Wizz Air’s numbers surge in ex-Yugoslavia

Strong start to 2014 for Wizz Air in the former Yugoslavia

Covering five markets in the former Yugoslavia, Wizz Air has established itself as the leading low cost airline in the region. At the same time, the airline has seen strong passenger growth in several EX-YU countries so far this year. For another month, Wizz Air’s largest base in the former Yugoslavia will be Belgrade. As EX-YU Aviation News exclusively learns, despite the increased competition the carrier is facing in the country, its passenger numbers have surged so far this year. In the first two months of 2014, Wizz Air welcomed just over 59.000 passengers on its flights to and from the Serbian capital, or an increase of 24%. This summer season the airline will resume seasonal flights to Sandefjrod in Norway and will launch services to Larnaca in Cyprus. However, the no frills airline will suspend its seasonal flights to Rhodes and Corfu, leaving it with twelve destinations from Belgrade this summer.

On the other hand, Wizz Air launched flights from Gothenburg, Malmo and Basel to Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina last summer, making it the only scheduled airline offering services to the city. The gamble payed off with over 62.000 passengers handled on these flights in 2013. The airline continues to post healthy figures with some 8.000 passengers using Wizz Air’s services in and out of Tuzla this January, up 21% on the month before. The low cost airline is considering launching flights from Dortmund and Eindhoven to the Bosnian city in the near future. It estimates to carry 120.000 passengers to and from Tuzla this year.

In addition, Wizz Air has become Macedonia’s busiest airline, carrying 380.000 passengers on flights to and from Skopje in 2013, an increase of 241% on the year before. Early next month, Wizz Air will base a second aircraft in Skopje and launch flights to four new destinations - Beauvais, Hahn, Cologne and Charleroi. It will bring the total number of destinations served from the Macedonian capital to fourteen, making it its largest base in the former Yugoslavia. The low cost airline now has 38.6% of the market share in Skopje, which is set to skyrocket this summer.

The low cost airline has also entered the Slovenian market and was a key driver of Ljubljana Airport’s passenger growth last year. In less than a year, Wizz Air has become Ljubljana’s third busiest airline with some 50.000 passengers carried to and from the airport on only two destinations – Charleroi and London Luton. Ljubljana Airport is in the final stages of talks with the low cost airline to launch flights from Scandinavia and Northern Germany to the Slovenian capital towards the end of 2014.

Wizz Air’s presence in Croatia is relatively muted with seasonal flights to Split. The airline is yet to tap into the Montenegrin and Kosovan markets. However, unlike other larger European low cost airlines, Wizz Air has recognised the region’s potential and is on the lookout for further expansion.


  1. Anonymous09:12

    I have to tell that wizzair is not that good company because of baggage policy. If you want to fly from BEG to BVA for example, having only backpack (which means nothing of baggage), you pay plane ticket around 200 euros, which is extreme!!! I wish nice flights to wizz costumers, but thanx, not me!!!!

  2. Despite my personal dislike for Wizz's product and serivices, I am very glad that they are in this market.

    I think wizz is one of the best things that happened to the Serbian civil aviation market. They made other carriers have to compete, and more competition is always good.

    1. Anonymous09:47


      The worst thing that can happen to the region is for wizz to leave, just watch what happens to prices, some hate them passionately exactly because of this! But they are upfront and honest about who and what they are, so next time you fly with air serbia, austrian, turkish, lufthansa etc... say a little thanks to wizz for saving you a few euros. Bring on easyjet, ryanair and norwegian i say.

    2. Anonymous10:45


      I think there will be a rude awakening in a few days in Belgrade.

    3. Anonymous12:15


    4. Anonymous19:23

      I've been using Wizz for a while now, and frequently (at least once every 6 weeks) on its LTN-BEG service, travelling only with a backpack of course. Not once late, not once cancelled, not once overbooked or even overcrowded. Cabin crew discreet, polite, courteous and efficient. Very low fares if you plan and buy in advance. Will very, very happily continue to use them.

    5. Though Wizz Air has initially revolutionized the Serbian aviation market, I feel that they are lagging behind their competition... at least as far as Belgrade goes.
      It seems as if they are dormant and satisfied with the destinations and frequencies they currently serve. In the meantime some of the important and large markets have been taken over by their competition.
      In a few weeks easyJet will be launching direct flights from Rome to Belgrade. This will be a very important test for the airline and a good indicator of how good it will perform in Serbia in the future. I am saying this because Wizz Air had failed on this route despite having good brand recognition in Serbia, while having a rather poor one in Italy. On the other hand, easyJet has a rather weak brand image in Serbia (outside the aviation circles) but a very strong one in Italy. easyJet does have a clear advantage and that's that they use the A319 which is somewhat smaller hence why it is easier to operate more frequencies.

      With easyJet becoming increasingly present in Serbia, Wizz Air should really re-consider their strategy. To be honest, I wouldn't mind Wizz Air packing their bags and leaving while easyJet opens a base in Belgrade. However, that's just my personal opinion.

    6. Anonymous15:06

      Ah, Nemjee, based on what you've written, I'm sure you're aware of a bit more than what you're saying.

      Anyways - easyJet would be a much worse competitor for Air Serbia due to serving the same pax segment. It's just that they wouldn't think of basing an aircraft and going all out like Wizz Air do, which you might find quite fortunate.

      Let's see what the public says in a few weeks. I'm sure there'll be quite a spin on it due to the involvement of Serbia's government.

  3. Purger09:38


    Skopje (14 destinations):
    Basel/Mulhouse, Beauvais (begins 4 April 2014), Bergamo, Charleroi (begins 2 April 2014), Cologne/Bonn (begins 4 April 2014), Dortmund, Eindhoven, Gothenburg-City, Hahn (begins 1 April 2014), London-Luton, Malmö, Memmingen, Stockholm-Skavsta, Treviso

    Belgrade (12 destinations)
    Basel/Mulhouse, Paris-Beauvais, Brussels-Charleroi, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Gothenburg-City, Larnaca (begins 30 March 2014), London-Luton, Malmö, Memmingen-Munich West, Stockholm-Skavsta, Oslo-Torp (resumes 30 March 2014)

    Tuzla (3 destinations):
    Basel/Mulhouse, Göteborg-City, Malmö

    Ljubljana (2 destinations):
    Charleroi, London-Luton

    Split (1 destination):


    Dubrovnik (6 destinations):
    Berlin-Tegel (begins 13 April 2014), Cologne/Bonn, Hannover, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf (begins 30 March 2014)

    Split (7 destinations):
    Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart, Berlin-Tegel (begins 1 April 2014), Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover

    Priština (5 destinations):
    Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart

    Zadar (5 destinations):
    Berlin-Tegel (begins 3 May 2014), Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg (begins 11 July 2014), Stuttgart, Düsseldorf (begins 30 March 2014)

    Zagreb (4 destinations):
    Berlin-Tegel,[10] Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg (resumes 10 July 2014), Stuttgart

    Rijeka (4 destinations):
    Berlin–Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg (begins 27 April 2014), Stuttgart

    Pula (3 destinations):
    Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg (begins 10 July)

    Sarajevo (3 destinations):
    Berlin-Tegel (begins 15 April 2014)[9] Cologne/Bonn, Stuttgart

    Belgrade (1 destination):

    Germanwings 38 routes from 9 exYU airports
    Wizzair 32 routes from 5 exYU airports

    To be fair Germanwings has much more seasonal routes than Wizzair. But in same time Germanwings has more frequencies on most of their routes than Wizzair. Some of Germanwings routes are every day (even some are more than once par day), what is not Wizzair practice. For sure Germanwings is not lot behind Wizzair if even so. Maybe they have even more passengers from exYU than Wizzair.

    1. Anonymous09:53

      Thanks for the analysis. Admin, I would love to see similar reports and comparisons on various airlines flying to ex yu region.

    2. I agree Purger but Wizz AIr is the only airline that has aircraft based in ex-Yu (4 from April) and has local staff employed (pilots and crew). Ryanair is an exception in Zadar but it only operates seasonally.

    3. Purger11:26

      But still Ryanair does not have local staff employed in Zadar (pilots, crew, maintenance...). That is one of the problems in discussion of benefits of Ryanair in Zadar.

      I do agree that Wizz is much bigger benefit for region concerning 2 bases, resurrection of traffic in Tuzla, not more than 10% seasonal routes (Germanwings has little more than 50% of seasonal routes in exYU). But still Germanwings is not far from Wizz number of passengers, has more flights, more routes and more airports they serve in exYU than Wizz.

    4. Wizz only flies with A320, Germanwings flies with mostly A319 to ex-yu, but also CRJ-900 on some routes such as Zagreb-Hamburg

  4. Anonymous10:19

    U zivotu svakog coveka jedna od glavnih, osnovnih delova koji sacinjavaju slobodu jeste pravo na izbor. Ako
    nema LC avio kompanija nema ni letenja za stotine miliona putnika u svetu ili stotine hiljada putnika u drzavi
    Srbiji. Volim neograniceno drzavu Srbiju, kao i Er Srbiju ali podjednako volim ljude da lete. Fair go! Bez LC to nije moguce. Mnogi nemogu da plate full service. Zato je krucujalan izbor mogucnosti je pravo i Pravda prema svima. Chance to all! Ostalo je do ljudi ko sta moze i zeli
    da plati. Nadam se da ce se poneko saglasiti sa ovo malo reci koje rekoh. Moja ljubav prema QANTAS-u, kao
    i za AIR SERBIA neokrnjeni i neograniceni. Pravo izbora
    slobode i prakticnosti zivota su delovi, be fair to all !.
    Vas Rod. Marinkovic, AME. Kraljevo / Sydney

    1. Anonymous17:11

      LC prevoznici su obična prevara za naivne. Isplati se možda samo onima koji imaju potrebu da lete jednom nedeljno ili češće, mada takvi mogu dobro da prodju i skupljajući milje sa tradicionalnim kompanijama.
      Kupio sam karte na relaciji Beograd-Istanbul. Podredeći tri kompanije koje lete, Pegasus, koji je "kao" low cost kompanija je daleko skuplji i od Turkisha i od Air Serbia kada se uračuna prtljag, Pritom TK i YU daju i obrok u avionu uračunat u cenu karte, ukrcavanje i iskrcavanje na aviomostu a ne autobusu, pretpostavljam i veći razmak sedišta.

    2. Purger18:30

      Možda temeljem jednog istustva i to na liniji na kojoj su 3 prijevoznika sa preko 20 tjednih letova, pa se kolju i samim time srozavaju cijenu u bescjenje.

      Činjenica je da u 90% slučajeva ja uspjevam dobiti LCC kartu za 30-40% cijene Legacy carriera. Ako je razlika u cijeni unutar 50 EUR sigurno ću odabrati Legacy carriera, no ako je veća i još ako mi odgovara direktan let sigurno ću odabrati LCC. Ryanair i Wizzari su izuzetak. Sa njima ne letim, ako baš ne moram, jer puno su previše neprijteljski usmjereni prema putnicima (nedostatak asistencije u slučaju problema, brdo sakrivenih troškova, psihoza "leteče trgovine" u kojoj me svako toliko tjeraju da vežem pojas da bi mi jako naporno pokušali prodati nešto, udaljeni majušni aerodromi na kojima prijevoz do grada nekoliko puta više košta nego sam let....). No easyJet ili Norwegian npr. su nešto potpuno drugo. Kvalitetna usluga, nisu naporni, znaš što kupuješ... EasyJet je bolji od dobrog dijela Legacy carriera.

  5. Anonymous10:21

    Big like for today's article... not because I like Wizz Air but because I like seeing all the figures

  6. Anonymous13:46

    Sve je to lepo, za potrosaca najvise naravno znaci niska cena.
    Ali ove LC kompanije upropascuju standarde za radnike avio kompanije....i bunili se mnogi ovde koliko hoce, to srozavanje standarda, direktno utice na sigurnost letova. Ali potrosac o tome nema pojma, dok se nesto ne desi lose....e onda je kasno vec. Ali, srecom avioni su moderniji danas, pa su i nesrece redje....ne bitno, kompanija koja goni svoje radnike da rade kao crnci, za 50% manju platu nego prosecan "Legacy carrier", a pritom ne da ni kafu ili sendvic posadi tokom leta, za mene moze imati samo prolaznu ocenu i nista vise. Pitajte kolege kako je u Ryan Air-u ...sve ce vam biti jasno.

    Ali opet ponavljam, za potrosaca je bitna (nazalost) samo cena.

    1. Anonymous13:51


      Standardizacija usluge doprinosi poboljšavanju, a ne srozavanju sigurnosti. Ovo gore je logika na nivou žute štampe.

      Pitaj kolege u Wizz Air-u u vezi plate i odnosa.

    2. Anonymous15:11

      To nije zuta stampa prijatelju....to je iskstvu od preko deset godina u letackom sektoru. Pitao sam kolege i navodim stvari koje mogu da ti potvrde ljudi koji se bavi ovim poslom.

    3. Purger15:28

      LCC lete već skoro 20 godina. Neki od njih imaju i po 400 zrakoplova. U posljedjih 20-tak godina desile su se dvije manja nesreća sa jednom ljudskom žrtvom

      • 2000, March 5 – Southwest Airlines Flight 1455, a Boeing 737-300, overruns the runway in Burbank, California. Of the 142 people on board, 43 are injured, two seriously.
      • 2005, December 8 – Southwest Airlines Flight 1248, a Boeing 737-700, slides off the runway during landing at Chicago Midway International Airport in Chicago in heavy snow. None of the people on board are injured, but the plane hits two automobiles on the ground, killing a six-year-old boy.

      Istovremeno u tih 20 godina Legacy carrieri su imali popriličan broj fatalnih nesreća. Eto od 1995. i nastanka easyJeta i Ryanaira, popisao sam samo velike Legacy carriere (ne i brdo afričkih i manjih koji su imali stotine nesreća u tom vremenu):

      • March 31 – TAROM Flight 371, an Airbus A310, crashes near Baloteşti, Romania, killing all 60 on board.
      • June 9 – Ansett New Zealand Flight 703, a de Havilland Canada DHC-8, crashes during a landing approach near the Tararua Ranges, New Zealand, killing four of the 21 people on board.
      • December 20 – American Airlines Flight 965, a Boeing 757, crashes into a mountain while approaching Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport in Palmira, Colombia, killing 159 of the 163 people on board.
      • July 6 – Delta Air Lines Flight 1288, a McDonnell Douglas MD-88, experiences an uncontained engine failure during takeoff on Runway 17 at Pensacola, Florida. Fragments from the number one (left) Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219 turbofan engine penetrated the fuselage, killing two and seriously injuring one of the 148 people on board.
      • July 17 – TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747, explodes in mid-air above the ocean off East Moriches, New York, killing all 230 people on board.
      • October 31 – TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais Flight 402, a Fokker 100, crashes shortly after takeoff from Congonhas-São Paulo Airport, Brazil, striking an apartment building and several houses. All 90 passengers and 6 crew members on board die. Three people are killed on the ground.
      • November 19 – United Express Flight 5925, a Beechcraft 1900, collides with a privately owned Beechcraft King Air at Quincy Regional Airport, Illinois; killing all 14 on board both aircraft.
      • May 8 – China Southern Airlines Flight 3456, a Boeing 737, makes a hard landing in Shenzhen, China during poor weather and crashes, killing 35 of the 74 people on board.
      • August 6 – Korean Air Flight 801, a Boeing 747, crashes while attempting to land in heavy rain at Guam International Airport; of the 254 people on board, only 26 survive.
      • December 28 – United Airlines Flight 826, a Boeing 747, encounters severe turbulence two hours into the flight; the aircraft safely lands back in Tokyo; all survive the accident, but a passenger dies later; despite having no damage, the aircraft is written off.
      • February 16 – China Airlines Flight 676, an Airbus A300, crashes into a residential area while attempting to land in Taipei, Taiwan. All 196 people on board are killed, in addition to six on the ground.
      • April 20 – Air France Flight 422, a Boeing 727 leased from TAME Airlines, crashes into the mountains east of Bogotá, Colombia on takeoff from El Dorado International Airport of Bogotá in foggy weather. All 53 passengers and crew perish.
      • September 2 – Swissair Flight 111, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11, crashes into the sea near Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada, because of an onboard fire. All 229 people on board perish.
      • December 11 – Thai Airways International Flight 261, an Airbus A310, crashes during poor weather near Surat Thani, Thailand. Of the 146 people on board, 102 are killed.

    4. Purger15:29

      • February 24 – China Southwest Airlines Flight 4509, a Tupolev Tu-154, crashes while on approach to Wenzhou Airport, killing all 61 passengers and crew on board.
      • April 7 – Turkish Airlines Flight 5904, a Boeing 737-400, crashes in poor weather near Hamdilli, Ceyhan, Turkey; all 6 crew die.
      • June 1 – American Airlines Flight 1420, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, skids off the runway on landing at Little Rock, Arkansas during strong winds; eleven of 145 on board die.
      • July 24 – All Nippon Airways Flight 61, a Boeing 747, is hijacked by a passenger, Yuji Nishizawa, wielding a knife; after fatally stabbing the captain, he is overpowered by the crew; the first officer lands the plane safely at Haneda, Japan.
      • August 22 – China Airlines Flight 642, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11, crashes on landing at Hong Kong International Airport during "Typhoon" Sam; of the 315 people on board, three die.
      • October 31 – EgyptAir Flight 990, a Boeing 767 bound for Cairo, Egypt, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 passengers and crew; cause is disputed: a deliberate suicide/homicide act by the relief first officer according to the NTSB, vs. a Boeing mechanical flaw according to Egyptian aviation authorities.
      • December 22 – Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509, a Boeing 747-200F, crashes after takeoff near Great Hallingbury, England; killing all 4 crew.
      • January 30 – Kenya Airways Flight 431, an Airbus A310, carrying 169 passengers and 10 crew members, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off Côte d'Ivoire after takeoff from Abidjan. Only ten people survive.
      • January 31 – Alaska Airlines Flight 261, an MD-83, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off Point Mugu, California after problems with its horizontal stabilizer. All 83 passengers and 5 crew members are killed.
      • April 19 – Air Philippines Flight 541, a Boeing 737-200, crashes in a coconut plantation on Samal Island, Davao del Norte while preparing to approach the Davao International Airport, killing all 131 people on board in the worst ever accident involving the 737-200.
      • July 25 – Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde crashes during takeoff from Paris, France after its fuel tank catches fire, killing all 100 passengers and 9 crew aboard as well as four on the ground; the entire Concorde fleet is grounded for one year.
      • August 23 – Gulf Air Flight 072, an Airbus A320, crashes into the Persian Gulf off Manama, Bahrain while attempting to land. All 143 passengers and eight crew members are killed.
      • October 31 – Singapore Airlines Flight 006, a Boeing 747-400, strikes construction equipment after using a closed runway for takeoff at Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, Taiwan, killing 83 out of 179 people on board.
      • November 12 – American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300, crashes into a Queens neighborhood in New York City when the plane's vertical tail fin snaps just after takeoff. All 251 passengers and nine crew members on board are killed as well as five people on the ground.
      • November 24 – Crossair Flight 3597, an Avro RJ100, crashes near Bassersdorf, Switzerland, while attempting to land in Zürich. Of the 28 passengers and five crew members on board, 21 passengers (including dance singer Melanie Thornton of La Bouche) and three crew members die.

    5. Purger15:31

      • April 15 – Air China Flight 129, a Boeing 767-200ER, crashes into a hill during a landing attempt at Busan, South Korea in misty conditions; of the 155 passengers and 11 crew, 38 survive.
      • May 7 – EgyptAir Flight 843, a Boeing 737-566, crashes near Tunis, Tunisia, while landing in rough weather; of the 62 people on board, 14 perish.
      • May 7 – China Northern Airlines Flight 6136, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, crashes near Dalian, China, after a passenger sets fire to the cabin with gasoline; all 103 passengers and 9 crew are killed.
      • May 25 – China Airlines Flight 611, a Boeing 747-200B, disintegrates above the Taiwan Strait in mid-flight due to maintenance error; killing all 225 people on board.
      • November 6 – Luxair Flight 9642, a Fokker F50, crashes short of the runway on approach to Luxembourg Findel Airport in foggy weather conditions; of the nineteen passengers and three crew on board, only two survive.
      • January 8 – Air Midwest Flight 5481, a Beechcraft 1900, crashes on takeoff from Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States; all 19 passengers and 2 pilots are killed.
      • January 8 – Turkish Airlines Flight 634, an Avro RJ100, crashes during its final approach to land at Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey in extensive fog. All of the 5 crew and 70 of the 75 passengers are killed, 5 passengers survive with heavy injuries.
      • November 21 – China Eastern Airlines Flight 5210, a Bombardier CRJ200, stalls and crashes near Baotou, China shortly after takeoff because of frost contamination; all 53 on board and two people on the ground are killed.
      • August 2 – Air France Flight 358, an Airbus A340-300, skids off a runway at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Ontario, while landing and catches fire; all 309 on board escape without fatalities or serious injuries, but the aircraft is completely destroyed by the fire.
      • August 14 – Helios Airways Flight 522, a Boeing 737-300, crashes near Kalamos, Greece with 115 passengers and 6 crew members on board; there are no survivors.
      • August 16 – West Caribbean Airways Flight 708, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, crashes in western Venezuela. All on board, 152 passengers and 8 crew members, die.
      • July 9 – S7 Airlines Flight 778, an Airbus A310, crashes into a concrete barricade at Irkutsk International Airport, Russia, upon landing and catches fire. Of the 203 people on board, 128 are killed.
      • August 27 – Comair Flight 5191, a Bombardier Canadair CRJ-100, crashes on takeoff at Blue Grass Airport, Kentucky due to runway confusion; of the fifty people on board, only one survives.
      • September 29 – Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907, a Boeing 737-800, collides with an Embraer Legacy business jet and crashes in Mato Grosso, Brazil; the Embraer Legacy, with seven on board, lands safely with no reported injuries while all 154 people on board the Boeing 737 perish; this crash marks the first loss of a Boeing 737-800.
      • October 10 – Atlantic Airways Flight 670, a BAe 146, slides off the runway at Stord Airport, Norway, killing 4 of the 16 people on board.

    6. Purger15:34

      • March 17 – UTair Flight 471, a Tupolev Tu-134, suffers severe structural damage while landing in Samara, Russia, killing six of the 63 people on board.
      • May 5 – Kenya Airways Flight 507, a Boeing 737-800 with 114 people on board, crashes near Douala, Cameroon, killing all on board.
      • July 17 – TAM Airlines Flight 3054, an Airbus A320, crashes at Congonhas-São Paulo Airport, Brazil, killing all 187 people on board and 12 on the ground.
      • August 20 – China Airlines Flight 120, a Boeing 737-800, bursts into flames after landing at Naha, Japan; none of the 165 passengers are seriously injured.
      • Scandinavian Airlines Dash 8 landing gear incidents:
      o September 9 – Scandinavian Airlines Flight 1209, a de Havilland Canada Dash 8, experiences a landing gear failure in Aalborg, Denmark; none of the 73 people on board are seriously injured, but three days later, after a similar incident, the airline grounds the aircraft type.
      o September 12 – Scandinavian Airlines Flight 2748, a de Havilland Canada Dash 8, experiences a landing gear failure in Vilnius, Lithuania; none of the 52 people on board are injured, but because of a similar incident three days earlier, all their Dash 8s are grounded.
      o October 27 – Scandinavian Airlines Flight 2867, a de Havilland Canada Dash 8, experiences a landing gear failure in Copenhagen, Denmark; none of the 44 people on board are injured, but because of similar incidents in September, the airline "permanently" removes its Dash 8s from service; cause is eventually ascribed to maintenance error.
      • January 17 – British Airways Flight 38, a Boeing 777-200ER, lands short of the runway at London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom. Nine of the 152 people on board are treated for minor injuries, but there are no fatalities; this is the first loss of a Boeing 777-200ER, and the first loss of any 777 due to operational incident.
      • May 30 – TACA Flight 390, an Airbus A320, overruns the runway at Toncontín International Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, killing five (including two on ground).
      • August 20 – Spanair Flight 5022, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 crashes on takeoff at Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain. Of the 172 people on board, 154 are killed.
      • September 14 – Aeroflot Flight 821, a Boeing 737, crashes on approach to Perm Airport from Moscow due to pilot error, killing all 88 people on board in the worst ever accident involving the Boeing 737-500.
      • October 7 – Qantas Flight 72, an Airbus A330-300, makes an emergency landing in Exmouth, Australia following a rapid descent that leaves over 70 people injured, 14 of them seriously.
      • December 20 – Continental Airlines Flight 1404, a Boeing 737-500 with 115 people on board, veers off the runway upon takeoff from Denver International Airport, comes to rest in a ravine near the runway and catches fire; 38 people are injured.

    7. Purger15:36

      • February 25 – Turkish Airlines Flight 1951, a Boeing 737-800, flying from Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul to Amsterdam Airport Schipol crashes in a field during final approach; of the 135 people on board, 9 are killed and 86 injured.
      • March 23 – FedEx Express Flight 80, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11 flying from Guangzhou, China crashes at Tokyo Narita International Airport, Japan; both the captain and the co-pilot of the plane are killed.
      • June 1 – Air France Flight 447, an Airbus A330-200 flying from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris, France, crashes in the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 occupants, including 12 crew; bodies and aircraft debris are not recovered until several days later; the aircraft itself is not found until 2011. The crash is the first fatal accident of the A330 and the worst-ever disaster involving the A330.
      • August 4 – Bangkok Airways Flight 266, an ATR 72–200 carrying 68 passengers crashes in severe weather on landing at Samui airport in the resort island of Ko Samui in Thailand, resulting in at least 1 confirmed death and 37 injuries.
      • September 9 – Aeroméxico Flight 576, a Boeing 737-800 with 104 passengers on board, is hijacked whilst flying from Cancún to Mexico City; after landing at Mexico City International Airport, Mexican officials storm the plane and take 5 men into custody; there are no casualties.
      • December 22 – American Airlines Flight 331, a Boeing 737-800 from Miami International Airport overruns the runway at Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica; there are 40 injuries and no fatalities.
      • January 25 – Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409, a Boeing 737-800, crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after takeoff from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport; the flight was heading to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa; all 90 people on board perish.
      • July 27 – Lufthansa Cargo Flight 8460, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighter, catches fire and breaks in half as it lands at King Khalid International Airport, injuring the German pilot and co-pilot.
      • September 3 – UPS Airlines Flight 6, a Boeing 747-400, crashes at a military base shortly after takeoff from Dubai International Airport, killing both of the two crew.
      • November 4 – Aero Caribbean Flight 883, an ATR-72, crashes in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, killing all 68 on board in the joint worst ever accident involving the ATR 72.
      • July 28 – Asiana Airlines Flight 991, a Boeing 747 freighter, crashes into the Pacific Ocean, 112 kilometres (70 mi) west of Jeju Island, South Korea, killing the two crew.
      • July 30 – Caribbean Airlines Flight 523, a Boeing 737, overruns the runway on landing at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Georgetown, Guyana and breaks in two; several are injured but all 163 passengers and crew survive.
      • August 20 – First Air Flight 6560, a Boeing 737, crashes while on approach to Resolute Bay Airport, Nunavut, Canada, killing 12 of 15 on board.

    8. Purger15:37

      • April 2 – UTair Flight 120, an ATR-72, crashes shortly after takeoff from Roshchino International Airport, Tyumen, Russia, killing 31 of the 43 passengers and crew on board.
      • December 29 – Red Wings Airlines Flight 9268, a Tupolev Tu-204 on a repositioning flight, overruns the runway on landing at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, then breaks apart and catches fire; five of the eight crew on board are killed in the first fatal accident involving the Tu-204.
      • July 6 – Asiana Airlines Flight 214, a Boeing 777, crashes short of the runway on landing at San Francisco International Airport, killing three of 307 on board and injuring 182. The crash was the first fatal accident involving the Boeing 777.
      • August 14 – UPS Airlines Flight 1354, an Airbus A300 freighter, crashes short of the runway on approach to Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport, killing the two crew on board.
      • March 8 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777-200ER en route from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport with 239 people on board, disappears from radar over the Gulf of Thailand.

    9. Anonymous16:40

      Purger, can you stop flooding?! Mod, please delete this flood. He could have posted the links.

    10. Anonymous17:14

      Purger we can see you can copy/paste. Did yoi forget Wizz crashing on Rome last year. Than southwest crashing in New York. The text you coppied was writren long time ago.

    11. Purger18:23

      It is not, I did not copy-paste that. I take it from wikipedia and delete all accidents without death and major injuries + delete all companies from Africa, India etc. + delete small companies (they are not relevant for this discussion). I spent one hour on that text.

      As there were no injuries I did not put Wizz incident in Rome, Southwest incident in New York, US Airways Houston River emergency lending etc.

      But in 20 years just 1 death in all LCC with several thousands planes flying for them every day. That is the fact!!!!!!

    12. Anonymous19:14

      Mr.Purger iznosi cinjenice. Ako koza laze, rog ne laze. Kome se ne svdja fact, rdjava sreca. Ah Union, Union. Don't cry for me Argentina! Ko zeli monopol neka leti sa njim. Divno je imati priliku biranja sa svojim platnim mogucnostima. Ko ne zeli da radi za avio kompaniju taj se moze uhlebiti gde
      zeli vecu zaradu... Sve je stvar mouceg i realnog. Sloboda i izbor sa kime zelimo leteti, kada i gde god je moguce ostavimo onima koji placaju avio karte. "NAMA DOBRO A NIKOME ZLO" ! Srecan put i mirni letovi svima na svim meridijanima. Sa letova dugih 45 godina do sada izmedju Beograda i Sydney-a, snajboljim zeljama Rodney Marinkovic, AME. Kraljevo.

  7. Anonymous15:02

    OT: G550 (HB-JKC from Switzerland) was in Podgorica yesterday, carrying Mr. Šarić. The flight was deleted from all registers so no one can tell where did he come from. :D

    1. Anonymous17:16

      He was held somewhere until the elections were over and now the goverment wants to show off so he magically appeared in Belgrade... :)

    2. Anonymous17:41

      But what's the point of keeping him until elections were over?

    3. Anonymous18:53

      It was not "deleted". Something like that isn't even possible. It was never tracked!

      The only thing I know is that Jet Aviation will charge a lot of money for this adventure :)

    4. Anonymous21:09

      The flight was not deleted. I can see it, even right now thru professional software. So if you can see it thru FR24 that means it was not deleted from ALL registers.

    5. Anonymous22:31

      One more info. Departed from http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airports/LRM
      do not believe daily news paper :) Dubai is far far away :)))

  8. Anonymous15:43

    Then YU-BNA to BEG

  9. OT: Iran Air is in BEG again today with their A300.

    1. Anonymous00:18

      Yes, it's because BEG is not in the EU and they can refuel only in the "third" countries, not EU members. That's why they have to make technical stop in BEG on return flights to Iran. For refueling in non-EU country. And it's not A300, it's A310.

    2. That is not correct actually. Iran Air stops daily in Ljubljana and it was till recently also in Budapest (not sure if still). EU allowed or at least did not stop Iran Air from refueling in smaller EU airports. Maybe it has to do also with large oil companies avoiding kerosene supplies to Iran Air, since USA imposes certain sanctions. Not a biggie for Petrol maybe...

    3. It has little to do with the EU, it's the US that is pushing the anti-Iranian campaign. The last time when Iran Air was forced out of Belgrade, it was because the US embassy in Belgrade exerted pressure on the government.
      Let's also not forget that it was because of the US that Adria could not sell its A320 to Iran.

  10. Anonymous19:56

    Anyone know when Wizz Air will receive their first A321 that they ordered?


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