Havana confirms Air Serbia interest

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Cuban airport operator Ecasa has confirmed that Air Serbia has initiated talks over the introduction of flights between Belgrade and Havana. The head of the operator, Jose Ramon Hernandez, said the Serbian carrier has the intention of launching flights to the Caribbean island. For its part, Air Serbia said in August, “We are starting to consider long haul flights to some exotic destinations. In that respect, we are looking towards the East and the West. One such destination, which is looking more and more certain this winter, is Havana”. However, it is unclear if the airline will go ahead with its plans. No flights between the two capitals have been scheduled so far.

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  1. Anonymous10:30

    It will be hard, as russian airlines are scheduling the route as well...

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  2. Anonymous10:38

    I suppose the visa regime with Cuba will change by the end of the year, which needs to be taken into consideration as well.

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    1. Anonymous10:55

      That is gonna be one hella long flight.

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    2. Anonymous12:05

      > visa regime with Cuba will change by the end of the year

      Can you please tell us more about this? Any reference?

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    3. JATBEGMEL13:58

      @12,05

      https://www.euronews.com/2022/10/04/hungary-austria-and-serbia-leaders-outline-plan-to-curb-migration

      https://balkaninsight.com/2022/09/15/cubans-exploit-russia-serbia-visa-deals-to-hit-balkan-migration-path/

      Serbia will need to make changes to its visa policy. While the exact list of countries that Serbia will return visas for is not known just as yet, I'm sure it'll be with countries that won't worsen Serbia's foreign relations, just enough to appease the EU. I'm guessing we will see India, Burundi, Tunisia and Cuba on that list.

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  3. Hopefully by years end

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  4. Anonymous11:07

    There has been a LOT of interest in BEG-HAV expressed on social media when the original announcement was made. I know my family will certainly be on the first flight if it happens this winter. We want to escape the cold European Winter!

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  5. Anonymous15:12

    Flights to Caracas and Teheran to follow.

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    1. Anonymous15:58

      Only if that's part of new A220 network strategy for neighborhood airline. Air Serbia won't be flying to Cuba or any of those.

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  6. Anonymous19:44

    Are there any Serbian tour operators currently promoting Cuba as a destination and working closely with JU? From what I understood, they temporarily halted visas on arrival. The cost of the tourist visa should be around 22€ in their foreign representative offices.

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    1. Anonymous18:02

      We Serbians are not required visa for Cuba, Also Cuban are not required visa for Serbia

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  7. Anonymous20:40

    The problem is with manpower, especially the lack of cabin crew required to sit in Havana due to only 2 rotations per week. Once that issue is sorted out, Havana should work.

    We'll see.. Fingers crossed.

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    1. Crew can be shuttled (DHC) between HAV and MIA-NYC, and v.v.,reducing stopover to 24-36 hours

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    2. JAT was doing this in winter timetable between ORD, CLE and DTW 35-40 years again

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    3. ago, not again, autocorrect, sorry

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    4. Anonymous21:05

      I was always under impression the crew would rather spend 2 days in Havana than flying 10 times in those two days from Belgrade to Tivat.

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    5. Of course they would rather spend 2 days in HAV, or NYC, or wherever else (or 4 or 7 days, even better 😃), it's company which is usually trying to minimize operational costs and have maximum possible utilization of both aircraft and the crew

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