Air Serbia to launch nine new routes


Air Serbia has announced the introduction of seven new year-round routes and two seasonal destinations, which will be introduced from June onwards. The national airline will commence year-round flights from Belgrade to Kiev, Madrid, Barcelona, Rijeka, Krasnodar, Helsinki and Cairo, as well as seasonal operations to Nice and Zadar. In addition to the new routes, Air Serbia will add more depth to its network with an additional one weekly frequency to Zurich (eighteen per week), Paris (double daily) and Dubrovnik (daily). The carrier faces no direct competition on any of its new services with exception to Barcelona, which is served seasonally by Vueling. The new additions will also require the Serbian airline to take on more aircraft, although it is still to specify its fleet plans.

As a result of the expansion, Air Serbia's route network to Croatia will grow to six cities, two of which will be served year-round (Zagreb and Rijeka). The carrier will also resume operations to Kiev, which were operated seasonally during the summer of 2016. Furthermore, the airline returns with scheduled flights to Spain after some twenty years and to Egypt after fifteen  years. Initially, Air Serbia planned to commence flights to Cairo in 2014 but cancelled such plans due to deteriorating security in the country at the time. On the other hand, Nice will mark the airline's second destination in France, while Helsinki will be served out of Belgrade for the first time. Krasnodar, in southern Russia, becomes the carrier's third gateway to the country and was initially to launch in 2017, but such plans never materialised. Air Serbia currently codeshares on Aeroflot's flights between Moscow and Krasnodar.


Air Serbia's CEO, Duncan Naysmith, said, "We are very proud to be able to connect the Serbian capital to new cities, adding breadth and depth to our network by providing our passengers the choice to choose from 49 direct destinations, which the national carrier will serve from June 2019". The company added, "The expansion of Air Serbia's international network represents a step forward in the Serbian national carrier's expansion plans". The airline recently confirmed that Airbus has returned a cash deposit made by its predecessor JAT Yugoslav Airlines for eight Airbus A319 jets, amounting to 23.5 million dollars.


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  1. WOW, great news.
    I am not so sure though that CAI, HEL, Krasnodar and Rijeka will be successful on a year-round but fingers crossed!

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    1. Krasnodar can easily be operated at night when most of JU's fleet sits idly at BEG. Also, it could stimulate demand as Serbia and Russia have no visa regime and have a free trade agreement in place.

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    2. This is very good! Just let's hope we not see more tax payers' money wasted on funding product for transfer passengers. Good for citizens of Serbia to have more direct connections.

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    3. Bravo Serbija!

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    4. They should bring back WAW, BUD and IST.
      Demand is there but so far JU is just surrendering all those passengers to foreign airlines.

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    5. Demand for WAW is low, alsmot all the passengers are connecting passengers to intercontinental LOT destinations
      Demand for IST is there, but no chance to fight against TK
      There is no demand from BUD. Otherwise it would have worked few years ago

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    6. Demand for travel to and from Poland is exploding all over Europe!
      Poland is full of European tourists and Europe is full of Polish tourists.
      But looks like JU is avoiding competition like the devil.

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    7. I think JU doesn't have the right aircraft to compete with JU. As for KBP I hope it's an overnight flight.

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    8. Compete with LO, sorry.

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    9. Čestitke, Air Serbia, na uvođenju novih linija! Šteta što Croatia airlines stoji u mjestu i ne poduzima apsolutno ništa. Sve najbolje i pozdrav iz Dubrovnika!

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    1. These will be charters as I understood. All tickets bought by agencies

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    2. There is no Brac. Read the article.

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  3. So they are keeping Venice and not switching to Trieste as previously rumored!

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    1. There were never such rumours.

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    2. There were and Trieste would have been a horrible choice. It was a loss-making route even when Jat flew.

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    3. Actually, in terms of diaspora demand, there is a sizable Serbian community in Trieste and Udine. On the other hand, that airport has very few flights and there is a transfer potential. Venice flights are horribly scheduled (morning/evening) making it very had for people from other Italian cities to use them.

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    4. Trieste airport has now a railway station and is directly connected by train to Trieste proper, Venice etc. Great unused potential for this airport. Slots available during "human times". AirSerbia is making a mistake not flying there. Huge Serbian community in the area. If the ticket price is reasonable success is assured.

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    5. But JU already flies to LJU, VCE, PUY and now RJK. Do they really need another airport in that area?!

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    6. Good question

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    7. Trieste could only play out as a transfer destination. Diaspora is sizable but not sufficient. However, LH introduced two daily flights to FRA in addition to existing Munich. Alitalia serves it 4 times a day. So JU would have to compete seriously there.

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    8. TRS po meni imao nekakvog smisla kad JAT nije letio u LJU i Hrvatsku. Kad bi bio važan samo broj srpske dijaspore morali bi letiti na svaki njemački aerodrom sa pistom od trave

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    9. ...što bi gotovo i mogli, da imaju manje mlaznjake.

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  4. Krasnodar should be money making destination for them. Hope they plan schedule right.

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  5. wow. do they need additional aircrafts for this?

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    1. Yes. Read the article.

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    2. Anon 11:47 what aircraft?

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    3. The fleet expansion plans are unknown at this point. As anon 11:47 said, read the article.

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    4. Hopefully they are working on it!
      Or maybe they cut some unnecessary frequencies such as overnight flight to Thessaloniki, etc.

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    5. the aircraft addition will be quite interesting. my guess is that they have more free capacity on airbuses, so they will add some regional bird into the flock

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    6. @Anon 12:21 - That night SKG flight is packed because people who don't want to pay a lot to fly during the day use the night flight.

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    7. SKG isn't cut, it's double daily in summer. SKP is down to 12.

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    8. @anon 17:53
      Thessaloniki operations are among most annoying for us regular travelers and taxpayers. Over the ASL era my family has regularly ended up paying up to 700 eur for one way ticket because they are selling cheap transfers to Germany. That route used to be lovely and relaxed during Jat time.
      Regarding nighttime flights, my friend flew this August during the night exactly for the price reasons. Half full on a way there (ATR), 30 passengers on B737 on a way back (probably used as substitute).

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    9. €700 one way? I think you are exaggerating here, that would be way more than a one-way ticket to LCA in summer. The fact you used the word 'taxpayer' shows that your comment isn't very innocent. It's one thing to dislike Air Serbia but it's a whole different thing to trash them like this in public.

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    10. @Anon 21:02: Last year at the beginning of July I flew one-way to SKG for slightly over RSD 9000 (booked two and a half months in advance). I used the daily flight. My friend later decided to join me and the one-way daily flight was over RSD 16000, so she took the night one for about the same price I paid.

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    11. 700E to SKG? I would go to JFK for that money :D

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  6. Excellent Air Serbia!
    This is a great news. I must say I am surprised with some destinations like Helsinki, but at the same time it was the right moment to increase its flying network after many years of stagnation.
    It will also help BEG to go over 6 million in 2019!
    Great news this morning!

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  7. Good old Beograd-Rijeka is comming back? I say good old because it was the only permanent and stable year-round daily connection Rijeka had in the former Yugoslavia.

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    1. Not only that but Rijeka has managed to become only the second Croatian airport to be served the whole year!!!!!!!!!

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    2. I'm positive that they will finally retain SPU over the winter as well this year.

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    3. Unfortunately I don't think SPU is mature enough for winter flights just yet. RJK can serve a larger catchment area. Also, Istra was always welcoming to Serbs and these flights can also help boost winter tourism.

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    4. I can tell you that buses and unofficial "taxis" shuttle at least 40-50 pax daily between BEG and SPU in winter. Filling a two-weekly should be no problem whatsoever.

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    5. Yeah but with a bus you can take much more luggage than with JU. Also don't forget that those Split buses stop along the way. I think they even go through Zagreb.

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  8. This is bad news for Wizz Air's Skopje-Turku flights.

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    1. Turku has an airport?! :)

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    2. Yes, Turku has an airport. It is not much, but it serves big catchment area. Turku has a huge shipyard where they build mega-cruisers and all workers (around 15000 of them) use TKU to fly in and out of there. Also, Wizz is experimenting with some routes.
      If you want to have great summer vacation with mild to hot temperatures (YES, Turku has hot summers with up to 35 degrees and great sand beaches) go there, you will be surprised
      Greetings from Meyer Turku yard.

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  9. good luck in finding aircraft for the peak season. the Dash from OS maybe :D

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    1. I do not think they will have this problem

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    2. Jelena Karleuša23 January 2019 at 12:02

      SSJs are available!

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    3. Well I doubt most of these cities would be served more than 4 times per week. The only exception would be Cairo which I think can go daily in summer.

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    4. Jelena Karleuša23 January 2019 at 12:15

      That is at a minimum 80 extra flights a week. I figure between this and the extra charter traffic already announced they will need 4 maybe 5 extra aircraft.

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    5. Last summer they basically had 2 surplus aircraft (if all fully utilized for 4 rotations on average).

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    6. I remember that JAT Airways used to do triangle BEG-BCN-MAD-BEG at certain point...I worked between 1996-2002 so in that time range (for part of it, of course). Good news and think that it is the only way to survive-to fly and fight competition. Interesting times ahead with BEG airport , Air Serbia and others...

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  10. two cities in Spain from bg is the best news lately...

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    1. To be honest I always believed BCN will work and that should be introduced asap but MAD... I am not so sure. Let's see

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    2. During the Summer both will work fine.
      but over the winter period I think both destinations will struggle.

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    3. I think Barcelona can work year-round with JU's feed. Good news is that Vueling will be punished for its disastrous BEG schedule. JU will most likely have a split schedule, 06.40 and 17.10, similar to Paris as flight time is almost the same.

      RIP VY

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    4. BCN will survive during the winter, but I have big doubts for MAD.
      Let's not forget that Spanair also tried MAD-BEG and it did not last long.

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    5. MAD should have been the priority over BCN.

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    6. Well, both MAD and BCN are big and rich cities. It is now also on our Tourist organisations to advertise more Belgrade as destination.

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    7. don't forget that JU has code-share with UX, which has hubs in MAD and BCN

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    8. JU launching MAD is such great news for connectivity. We will now have one-stop options to pretty much every major city in Latin America thanks to JU/UX codeshare!

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    9. You are right, MAD is the perfect choice as we desperately needed a good connection airport for Latin Amerika!

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  11. So, they will use the money from Airbus to fund these new routes. Not a bad decision.

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  12. i hope this proves more successful then the JP's "expansion"

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  13. Better late than never.

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  14. but why is Air Serbia canceling their codeshares with Aeroflot and Alitalia?

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    1. Where did you find it?

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    2. They are not.

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    3. Alitalia is moving away from EY partners.
      Aeroflot wants all the cake for itself.

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    4. Any link maybe?

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    5. check airserbia website or alitalia or aeroflot. from April

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    6. In their reservations ystem you can't still find new destinations so I would give them some time to update it all.
      For your information there is code share with AZ on BEG-FRA in summer season

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    7. no sign of AirSerbia codeshares on alitalia.com for BEG-FCO after the winter season. we will see.

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    8. No codeshare with Alitalia? JU already flies half empty to Rome most of the year. This is a bad news! Hope it is not true.

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    9. lol... FCO is among JU's best performing routes. Alitalia does exceptionally well as well, the route is mostly served by A320. Embraer has not been sent in years.

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    10. To bad that after Vinci takeover and website redesign you cant see anymore what airplane is operated on route.

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    11. I agree, before I used to check the list every morning... now it's pointless. That said, FR24 is pretty good as well.

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    12. ok, also Montenegro Airlines codeshares are cancelled! what is going on?

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    13. They don't display the codeshares.

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    14. @Nemjee - not all routes can be the best for JU :)
      Alitalia is doing quite well. JU not so much. Bulk of passengers are transferring to AZ, and Alitalia planes are usually those who fill first. I fly regularly on this route.

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    15. I understand that all routes can't be the best for JU but FCO is not underperforming, quite the opposite. BEG-FCO is quite a large market, I think I even posted statistics on here some time ago.

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  15. Six destinations in Croatia and OU has only one to BEG.
    It looks like someone is sleeping

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    1. Dalmatia is a massive draw for tourists. Belgrade not so much.

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    2. Yeah that's a very smart strategy from OU. Let tourists coming to Dalmatia be handled by foreign airlines :)

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    3. It's even worse if you compare their networks in ex-YU and the Balkans.

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    4. Belgrade had a million tourists last year, so I'm not sure what is "not so much" about it?

      JU is thinking profit. OU narrow-minded nationalism. Go figure who will win on BEG-seaside routes.

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    5. Go figure who will win on BEG-seaside routes.

      Montenegro Airlines?

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    6. Go figure who will win on BEG-seaside routes.

      Dalmatia?

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    7. Don't forget that JU serves both DBV (daily) and TIV (four daily) in summer which are in the similar catchment area. JU is the clear winner here.

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  16. The great thing is that 7 routes are year round! Well done.

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  17. From 9 new routes maybe 7 will survive.

    And then we shall have so called experts from the neighbouring countries saying how Air Serbia terribly cancelled almost 25% of newly introduced flights :-)

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  18. Good stuff. Congrats Air Serbia!

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  19. Wow! although admin did publish around a month ago that Air Serbia will be launching new routes I didn't believe it at the time. But credit where credit is due. Well done Air Serbia.

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  20. Biggest single expansion since the relaunch of Jat/Air Serbia in 2013. Great to see!

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  21. Rijeka year round?! :O wow! even SPU, DBV, PUY and ZAD are seasonal!

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    1. My guess is Rijeka will subsidize the route in winter. Venice did the same in first year but it seemed to work and it has been kept as a year round route.

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    2. I believe this route can work during summer months, those Lasta buses are full from/to Rijeka, and ATR72 is great for this route. Not sure about winter, but ok, even seasonal route is great option :)

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    3. Venice didn't subsidize the route, they gave JU €20.000 for marketing activities.

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    4. People you should look the names in Rijeka Phonebook- half of the names are Serbian. Rijeka has Serbian Consulate General. Croatian National Theatre Ivana pl. Zajca closely cooperates with several cultural institutions from Belgrade, significant part of Serbian export/import goes through the Port of Rijeka, Rijeka is European Culture Capital 2020, plenty of Belgrade and Vojvodina people spend their holidays and off days in Opatija, Krk, Crikvenica, it can serve for one part of diaspora from Koper and Trieste regions, some people from Rijeka would use for sure Air Serbia to transfer, rather than using OU minibus to ZAG, and Rijeka Airport has no money to pay any subsidies, neither Croatian state provides them for Rijeka, at least hasn't so far. During yugo times there were at least least 2 daily flights between the cities, some times even up to 4 and I am really looking forward to this new service and believe it will be success, not only in summer but winter as well.

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    5. What about "udruzeno oglasavanje"?
      Air Serbia could be a candidate for financial motivation to fly to Croatia on the same way foreign carriers are doing it

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    6. yeah, phonebook is the right place to assume booking for this route...no comment.

      There is no a lot of german surnames in Rijeka Phonebook, but there is lot of people from Rijeka who are travelling to and out of Europe - but guess what - route between Munich and Rijeka is empty this winter even do MUC is one of the biggest hubs in Europe. What u would say about that? Pozdrav iz Zagreba.

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    7. Is RJK - MUC performing badly this winter?

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    8. Well, the flights to MUC are empty because there are no German names in Rijeka phonebook:))

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    9. So economic relations (port, trade) are not important and people involved in that don't fly, cultural relations are not important and people involved in that don't fly, political relations represented in Cons Gen. are not important and Consulate in Rijeka is opened there just like that, all those tourists from both sides are irrelevant, all those possible transfer passengers from Rijeka, Istra, Koper, Trst, irrelevant again, so 7 categories of passengers I listed you just ignore, and put focus on Serbs living in Rijeka the 8th category which would use the new service as well. Well, if that bothers you, than something definitely must be wrong here but not with me.

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    10. We see from JU's schedule to Rijeka that they will offer connections to western Europe. What markets might be the most popular and is there really that much demand in winter time or will they have to rely on O&D?

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    11. port of Rijeka was important for exYu, today there is no big connection with Serbia. Sorry but that is true. Cultural relations? Yeah, sure, generate some pax, but is that enough? Consulate in Rijeka, people who works in consulate going weekly to Belgrade now from Rijeka with bus? Are you kidding? C'man...
      Transfer passenger from Istra, Koper, Trst going to Venice, Ljubljana, Trieste many years from now. You think there are huge number of passengers who will choose between 2 weekly flights from RJK to fly via BEG to some european destination? LOL!
      This web should have some kind of filter because this type of comments like from pozdrav iz Rijeke are simply ridiculous.

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    12. @pozdrav iz Zagreba: ljudi sa njemačkim prezimenima su 4-5 generacija. Došli u grad za vrijeme Austro-Ugarske i nemaju ama nikakvu vezu s Njemačkom/Austrijom. Ljudi sa srpskim prezimenima su većim dijelom došli za vrijeme SFRJ, ovo je sada druga generacija i imaju još puno kontakata s rodbinom u Srbiji. Ja znam, jer sam 8 godina živio u Opatiji.

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    13. Ja radim u aviokompaniji pa isto znam. Btw, ne pratimo telefonske imenike kad biramo novu rutu! Zivjeli!

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  22. Shame they didn't include Geneva in the list. They announced this service last year but it never materialized. Let's see how many routes they actually open.

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    1. Non-compete Clause23 January 2019 at 12:48

      Because there is direct competition on this route.

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  23. Bravo :) first BEG expansion and now Air Serbia expansion. Great week for Serbian aviation.

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  24. So does it mean BEG will have close to 100 new frequencies next summer? No wonder Vinci is rushing to build a new state of the art terminal.

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  25. So BEG will easily handle 6.2 next year.

    Man, the airport will be a zoo in the morning... love it! :D

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  26. baš me interesuje kako će se ove rute pokazati. nadam se da će imati više uspešnih nego promašenih

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  27. routes missing: Munich, Geneva, Ohrid

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    1. Munich has triple daily LH and W6 to Memmingen.
      Ohrid was tried and it failed, I guess market just wasn't there.
      Geneva is easyJet land, they boosted flights a while ago and the route is mostly A320 now.

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    2. Also IST, BUD, WAW.

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    3. add to your missing routes: Salzburg. Salzburg can be really on both way O&D. Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is an absolutely tourist destination be it summer or winter (skiing!). Also the City of Salzburg has the second biggest serbian diaspora in Austria. Furthermore Air Serbia could offer good Connections and transfer options to e.g. Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece or Bosnia. There are really many people in Salzburg which are of ex-yugoslav ancestry.

      Therefore I hope Air Serbia will be considering Salzburg as a (year-round) destination.

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    4. Isn't Graz second in Austria after Vienna?

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    5. Graz is the second largest City in Austria having only a bit more than 500 serbian passport holders. Salzburg has the second largest serbian diaspora in Austria with about 6.000 inhabitants which were born in Serbia and Montenegro, which mostly are Serbs. In this number of 6.000 there aren't second generation Immigrants taken into this number because most of these were born in Austria. And we are now only talking about the City of Salzburg with about 150.000 inhabitants at all. The Salzburg "metropolitan" area has about 400.000 inhabitants where also lots of Serbs are living.

      Also there are more and more serbian tourists to be seen in Salzburg who could profit of let's say two to three weekly flights which would be ideal. Most Serbs don't want to use the Train or car to Vienna or Munich which are all at least 2 hours by car. They mostly prefer using the car becausing of that inconvient travel options.

      In a few days I will finish my trip report SZG-FRA-BEG. So let's be surprised. ;)

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  28. Hey admin, you must change the label "Summer 2018" to "Summer 2019."

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  29. BEG-MAD

    ------7 // 06.00-09.15 / 10.00-12.55
    --3---- // 17.00-20.15 / 21.00-23.55

    BEG-BCN

    -----6- // 06.45-09.25 / 10.10-12.40
    -2----- // 17.00-19.40 / 20.25-22.55

    BEG-NCE

    ------7 // 07.00-09.10 / 09.55-11.45
    ---4--- // 17.50-20.00 / 20.45-22.35

    BEG-HEL

    1----6- // 06.35-10.10 /10.55-12.30
    ---4--- // 17.00-20.35 / 21.20-22.55

    BEG-RJK

    -2--5-- // 13.10-14.30 / 15.00-16.20

    BEG-ZAD

    ----5-7 // 13.10-14.25 / 14.55-16.10 (01.15 flight time, A319?)

    BEG-CAI

    -2--5-- 23.10-02.05 // 02.50-05.55

    BEG-KRR

    1-3-5-- // 00.10-03.40 / 04.20-05.35

    BEG-KBP

    -2-4--- // 07.00-09.50 / 10.35-11.20
    ------7 // 18.05-20.55 / 21.40-22.25

    21 extra frequencies.

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    1. Vise za Helsinki nego za Barselonu?
      Valjda znaju sta rade

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    2. Вероватно због Вуелинга мада далеко је јун... ако попуњеност буде добра увек могу додати више летова. Што се Хелсинкија тиче, ту скоро да нема локалне потражње те ће успех линије искључиво зависити од путника који преседају.

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    3. CDG goes to 14 weekly.
      DBV to daily.
      ZRH to 18 weekly.

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    4. Sorry, ZRH is 19 weekly.

      So JU and LX will operate together 40 weekly flights.

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    5. This is much better than what they were previously doing i.e 7 weekly to untested destinations. They should do like Aegan which is start by 2-3 then gradually increase.

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    6. I just checked some random dates for in August. BCN 60 euro one way for Light Fare, MAD is 80 euro.

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    7. I looked at random destinations from KRR, this is what I found for TXL.

      KRR-BEG 04.25-05.35 A319
      ----01.35 in BEG----
      BEG-TXL 07.00-09.00 A319

      Blue tariff for €190. Seems like White Tariff isn't available for this flight.

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    8. I checked OS for June and it's €520 for KRR-TXL. :D :D

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    9. Nemjee,

      Kako to mislis da ce HEL zavisiti od putnika koji presedaju?

      Nema JU code share sa Finnair-om pa da jedni dovode putnike do HEL a drugi do BEG i obrnuto

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    10. Мислио сам да ће линија зависити од путника који ће преседати у Београду. На пример од оних који ће летети Солун-Београд-Хелсинки или Хелсинки-Београд-Ларнака... и тако у круг. Могуће да ће доста њих преседати ка Јадрану, ако се не варам и Кроациан је успоставио летове ка Хелсинкију због тих путника.

      Што се Финера тиче, они су специјалисти за Азију а за то Ер Србија има Аерофлот у Москви и Етихад доле у пустињи.

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    11. Ok, sad se razumemo. Hvala

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    12. Ali to onda ipak znaci da se Air Serbia opet vraca na hub model koji su, koliko mi se cini, pre par godina zvanicno napustili.

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    13. Право питање је да ли су уопште знали каква фирма желе бити? Да ли су имали ту могућност/слободу док су били у оковима Етихада? По мени ово је доказ да схватају да без критичне масе немају будућност и да би постајали све небитнији што у Србији а што ван ње.

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    14. Pa ne moraju da imaju code share da bi prevozili putnike zajedno... sigurno ce napraviti JU/AY SPA fares... Inace te tarife vec dugo postoje izmedju BEG i HEL i jos nekih gradova preko EU tacaka....

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    15. Vec su krenuli sa promocijama
      DBV-HEL-DBV 120 eur

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    16. HEL-TLV-HEL 180 eur

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    17. How much is OU for SPU, PUY, DBV and ZAG from HEL?

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    18. Anon 17.59

      Проблем код SPA је тај што је то најнижи начин сарадње између фирми и он се увек појављује као последња опција када се претражују карте. То значи да би Финер био конкурентан само ка одредиштима ка којима ЈУ партнери не лете. Додуше, ја бих искрено волео када би ЈУ и Финер склопили кодшер сарадњу, мислим да би она била крајње успешна.

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  30. North America and Asia destinations were talked about but missing. Are they to be announced later or are pushed to 2020?

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    1. There also should be done more about the regional expansion in Romania/West-South Ukraine and Turkey, Hungary.

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    2. Hopefully no North American or Far East destinations.
      Hopefully more frequencies to European destinations.
      Profits are better that prestige.

      Just my2cents

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    3. Prestige? That's hater talk. After the initial new route introduction period, long haul is a source of profit, increases regional feed and has a significant positive impact on the economy. In fact:

      A 10% increase in the supply of intercontinental flights results in a 4% increase in the number of headquarters of large firms.
      A 10% increase of departing passengers in a metropolitan region increases the employment in the services sector of that region by 1%.
      A 10% increase in air traffic equals an increase of 0.5% of GDP per capita.

      Sources:
      https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/rep/1/2015/EN/1-2015-598-EN-F1-1.PDF
      https://www.airport-technology.com/features/featureairport-economics-how-much-value-does-a-hub-really-hold-5920397/

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    4. JU's longhaul flight though is not a source of profit. Just a source of continuous losses!
      The route is flown for three years now, no American company moved its headquarters in Belgrade or anywhere else in Serbia.
      American tourists are very few and the route is essential subsidizing the trips of Greeks, Israelis, Albanians and Lebanese to new York.
      What we get is onle the "prestige".

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    5. Does anyone know if they are expected to announce YYZ in the next few weeks ?

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  31. 2019. will be a great year for BEG.All this expansion is nice but I think that INI-BEG should be considered too.
    Also I think that they know how much is Vinci cooperating with LCC so they are trying to start routes before Easy, Ryanair or Wizz do.

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    1. +1
      Lets hope that if LCCs try some of today's destinations JU they won't abandon it the next day!
      They seem to be allergic to competing.

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  32. Any idea when they will start selling tickets?

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    1. They started selling them now.

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    2. BEG-HEL for €189... really not bad.

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    3. and DBV - HEL for 129! Ridiculous!

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  33. Same number aircrafts on main picture as the new routes :)

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  34. Stunning.Fantastic.Amazing.
    Today is a big day for Serbian aviation!
    Cheers to those who wrote of JU!

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  35. what about flights to HAM - return back for summer 19?

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    1. Yup as three weekly, one in the morning at 06.50 and two 18.00.

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    2. My friend got his May flights to HAM canceled the other day. JU is a complete mess as usual :)

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  36. Would love to have direct route from Detroit to Bgd.

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  37. It would be interesting now beside all these new frequencies (at least 60 in summer) U2 to announce opening their base in BEG. And that is very realistic!
    Ludddlooo

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  38. A Toronto i Cikago? Razocaran sam!

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    1. Za to, ako sto znas, treba drugi sirokotrupni avion koji puno kosta.

      I pored neuvodjenja tih linija Air Serbia ostaje jedini ex-yu avio prevozilac sa interkontinentaalnom linijom i sirokotrupnim avionom

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    2. Pa neka iznajme drugi A330.

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    3. I ja se pitam sto ne odu do lokalne trafike i iznajme ga

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    4. Etihad ima viska A330 koje polako izbacuje iz flote. Bolje je da jedan iznajme povoljno AS nego da im stoji u hangaru.

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    5. Najbolje da ga poklone ili ustupe besplatno

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    6. To bi bilo jos bolje :)

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    7. Biće uskoro novosti i za interkontinentalnu liniju, a možda i linije-hahh...tako da se strpite.. ne može se sve najaviti u istom danu..tik-tak, tik-tak. .

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    8. Neka to bude slag na torti za ovogodisnje novosti iz AS

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    9. Kazem ja luuddloo

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  39. Nema nam Purgera da komentarise

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    1. Sigurno je na poslovnom putu u Toulouseu :)

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  40. Congrats Air Serbia, now with service to four continents: Europe, Asia, North America, Africa.

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  41. The Iberian routes are very well connected from SOF:
    SOF-BEG-BCN total route time + transfer = 4h40m!
    SOF-BEG-MAD total route time + transfer = 5h15m!

    However, one way price is 220.46€, which is way too high and biggest disadvantage are the inbound flights hence no transfers available until the next day. Still not bad.
    Even though 3 carriers fly those routes, JU can still get a small percentage of market share.

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    1. Some time ago they specially promoted Scandinavia routes in Bulgaria.

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    2. Issue with Sofia is that there are no overnight flights so there are no connections onto the morning wave of departures. I think their target are other destinations like Russia, the Nordics and so on.

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    3. I highly doubt any Russians or Scandinavians will travel to Spain through BEG when there are so many direct options available.

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    4. It's a real pity, because Spain is a popular market in Bulgaria and also the Bulgarian diaspora in Madrid and Spain quite sizeable. Decreasing, but still sizeable.
      Even if you have 3 carriers, I spoke to people flying MAD-ATH-SOF or BCN-ATH-SOF.
      A3 has very agressive one way fares on Skyscanner. I do hope JU has luck though, 50min transfer is just great.

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    5. Anon 17:59
      It's not about Scandinavians going to Madrid, but about Bulgarians traveling somewhere via Belgrade :)

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    6. @17:59 - Don't be an idiot. By your logic OS and LH would long be bankrupt because no one would use transfers.

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  42. Madrid postaje naj duza destinacija AS, 3.15h.

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  43. Aj da ne budu sve sami hvalosoevi,Sankt Peterburg i Skoplje se smanjuju za po jedan let u letnjoj sezoni.

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  44. Krasnodar i donekle Kiev mogli bi biti zanimljivi za transferne putnike prema Sloveniji i Hrvatskoj. Krasnodar je velik grad a KRR nema npr. ni letove za PRG i WAW koji inače imaju vrlo dobre letove prema bivšem SSSR

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    1. Vredi dodati da je KRR imao 3.5 miliona putnika prosle godine, dakle nije neko selo.

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  45. predivno je videti da se nacionalni avio prevozitelj napokon odlucio da pokrene liniju za Nis. nadam se samo da uvazeni putnici nece opet u velikom broju brkati Nicu i Nis.

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  46. Ocene za KRR na google su uzasne

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