Sunday, March 29, 2015

Summer 2015 begins

More flights than ever before - the 2015 summer season begins

The 2015 summer season has begun today and will run until October 24 with the national carriers of the former Yugoslavia promising a busy several months ahead. In addition, low cost airline Wizz Air will be expanding its base in Skopje and opening a new hub in Tuzla.

Adria Airways will launch six new routes this summer season and grow its fleet by two aircraft – a leased Bombardier CRJ700 and an Airbus A320. The airline will kick off its expansion today with the introduction of flights from Lodz to Amsterdam and will inaugurate services from Tirana to Brussels and Paris on Tuesday. This summer, the Slovenian carrier will also launch flights from Ljubljana to Stockholm and Berlin and from Maribor to London Southend Airport. Air Serbia will operate an average of 724 weekly departures this summer season compared to 662 last year, offering an average of 81.000 seats per week, nearly 5.700 seats more than last summer season. In total, available seat kilometers (ASK) will increase by 9.3% to 2.3 billion. In a statement, the carrier’s CEO, Dane Kondić, said, “The highlights of our the new flight schedule are the increased frequencies to our key destinations, the five seasonal destinations that we are reintroducing this summer and Zagreb, which is in our summer schedule for the first time”.


Croatia Airlines will mark the start of the season today with the introduction of new seasonal flights from Rijeka to Munich. The airline will also introduce new summer-only flights from Dubrovnik to Nice and from Split to Skopje. The 2015 summer season marks Croatia Airlines’ last under the current restructuring program, which has forced the carrier to limit its expansion and rationalise operations. European Coastal Airlines (ECA), Europe’s first modern scheduled and commercial seaplane service, will launch new flights from Novalja, a town on the island of Pag, on Croatia’s central coast from June 1. ECA estimates it will handle some 221.000 passengers this year, 16% of which are expected to be Germans.

Montenegro Airlines will boost frequencies across its network and introduce new seasonal services from Podgorica to Lyon and from Tivat to Vienna and St. Petersburg. The boost comes as a result of an additional two aircraft in its fleet. Last year, a brand new Embraer E190LR jet entered service for the carrier in June. Meanwhile, a grounded Fokker will be put back into operation following an overhaul. The airline will also operate a total of sixty summer charters to Germany, to cities such as Berlin, Hannover, Leipzig, Stuttgart and Nuremberg. B&H Airlines, which has been facing financial turmoil, will, for now, maintain only four weekly flights from Sarajevo to Zurich via Banja Luka. Service suspensions to Copenhagen and Belgrade have been extended until further notice.


Wizz Air will be headlining the growth at Skopje Alexander the Great Airport for a second consecutive year, with the budget carrier to base a third aircraft in the Macedonian capital in late June and introduce five new routes, including Friedrischshafen, Sandefjord, Barcelona, Lubeck and Nuremberg. Furthermore, the no frills airline will boost frequencies across its network out of Skopje. It will introduce an additional weekly flight to Hahn, Cologne, Bergamo, Gothenburg and Beauvais, and a further two weekly services will be added to Malmo, which will now operate on a daily basis. Wizz will also introduce flights from Ohrid to London Luton and Basel this summer as well. The no frills carrier will base an Airbus A320 in Tuzla from June 2015, making the airport its nineteenth base and its third in the former Yugoslavia, following Belgrade and Skopje. The move will provide Tuzla with new flights to Frankfurt Hahn and Sandefjord, which are to launch on June 24, as well as to Memmingen and Stockholm Skavsta commencing June 26. With these new services, the budget airline will offer a total of nine destinations to five countries from Bosnia and Herzegovina’s third largest city this summer. It already operates flights to Tuzla from Malmo, Basel, Dortmund, Gothenburg and Eindhoven.

Other developments this summer include Swiss International Airlines’ major expansion into the former Yugoslavia which begins today with the introduction of daily flights from Zurich to Ljubljana. In addition, it will introduce flights from Zurich to Zagreb (daily) and Sarajevo (three per week), as well as two weekly services from Geneva to Skopje and Sarajevo and seasonal flights from Zurich to Podgorica, which will be operated through its subsidiary Edelweiss Air. Pristina Airport will see new charter flights to Bergamo operated by Germania this summer while Niš Constantine Airport will welcome Wizz Air with new services from Malmo and Basel. Several Croatian-based airlines, such as Limitless Airways, Sea Air and Air Croatia, whose flights will be operated by Denim Air, are expected to launch this summer with airports in Dubrovnik, Split and Rijeka eyeing a record season.

66 comments:

  1. Good luck to all of them

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  2. B&H Airlines summer - only 4 flights p/w. Wondering if they will survice to see the end of next week.

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  3. Go INI...I am expecting some new surprises this year that AS not gonna like at all :)

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    1. I think they plan one flight to Memmingem but I'm not sure sales for the other two routes are doing all that great.

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  4. Dobre vesti u povecanju saobracaja u susednim drzavama. Sto se Srbije tice, svetla tacka jeste AIR SERBIA. Blizu 750 letova na sedmicnom nivou, a blizu sto letova povecanja u odnosu na proslu godinu sa skromnom flotom kojom razpolaze je zaista napor koji stvara najozbiljniji temelj buduceg pametnog razvoja putnicke avijacije, zemlje Srbije. Pored najavljeniog pocetka rekonstrukcije terminala od samog profita Beogradskog aerodrome, sa cime se blizu jedne cetvrtine podize cena ove vazdusne luke. Medjutim
    cekajuci krucijalnu odluku o partnerstvu, koncesiji sa osvedocenim investitorom i otvorenim dilom, otvorice se pravi veliki pocetak preduzetnistva. Zajedno sa Beogradom na Vodi to bi bio pravi i prvi ''glogov kolac'' u ''sanduk'' kolektivizma, ideala ''dobrovoljsva, aproksimacije, lakocemo, burazerstva, nepotizma, lazno odgovornih, naratora, oratora'' . Gospode, sta sve nije valjalo poput valjka ovom demoliranom zemljom Srbijom. Oprostite, malo skrenuh sa teme, ali Srbija je na putu ciscenja ne samo priobalja Save iza Beogradske zeleznicke i autobuske stanice, vec vidljivo cisti put na stvaranju zdravog komercijalnog putnickog/kargo vazduhoplovsva sa punim modernim aerodromima. Sa novom infrastrukturom, Punom funkcionalnoscu kapaciteta i punim servisom svega sto cini vazdusni saobracaj. Bez obzira koliko ce me optuziti da neznam sta govorim, da je ovo megalomanija o cemu govorim. Jedno je izvesno. Cekamo konkretnu odluku Vlade sa ministarstvom saobracaja. Izbora nema. Srbija bez modernizovanih aerodroma je slicno sto i demolirana crkva. A Srbija bez Er Srbije bi znacila sto i Oltar bez Krsta. Hvala je Bogu, jer to nije moguce nigde i nikada. Pun sam nade. Srecan dolazeci Vaskrs.
    Rodney, QANTASVILLE II. Home in Serbia.

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    1. anybody read this?

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    2. Yeah,I just did, and good thing i had few drinks first.

      A joj joj joj Roki. Šta ste se vi sve nalupetali, 'demolirana crkva' i da ne citiram pola vešeg posta. At least your fictional writing is entertaining. Go Roki Go.

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    3. no hate, but I felt like I was reading poetry :)

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    4. Ovo sa demoliranim crkvom nisam razumeo.

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    5. It is like Deja vu, all over again.

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    6. Rade trosi teske droge.

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  5. That number of passengers for ECA is huge. Well done. Surely more than BH Airlines!

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    1. I am surprised as to how they can achieve that number with two small capacity aircraft.

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  6. Now this is interesting: "Kako je objašnjeno u prvoj fazi temeljne adaptacije Terminala 1 već do leta biće otvoren nov granični prelaz sa zasebnom carinskom i pasoškom kontrolom, čime će biti rasterećen sadašnji prelaz u Terminalu 2."

    http://www.b92.net/biz/vesti/srbija.php?yyyy=2015&mm=03&dd=29&nav_id=974204

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    1. Dozens of different announcements have been made since last summer and nothing has been made so far.

      Hopefully Vinci will get concession soon and start moving in the right direction. BTW S. Mali was in Lisbon where airports have been given to Vinci to operate under a long term concession. Coincidence? I think not.

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    2. Sure, however this relates to something that should be up and running in matter of only two-three months. Hardly they would announce it if there were no immediate plans to implement it.

      However, I can't see why is this needed. Never have I seen all passport control booths open at T2! I did talk about dedicated passport control for status pax at T1 leading directly into the lounge area, that would be a nice additional benefit.

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    3. I think they are talking about passport and customs for arriving passengers. That also means baggage handling for T1. Where will they put them in T1?

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    4. No. Arrivals are still at t2.

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    5. T2 arrivals passport control and baggage handling are congestion spot during peak summer times, not just the departing passport control. So the congestion at arrivals will not be helped at all this summer with proposed T1 renovation?!?

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    6. Exactly right. There's a spot for departing passport control only.

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  7. Skopje Airport will be on fire. Great work.

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  8. Skopje will pass Pristina forever :)
    Good luck Skopje ;)

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  9. do we have numbers for PRN at all ??? very quiet

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  10. Nadam se da ce BEG barem nekoliko puta posetiti EY 789 i 332 u letnjoj sezoni.
    NS-INN

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    1. Onaj prvi možda na nečijem Flight Simulatoru poseti BEG.

      Onaj drugi će doći jednom ili dvaput da donese neke promotivne materijale ili šta već bude išlo od tereta.

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    2. Drago mi je da ovde ima vidovitih ljudi koji znaju kako ce ici prodaja karata u Avgustu na letovima EY.
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    3. They will be sending in the best case scenario a couple of times the A321. Otherwise it will be operated by a mix of A319/320. With the 2 daily flights unfortunately there is still no need for a wide body even on rare occasions.

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    4. Meni je jako zao sto EY barem jednom mesecno ne posalje A321 ili A332 .
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  11. Any news on Air Croatia? That Denim Air plane they are supose to lease is already leased, reg. PH-DND. One time they even metioned flying ZAG-BEG but with them who knows...

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    1. Per skyliner they will use 1988 build ATR-42 cn:80 OY-CHT for their flights

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  12. Tomorrow Air Serbia first time with Boeing on evening flight to Zagreb.

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    1. BEG airport says evening flight will be a 737

      http://www.beg.aero/strana/7701/odlasci?brojLeta=&destinacija=Zagreb&datum=2015%2F03%2F30&vreme=&timeZone=2&type=ID&flightSearch=true

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    2. Zagreb, get ready!

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  13. Postovana gospodo anonimusi, at 1:40/2:17/ 2:42/14:15/4:48/4:54... Ocigledno je da sam ''zabavio'' mojim gledanjem na posledice odnosa koji su usrecili ovu drzavu, gde ogromanbroj ljudi ni pesacki prelaz ne koriste. Ovde je uglavnom sve sredjeno, lzuzev mojih pogleda, pa i zelja za pristojnim zivotom. Sto niste razumeli moj figurativni izraz ''demolirana crkva'', pod ovim sam podrazumeo da Srbija bez potpunog osavremnjavanja aerodroma (prvenstveno Nikole Tesle) bi izgledala kao kako rekoh sto ''(ostecena)'' crkva za vernike... Drzava Srbija mora da izadje iz ovoga gde jeste. Vi dragi anonimusi to po vasoj reakciji na moje apsolutno neznanje, nepoznavanje realnosti nastojanja promena koje tek treba u punom smislu primeniti u svim oblastima ove zemlje. Ipak po vasoj reakciji dolazim do zakljucka da ne izazivam ljude pout vas bi bilo lepo da izbrisem moj tekst. Mozda da se vise i ne oglasavam javno u ovoj zemlji. Ako je to na korist, toje ok. Ne krivim nikog drugog do moje inkopetencije, neznanja, neobavestenosti. Nepoznavanja Srbije, njenih ljudi...
    Svima ponovo Srecne Vaskrsnje praznike. Radovan, Kraljevo +++ Sydney.

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    1. Radovane when you live outside Serbia you think the best, but in reality Serbia is full of corrupt politicians who make false promises ( both DS and SNS). Many EDUCATED people are living Serbia since they see no hope. They are no jobs in the country and if you do find one first you have to give "mito", "veza", or "krevet". I know that in North America there is also that, but to a much much smaller extent. I know plenty of people who have completed an actual university ( Beogradski or Novosadski fakultet, not Megatrend crap) and are now sitting at home or are abroad. So please don't over glorify Serbia, the times you remember are long gone man.

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    2. This evening Air Serbia's flight to Amsterdam will be late at least four hours because of lack of fit fleet. Toliko o svetloj tacki.

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    3. Nisu bas svi Politicari pod korupcijom i ima nekoliko ustanova gde vam ne vredi veza. A i negde ne vredi mito. I nije sve tako crno kao sto pisete.
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      INN

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    4. INN-NS come on man, then why did both of us leave Serbia and plenty of other people will follow soon. I for sure do not want to finish medical degree or any other degree in Serbia and then get a salary of 500-700 euros. For a younger educated adult who wants to accomplish something in life ( both economically and u struci) Serbia is not the place to be at. I live abroad and when I go to Serbia its all great for me, but the stories I hear from people close to me and friends is not good at all. One type of story is " dude this is how I cheat the system" and the other one is " its hard to live in here and hopefully we will leave soon".

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    5. Kad više od pola mladih žele da ode, to je drastično crno. Žao mi je, ali tako je.

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    6. Ja sam otisao iz Srbije sa 2 godine nazalost. Znam ja tacno kako se sve radi dobro i sta i kako doci do necega.
      Ali opet neki Politicari se trude i opet kazem nie sve crno.
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    7. You still don't realize that you have been blessed for having left Serbia, you have a future INN-NS!

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    8. Lots of people who left Serbia forget how bad it truly is, yet some people from Serbia really overestimate how easy it is to be rich in the west.

      For an immigrant family, it can take generations to build up enough wealth to live by American standards unless they have a good education or they find a very good job.

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    9. nobody said anything about becoming instantly rich

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    10. Sta vrede visoke plate u inostranstvu kad se zivi kao u zatvoru poslao bi ja pojedince u inostranstvo da vide kako je .
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    11. HAHA dude Serbian is a even larger zatvor. Ja bi tebe poslao u Srbiju da vidis kako je (na duze naravno). Can somebody please shut this guy up with all the nonsense. This is beyond trolling.

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    12. Ja vrlo dosta Gospodine jako puno vremena provodim u Srbiji leti po 2.5 meseca i znam kako se zivi narod. Ja znam kako pojedinci u Srbiji misle da ljudi u Inostranstvu imaju Drvece sa novcanicama od 500 eur.
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    13. You said something else at 9:35 than at 9:59. For 9:35 what you said is absurd, as for 9:59 ( totally different topic) its true.

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    14. "Vrlo dosta jako puno"? E, onda ok.

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    15. Nisam mislio bukvalno da se zivi u zatvoru ali je jako slicno.
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    16. Na zapadu je samo mentalni zatvor!

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    17. INN, big +1 :D

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  14. Rodney, nadam se da ne mislite da su vaši postovi van kritike i dalje komentarisanje. Svako ovde sme da piše o čemo hoće samo da je vezano za temu, a to je prvenstveno Ex-yu avijacija. I o tome je problem sa vašim postovima. Uvek je neka (ista) priča o ovome, i onome. Ajde jednom nešto napišite bez 15 redova uvoda o vladi, crkvi, ljudima dobre volje itd.
    Stick to the theme man, tell us about your experiences at Quantas and how it relates to exyu airlines.
    Keep it real bro.

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  15. ''This evening Air Serbia's flight to Amsterdam will be late at least four hours because of lack of fit fleet. Toliko o svetloj tacki.''

    NO...Amsterdam delay is weather related... stop trolling smartass

    Visibility: 5 miles
    Wind: SW
    39 mph
    Sky Conditions: Scattered layer at 900 feet.
    Broken layer at 1300 feet.
    Scattered layer at 1500 feet. Sky cover is cumulonimbus.

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  16. AMS Schiphol FlightStats Delay Index
    Delay Index: Excessive Delays

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  17. Same in LJ, slot is 4h after planned dep time.

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  18. 737 will be instantly phased-outMarch 29, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    First summer day and the 737 are used full force.

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    1. So what are you expecting ? The same thing will be every day from today onwards, simply because at any moment there are more then ten scheduled medium-haul flights, the number of ASL Airbuses.

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    2. We can only congratulate Air Serbia.

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  19. 737-300 YU-AND <3 forever :)

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    1. http://airlinersgallery.smugmug.com/Airlines-Europe-2/Airlines-Europe-2/Jat-Airways/i-WfWkV64/A

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    2. Let's hope it does not end like Germanwings.

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    3. @AnonymousMarch 29, 2015 at 10:09 PM
      Jesi li ti normalan?

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    4. @10.09 jel sa tobom sve ok?

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  20. Again shortage of airplanes? Today i flew LJU-MUC and was TradeAir Fokker 100 :)

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