Air Serbia to launch a dozen new routes and “exotic” destinations


Air Serbia is preparing to expand its route network with around twelve new routes, some of which will be launched as early as this winter season, although the majority will be added next summer. The carrier’s CEO, Jiri Marek, told “Aviation Week”, “We are currently planning around a dozen of new destinations for next year, as well as more frequencies in the region to guarantee connectivity to Chicago, New York and China. And some of the new destinations, even exotic ones, might come already in the winter season”. Mr Marek noted that Air Serbia does not need additional destinations in Europe, but more frequencies, indicating that many of the upcoming new routes will be outside of the continent.

As recently reported, Air Serbia is planning a greater presence in the Middle East and North Africa, in addition to its planned new services to China and the United States. The Serbian carrier has been absent from the Middle East since March 2020, having discontinued flights to Beirut, and suspending operations to Cairo and Tel Aviv, as well as shelving plans to serve Amman in Jordan this summer. However, the airline did operate regular charter services between the Serbian capital and Dubai during the Expo 2020 event from October 2021 until this March. According to OAG data, the busiest unserved destinations in the Middle East from Belgrade include Kuwait City, Tehran, Muscat, Baghdad, Amman and Bahrain.

Air Serbia has said it will grow its fleet with the addition of an Airbus A320 aircraft. Furthermore, due to high seasonality, the airline is looking to either make a capacity provider agreement on a long-term basis or attempt to enter into a Joint Venture agreement with reverse-seasonality operators in order to have wet-leased equipment available over the peak summer months. In addition, the company will add a further two ATR72-600s to its fleet by the end of the year and is believed to be considering more turboprops next year. Air Serbia recently announced it would be hiring new cabin crew members for the “announced expansion of intercontinental, Euro-Mediterranean and regional destinations”.



Comments

  1. Anonymous09:04

    I find it interesting that they refer to long haul routes as New York, Chicago and China. Is it possible that they will launch second city beside Tianjin?

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    1. Anonymous09:10

      I think it’s because they maybe are not 100% sure of Tianjin, and are planning more routes in the future.

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    2. Anonymous09:11

      Because it's temporary until Covid restrictions are lifted and they can launch flights to primary cities.

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    3. Anonymous15:02

      Anything on the financial results of YU in the first half of 2022?

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    4. Anonymous15:07

      They only publish annual financial data in the legal deadline which is end of June 2023

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  2. Anonymous09:06

    Is Toronto exotic enough?

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    1. Haha.. lets hope..

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    2. Anonymous09:09

      +1

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    3. Anonymous18:54

      We need ride,get us out of Toronto,please

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  3. Anonymous09:06

    Maribor one of them perhaps?

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    1. Anonymous14:57

      Many of us are hoping for this route to be established.

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  5. Anonymous09:10

    "...indicating that many of the upcoming new routes will be outside of the continent."

    Finally.

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  6. Anonymous09:10

    They are struggling with their current network so they will have to plan better.

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    1. Anonymous09:30

      No, they are not

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    2. Anonymous09:32

      Right now in Europe JU is one of the very few airlines that does not have network issues.

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    3. Anonymous09:39

      They canceled few flights on saturday, they cancelled one yesterday, one today, some flights have big delayas, check on beg aero. So if that is all ok for you, then great. But there are manny penalty they pay almost every day.

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    4. Anonymous10:53

      Compared to the thousands of flights being cancelled by LH group JU is doing great.

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    5. Anonymous11:12

      As surprising as it is, Air Serbia is handling flights very good this summer. Far, far better compared to pre-covid years when I used to fly Air Serbia effectively for free due to all the lawsuits I won for delays.

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    6. Anonymous19:25

      Cancellations yes, delays no.

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    7. Anonymous23:03

      Well AS fly a lot less then LH group so cancel or delay less.

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  7. Anonymous09:13

    They still badly need Romanian destinations in Europe as well as Krakow.

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    1. Anonymous09:13

      Maybe even Budapest.

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    2. Anonymous09:46

      They might introduce them when Chicago launches.

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    3. Anonymous14:55

      Before covid, LOT started Chicago (with B787) from BUD and was able to reack ca. 50% LF. Considering that there were only a few feeding routes, this was quite a good LF. Belgrade-Budapest makes sense to feed JU's Chicago flight.

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    4. Anonymous17:19

      Maybe there won't be need for connecting flights to Budapest once the railway is finished.

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    5. Anonymous21:29

      Railway won't stop at the airport so people will still choose to fly.

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    6. Anonymous23:23

      Zemun Rail Station is 10 minutes by taxi from Airport. So some people may choose to take train.

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  8. Anonymous09:13

    Wonder what route(s) we could see under the exotic category.

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    1. Anonymous09:31

      Something at Canary Islands would be cool. Not way too far but still exotic. Or Morroco...

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    2. Anonymous10:06

      Visas are an issue for Morocco. Yes I know there are visas for UK and other destinations too but the type of pressengers this route would attract, they won't bother waiting to be issued one and would see it as a hassle.

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    3. Anonymous10:16

      True that, just trying to guess what's exotic yet reachable with A320, I don't think it's gonna be long haul... However, it will be interesting to see what "exotic" means at JU.

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    4. Anonymous10:31

      I think exotic for them may include Caucasus destination and perhaps one in the Gulf.

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    5. Anonymous10:52

      Nothing exotic about Caucasus. We're living in slightly European version of it...

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    6. Anonymous15:12

      It will be Male or Mahe, or both.

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    7. Anonymous15:56

      Well those two are definitely exotic. Let's see in couple of days...

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    8. Anonymous19:14

      Expect social media backlash for eur 3-5k per couple tour packages with Air Serbia for Maldives or Seychelles. People travel to those locations via IST, DOH etc without objections but expect activists to point fingers at national airline.

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    9. Anonymous19:44

      I expect someone to rise the question of expansion price and how they're financing it, which is, I believe, legitimate.
      As for that 2-day lasting memes, it's just sign of times.

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    10. Anonymous22:53

      Pa recimo ovako:
      Zahvaljujući ErSrbiji aerodromje izdat Vansiju u koncesiju za preko 1 mlr evra plus godišnja taksa od 10-15 ml evra. Dakle Vansi uplati državi 10-15 ml evra a država te pare prosledi ErSrbiji za dalju ekspanziju i poreski obveznici mogu mirno da spavaju.

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  9. Anonymous09:15

    Wow another 12 new routes! That fleet is going to have to grow.

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    1. Anonymous09:18

      It's questionable of they will retain all the routes launched this summer.

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    2. Anonymous09:24

      *if

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    3. Anonymous09:50

      Fleet will definitely grow next summer.

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  10. Anonymous09:16

    Here we go with everyone listing their favorite destinations and the usual "what about YYZ" crew. If it's winter then warm holiday destinations would certainly be a hit. Orlando and Cuba would be popular to meet up with family members from North America during the colder months.

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    1. O stop it!!! YYZ is a destination that many people are waiting for. Of course people going to mention it here.

      Aa for Orlando? No chance.

      CUBA is exotic and that a possibility.

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    2. Anonymous09:23

      It's going to be a scheduled route, not charter so it's not going to be Cuba.

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    3. Anonymous17:18

      Anon 09:16 are you serious with Orlando? Orlando is not on the top 10 list of passengers from Belgrade to the US! Even Tampa had more passengers than Orlando!!!

      Toronto is being mentioned not because of some YYZ crew but because it is by far global number 1 of unserved destinations from Belgrade, assuming Shanghai service will start next year by Chinese.

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  11. Anonymous09:30

    Mostar?

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    1. Hey, why not... they flew that route in the 80s with ATR42

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    2. And Mostar needs anything at this point.

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  12. Anonymous09:34

    JU, the bright star of the generally mundane ex-YU flagship aviation sector. It has become a pleasure reading regular articles about this airline. Definitely in a class of its own when it comes to this region.

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  13. Anonymous09:36

    Air Serbia on steroids.

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  14. Anonymous09:41

    I am happy for JU and wish it all the best.

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  15. Anonymous09:45

    Cairo, Tel Aviv, Amman and Ohrid will start for sure. As for the remaining destinations not sure.

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  16. Anonymous09:46

    I remember news from around 6 months ago how Serbia and Bahrain are working on establishing flights. Perhaps this is a possibility

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    1. Anonymous10:02

      Is there really demand? I don't see them getting many transfers on this route.

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    2. Anonymous10:04

      Gulf Air would have a better chance of succeeding on this route.

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  17. Nemjee09:49

    I would be excited about them growing if I didn't experience Air Serbia's ground operations mess at BEG this morning.

    My sister flew to LCA (1 in business, 128 economy) and when we got to the airport at 04.45 the check-in line was all the way to the little coffee shop on the corner by the exit/entrance.
    It was a complete and utter mess. Lines were broken, families with children were waiting at the regular line despite JU staff standing next to them. People were arguing and shouting... This was all on island 1.
    Island 2 had 4-5 check-ins with JU signage but no one was working there. An hour later some JU staff started screaming Oslooooo, Aaaamsterdam, Paaaaris, Stooockhooollmmm... and then they started dragging people out of that line and started sending them to Pier 2. Soon enough there was a large crowd there as well.

    When we reached the check-in I noticed that not all of them were working, actually two were empty. Seems like they didn't train their staff properly. For example, in front of us was a gentleman who was heading to AMS on a staff ticket. The girl working there didn't know what to do so she had to wait for her supervisor to tell her.

    Since both piers were overcrowded, they started sending people straight to the check-in counters at pier 1. People were frustrated and angry and JU staff was running all around shouting out various destinations.
    Later on we were told that JU initially placed LCA check-in at pier 2. We were surprised as this was not written anywhere, not on the tvs, not on the check-in counter, nowhere.

    I do not understand why they didn't activate all check-ins during the morning rush hour. Furthermore, JU staff completely failed to organize the mass and to separate families from the rest of us (JU has two dedicated check-ins for parents with children).
    Thank God charter flights to Rhodes and Cephalonia (with a 6 hour delay) were moved to check-ins at Terminal 1.

    We asked if there was a drop off counter and we were told by the lady that there wasn't and that we had to wait with the rest of the crowd.

    All in all, it was a living nightmare and it felt as if we were at a sale at some Middle Eastern bazaar.
    Completely disorganized and chaotic. So on top of all this they are going to add more flights? Maybe they should first fix what they already have before dreaming of some exotic destinations.

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    1. Anonymous09:54

      Belgrade Airport covers ground handling for Air Serbia in Belgrade. Air Serbia eliminated its ground handling years ago.

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    2. Nemjee09:57

      It doesn't matter who handles them, JU needs to make sure that the handling agent is working efficiently. At the end of the day, passengers are not going to blame BEG for this mess, they are going to blame JU.
      As a client, they need to tell BEG what they need from them just like other airlines are doing.

      Hopefully JU realizes what a mistake it was shutting down ASGS. Hopefully they resurrect at least a part of it so that they can avoid such nightmare scenarios.

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    3. Anonymous10:11

      +100

      A tako su bili ponosni kada su ugasili asgs. evo im sada aerodrom

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    4. Anonymous10:19

      Namjee completely agree with you in all what you said. That being said it is no wonders that flights are delayed constantly 20-40 min out of Belgrade causing even more delays during the day while some supporters here like to call it ATC, Europe airport mess and other. They are not prepared even for what they now have both in terms of fleet and personnel so one can only presume that the mess is going to get even bigger when they start new routes.

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    5. Anonymous10:27

      Panta rei. They are hiring staff.

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    6. Anonymous10:30

      Hiring staff now at the end of the summer.

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    7. Anonymous10:30

      20-40 mins is nothing, dragged out (fake) flight times always make up for that.

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    8. Anonymous10:31

      They are hiring cabin crew - not handling staff as Belgrade Airport does handling for JU.

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    9. Anonymous10:39

      Airport is hiring staff.

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    10. @Nemjee: Last time I flew with JU (June 18th) the airport had placed a single mobile counter staffed with one worker + one police officer so that they could check if JU passengers are fit to fly (COVID-19 my guess) to their final destination. The counter was positioned in level of JU business check-in counters. The cue was tens of meters long. Once you clear that obstacle, you may check-in. There was no dedicated counter for business/priority passengers.

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    11. Anonymous11:04

      What is going on with JU? Why are they so negligent? Isn't there someone there who monitors all this? They should scold BEG and ask for damages.

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    12. Anonymous11:12

      @10:30 It is only true if there is tail wind otherwise not possible and the return flight will also be delayed.

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    13. Anonymous11:17

      Douze points for Vinci!

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    14. Anonymous11:50

      @anon 10:19
      The ATC delays are no imaginary story. I flew 3 days ago from BEG to FCO, on the morning flight no less.
      At 6:45 its basically one of the first 7-8 flights to leave in the morning.
      Boarding completed more or less on time, doors closed on time, plane was already at the gate, parked overnight and i took off with a 45 minute delay. The pilot himself told us FCO was a mess and that ATC was also holding us.
      BEG check in is absoloutely horrible, that stands, but delays are also happening because of ATC

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    15. Anonymous12:12

      Guys, airport is in state of construction, it certainly has impact on the service they provide. As a partner, I am sure AirSerbia (like all other clients of the airport) has been informed about the impact.
      I don't justify anyone here, but there are many factors that should be considered before we on this forum say "it's their fault, they are neglecting it". As customer flying we can be whatever, but as members of this forum I expect a bit more balanced approach.

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    16. Anonymous12:36

      Sorry but construction has nothing to do with their staffing issues. This has to do with them firing everyone during covid and now no one wants to work for them via omladinska zadruga

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    17. JATBEGMEL13:18

      Once JU got rid of the Jat staff at check in desks and replaced them with new people, check in started getting a fair amount of people who were not competent at the job. Not knowing how to check in staff travel, for example, has been a problem they have had for years.

      I had a flight a couple years back with FZ that ended up being diverted to TSR due to fog in BEG, I think the gate was A7, full flight squeezed into that cramped gate. Staff had no idea that the flight had diverted, they were still bringing people into the gate. Finally, when they got that information and told passengers to exit the gate, instructions were not made clear as to what to do, most people went to passport control. Police eventually got involved, yelling at the ground staff, in front of passengers, to follow procedures and to assist the passengers, who were going between passport control and the transfer desk seeking information.

      However, I flew the other day out of BEG and had no issues. Check in was really quick. I did online check in prior to the flight and had to drop off my luggage. The JU app doesn't work properly so I had to do the online check in on their site. Staff were friendly.

      BEG is seeking new employees however problem is getting people to work due to crappy conditions for crappy pay. Their ads on social media are full of comments asking about the salary, which end up being deleted.

      @10,19

      JU have huge problems with turn around times at European airports. 40 minute turn around times are usually taking 2 hours at places such as CDG and AMS. It's not just ATC, but airports they're operating into. Jump onto FR24 and check it out.

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    18. Anonymous15:22

      Airport is in terrible conditions, as is check-in and handling staff, regardless of the company. They are inexperienced, not motivated, not even properly trained. Last week I flew to Dubai - handling agent is SkyPartner. Guy at the check in, like Mister Bin, it was crazy, like 15 min per passenger. After that, in the plane, something unprecedented- the push back car started push back without captain’s approval and with the parking brake on - we spent additional hour waiting for checks by the pilots and then Jat Tehnika. The whole airport is a mess!

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    19. Anonymous18:47

      Problems with construction, other airports and ATC delays aside, Air Serbia has to put pressure where needed to improve gate and boarding experience for 2023. If Lufthansa at that same Belgrade airport can have orderly and organized boarding process so can Air Serbia. Not just can, they have to.

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    20. Nemjee18:47

      As far as turnaround times at various airports go, this is not a post-covid phenomenon. For years now there were certain airports where JU planes would almost always leave with a delay. Some of them were ATH, CDG, BEY and so on. I remember seeing JU A319 land at the same time as A3's A321 at CDG. Aegean would leave more or less on time while JU would have a 30 to 40 minute delay. This was a regular occurrence. I know some years ago JU used to have a person who was in charge of quality at various airports. Don't know if that post is still around. It should be.

      Air Serbia is profiting from the economy doing well. It was just reported that Q2 2022 GDP growth was 4%. This is quite good given the overall situation in Europe. There is a reason why JU is seeing such strong demand. If they don't pull their act together their competition will ride the wave - which many like Wizz Air, Lufthansa Group and others are already starting to do.

      Like JATBEGMEL wrote a few times until now, work culture at JU needs to change. They need to treat their employees better so that they can see a future at the airline. A happy worker is an efficient worker.

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    21. Anonymous20:06

      Nemjee is such a drama queen.

      Look at what is happening at other European airports.

      Dumb.

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    22. Anonymous21:32

      I see airport bots have arrived! Not many airports experience total meltdowns like BEG, AMS, LHR... Look at VIE, BUD, WAW, SOF, OTP, MXP, CDG...

      Obviously BEG is in the failure column .

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    23. Anonymous21:45

      Total meltdown? Like a bunch of cancelled and severely delayed flights? Luggage piling up and never being sent to its destination?

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    24. Anonymous21:51

      I live and fly from VIE mostly on OS and the airport does ok because they did not fire everyone when covid started.

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    25. Anonymous21:53

      Btw no one mentioned that BEG no longer delivers RUSH luggage. Now you have to come to the airport and pick it up yourself.

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  18. Anonymous09:57

    I think we will see a Gulf destination for sure

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  19. Anonymous09:58

    Have a feeling Hurghada becomes scheduled year round route.

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    1. Anonymous10:25

      Would there be space for two players in winter?

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    2. Anonymous13:33

      Gulf destinations are for airlines from the gulf !

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    3. Anonymous14:19

      Flynas and Jazeera Airways would be perfect for Riyadh, Jeddah and Kuwait City .

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  20. Anonymous09:59

    Caucasus is technically on Europe, but I hope that some of the new destinations are in those three countries

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    1. Anonymous10:01

      Believe one will be. Question is which. I remember there was talk between Serbia and Georgia about establishing flights recently.

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    2. Anonymous10:03

      Yes they could generate quite a few transfers from these markets.

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    3. Anonymous10:24

      Tbilisi is top unserved destination in Caucuses from BEG

      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2021/10/airlines-in-discussions-over-serbia.html

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    4. Anonymous10:47

      Thanks for the link. Tbilisi seems to be a possibility.

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    5. Anonymous13:35

      Tbilisi and Yerevan .
      Yerevan has no flights to Istanbul which would make transiting in Belgrade less competitive .

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    6. Anonymous14:25

      They have introduced flights between Istanbul and Yerevan recently.

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  21. Anonymous10:00

    Keep 'em coming!

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    1. Anonymous10:10

      If more passengers experience what Nemjee experienced earlier today, they are not going to return. At least those who are not from Serbia. I remember people (myself included) avoiding the old Istanbul Airport because of experiences such as Nemjee’s. So growth needs to be supported properly on all levels, undoubtedly.

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    2. Anonymous10:25

      Sure, but let's be fair and see there's not so many better alternatives at the moment at the whole continent. It's not like you'll have much better experience elsewhere. We are not island or oasis, we share similar issues with rest of Europe.

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  22. Anonymous10:07

    My wishful thinking (excluding some mentioned above already)... Zanzibar, Male, Muscat, Riyadh, Tenerife, Casablanca, Algiers...

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      Can Zanzibar be reached nonstop from BEG with A320?

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    2. Anonymous10:18

      Don't think so. Trade Air flew from LJU to Zanzibar with a stop in Hurghada (or Sharm el Sheikh).

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  23. Anonymous10:07

    I'm glad they recognise they need to increase frequencies.

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  24. Anonymous10:07

    Wow very exciting developments from JU.

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  25. Anonymous10:11

    This is what it means to have full support for your national airline by the state. Allows it to expand its fleet and network, turns airport into a respectable hub, increases tourism... unfortunately my government thought it would be best not to have a national airline and now we have worst connectivity in Europe.

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    1. Anonymous10:16

      +100

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    2. The best solution : full support for national airline which is growing and reducing losses
      Worse solution : not to have national airline, not to pay for their losses, and have bad connectivity
      The worst solution : to pump hundreds of millions in "national airline" which only feeds LH

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    3. Anonymous19:08

      And only last week Lufthansa cancelled more FRA-LJU flights in August. Now it goes down from 62 frequencies to 53. So long double daily flights.

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    4. Anonymous19:16

      LJU keeps on winning!

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  26. Anonymous10:19

    They seem to have started growing and developing significantly after getting rid of of Etihad's grip.

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    1. Nemjee18:52

      Etihad was like cancer for JU. My all time favorite idiocy from that time was the Happy Friday Sale to Budapest for €179! No wonder that route failed miserably.

      Given how close Serbia and Hungary are getting, JU should lobby for special terms so that fares to BUD can be as cheap as the ones to BNX. Like that you would stimulate local demand and will be able to compete with bus companies.

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  27. Anonymous10:27

    I wonder how many passengers Air Serbia will have this year.

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    1. Anonymous10:29

      Probably close to pre-Covid levels.

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  28. Anonymous10:32

    Doha may be introduced as scheduled destination in November and December. Many European airlines are introducing it as scheduled route during those two months.

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    1. Anonymous10:48

      True. I notice LH will operate as scheduled route during World Cup.

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    2. Anonymous10:49

      Qatar will serve countries that qualified, they made some deals about it...

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    3. Anonymous10:50

      ^ there is no restriction on other airlines flying to Qatar.

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    4. Anonymous11:50

      Sure, but with Qatar's focus on participating nations I don't see much room for JU. Unless Govt makes some charter deal like for Dubai Expo but that's some other story.

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  29. Anonymous10:50

    The winter route or routes will probably be ones they won't have to worry about sudden Covid restrictions and entry bans.

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  30. Anonymous10:53

    My 2 cents on possible routes...

    https://i.postimg.cc/5NLbbNf7/map.gif

    I've put AUH as an idea as JU does not have a clear connection to Australia or to any of the ME3 airlines

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    1. Anonymous11:47

      That kind of connection is much needed, wherever they can make some deal. Sure AUH would be first idea.

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    2. Anonymous13:38

      @my2...
      Brave destinations

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  31. Tbilisi baku jerevan...

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  32. Anonymous11:14

    Today's comes the news about further expansions while today their schedule is in a complete mess with many flight being delayed by hours. Who are they trying to fool!??!

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    1. Anonymous11:40

      Vasom logikom KLM, British i Lufthansa su trebale svoju kompaniju da zatvore jer su imale daleko vise kasnjenja i ogroman broj otkazanih letova. I da ako se kasni ne sme da se razmislja o daljoj ekspanziji.

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    2. Anonymous11:46

      Strictly from PR side, it's not OK to announce expansion when facing issues like this (which they still haven't made), but business-wise of course they should planning it even with issues like this.

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    3. JATBEGMEL13:37

      Many as in a few. European airports are a mess and there is a couple in particular.

      YU-APL spent 122 minutes in AMS rather than the 50 it is scheduled to do.

      YU-APM arrived late from AER this morning, resulting in DUS being delayed.

      YU-APB departed late to LHR due to a late arrival from SVO.

      YU-APA left late for EFL as it operated the NUE rotation, which departed on time.

      4 aircraft out of 21. Thats not a complete mess.

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    4. Anonymous15:10

      And the big question is why did AER and SVO depart yesterday evening with such massive delays? Seems like Russia flights can never depart on time; is it bomb treats still or something else in the handling procedure fro these flights?

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    5. JATBEGMEL15:20

      Extra procedures are in place due to daily bomb threats. Delays are no longer 7+ hours because of it.

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    6. Anonymous15:55

      Dobre neke procedure pa sad kasne po sat vremena uglavnom. A zar ne bi moglo onda da se krene ranije sa procedurama sa znanjem putnika pa da avion ipak krene na vreme?

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    7. Anonymous16:11

      Ne, jer avion ima svoj raspored i nije raspoloživ za pregled u bilo koje doba dana nego tek nakon što sleti sa prethodne destinacije.

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    8. Nemjee18:55

      Ако се добро сећам, јучерашњи хаос је покренула Ларнака (В733) који је отишао на време али је у повратку каснио скоро два сата. Тај авион је пренео кашњење на Солун и Копенхаген. CPH је каснио за све паре. Не би ме чудило да је било путника за Сочи који га је чекао. Зато је битно да се редовно додају летови за Русију како би се обезбедила флексибилност када дође до претумбавања путника.

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    9. Anonymous19:48

      Oni bi dodali kada bi dobili zeleno svetlo iz drzavnog vrha. Taj drzavni vrh ih je i vratio na fabricka podesavanja pre konflikta.

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    10. Anonymous21:33

      JU recently boosted both SVO and AER so it's obviously up to them. I guess they don't have the planes or crew to add more flights

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  33. Anonymous11:55

    More routes to Greece please!

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    1. Anonymous12:15

      Don’t think we’ll be seeing that - Mitsotakis’ and his govt has been very hostile towards Serbia and JU has been reducing Greek charter ops every year.

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    2. Anonymous12:19

      Quite an argument after JU launches second American (yes, US) destination.

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    3. Anonymous12:58

      I think JU could easily fly scheduled to HER,RHO or CFU.

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    4. Anonymous14:17

      Ju on Crete should focus on Chania airport .

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  34. Anonymous12:00

    They should start with PRN, a full transfer destination!
    They don't need do go thru the passport control as the pax are checked in PRN or at the departure destination.....

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  35. Anonymous12:30

    Is possible joint venture with TK somehow connected to this expansion?

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    1. Nemjee18:57

      I think TK has more pressing issues than to think of a JV with JU. Their long-haul network is collapsing on a daily basis. Flights are late between 2 and 5 hours.

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  36. Anonymous13:03

    Well, they will have 2 A330 almost whole winter (JU-ARB goes only on C1 check that lasts one month) and only 3-4 intercontinentals PW whole winter season (2-3 PW JFK+1 PW China) so it is logical to "try" regular service to exotics - my wish is Punta Cana and Havana at least. 1PW each

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  37. Ohrid, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Krakow, Tbilisi, Tenerife, Cairo, Amman, Tel Aviv, Kuwait City, Chicago, Tianjin. That's my guess for the 12.

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    1. Anonymous13:42

      Tenerife is much longer flight than Algiers or Marrakech !

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    2. I'm just not sure about the demand to those two, plus the visa issue. They said that there's something exotic coming up and I just thought there's no way they'll go for destinations in the Caribbean etc, so Tenerife would be a logical choice, with more and more Serbians holidaying there (much like they introduced Palma with success)

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  38. Anonymous13:41

    JU says that their european network is already big enough .
    I mostly agree but still would like to see them in Malaga, Palermo or Catania .
    And if not then i hope that Wizz or Easyjet finally start Malaga and Catania twice a week with the A321 .

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    1. Anonymous13:57

      Lisabon is a must too

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    2. Anonymous14:15

      Wizair would be better suited for Lisbon .

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    3. Anonymous14:24

      Sure but they are too busy canceling flights

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  39. All the comments about delays are silly. Delays are common everywhere and worldwide. And news flash: cancellations do happen from time to time.

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    1. Anonymous14:32

      It can sound silly untill it happens to you. Let's not normalize delays.

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    2. JATBEGMEL15:24

      My flight was delayed the other day by over 1 hour. I knew what was happening (late arrival of the aircraft from AMS) and was able to understand the situation and have no complaints. JU and airport staff could communicate better with passengers.

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  40. Anonymous17:41


    Punta Cana in Dominican Republic is a best option for charters during winter. It is a great and afordable destination. All-unclusive beach resorts are about 500$ for a week per person.
    A330s are not that bussy in winter so once weekly is not a problem at all.
    Many European countries have Chartes and seasonal flights to Punta Cana. So I think it will be a great afordable summer destination in winter months.

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  41. Anonymous17:44

    While I support their growth, I am little worried whether it's to big expansion for the such company. Anyhow, wish them all the best.

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    1. Anonymous17:51

      Many of them will start with SUTT2023, so I believe JU will have more than enough time to be well prepared.

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  42. Anonymous21:50

    If many of you think that Beg is a mess, just try flying from YYZ. YYZ is in total chaos. Many flights cancelled or delayed.it has been voted worst airport.

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    1. O yes..the worst and they should be ashamed.. nevertheless, I hope YYZ is connected with BEG asap.

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    2. Anonymous02:29

      Not ASAP, but when the time is right.

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    3. Anonymous04:22

      Time was right 5-6 years ago. That makes it more than ASAP

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    4. Anonymous04:31

      And which airline are you CEO of that gives you that kind of insight?

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    5. Anonymous05:08

      There is whole bunch of people who would appreciate that flight on a at least weekly basis. And please don't be overly aggressive with questions you have just posted. No we are probably not CEO-s of aero company

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    6. Anonymous05:11

      In the world you live in, is only the airline CEO privy to that kind of information? LOL!

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    7. Anonymous05:12

      Question was for Anon 04:31

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    8. Anonymous07:49

      Prvy to what kind of information? LOL

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    9. What are the chances in Air Serbia flying to Washington -Dulles in the future?

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    10. Don J Milton23:51

      Slim to none.

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  43. Anonymous16:04

    SAS did cancel everything

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  44. Anonymous19:18

    ^ Havana i know !

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