Air Serbia's summer
There are only a few more weeks left until the start of the 2014 summer season which begins on March 30. Air Serbia will be introducing several new routes and increasing frequencies across its network. Compared to last summer, the airline will operate flights to eleven new destinations - Abu Dhabi, Banja Luka, Beirut, Budapest, Bucharest, Kiev, Ljubljana, Prague, Sofia, Varna and Warsaw. All of the new routes will run daily this summer. Varna will initially launch with three weekly flights before increasing to daily on June 15. With exception to Brussels, which will run six times per week, the Serbian carrier will operate at least daily flights to all of its destinations in Western Europe.
This summer, several routes will operate twice per day with a second daily flight to be progressively introduced until June on selected destinations. Athens, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Skopje, Thessaloniki, Vienna and Zurich will run twice per day. Flights to Podgorica and Tivat will operate three times per day, which is one flight per day less for the latter. On the other hand, Air Serbia will not resume many of Jat Airways’ seasonal summer flights. They include Girona, Pula, Gothenburg, Ohrid and London Gatwick. However, seasonal flights to Dubrovnik, Split, Monastir and Malta will resume this summer season.
Air Serbia plans to operate 700 charter flights this summer, an increase of 60% compared to Jat Airways’ charter operations during the 2013 season. The Serbian carrier anticipates carrying some 87.500 passengers on charter flights to Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Spain and Italy. With the introduction of Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, the Serbian carrier will see a big increase in capacity compared to last summer.
Below you can review the preliminary changes that will be made to the Air Serbia network this summer when compared to last year. The information is subject to change. The 2014 summer season runs until October 26. EX-YU Aviation News will be bringing you summer season changes for each national carrier in the former Yugoslavia over the month. You can review Adria Airways’ network changes here.
|Destination||Frequency S2013||Frequency S2014||Change||Notes|
|Abu Dhabi||0||7||▲ 7||-|
|Banja Luka||0||7||▲ 7||-|
|Beirut||0||7||▲ 7||starts JUN01|
|Dubrovnik||5||3||▼ 2||starts MAY15|
|Kiev||0||7||▲ 7||starts MAY29|
|London - Heathrow||9||9||-||-|
|London - Gatwick||2||0||▼ 2||-|
|Malta||1||2||▲ 1||starts JUN13|
|Monastir||2||4||▲ 2||starts MAY16|
|Tel Aviv||2||7||▲ 5||-|
|Warsaw||0||7||▲ 7||starts MAY29|