SkyUp, LOT shelve planned new Belgrade flights

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Ukrainian low cost carrier SkyUp Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines have cancelled their plans to inaugurate new flights to Belgrade later this month from Kiev and Budapest respectively. 

LOT Polish Airlines has cancelled the launch a number of new routes from its Budapest base and has terminated some of its existing services. In addition to Belgrade, the carrier will not go ahead with the introduction of new flights to Brussels, Bucharest, Prague, Stuttgart and Sofia. Furthermore, it has cancelled its operations from Budapest to Krakow and London City and delayed the resumption of flights to New York. As a result, the airline will only run services to three cities from the Hungarian capital. 

SkyUp Airlines has cancelled plans to introduce flights from Kiev to Belgrade, which were to run twice per week with the Boeing 737-700 aircraft. Last week, the carrier said it estimates losses of up to thirty million US dollars and warned it could declare bankruptcy. Serbian nationals face no restrictions on entry into Ukraine, however, there are no flights between the two countries. Air Serbia has temporarily suspended its Kiev service until next summer season.

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  1. Anonymous10:35

    LO crushing BUD expansion is great news for BEG.

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    1. Anonymous11:00

      Especially the suspension of JFK flights.

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    2. Anonymous12:01

      Well, what is JU waiting to launch BUD?

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    3. Anonymous12:04

      Maybe it is waiting for pax to start thinking about flying?

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    4. Anonymous13:08

      I'm sure they're flying from BUD to JFK.

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    5. Anonymous13:18

      Nope. Cancelled till mid December at least.

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    6. Anonymous13:37

      The travel ban between Schengen and US is still in place and it applies even if you transfer outside Schengen.

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    7. Anonymous13:40

      If you spend two weeks in non Schengen countries then you can fly.

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    8. Anonymous13:43

      You would need to be really desparate to try to travel like this, ie with a two week stop outside Schengen, so that you can travel to US.

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    9. Anonymous13:44

      People are actually doing it.

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    10. Anonymous13:48

      You mean people living permanently outside Schengen are travelling to US using non-Schengen departure points? Yes. That greatly benefits JU, because it finally has no competition.

      But not people living permanently in Schengen travelling outside Schengen to stay there for two weeks in order to be able to fly from there to US. Who would be that desperate?

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    11. Anonymous13:54

      There are many people that are, especially those that can't see their partners, and those that have no other way to see their loved ones. Remember that many Americans can't travel overseas because their employer forbids them to travel outside the US at the moment (yes they have to report their personal travel to their employer). So the only option is for their partners to travel. If you love someone and haven't seen them in 9 months, 2 weeks is nothing.

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    12. Last anon@ Please stop lying. I know a girl from the US she came to Croatia 2 weeks ago from the states, she is traveling Croatia and taking pictures ALONE

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  2. Anonymous10:47

    expected

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  3. "Last week, the carrier said it estimates losses of up to thirty million US dollars and warned it could declare bankruptcy."

    They were unaware of the global pandemic a month ago when they announced flights?

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    1. Anonymous11:20

      They were probably unaware in August that Ukraine would close for travel again in September.

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    2. Anonymous11:25

      Or they desperately needed some cash, so they opened new routes in order to get a financial injection.

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    3. Anonymous11:55

      How can they get a financial injection like that, if most of their tickets are sold in Ukraine with the credit card and thus airline sees no cash until the flight is completed?

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    4. Anonymous13:09

      SkyUp would be a great loss.

      They're a great airline and have probably the best website ever.

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    5. Anonymous15:32

      I don't think that there is any demand from Ukraine to Serbia and vice versa. I mean, Aerosvít once flew to BEG a long time ago and there were barely 2 weekly flights. JU cancelled KBP until next year.

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    6. Anonymous15:37

      There is a global pandemic going on. You might have missed it.

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  4. Anonymous11:55

    Ouch

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  5. Anonymous14:06

    this was suspicious since the start

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  6. Anonymous14:56

    That is bad news for BEG!

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    1. Anonymous22:42

      It is, isn't it Anon?

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    2. Anonymous02:01

      Lol

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