Air Serbia to resume a further nineteen routes


Air Serbia has outlined the resumption of over a dozen destinations as it continues to rebuild its network throughout June. The carrier has confirmed it will reinstate operations from Belgrade to Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Dusseldorf, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Larnaca, Milan, Stockholm, Sofia, Stuttgart, Prague, Rome, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tirana and Zagreb between June 15 and June 21. These will complement the four routes the carrier resumed last week, including Frankfurt, Vienna, London Heathrow and Zurich, as well as destinations which will be reintroduced over the next two weeks, among which are Amsterdam, Paris, Ljubljana, Banja Luka, Sarajevo, Skopje, Podgorica, Tivat and New York.

May 21 - June 21 operations (correct as of May 24)

DestinationResumption date
Frankfurt, ZurichMay 21
Vienna, LondonMay 24
LjubljanaMay 29
Paris, AmsterdamMay 31
Podgorica, TivatJune 1
SarajevoJune 4
Banja Luka, SkopjeJune 5
New YorkJune 6
Sofia, Tirana, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Copenhagen, Athens, Thessaloniki, Rome, Milan, Prague, Bucharest, IstanbulJune 15
Zagreb, Brussels, Larnaca, BerlinJune 16
Stockholm, Tel AvivJune 17
BarcelonaJune 20

Services making a return to the network in June will initially operate with significantly fewer frequencies than initially planned for the 2020 summer season, prior to the onset of the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Frequencies on regional routes which are launching in late May and early June will increase during the second half of next month. The Serbian carrier has confirmed that flights to Helsinki, Malta, Rijeka, Cairo and Beirut will not be returning to its network for the time being and have been categorised as temporarily suspended. Planned new services for 2020, which included Lviv, Amman, Florence, Chisinau, Rostov on Don and Geneva have also been shelved.

Air Serbia has noted that the scope of its services will ultimately depend on the decisions and guidelines of national, foreign, and international bodies and civil aviation authorities, and on the changes in the travel restrictions valid in the countries the carrier serves. Commenting on its ongoing operations, Air Serbia’s CEO, Duncan Naysmith, said last week, “We want to reassure our passengers that we have undertaken and implemented all necessary measures, in accordance with the highest safety and hygiene standards, as well as instructions from local and international regulatory bodies. We have also proactively introduced many measures which are above the industry standards to further safeguard our passengers and crew. As always, the safety of our passengers and crew members are our first priority”.

Comments

  1. Any nrws of SPU?

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    1. Anonymous09:28

      It will most likely be back in July along with DBV, ZAD and PUY.

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  2. Anonymous09:02

    There seems to be a lot of inbound demand at the moment. Yesterday's Frankfurt-Belgrade flight was overbooked by 6 seats.

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    1. Anonymous09:06

      serbian people stranded in Germany

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    2. Anonymous09:13

      Actually flight to Frankfurt and Zurich were also almost full so it's not all about Serbs being stranded there.

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    3. Anonymous16:55

      Those are standby tickets! When you have a standby ticket on any airline in the world you don't get kicked out of the plane, you knew from the start you are only going to get on if there are available seats. I flew on standby tickets around the world and when I didn't get in I didn't blame the airline because it's not their fault!

      Those people are lying when they say Air Serbia is holding them hostage. It clearly says: *stand by* on the photo of the ticket:

      https://nova.rs/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/karta-1024x1365.jpg

      https://nova.rs/drustvo/er-srbija-zarobila-sestoro-srba-na-aerodromu-u-frankfurtu/

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    4. Anonymous17:00

      You get a standby boarding pass if the flight is oversold. Last year flew Air Europa from Madrid to Zurich. Purchased my ticket months in advance and even had a connection with Air Serbia to Belgrade but was issued a standby boarding pass because flight was oversold. Made it in the end as there were some no shows. So your comment makes no sense. JU oversold the flight as there is a high number of no shows at this time but it seems more people showed up then expected. So I don't see how it's the passenger's fault.

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    5. Anonymous17:02

      Last anon is correct. You get a standby boarding pass at check in if flight is overbooked and then you go to the gate and wait and see if someone didn't show up. They were unlucky but it's Air Serbia's doing.

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    6. Anonymous20:39

      Non-rev passengers or not, airline doesn't control no shows esp under current irregular schedule for tickets purchased six months earlier when there were at least a couple of scheduled LH+JU flights a day and bumped passenger could have been moved to the next flight. This could have happend to any airline restarting flights after covid break, even to airlines that have no overbooking policy as new schedule is not the same as at the time of booking.

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  3. Anonymous09:02

    Great news

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  4. Anonymous09:02

    So Middle East expansion to feed the European and JFK network has been shelved.

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    1. Anonymous09:03

      There is a global pandemic ongoing followed by the biggest economic collapse since WW2.

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    2. Anonymous09:06

      So indeed the Middle East expansion to feed the European and JFK network has been shelved.
      Thank you for agreeing with me Anon 09:03

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    3. Anonymous09:07

      All expansion has been shelved. In case you haven't noticed.

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    4. Anonymous09:11

      Middle East network is being butchered worse than all others.

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    5. Anonymous09:12

      Perhaps because they estimate that demand from the region will be lower.

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    6. Anonymous09:14

      So the initial statement that the Middle East expansion to feed the European and JFK network has been shelved is correct.
      Thank you for agreeing with me Anon 09:12

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    7. Nemjee09:15

      Hmm... Middle Eastern network wasn't there for JFK so I don't see what you are talking about. Flights arrived in the morning so connections to JFK were possible but not the other way. Those flights were there for their European destinations.

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    8. Anonymous09:17

      His just trying to latch onto something negative.

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    9. Nemjee09:18

      True especially since the last time I checked TLV was in the Middle East.

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    10. Anonymous09:19

      JU500 carried a lot of pax from TLV and BEY.

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    11. Anonymous09:22

      You do understand that Lebanon (as the main ME destination) is going through the worst crisis since the end of the Civil war? The situation is so dramatic that the Lira (which was pegged to the USD since the end of the Lebanese civil war) has collapsed, capital controls have been imposed on savings accounts, the Government has defaulted on its debt, and the country is in uncharted territories?

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    12. Nemjee09:56

      JFK carried a lot of passengers to TLV not but not BEY. From what I remember BEY was mostly to CDG, CPH, TXL and BRU.

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    13. Anonymous09:59

      Nemjee, anon 09:22,

      please do not feed a troll

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    14. Anonymous10:03

      FYI the only destinations that were suspended were Beirut and Amman that didn't launch.

      The rest of the shelved destinations are all in Europe.

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    15. Nemjee10:04

      True, you are unfortunately right.

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    16. Anonymous10:46

      @Nemjee 09:15

      There are many passengers who travel one-way.

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    17. Anonymous10:53

      I work for JU and there were not because very few buy one way tickets to New York in general, not just from BEY

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    18. Anonymous11:33

      Were there many pax from BEY to JFK?

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    19. Anonymous12:10

      Nemjee, are you Blerg on the airliners.net ?

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    20. Prepelica15:11

      Anon @12:10 I have the same question/thought :)

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    21. Hot Lane19:35

      It's me actually

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  5. Anonymous09:05

    the dates for SJJ, BNX, TGD, TIV and SKP are too optimistc

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    1. Anonymous09:17

      Why SJJ and BNX? Bosnian airports are opening on the 2nd of June.

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    2. Anonymous12:48

      Hahahah ... Dates for TGD and TIV are optimistic?? Airports of Montenegro confirmed airports opening, Montenegro Airlines starting lines from June1.. It is a country where 20 days covid-19 is at 0 cases

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  6. Anonymous09:07

    No way they're re-starting SKP on June 5. The authorities aren't showing any intention of opening the airport soon.

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  7. Anonymous09:12

    Admin, how about MAD? No mention of it

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    1. Anonymous09:16

      They will probably resume it after 21st June

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    2. Anonymous19:42

      I had a ticket for July 5th and they rescheduled it for July 12th. It is in the system as well.

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  8. Anonymous09:28

    Nice to see more and more routes coming back.

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  9. Anonymous09:30

    What about Croatian coastline?

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    1. Anonymous09:31

      All routes will resume except for RJK. Probably late June or July.

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  10. Anonymous09:38

    Nice

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  11. Anonymous09:38

    Will they ever resume those cancelled routes?

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  12. Anonymous09:45

    It seems that HEL would probably not make it even in 2021. Finland is functioning normally and not hit by Corona. As for BEY, it remains an extremely seasonal destination.

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    1. Anonymous09:53

      It seems that after all HEL did not work well for JU.

      Unfortunately. It was so cool destination.

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  13. Anonymous09:52

    This provides a good indication of which are their better performing routes.

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  14. Dejan Milinković09:53

    Here is "Covid" gallery update - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GVHd-tzegtgd9Y_XCDb_-vftcIz7WX-V?usp=sharing

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    1. Anonymous11:48

      thanks Dejane, very nice, do you have any pictures of parked aircrafts next to Jat tehnika?

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    2. Dejan Milinković12:01

      Unfortunately not, I don't have access to that area.

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    3. Anonymous17:25

      You should though!

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  15. Anonymous09:54

    Does anybody know what will happen with 2 new leased A319 from Adria?

    Are they coming to JU fleet?

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    1. Anonymous09:55

      They will probably arrive eventually. They are sitting painted in Toulouse

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  16. Anonymous10:01

    How will they fly to LJU if the airport is closed to non-EU?

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    1. Anonymous10:03

      It isn't. Keep up
      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/05/ljubljana-airport-reopens-for.html

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  17. Anonymous10:03

    So the next foreign airline to return in Belavia followed by Swiss?

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  18. Anonymous10:05

    isn't it that non-EU pax travelling to EU countries need to go to quarantine at least for arrivals until 15JUN20 ? How it is with the foreign nationals entering RS, what are the current restrictions ?

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    1. Anonymous10:09

      There are no restrictions to enter Serbia since last Friday
      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/05/serbia-to-lift-all-entry-restrictions.html

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    2. Anonymous10:30

      Regarding non EU pax entering EU countries - that ban is just a recommendation (each country makes its own rules). For example from today all Serbian citizens can enter Hungary without any quarantine or tests.

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    3. Anonymous10:39

      Even in Germany it depends from each Bundesland - there is no rule on federal level

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  19. Wondering how BNX will handle social distancing rules and regulations having in mind size of the halls.

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    1. Cekacemo ispred ulaza, na parkingu, kao na Havajima ili Karibima... Letimo i tacka!

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  20. BTW is route NIS-BG (ini-lybe) still active?

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    1. Anonymous11:25

      That route hasn't been operational since the 80s.

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    2. JATBEGMEL19:02

      There were some shortlived BEG-INI flights in the mid 2000's.

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  21. A220 is perfect for AirSerbia! A220 is not expensive like A320neo and better then SSJ100. But sadly there is no talk about that plane. In my opinion AirSerbia should end partnership with Etihad.

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    1. Anonymous13:12

      A220 is a complete sardine tin.

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    2. Anonymous14:22

      It all depends on how it is configured. Jeez, people are never unhappy.
      A320 - too expensive
      SSJ95 - death trap
      A220 - sardine tin
      AT7 - too noisy

      Is there any other aircraft you recommend for JU?

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    3. Prepelica15:17

      Overinvesting in new planes (which you can't get anytime soon anyway) in a middle of worst economic crisis after WWII is something only kids or people without any business sense would do. Maybe when you are playing computer games, you can order new planes left and right without having to worry about potential consequences. There's a plenty of relatively cheap 5-10yr old A319 and ATRs on the market which are perfectly fine for Air Serbia needs.

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    4. Anonymous17:07

      And I cannot comprehend why people dislike turboprops. I am happy as a kid going on one, absolutely love them.

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  22. Anonymous11:51

    With DY in hibernation mode until 2022 now could be the time to start OSL

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    1. Anonymous13:50

      Norwegian recently announced they'll operate Oslo - BG and Stockholm - BG flights starting July 1.

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    2. Anonymous14:24

      Scandinavia is almost dead as a market. Sweden is in an economical crisis, CPH is already covered and HEL is and was always the weakest destinations for many foreign airlines.
      The most popular ex-Yu destination from and to HEL remains LJU.

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    3. Anonymous17:27

      When did DY announce that? They will have just seven planes for like a year.

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  23. Anonymous13:39

    Great news! No mention about NCE, but tickets are on sale, is JU going to operate it?

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    1. Anonymous13:48

      Last week they said they would. Remeber this is only schedule until 21st of June so more destinations will be resumed afterwards.

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