Belgrade Airport reopens, flights resume


Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport has reopened for commercial traffic today after just over two months. Wizz Air has become the first airline to resume commercial flights to the Serbian capital, with the budget carrier operating a service from London Luton today. Air Serbia will begin rebuilding its network from Thursday. “This is a very encouraging and important first step in the recovery of the economy, tourism and trade from the impact of the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic”, Belgrade Airport said in a statement, commenting on the resumption of operations. Several repatriation flights are also set to take place in the coming two weeks, with Etihad Airways to deploy its Boeing 787-9 aircraft from Abu Dhabi to the Serbian capital on Thursday, while Flydubai will operate a service from its base on May 26.

Confirmed commercial flight resumptions (as of May 18)

AirlineDestinationResumption date
Air SerbiaList of destinations21.05
BelaviaMinsk30.05
SwissZurich05.06
Wizz AirLondon Luton18.05

The final flight schedules will depend on demand, as well as the decisions and guidelines of local, foreign and international bodies and authorities in charge of civil aviation, as well as changes to travel restrictions and public health measures in countries from which airlines maintain flights to Belgrade. In order to safeguard passengers, employees and partners, Belgrade Airport has put in place new hygiene measures. These measures include managing flows of people, observing social distancing, providing personal protection equipment, as well as cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Entry to Belgrade Airport’s terminals is permitted only to arriving or departing passengers, while everyone is required to wear a mask or face covering.




Comments

  1. Anonymous09:02

    All JU flights for this week are sold out.

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    1. I don't think so6. Source please.

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    2. Anonymous09:30

      I work for JU si you would have to come to my desk so that I can show you in the system.

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    3. Anonymous09:32

      there are tickets to ZRH on thurs , quite expensive tho

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    4. Anonymous09:33

      @Bel Cielo It's true. If you try to book tickets online from those cities - VIE, ZRH, LHR and FRA to BEG there are no tickets available. There are from BEG to those cities.

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    5. Anonymous09:34

      @anon 9.32 there are from Belgrade but not to Belgrade. Obviously the demand is for the return to Belgrade. Look at the numbers listed in the article for the Wizz flight.

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    6. Anonymous09:37

      Why is it hard for some people to understand that there is demand to Belgrade. Ugh. So much unnecessary hysteria. Be happy guys.

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    7. Anonymous09:48

      its people stuck in other countries during the pandemic that were on stand-by

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    8. Anonymous10:05

      So?

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    9. Anonymous10:51

      Any info how the load was on the last week repatriation flights to CDG, FRA, ZRH and VIE?
      (in both ways) thanks

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    10. Anonymous11:10

      Tickets were not sold from BEG. Only for the return flights.

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    11. JATBEGMEL11:54

      I honestly hope that these comments are not going down the lines of 'who has more' etc. Naturally there is going to be alot of people wanting to get home and will be like this for a while. People have lost jobs, more people will be losing jobs, schooling programs pretty much gone, tourists stuck overseas, and more is yet to come. Not really a reason to be happy.

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    12. Anonymous13:05

      it was possible to buy tickets aswell from BEG, it was written at the bottom of the info letter of JU repatriation flights. The ticket price now is the same as it was on those flights including checked in bag.

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    13. Anonymous13:26

      On my flight VIE - BEG last week there were about 10 pax I noticed on arrival. 59 to BG :)

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  2. Anonymous09:02

    Nice to see Belavia back so soon, shows how confident they are about BEG's potential.

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    1. Anonymous09:37

      Even before Corona they increased BEG from CRJ to E75

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    2. Anonymous11:13

      Not to mention that B2 mostly carries transfers so their presence in Belgrade is very much needed.

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  3. Anonymous09:29

    Looking forward to seeing the Dreamliner :)

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    1. Anonymous09:31

      Hopefully it becomes a regular visitor to Belgrade soon.

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  4. Anonymous10:11

    Great news, fantastic that Belgrade is starting to move again. It's also good JU IS bsvk in action.

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  5. Anonymous11:44

    Does anybody know if they have counted the number of passengers at the reparation flights in the number of passengers(regular passengers they will tell us in july)

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  6. Anonymous11:47

    Better late than never.

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  7. Hello. Does anyone know if transferring at Schengen airports (Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich) is possible for non-EU citizens at the moment? Thinking of a connection from Asia to Belgrade using these recently launched flights. Thank you.

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    1. Anonymous13:06

      if you dont get out of the airport, there is no problem

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  8. Anonymous13:28

    Any news regarding JFK?

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    1. Anonymous13:29

      Click on the link in the table where it says List of destinations.

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    2. Anonymous13:32

      Yeah

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    3. JATBEGMEL20:55

      As per JU website, once a week (every saturday) starting June 6th:

      JU500 BEG JFK 1315 1715
      JU501 JFK BEG 1930 1020(+1)

      From 17th June it will operate twice per week. Wednesday rotation is with the 0750 departure ex BEG (as usual).

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  9. Anonymous16:01

    I`m looking at this markings for social distancing and 2 meters separation. And i wonder... 5 flights at the same time. 15 check in counters opened... minimum 100 people per flight... and 2 meters apart... that is going to be one loooong queue for check in.. stretching out all the way well i guess to Borik restaurant. They haven`t thought it through i guess.

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    1. Anonymous16:03

      BEG has over 30 check in desks, many are now doing self check in, including Air Serbia where you scan your own luggage

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    2. Anonymous18:11

      It's mostly pro-forme.

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    3. Anonymous18:43

      Also don't forget that some check ins are in T2 and some in T1 while JU has its own island in T1 so the whole thing is pretty spread out.

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    4. Anonymous22:05

      Yes, but, can you actually enter US on a tourist visa? (B1/B2)

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  10. Anonymous17:59

    I have to admit I love the new timetable in the website. Clean, organised and very visible.
    Vinci are apparently doing a good job there:

    https://beg.aero/cir/sezonski

    The cargo airlines schedule are also appearing! e.g. Swiftair BEG-SOF

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    1. Anonymous18:44

      Interesting that they are bringing back BEG-SOF, for a few months it was operated to BEG via ZAG.

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  11. Has anyone heard when Belgrade to Banja Luka flights will resume ?

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    1. Anonymous20:31

      Click "list of destinations" in the table in the article.

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    2. Anonymous06:38

      Since I am not as mean as Anon 20.31 I will actually tell you that BNX resumes on June 5th.

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  12. Anonymous00:39

    As a Chicagoan, I am very interested to learn when will Air Serbia start service to Chicago; we have the largest Serb population in the world after Belgrade. It only makes sense.

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