Air Serbia further boosts Ljubljana operations

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Air Serbia will add a third daily flight between Belgrade and Ljubljana on selected days starting this coming winter season for a total of seventeen weekly rotations between the two cities. The additional frequencies will operate in the afternoons, each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, departing the Serbian capital at 13.10, while the return service leaves Ljubljana at 15.10. The new flights will offer Slovenian travellers connections onto the airline’s flights from Belgrade to Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Rome, Milan, Prague, Podgorica, Stuttgart, Vienna and Zurich. Compared to the 2018/19 winter season, Air Serbia will operate an additional six weekly flights between Belgrade and the Slovenian capital. The airline is today also running three flights between the two cities to cater for passengers stranded by Adria Airways‘ demise, offering a total of 276 seats each way, with one Boeing 737-300 and two ATR72 aircraft.

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  1. Wait ... what?! :O

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  2. Nice one JU, guess predictions by some experts that JU won't have any additional passengers in LJU were unfounded.

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  3. Does OU still think it's early to react?

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    1. How? To add ZAG-LJU? LOL.

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    2. Seems you are as creative as OU management. They could run ZAG-BRU-LJU-BRU-ZAG or ZAG-CPH-LJU-CPH-ZAG.

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    3. they can add a special bus like LH offers connections with a train

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    4. LH has 5 daily bus departures from FRA to Strasbourg.

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    5. LH has over 100 destinations from FRA.

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    6. OU could offer a bus from LJU to ZAG and then fly the passnegers via FRA to LUX for example. Would make sense. You get up at 5 in the morning and arrive in LUX at 19.30. Lost opportunity for OU.

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  4. 17 from BEG and 2 from INI in total 19 weekly flights! That's more than Vienna!

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  5. Great connections to west European destination with these new flights.

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  6. 1. Can't Wizzair fly from Skopje to Ljubljana 2 or 3 times x week? Is it Air Serbia (from Belgrade and Nis) taking all the market? 2. Why Wizzair is not starting Pristina to Ljubljana? Lack of passengers can't be a reason. No competition from Air Serbia on this route.

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    1. I don't think there is that much demand to fill a whole A320 from SKP to LJU. JP used to fly with small planes.

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    2. Low cost carriers don't offer connections (or they charge an arm, a leg and the first born child for it). Wizz would have to establish new lines to LJU from other bases they operate.

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    3. Skopje is a base for Wizz Air.

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    4. True, but with a different focus. I'm not sure the passenger numbers are there to justify the route. I could be wrong - I don't have the numbers, it's just intuition.

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  7. I guess this is because now, all the connections with Balkan are dead now. And whoever wants to travel to the south from Slovenia via air, has to take Air Serbia and then change at Belgrade.

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    1. Well that or they can fly via MUC. Though I'm sure JU is cheaper since they fly the Atr. JU seems to be making the most from this situation.

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    2. Yes, indeed. And I bet customers prefer to change at Belgrade, rather than going north and then south. It's faster. Either way, well done JU.

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  8. The pic is priceless :D

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    1. Yes! Anyone know where it was taken?

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    2. Kraljevo Morava Airport opening.

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  9. Probably Kraljevo

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  10. And just few months ago Adria filed complaint against Air Serbia :)

    This is actually the best possible answer to all "experts" who said it was nothing but "JU marketing" bla bla

    Well done, Air Serbia. Slovenia became gold mine for JU and it should now position itself to keep one of the leading roles in LJU.

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    1. Funny how they wanted to destroy JU yet in the end they ended up destroying themselves.

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  11. Poslusali me,upravo sam to predlozio pre 2 dana. Sta mi dodje AS? :)

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    1. Mene vise zanima sta su ti ostali ovde rekli kada si to predlozio :D

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  12. As for Wizzair, keep a lookout for the news in the following days regarding LJCE

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    1. LJCE? As far as I know this is a military airport. Can you tell a little bit more about that?

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    2. It doesn´t even have a passengers terminal, I don´t get it.

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  13. These flights also connect to KK, SU and A3. Great move for Belgrade and Ljubljana. LJU will have as many flights as TGD.

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  14. Both ATRs are on their way to LJU. :)

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    1. One of them has 4-digit flight number. Charter?

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    2. Yes because one is scheduled other is a separate charter.

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  15. I think JU will increase LJU to a larger aircraft on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday since one way tickets from BEG are already selling for €410 one way. Slovenia will become a cash cow for Air Serbia.

    They gambled and now it's paying off...big time.

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  16. AIr Serbia is offering extremely competitive rates (around 150 euros retrurn) on the Paris-LJU route with a 40 minutes stopover in Belgrade. 40 minutes eems a little short. Anyone with experience of this airline and the airport could comment on that?

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    1. Transferring at BEG is a breeze. It doesn't take more than 3 minutes to go from one gate to the other (arriving and departing passengers are all on the same floor). If your flight is a bit late, Air Serbia in 99% of cases waits for all transfer passengers.

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