The 2017 summer season begins on Sunday March 26, with Air Serbia set to make cuts to its network. The Serbian carrier will reverse a number of frequency upgrades made last summer season. The move will coincide with a change in the airline's business strategy later this year, more on which you will be able to read in the weeks to come. This summer, the carrier will discontinue its seasonal flights to Varna and Kiev, while operations to Istanbul were terminated on March 14 and have since been replaced by AtlasGlobal, with which Air Serbia has concluded a codeshare agreement. Furthermore, flights to Warsaw will not resume following their suspension at the start of the 2016/17 winter season last October. Tivat will sustain the biggest reduction in frequencies, with the Serbian airline to slash nine of its flights on the route during most of the summer season - from thirty to 21 weekly. It comes as a result of a new codeshare agreement between Air Serbia and Montenegro Airlines, with the latter also to maintain three daily flights between the two cities.
Moscow and Zagreb will see a four weekly reduction in flights, while two return services will be cut to Ljubljana. Sofia will be maintained once per day, as was the case during the 2015 summer season, while Amsterdam, Brussels, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, Dusseldorf, Paris, Pula and Stockholm will sustain a reduction of one weekly flight. On the other hand, services to Ohrid will see an additional weekly service, while the airline will launch a new four weekly route to Venice from June 1. Seasonal flights to Malta, which usually commenced in June, will now resume from the start of the summer season, ahead of Wizz Air's planned launch of the same route.
Please note that the changes listed below are preliminary and based on current availability in the GDS (Global Distribution System). Air Serbia is prone to making additional changes mid-way through the season. The airline has expressed interest in introducing services to Tehran, Krasnodar and Pristina. Furthermore, the table below displays the peak weekly frequency on each route during the course of the summer season. Increases in frequencies to a number of destinations do not come into effect until mid-June. Seasonal flights to Split, Dubrovnik and Malta will run until the end of the summer season, while services to Pula and Ohrid will operate until mid-September. EX-YU Aviation News will also bring you summer season changes for Croatia Airlines and Montenegro Airlines during the course of the week. Meanwhile, you can review modifications Adria Airways will be making to its network this summer here.
|Destination||Frequency S2016||Frequency S2017||Change||Notes|
|Dubrovnik||7||6||▼ 1||resumes MAY15|
|Ohrid||3||4||▲ 1||resumes JUN16|
|Pula||5||4||▼ 1||resumes JUN12|
|St. Petersburg||3||3||-||resumes APR04|
|Venice||0||4||▲ 4||starts JUN01|