Air Serbia has expanded its codeshare agreement with Air Berlin to offer one-stop connections to five destinations in the United States including Boston and San Francisco. Under the expanded agreement, the Serbian carrier will place its "JU" designator code and flight numbers onto eight weekly services between Dusseldorf and San Francisco, and five weekly flights between Dusseldorf and Boston operated by Air Berlin. The new routes complement an agreement signed this January that allows passengers to fly with Air Serbia and Air Berlin between Belgrade, Chicago, New York and Miami via Germany. Air Serbia's CEO, Dane Kondić, said, "We are thrilled to provide more connections to the United States by expanding our codeshare agreement with Air Berlin. This allows travellers to fly easily from Belgrade to the culturally-rich cities of Boston or San Francisco via Dusseldorf". He added, "Together with Air Berlin, we now offer convenient one-stop air links to five major cities in the US and will further build on this travel proposition in June when we launch our non-stop, five per week service between the Serbian capital and New York”.
The new deal has also seen Air Serbia widen and deepen its European flight network by codesharing on Air Berlin's services between Dusseldorf and Bologna, Florence, Venice, Reykjavík and Stockholm. Mr Kondić continued, "On top of our new connections to the US, we have bolstered our European network by codesharing on an additional five routes operated by Air Berlin to Italy, Iceland and Sweden, providing our guests with more choice and flexibility when planning air travel. This development marks a major milestone in our partnership, which now covers Air Berlin's flights to fifty cities". In return, travellers with Air Berlin will soon be able to book flights operated by Air Serbia between Belgrade and Ohrid, Hamburg, Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb, Pula and Ljubljana, using a single ticket for their entire journey.