Air Serbia reinstates Sochi launch plans


Air Serbia has reinstated plans to introduce flights between Belgrade and Sochi this summer, over a month after discontinuing ticket sales for the service and removing the city from its line-up of new routes. Operations are now set to commence on June 12, instead of the initially scheduled June 2, and will run twice per week, departing Belgrade each Friday and Sunday, instead of the originally planned Thursdays and Sundays. The carrier will deploy its Airbus A319 aircraft on the route. Flights have been timed so as to connect from Sochi to Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Dusseldorf, London, Ljubljana, Milan, Paris, Prague, Podgorica, Rome, Tivat, Venice and Zagreb.

Ticket sales for flights between Belgrade and Sochi were restored yesterday. When the route was initially scheduled in January, the carrier said, “The planned commencement of flights to Sochi is the result of the significance of the Russian market for Air Serbia and the fact that this tourist destination is underserved with direct international flights. Thanks to the extremely successful performance of the Krasnodar and Rostov on Don routes, we have positioned ourselves as one of the airlines with the largest market share between Russia and the Balkans”. Air Serbia will inaugurate flights from Belgrade to Sochi next month alongside Trieste, Lyon, Hanover, Bari, Bologna, Nuremberg, Salzburg, Palma and Rijeka, as well as from Niš to Athens and from Kraljevo to Tivat.

In addition to Sochi, Air Serbia is maintaining eight weekly flights to Moscow and three weekly services to St Petersburg this summer. Its seasonal operations to Krasnodar and Rostov on Don have not resumed so far this summer season as the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsiya, has constantly extended flight bans across eleven airports in central and southern Russia since February. The ban has been implemented due to safety concerns in the area following the outbreak of war in Ukraine. Currently in force until May 19, the ban is expected to be extended further. Air Serbia has revised its preliminary service resumption to Krasnodar for July 1 and to Rostov for July 3, however, this is subject to change.

Further details for the revised Belgrade - Sochi flights can be found here.



Comments

  1. Anonymous09:01

    Why did they change their mind?

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  2. Anonymous09:01

    Now please reinstate Amman too :D

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  3. Anonymous09:03

    Great news

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  4. Anonymous09:04

    I guess they realized they had spare capacity.

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  5. Anonymous09:04

    Let's hope it sticks this time around.

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  6. Anonymous09:06

    Good luck!

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  7. Anonymous09:09

    Foes Turkish Airlines fly to Sochi?

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    1. Anonymous09:09

      * "does" sorry

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    2. Anonymous09:10

      Yes it does

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    3. Anonymous09:15

      Any idea on how many weekly frequnecies?

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    4. Anonymous09:34

      TK does not currently fly to Sochi but will resume flights at the end of May. They have 5 weekly flights planned with A320.

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    5. Anonymous10:01

      Thanks

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  8. Anonymous09:14

    Will someone be held responsible for this backflip. Who thought it was a good idea to suspend ticket sales by more than a month?

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    1. Anonymous09:31

      I don't think they were selling them in the first place, last time I checked all dates were "sold out" so you couldn't book it.

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    2. Anonymous09:32

      They were on sale and they were advertised on their website (sales began a week after the flights were announced because they were waiting for regulatory approval). Then they removed any mention of it from their website in their list of new destinations and took down sales.

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    3. Anonymous09:35

      It is good they brought back this destination.
      Well done!

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    4. Anonymous13:09

      Why are you hating on them? With situation that is currently taking place everyone at their right mind would do the same. Now that they see it's still viable the flights are back on. In this case you can hold them accountable for a good management

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    5. Anonymous14:35

      Yeah, I guess it's a good to be cautious.

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  9. Anonymous09:26

    Ne razzumem zašto ne povećaju Moskvu na 10X?Toliko su leteli i pre pandemije tokom leta,tako da ne bi mogli da ih optužuju da se bogate na tuđoj nesereći.

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    1. Anonymous09:37

      Sumnjam da su drugi po Evropi bili ovako pazljivi kad smo mi bili pod sankcijama. Ne vidim zasto bi morali da se pravdamo ikome.

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    2. Anonymous09:50

      Zato što bi pretnje bombama bile toliko učestale da više ne bi imalo smisla uopšte i leteti. Nažalost ali to je posledica sveošte histerije.

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    3. Anonymous10:25

      Предузете су одговарајуће мере на аеродрому тако да се ваздухоплови више не враћају.

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    4. Anonymous10:49

      To je onda objašnjenje zašto vraćaju Soči.

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    5. Anonymous12:34

      I also don't see why.

      They used to fly ten times per week.

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    6. Anonymous14:56

      Mozda nema vise putnika?

      Bilo je puno na pocetku ovog cirkusa, ali sad izgleda da onaj koji je hteo da pobegne to je vec uradio a da je cela ova histerija doprinela da ni turistickih putovanja vise nema.

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    7. Anonymous15:03

      Lol.

      Almost entire May i.e next two weeks are sold-out.

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    8. Anonymous18:57

      Имају и листе чекања.

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    9. Anonymous20:14

      A sutra Yu-ARB leti za Pariz popodne. Izgleda su rešili da ga maksimalno iskoriste ovog leta.

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    10. Anonymous20:59

      Lepo.

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  10. Anonymous10:01

    This is impressive

    "Air Serbia will inaugurate flights from Belgrade to Sochi next month alongside Trieste, Lyon, Hanover, Bari, Bologna, Nuremberg, Salzburg, Palma and Rijeka, as well as from Niš to Athens and from Kraljevo to Tivat."

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    1. Anonymous12:38

      They really need Amman.

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    2. Anonymous14:57

      And then we still have haters who critisizes JU for one or two cancelled destinations.

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    3. Anonymous17:26

      Aman više ljudi!

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  11. Anonymous10:06

    Do they have enough planes? All them continuous expansions might lead to delays

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    1. Anonymous10:10

      There is an article here about their fleet expansion plans. They get another A319 in the next week or two, plus two ATR72s. And they plane to get more planes.

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    2. Anonymous10:53

      People talk about lack of the planes for AirSerbia like they plan to fly each route double daily. Look at Ryan in ZG, 2-3 planes and 40 routes, Wizz in BG also. Few frequencies a week, good planning and voila, you can do a miracle.

      Just as simple calculation, 1 plane makes 3 rotations a day, in 7 days that is 21 rotation. Is each new route has 3 flights weekly, that means that have capacity for 7 new routes with just 1 plane... And on top of that they have plane available for 1 charter each day.

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    3. Anonymous13:42

      Now much less than 40.

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    4. Anonymous13:42

      With the frequencies they're flying from ZAG they could fly even a 100 routes.

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  12. Anonymous10:30

    A new addition to JU's fleet is right now above Krk island in Croatia on its route from Montpellier to Belgrade. AT76 with flight number JU4021 is expected to land around 11:20 to Belgrade.

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    1. Anonymous10:58

      Amazing!

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    2. Anonymous12:18

      I believe that is YU-ALW

      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2022/05/air-serbia-to-take-delivery-of-two.html

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    3. Anonymous16:40

      Can't wait for this plane to enter service, their ATR fleet was a disaster.

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  13. Anonymous11:51

    Very happy about this.

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  14. Anonymous11:52

    So this is new route number 13 for this summer?

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    1. Anonymous12:19

      Yes 13 when you count Valencia which was launched last month.

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    2. Anonymous12:38

      Yet they are totally out of the Middle-East.

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    3. Anonymous14:58

      They can't be everywhere

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    4. Anonymous15:16

      They can be in all or most of 2 million+ people cities within a 3 hour radius.

      That's a no-brainer.

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    5. Anonymous17:29

      That's kinda ambitious.

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