Air Serbia to commence Ohrid charters

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Air Serbia will operate summer charters between Ohrid and Basel for a second consecutive year. The airline will utilise an Airbus A319 aircraft on the route each Sunday throughout the month, starting August 4. The carrier has been contracted by Struga-based tour operator Veleshta Reisen to operate one-way flights to Basel to cater for the diaspora living in Switzerland, which is returning home after the holidays. Flights depart Ohrid at  19.30 CEST. Wizz Air maintains scheduled services between Ohrid and Basel. Air Serbia currently operates leisure flights from Belgrade and Banja Luka. It is running over 1.000 charters this summer.

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  1. Its not just the diaspora living in switzerland. Its the diaspora from germany and france too.

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  2. Apparently hey barely had enough planes to operate both charter and scheduled flights this summer. Now they can even fly charter BSL-OHD?

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    1. Two B737s went back to service last week. They now have 23 planes in operation.

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    2. They have enough planes. 1000 charters for roughly 150 days of summer holiday season (out of which some 80 are busy).

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  3. In the end over 4 million passengers are possible for Air Serbia.

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  4. They waste their scarce fleet on this route losing many pax forever due to hours of delay that it causes on its scheduled routes.

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    1. They are obviously getting good money for this. But hey, I guess you know better than the professionals.

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    2. these are also pax ^^ smfh

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    3. Why do you instantly think the worst will happen? They just added an extra 2 Boeings which weren't flying this summer.

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  5. 90% of Macedonian diaspora in Switzerland are Albanians

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    1. Yes this JU flight is booked by Struga agencies.

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    2. *these JU flights.

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  6. How will the planes be positioned to OHD? As ferry or as charters as well? OHD used to be very popular with serbian tourists.

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    1. Just ferry flight

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    2. it stil is

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    3. It is beyond me why they are not just opening these positioning flights to the public!!

      Even if they'd fly half empty, so what? At least some income like 60*50 EUR is still 3000 EUR less costs per flight.

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    4. youre right on this one. why not sell BEG-OHD tickets

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    5. It was a very weak destination:

      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2018/02/air-serbia-to-end-ohrid-operations.html

      OHD is not still not prepared for transfer traffic..

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    6. wrong. it was successful for the old JAT. once the Abu Dhabi geniuses moved it to after midnight it stopped working. BEG-OHD is purely O&D

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  7. Albanian diaspora flying with Air Serbia to Switzerland ?
    A slap in the face of nationalists on both sides !
    And a victory of reason .

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  8. if its cheaper to fly with Air Serbia Albanians will. Just like Albanians in NY area that fly with Air Serbia to Europe.

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