|Winter season changes for Air Serbia|
The 2014/15 winter season is around the corner and is due to begin in under a month’s time, on October 26. Air Serbia will be making some changes to its network. Notably, this winter will see significant adjustments to the carrier’s operations to Abu Dhabi. While Air Serbia will run daily flights to the Emirati capital, up from four last winter, it will also operate Etihad’s daily service between the two cities. Therefore, Air Serbia’s equipment and crew will operate on behalf of Etihad on the route each day as well. The service will be considered as an Etihad flight and will carry the “EY” flight number. Passengers are informed that Air Serbia is operating the service on behalf of Etihad upon booking their ticket. As a result, the Serbian carrier’s equipment and crew will run two daily flights to Abu Dhabi, although only one of the daily services is considered to be Air Serbia’s. Elsewhere, the airline will add an additional three weekly flights to its popular Prague and Amsterdam service. In addition, Air Serbia will increase its operations to Podgorica with the addition of a third daily flight. Therefore, it will operate a total of 21 weekly departures on the route. New services launched this summer, including Beirut, Budapest, Sofia, Tirana and Warsaw, will be maintained during the winter season as well. The airline will significantly boost capacity on many routes as the majority of its winter timetable will be operated with a mix of A319 and A320 aircraft compared to the Boeing 737 which was still dominant last winter.
On the other hand, the Serbian carrier will cut four of its weekly flights to Athens and Tivat when compared to last winter season. Furthermore, Etihad Regional’s Saab 2000 aircraft, which operated on behalf of Air Serbia to Banja Luka three times per week during the summer, will no longer fly on the route. As a result, Air Serbia will reduce its flights to Banja Luka from daily to four times per week. Tel Aviv will also see a reduction of three weekly flights while there will be one weekly departure less to Larnaca when compared to the 2013/14 winter season.
Below you can review the preliminary changes that will be made to the Air Serbia network this winter when compared to last year. The information is subject to change. The 2014/15 winter season runs until March 28. EX-YU Aviation News will be bringing you winter season changes for each national carrier in the former Yugoslavia over the month. Meanwhile, you can review the changes Adria Airways will be making this winter.
|Abu Dhabi||7||4||▲ 3||-|
|Athens||7||14||▼ 7||10 flights from DEC16|
|Banja Luka||4||7||▼ 3||-|
|Beirut||3||0||▲ 3||4 flights from DEC17|
|Copenhagen||5||7||▼ 2||7 flights from DEC17|
|London - Heathrow||7||7||-||-|
|Milan||6||7||▼ 1||7 flights from DEC16|
|Moscow||12||14||▼ 2||14 flights from DEC16|
|Rome||6||7||▼ 1||7 flights from DEC16|
|Stockholm||5||7||▼ 2||5 flights from DEC17|
|Tel Aviv||4||7||▼ 3||-|
|Thessaloniki||5||7||▼ 2||7 flights from DEC17|