you mentioned.

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    2. This is ok, but Basel and Rome, Rome start from today and Basel from next weeken both operated by ALBA STAR AIRLINES - SPANIS CHARTER COMPANY

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    3. As of February 03, new flights from SKP with Alba Star:

      SKP-FCO 20:30h/FCO-SKP 12:00
      SKP-MLH 14:30h/MLH-SKP 17:10

      tickets can be purchased via tourist agencies only

      price: OW from 109 EUR

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  13. I am super happy! Hopefully EasyJat will commence some new and tempting routes soon after.
    Lisbon would be an excellent option!

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    1. EasyJat, hmmm ... interesting combo

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  14. Great news that EasyJet is coming to BEG...
    They have a huge base at Malpensa and many other route combinations from there will now be possible.
    Hopefully they would start new routes in the near future, LGW, BCN and GVA would be great...
    Welcome EZY!

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    1. ORY, GVA, LGW surely. BER (new) maybe. LIS if TAP not opens the route. BCN, unfortunately, not.

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    2. Some insider info or just an opinion? :)

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  15. Better CDG than ORY!
    Easyjet also flies from CDG.

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  16. Let's see if the jat pilots give easyjet permission to launch these routes!

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  17. Koliko samo radosti i srece u vezi Easyjet letova izmedju Beograda i Milana.Pa dobro...vidjecemo kako ce se "radovati" svi ovi "bolje strano nego domace" komentatori kad Jat uskoro osvjezi svoju flotu.Zivio Jat i u dobrim i u losim vremenima.

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    1. Put your money where your mouth is :)

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  18. Domacim izdajnicima bi zabranio da lete jatom za uvek.

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  19. letim i jatom i izijem i rajanom i vizom. poenta je u tome da ako idem u pariz na 2 dana da platim kartu 50 evra, a ne 180!!! o tome se radi. mi smo siromasna nacija, ja radim za 25.000 din i ne pada mi na pamet da platim kartu za pariz 200 evra. volim srbiju i nema lepse ali volim i da letim za 50 evra a ne za 200. ok? prema tome, ne smarajte sa izdajnicima, vi koji od 100 evra, ostavljate bar 100 u ceni karte za lopove koji kradu taj novac iz drzavne (jatove) kase. srdacan pozdrav i zivela nasa draga i lepa srbija!

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    1. Upravo tako :-) Zivjela Srbija (i sve ostale zemlje) ali zivjeli i nasi dzepovi, prema tome bring it on Ryanair, easy, Wizz, pegasus, whoever is going to offer better price :-)

      AlexLondon

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  20. Veleizdaja!!!!!!!

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    1. O Boze, pa u kojem ti stoljeću živiš?

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    2. How pathetic...

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    3. Prodane duse!!!!

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  21. Dobro vam došli Easyjet!

    Wonder whether they will push JU off this route in the way they pushed W6 off ZAG-LON?

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  22. Unlikely - the idea of this is to push Air One out of MXP, which has been successful even prior to the launch of the route. Furthermore, with 5.8m pax/yr at MXP Terminal 2 and the largest airline in Malpensa (19 based aircraft), it is rather strategic for EZY and Belgrade is a perfect addition to the portfolio of business/VFR/leisure routes

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