AtlasGlobal announces Sarajevo pullout

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Turkey's AtlasGlobal has confirmed it will no longer operate flights from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport to Sarajevo. The service, which was launched in June, was initially planned to run throughout the year, but was downgraded to seasonal summer operations in November. However, the Turkish carrier has now taken the decision to discontinue all flights to the Bosnian capital and will not return in 2018. Ticket sales have been suspended and Sarajevo removed from the airline's destination network. The carrier faced strong competition on the route from Turkish Airlines, which maintains flights from Ataturk Airport, as well as Pegasus Airlines, which flies from Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport. AtlasGlobal's only other destination in the former Yugoslavia is Belgrade, to which it maintains year-round flights.

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  1. How are the Belgrade flights performing?

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    1. It would seem very well. They send A321s regularly.

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  2. I wonder how can they make it in Belgrade and not in Sarajevo? Because of codeshare with JU or ... ?

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    1. who says they can make BEG work?

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    2. The fact that they fly there several times per week with a mix of A320 and A321 planes. They also started codesharing on flights from Belgrade to New York among others.

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    3. Anon 3:31 (who also posted at 2:36) is just a sad hater consumed by bitterness.

      The reason why KK couldn't make Sarajevo work is simply an overwhelming competition and the number of flights from TK and PC. In Belgrade they face tough but still less fierce competition (PC is in fact very weak on the Belgrade route) plus they codeshare with JU. That seems to be the winning formula for them.

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  3. Again expected, Turkish and Pegasus have a shitload of flights to SJJ, Atlas just couldn't compete with them

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    1. They can't compete with TK, as they sell their tickets 20-30€ cheaper than Tk. And for the price of 30€ you get much, much better service with TK.

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  4. For cargo queries, pls contact with us through Belgrade@air-mark.com

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