B&H plans to return to Belgrade after two year absence
B&H Airlines plans to launch flights to Belgrade from December 2 in cooperation with Air Serbia. The Bosnian national carrier will initially operate four weekly flights from Sarajevo to the Serbian capital before increasing the service to daily next summer. The flights, which will operate with an early morning departure, replace Jat Airways’ morning service from Sarajevo. As a result, passengers will be able to transfer onto Air Serbia’s Western European departures. The Serbian carrier will place its own code on B&H Airlines’ flights. The Bosnian carrier will continue to code share on Air Serbia’s Sarajevo service which will operate every day in the afternoon starting October 27. The flights are also code shared by Etihad Airways.
Ticket sales for the new flights will begin once all necessary permits are obtained, which is when the carrier will also issue an official press release. B&H Airlines recently held talks with Air Serbia where it was agreed for the airline to resume the service to Belgrade after almost two years. This winter season B&H Airlines will maintain flights to Istanbul, Copenhagen, Zurich and Banja Luka with Belgrade being its latest addition.
Next summer, Sarajevo and Belgrade will be better connected than ever since the collapse of Yugoslavia. In addition to B&H Airlines’ daily flights, Air Serbia will introduce a second daily service between the two capitals. It also plans to boost capacity this winter, upgrading from the existing ATR72 to a Boeing 737 in December and moving up to the Airbus A319 in March. B&H becomes the fifth new scheduled airline to launch flights to the Serbian capital this year, joining Pegasus Airlines, easyJet, Etihad Airways and Belaiva.
Meanwhile, Air Serbia will present its new staff uniforms and open its branded sales office in Belgrade later today. You can follow the news on the dedicated launch page here. Tomorrow, the airline will finally reveal its on board product at a special media event. Live coverage will be provided by EX-YU Aviation News starting at 09.00 CEST.