Winter changes for Air Serbia, B&H Airlines and Montenegro Airlines
The 2013/14 Northern Hemisphere winter season begins tomorrow, October 27, and will last until March 30, 2014. Continuing last week’s reporting on Adria Airways’ and Croatia Airlines’ winter season network changes, Air Serbia, B&H Airlines and Montenegro Airlines will also make adjustments to their network.
Air Serbia will be boosting frequencies on nearly all destinations in its network compared to its predecessor. Podgorica will be the only city which will see a reduction of six flights, however larger aircraft are planned to operate the route. Many of the frequency changes come into effect from January 1, as is highlighted in the table on the provided link below. The airline will launch new flights to Abu Dhabi, Banja Luka, Bucharest, Ljubljana and Prague. EX-YU Aviation News can exclusively reveal that from November 15, Air Serbia will be shifting flight times on its Abu Dhabi service to a midnight departure from Belgrade, allowing improved connectivity on to other flights. Etihad itself will also adjust its flight times to Belgrade come November 15. You can see the new schedule for the airline’s Abu Dhabi service here.
B&H Airlines won’t be making significant changes to its network when compared to last winter. As was previously reported, the airline will inaugurate four weekly flights to Belgrade from December 2. At this point, all other frequencies remain the same. However, compared to last winter, B&H has an extra aircraft on its hands since one of its ATRs experienced problems throughout last winter. The added aircraft gives B&H more room to operate additional flights, making changes to its network possible later on in the winter months.
Finally, Montenegro Airlines won’t be making major changes compared to last winter either. It will maintain double daily flights to its most important market Belgrade. The airline will suspend five weekly flights from Podgorica to Niš as city authorities are no longer able to subsidise the loss making service. Flights to its western European destinations, as well as its Tivat operations, remain mostly unchanged in comparison to the 2012/13 winter season.
You can review the winter season changes all the national carriers of the former Yugoslavia will be making by clicking on the links below: