Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wizz Air to end Belgrade - Nuremberg route

NEWS FLASH


Wizz Air will suspends its two weekly service between Belgrade and Nuremberg on November 10. Ticket sales for the route have been discontinued thereafter. Nuremberg was one of four new services launched by the airline from its Belgrade base this May. Last week, the carrier confirmed it was also suspending flights from Tuzla to Nuremberg for the winter, along with another two routes.

23 comments:

  1. The end is close :D

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    1. Bad news for Air Serbia? Kidding

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  2. For the next summer season they might add CFU, ZTH, and similar vacation destinations instead of adding excess diaspora routes that fail in the end due to high frewuency on the region level. I hope someone from Wizz is reading this.

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  3. I really don't get it. NUE is now on the move and more and more cities are connected to it. Also W6 usually study the route but I think the LF are way too poor to suspend the route just 6 months after launching it.
    Why don't they FINALLY connect BEG to TLV????
    Take a look at the list of destinations served by W6 to/from TLV:
    OTP, BUD, CLJ, CRA, DEB, IAS, KTW, KUN, KSC, PRG, RIX, SOF, TSR, VAR, VNO, WAW.

    Sixteen cities and not even 1 ex-Yu destination! Why??

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    1. They can't launch TLV. Bilateral between Serbia and Israel allows only Serbian and Israeli companies to fly this route.

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    2. Good to know, thank you for the info.

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  4. No surprise why prices are dirt cheap on this route even in mid summer.

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  5. They will probably resume flights next summer season and maybe then turn them to year round.

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  6. Why? I don't get it. The route is working just fine from SKP. There are plenty Serbians in the region.

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    1. Because unlije in Skooje there are another 4 airlines flying between Serbia and Germany - Air Serbia, Lufthansa, Eurowings and Ryan Air

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    2. NUE is the second biggest city in Bavaria after MUC and this is a rich region, so supposedly it should work great but this is not the case.
      BEG is very well connected to all parts of Germany.
      Is this the first BEG route to be dropped by Wizz?

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    3. No, they have suspended Rome, Oslo and Brussels in the past.

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    4. They also had dropped summer routes to CFU and RHO couple of years ago.

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  7. It's about time for Wizz to open Barcelona finally! We are sick of diaspora routes. Yes they make money on those routes and people need them but not all of us fly to Germany and Sweden. Corfu and Rhodes worked very well few years ago. The flights were packed, I don't understand why they stopped those routes. Berlin is also underserved in Germany from Belgrade. JU is very expensive on this route. Number of Serbian tourist in Barcelona shows we need flights to this city. They need to modify they network from BEG. They can try Lyon as well. It's a pity they can't fly to TLV from Belgrade.

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    1. Maybe the reason behind quitting CFU and RHO is that perhaps serbia and Greece also signed a similar billateral about ripping off Serbian tourists via means of using Serbian and Greek companies only. This results in EUR200 standard fare for charters, where the company makes almost 40k Eur while expenses per roundrtip are below 10k

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    2. No that's not the case because Greece is in the EU. They probably didn't find it viable to sell seats to tour operators like they did and 98% of Serbs who go to Greece on holiday go through a tour operator.

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    3. +1 million Anon 1:28pm. Don´t forget southern Italy: CTA, BRI. How about PMI or even Morocco?! I also agree that it is tiring to see gasterbaiter routes. I think SKP has the same issue but at least they are connected to BCN and the route is doing great!

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    4. If there was a genuine need for all of these routes then I'm sure they would create them. While Serbs may he interested in travelling to BCN, CTA, PMI, etc, are those people interested in coming to BEG? You have to rely on both markets to make it work, not just the one.

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    5. TheLoneTraveller, well Vueling has actually added more flights this year indicating that there is a market. Also, if I am not mistaken there were over 35.000 Serbian tourists going to Spain this summer. Though the number is small compared to Greece, it's roughly 30% greater than last year.

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    6. BEG today has more to offer and has developed just like many cities in the region. Yes, it cannot be compared to BUD but it is great for weekend trip.
      BCN is a rich city, so you can have many Spanish wanting to visit BEG.
      But like anon 1:28 said, much money is made from those routes as the cities and countries served are rich too.

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    7. I remember when Ryanair had news conference in Niš regarding 50000 passengers they served on their routes they stated that half of them were foreign passengers. Other half were Serbian residents and diaspora. If Niš can attract that much foreign passengers then also Belgrade can.

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    8. What about ASL to Madrid? Is there any chance to launch this route? Or maybe Wizz? To MAD or LIS?

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  8. Ex-yu, da li se pouzdano zna da li se linija ukida privremeno, trajno ili je ovo samo informacija da letova nema više u prodaji od 10. novembra ?

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