British Airways to launch Belgrade service


British Airways will restore operations between London Heathrow and Belgrade after thirteen years this coming winter season. The British flag carrier will launch flights between the two capital cities on October 31 with a three weekly service, each Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, maintained by its Airbus A320 aircraft. The airline will compete directly against Air Serbia on the route, which runs a daily rotation, as well as indirectly against Wizz Air. The budget carrier serves Belgrade from London Luton and will maintain five weekly flights between the two this coming winter. British Airways will become only the second member carrier of the Oneworld alliance to serve Belgrade, alongside Qatar Airways.

British Airways last served Belgrade in November 2010. It operated its last service on the route on November 30 of that year. Back then, it maintained operations to the Serbian capital on a daily basis with a mix of A319 and A320 aircraft. However, back then, the British flag carrier said the flights had become unprofitable amidst wide-ranging cost cutting measures after the global financial crisis hit the aviation sector. It also faced strong competition from both Jat Airways and Wizz Air at the time.

During the January - May period, Air Serbia handled 28.981 passengers on its flights between Belgrade and London Heathrow. On the other hand, Wizz Air welcomed 39.974 travellers on its service between the Serbian capital and London Luton. British Airways aims to attract both point-to-point, as well as transfer traffic on the new service, particularly those connecting to and from the United States and Canada. Serbian passport holders require a Direct Airside Transit visa to catch connecting flights at Heathrow with exception to those in possession of a visa for Canada, New Zealand, Australia or the US, which can be used in lieu of the transit visa for travel to any country.

Flight details for British Airways' new London Heathrow - Belgrade service can be found here. Tickets are now available for purchase through the airline's website.

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  1. Anonymous11:09

    Nice!

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    1. Anonymous22:53

      no thanks

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    2. Anonymous23:35

      yes, thanks!

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    3. Transiting without a visa
      You may be eligible to transit without a visa if:

      you arrive and depart by air
      have a confirmed onward flight that leaves on the day you arrive or before midnight on the day after you arrive
      have the right documents for your destination (eg a visa for that country)
      One of the following must also apply:

      you’re travelling to (or on part of a reasonable journey to) Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA and have a valid visa for that country
      you’re travelling from (or on part of a reasonable journey from) Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA and have a valid visa for that country
      you’re travelling from (or on part of a reasonable journey from) Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA and it’s less than 6 months since you last entered that country with a valid entry visa
      you have a permanent residence permit issued by Australia or New Zealand
      you have a common format residence permit issued by an European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland
      you have a permanent residence permit issued by Canada on or after 28 June 2002
      you have a uniform format category D visa for entry to a country in the EEA or Switzerland
      you have an Irish biometric visa (marked ‘BC’ or ‘BC BIVS’ in the ‘Remarks’ section) and an onward flight ticket to the Republic of Ireland
      you’re travelling from the Republic of Ireland and it’s less than 3 months since you were last given permission, on the basis of holding a valid Irish biometric visa, to land or be in Ireland
      you have a valid USA permanent residence card issued by the USA on or after 21 April 1998
      you have a valid USA I-551 Temporary Immigrant visa issued by the USA (a wet-ink stamp version will not be accepted)
      you have an expired USA I-551 Permanent Residence card issued by the USA on or after 21 April 1998, with a valid I-797 letter authorising extension
      you have a valid standalone US Immigration Form 155A/155B issued by the USA (attached to a sealed brown envelope)
      You will not be able to transit without a visa if a Border Force officer decides you do not qualify under the immigration rules. You can apply for a transit visa before you travel if you’re unsure whether you qualify for transiting without a visa.

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    4. Dakle ko god ima usa ili Canadian visa or Au or NZ, can overnight at lhr both ways from belgrade.
      I have usa passport but I almost always I spend a night in London as it's easier to travel

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    5. Anonymous08:36

      How can overnight if we see

      "have a confirmed onward flight that leaves on the day you arrive or before midnight on the day after you arrive"

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    6. This literally means overnight. If u arrive on Monday, you onward flight needs to depart on Monday or before midnight on Tuesday

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    7. Anonymous12:32

      Ok, we were talking about same thing with different wording.

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  2. Anonymous11:12

    Wow very nice new airlines come and come

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  3. Anonymous11:13

    Good news bravo BEG unexpected

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  4. Anonymous11:14

    Pls MAN will be the next by JU

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  5. Anonymous11:15

    Its also a nice touch that they will be using their old flight numbers BA888/BA889, same as 13 years ago.

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    1. Anonymous11:16

      πŸ‘πŸ˜

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  6. Anonymous11:18

    Did not see this one coming :)

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    1. Anonymous11:41

      Me neither!

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    2. ΠŸΠ΅Ρ€ΠΈΡ†Π°13:06

      I was hoping...

      Things are changing.

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  7. Anonymous11:20

    Welcome back!

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  8. Anonymous11:22

    Spiffing news! Now we are just missing Air France and Iberia to come to Belgrade. We desperately need more flights to Paris.

    BA is really, really bad news from Wizz. Who in his right mind wants to go to Luton.

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    1. Anonymous12:31

      Would be nice to see SAS too.

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    2. Anonymous13:19

      And ITA Airways

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    3. Anonymous13:20

      ITA has applied for slots so I believe we might see it back soon.

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    4. Anonymous13:37

      Where you can see it ?

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    5. Anonymous13:59

      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2023/04/ita-airways-applies-for-belgrade-slots.html

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    6. Anonymous17:45

      I have been writing letters to EasyJet and previously to Air Lingus begging them to start flying to BEG from Gatwick. Alas, nothing happening. BA should have opted to fly from Gatwick rather than compete with Air Serbia at LHR. Luton, Stansted and Heathrow do not cater well for Londoners living south of the Thames in terms of public transport.

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    7. Anonymous21:37

      BA flies from Heathrow to Budapest with A319/A320s 4 times a day, while Wizz flies from Luton to BUD 3 times a day with A321neos, but they seem to be able to coexist. I don't believe it will be a problem, especially considering that BA with its higher fares will be more targeting the transfer market while Wizz will be more point to point with its cheaper tickets.

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    8. @Anon 17:45

      Hate to be a party pooper, but commercial entities usually don't act based on 'letters' they get from random people :(

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    9. Anonymous06:27

      You used to be so much fun at parties.

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  9. Anonymous11:25

    Interesting how better Wizz is performing on London compared to Air Serbia.

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    1. Anonymous11:26

      They have more capacity. They use A321d.

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    2. Anonymous11:26

      *A321s

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    3. Anonymous11:27

      A321 W6-A319 JU. Nearly a 100 seat difference.

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    4. Anonymous11:45

      JU flies daily. W6 does not. Think about that perhaps?

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    5. Anonymous11:46

      So? It still has more seats than JU.

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    6. Anonymous12:13

      The difference isn't huge. Yes, Wizz Air's A321s have 230 seats and Air Serbia's A319s have 144 but on a weekly level, Wizz has around 100 seats more than Air Serbia.

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    7. Anonymous12:16

      Let me give you math lesson then. 9 weekly flights by JU, and 5 flights by W6 (maximum) gives you 144*9= 1296 seats per week, while W6 231*5=1155. How is that more seats than JU?

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    8. Anonymous12:16

      Air Serbia has daily flights in winter but in summer it's 9 weekly. Unfortunately JU has between 80 and 90 passenger per flight.

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    9. Anonymous12:26

      Not true. I used this service many times and every single time flights are almost sold out. I might saw 5 empty seats last Nov on one of my flights

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    10. Anonymous12:39

      Agree with comment above. Load factor on LHR flights is between 110-135 PAX both ways.

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    11. Anonymous12:41

      JU is regularly half full to London, hence the huge difference in number of passengers compared to Wizz

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    12. Anonymous12:42

      However, it is strategic that national carrier keeps operating daily flights to major European cities.
      Government should also subsidize daily Brussels flights

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    13. Anonymous12:45

      They are making good money on their LHR flights. Don't worry.

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    14. Anonymous14:15

      @Anon 12:45
      Doubtful that they are making money on these loadfactors and BA launching flights will only make things worse.

      Just my2cents

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    15. Anonymous15:12

      That's where they'll need a strong commercial department to create a loyal base of customers. We all know who is their CCO so don't expect much, that guy has not done anything the past 3 or 4 years since he took up that role.

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    16. Knowing that Air Serbia flights are half full and they also have Wizz as competition, BA still decides to enter the game.... Do they have some extra info?? Hmmm... Maybe some insider hints regarding visa rules from British side in the near future?!?!? Interesting development anyhow

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    17. Anonymous06:35

      Thing is that the standard of living is nowhere close to where it was 13 years ago. This means people can afford to fly more often than before. Add to that the fact there is growing demand from Serbia to the US you have BA which thinks it can make money in BEG now.

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    18. Anonymous11:08

      AirSerbia JU381, is almost ALWAYS full. AirSerbia, prioritises this route not only to avoid getting fined by Heathrow for not utilising landing/take-off slots, but also because it's a cash cow. A few years ago they even brought in a third flight because demand was so high - albeit, that flight WAS almost empty. This is first hand knowledge from someone who's been flying LHR-BEG since the war. In the last 30 years I have only witnessed a handful of flights where there have been a few empty spaces, but never more than a few spaces.

      It's simple logic, do you think BA would even have considered BEG again had demand not been there? Do you think the British have some historic or moral obligation towards Serbia, no.

      It's pure economics.

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    19. ΠŸΠ΅Ρ€ΠΈΡ†Π°17:31

      Last year one flight business class was only 100 euros more.

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  10. Anonymous11:26

    Next news, Air Serbia joins Oneworld :D

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    1. Anonymous11:30

      Wouldn't be surprised.

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    2. Anonymous11:38

      Makes sense.

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    3. Anonymous11:58

      Next steps : JU joins Oneworld and American Airlines launches US flights :)

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    4. Anonymous13:38

      American will not come to BEG whether we like it whether we don’t. Demand is not there to launch Serbia flights.

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    5. Anonymous15:44

      Air Serbia proves you the opposite.

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  11. Anonymous11:27

    On November 3rd LHR-BEG there are only 2 seats left in business. Seems like sales are going well for the route.

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    1. Anonymous10:40

      I managed to get a one way business for 207£ which is great

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  12. Anonymous11:30

    Unfortunately BA is a far cry from what it used to be in 2010.

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    1. Anonymous11:32

      They still have an impressive and spectacular network so filling these flights should not be a problem for them. I expect this route to go to daily in summer.

      I am curious if JU plans on being Wizzier than Wizz on BEG-LON and maybe launch STN or LTN.

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    2. Anonymous11:51

      JU will respond with Manchester launch.

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    3. Anonymous14:27

      I think it too.

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    4. Anonymous15:53

      I don't. MAN is too far to fit into waves since block time is quite long. Unlike LIS, OSL, MAD, AGP... there is virtually no O&D demand to help fill out the seats. MAN will remain on the wish list for a while.

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    5. Anonymous19:53

      MAN is close to the top (if not #1) of unserved Euro destinations from BEG. There is a lot of demand to fill those seats.

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    6. Anonymous20:37

      Yes but Belgrade is already well connected, there aren't that many destinations (major ones) left unserved. MAN might be on top of the list but I suppose demand is rather modest. I mean even London barely has double daily flights, slightly more than Berlin or Prague and less than Athens, Barcelona, Bucharest or Istanbul.

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    7. Anonymous00:46

      Air Serbia E195 is the perfect aircraft to launch MAN 2-3 times weekly.

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  13. Anonymous11:34

    Wow, the premium carriers are finally discovering BEG

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    1. Anonymous11:37

      Would not rank BA as premium intra Europe. Their pitch is worse than easyjet and service is about the same.

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    2. Anonymous11:41

      Only thing left premium at BA in their European ops is the price.

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    3. Anonymous12:37

      ^ true

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    4. Anonymous12:39

      On British Airways flight you get nothing in economy on a flight lasting the duration like Belgrade. In Air Serbia at least you get a box with a sandwich, muffin and bottle of water free of charge.

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    5. Anonymous12:43

      True that. BA service has really deteriorated

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    6. Anonymous13:54

      @12:39 and BA will get you most likely in time and with a smile while on JU you might be late +/-120 min and rarely see a smile. Ju cabin staff don't think even necessary to greet passengers while they are boarding; they rather just stand like mummies.

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    7. Anonymous14:04

      Plus BA has a very good premium product.
      A few days ago it was announced that Lufthansa will be improving its onboard product as well.

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    8. Anonymous15:45

      @13:54

      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      What a dumb comment.

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    9. Anonymous15:59

      premium carriers are finally discovering BEG

      LOL, so QR, LH and LX are not premium?

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    10. Anonymous16:55

      BA is greeting passengers with a smile and they are OTP? What are you talking about ? They are the worse and most of their Indian FAs hardly speak English. Plus they are extremely delayed.

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    11. Anonymous17:53

      @15:59

      More of them are coming, i.e. the European ones, we need more of them :)

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    12. Anonymous18:28

      Your resonse has nothing to do with initial desinformation about "premium carriers finally discovering BEG". If BA is assumed as premium, so are LH, LX, QR and some others alreadty serving BEG for quite some time. Strictly from short/medium soft product viewpoint, Air Serbia also counts as a premium when compared to BA offer.

      Asking for more "premium" European ones at BEG is laughable, for example Iberia/TAP. Both had plenty of opportunity to launch BEG but now that Air Serbia has awesome coverage of the peninsula with at least 1-2 more destinations expected for the next season, asking for IB/TP could only be described by greed.

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    13. Anonymous18:36

      Not just JU but W6 has also rushed in and filled the void to the Iberian peninsula. They are doign extremely well in BCN and I am sure in LIS too.
      So they took their time and lost a decent opportunity.

      Now you have Vueling code-sharing with A3 via ATH for €600 when they could have dominated the market with nonstop flights.

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    14. Anonymous20:45

      11:34
      The Premium guy strikes again.

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    15. Anonymous21:45

      Of course it’s premium, just look at that vast network, that is already telling you something. And also, who cares if JU launched some destination first, it’s about competition between carriers, it’s on them to fight for the market!

      Hopefully we get to welcome TAP, Iberia, Air France, SAS, ITA Airways in the near future!!!

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    16. Anonymous00:41

      Of course it’s premium, just look at that vast network

      Wizz and Ryan are then also premium just based on their vast network, LOL! You have absolutely no clue what are you taking about.

      They only reason you want those airlines in BEG your perception they would harm Air Serbia as you always repeat the same dumb comment: This is bad for JU!

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    17. Anonymous07:46

      False, I never said that. Nobody is attacking JU. I just want to see more variety at BEG in terms of carriers, that’s all.

      Like, can you just chill out with that passive aggressive attitude. I have my own opinion and I absolutely don’t care if you like it or not. Bye :)

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    18. Anonymous14:49

      BEG and JU growth is very aggressive. Individuals that can't cope with it are behind some of the most offensive comments, like those posted during inaugural BEG-ORD flight. They need help.

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    19. Anonymous11:40

      @1655
      Careful with your racist comments!

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  14. Anonymous11:37

    Do JU and BA code share on each others BEG-LHR flights?

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    1. Anonymous11:38

      No. But have a feeling they will very soon. Also expect to see QR code on these BA flights (they connect perfectly)

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    2. Anonymous07:45

      They do not, however BA is regularly selling connections with JU from LHR - although with JU flight number, meaning they already have an interline. We will see what future brings, I somehow believe QR has something to do with this decision for BA to start flying to BEG again :)

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  15. Anonymous11:48

    Nice! Especially that it starts this winter.

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  16. Anonymous11:50

    Good timings for the flights.

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  17. Anonymous12:08

    Lot of work ahead for Air Serbia.

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    1. Anonymous12:10

      They still have the upper hand with more flights. Now they need to try and attract transfer passengers to the region with the London flights.

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    2. Anonymous12:58

      @12:08 you are joking, right? JU flies there daily vs BA's 3 pw

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    3. Anonymous15:54

      Yes but BA has very good times if you are heading from London. They are also much stronger on this market as I am sure many who flew on JU are collecting Avios.

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    4. Anonymous17:03

      You could say the same for LH or LX yet both airlines are thriving in Belgrade. BA has improved their onboard product and are a decent airline right now

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  18. Anonymous12:09

    Can we expect daily or at least 6 weekly in summer? I know slots are a big issue at Heathrow.

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    1. Anonymous12:13

      One would hope

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    2. Anonymous13:05

      One world hope

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  19. Anonymous12:14

    I'm really surprised they decided to start these flights in the slowest part of the year. But I'm not complaining :)

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  20. Anonymous12:14

    This is excellent also for people wanting to connect to Mexico, Caribbean and South America!

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    1. Anonymous12:17

      Agreed. BA has excellent connections to North America (USA and Canada). They pretty much fly everywhere in USA, so a good way to get passengers ex BEG good transfer option. Not to mention it will help JU improve more as it now has even more competition for its prime markets in USA (JFK and ORD).

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    2. Anonymous16:06

      But in that case Serbian passport holders would need to obtaim UK transit visa.

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    3. Anonymous20:47

      Why bother re. how many options available.

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  21. Anonymous12:30

    Great news!

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  22. Anonymous12:32

    Wow. Now, that's a piece of news!

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  23. Anonymous12:43

    didn’t know that serbian passport holders don’t need a transit visa if they already have a US visa, that’s huge!

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    1. They need , if they want to leave transit area. Also you have to fly out in the same calendar day

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    2. Anonymous19:46

      No, they don’t, if they are flying to USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. They can leave the airport and stay in UK up to 48 hours.

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    3. Anonymous20:46

      I also found the information that departure from LHR must be on the same calendar day so I honestly doubt that it is allowed to leave UK airport with any other visa than UK visa.

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    4. Anonymous05:45

      Why so strict policy toward Serbian transfer passengers?

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    5. Anonymous06:23

      Not just Serbia, also non EU Balkans too.

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    6. Anonymous12:13

      So again: Why so strict policy toward Serbian transfer passengers?

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    7. Anonymous12:51

      Good news for ex Belgrade transfer passengers, but seriously the UK Government should reconsider their visa policy towards ex YU, Serbians, Montenegrins, Macedonians, Bosnians and Albanians are the only nationalities that require UK visa (even a direct transit visa, unless exceptions mentioned above apply).

      I would boycott BA until the Tories reconsider their racist visa policy towards the Balkans, they're not second tier Europeans. After Brexit - mind your allies.

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  24. Anonymous13:24

    Connections are not the best to the US but fares are around $1.000 so they are more than competitive, even cheaper than LH gang.

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  25. Anonymous13:55

    Great news for BEG but bad news for JU.

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    1. Anonymous15:28

      They showed already that they know how to fight with competitors.

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    2. Anonymous17:00

      Why is this bad for JU ? This is actually a great news for JU. I have flown BA and I would never again if there are other options . Their crew is lazy, not well groomed and service does not exist.

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    3. Anonymous19:52

      JU is good when it has competition.
      Without competition they are just lazy and useless.

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    4. Anonymous20:00

      Not true at all. Recent Air Serbia expansion to Italy and Spain proves they were not just lazy and useless without competition. Most of the new routes they launched were proactive and ahead (or without) any competition.

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  26. Anonymous13:56

    I don't like BA in general and I am not too fond about them returning to BEG since it will dilute the passenger counts on JU flights.

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    1. Anonymous19:07

      I agree BA is worse then a low cost Airline but high fares. It is bad news for Air Serbia.

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    2. Anonymous21:43

      * than

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    3. Anonymous05:46

      Really? You wish..

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  27. Anonymous14:32

    This is great news, but they will have to work hard to make BEG profitable as they already have big competition in JU and W6.
    Welcome BA888, you were missed a lot!

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    1. Anonymous15:13

      Years ago we had a poster on here who went by that nickname. We sure did have a lot of great people that used to post on here but then they disappeared over time.

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      BA888 nickname

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    3. Anonymous15:27

      Yes, I know we had a person writing under BA888 nickname, but in this case I was thinking on BA flight number to Belgrade.

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  28. Anonymous15:04

    Still pretty stupid that you need a visa just to transit this airport

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  29. Anonymous15:38

    This is the 34th new route launched out of Belgrade this year.

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  30. Anonymous16:01

    This is good because it improves BEG's connectivity and overall competitiveness. BA will force JU to improvise and adapt to new market realities.
    At the end of the day Serbia needs as many new connections as possible.

    With a 07.55 departure from LHR, BA will offer the following connections to BEG:

    05.25 LOS
    05.30 JNB
    05.50 CPT
    05.50 NBO
    06.15 ACC
    06.15 EWR
    06.15 IAD
    06.15 BGI
    06.20 JFK AA
    06.25 DFW AA
    06.30 YYZ
    06.30 JFK
    06.35 PHL
    06.40 JFK
    06.50 SEA
    06.50 BOS
    06.50 MIA
    06.55 RDU AA
    06.55 IAH
    07.00 EZE
    When you take all of these and add local demand BA should have no problems filling an A320. I expect this route to go daily from the summer.

    Good luck BA and welcome.

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  31. Anonymous16:07

    Air Serbia applied couple of years ago for additional LHR slots but was rejected.

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      True dat.

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    2. Anonymous18:11

      Is it reasonable to expect denial of additional BEG slots to BA until JU gets approval for additional slots at LHR?

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    3. Anonymous18:33

      Check the facts. Air Serbia didn't get slot allocation but then failed to pay for them. Slot allocation to Air Serbia was REJECTED back then,

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    4. Anonymous21:51

      Why should Air Serbia pay for slots they didn't get?

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    5. Anonymous06:38

      Downpayment, they asked for premium slots which are expensive. They realized then they could not afford it.

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    6. Anonymous12:14

      Not true

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  32. Anonymous16:07

    Do we know who will be the handling company?

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    1. Anonymous16:50

      Menzies or Pink

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    2. Anonymous01:14

      Can you telll me the source of your info. I'm curious since a lot of my BEG coworkers have no idea.

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    3. Anonymous09:26

      Honestly, the way BEG is run there is no surprise you and your coworkers have no clue about what's going on. We are all seeing the product of your work on a daily basis with messy delays, piles of undelivered luggage and now JU hiring people because you are offering miserable salaries.

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    4. Anonymous14:55

      You don't know that SkyPartner and other providers do exist at BEG, and now Menzies as well?

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  33. Anonymous16:08

    I wish they didn’t have a 7:55am departure from LHR as it means I just miss that flight coming from DUB. Hopefully frequencies increase soon!

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  34. Anonymous16:09

    BA has quite attractive prices this winter for return journey LHR-BEG-LHR.
    They start from 118 GBP.

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  35. You don't need transit visa, but there are certain restrictions..You cannot leave transfer area, and also you have to fly out within the same calendar day..Say, if you arrive from Bangkok at 21:30, and your connecting flight to Madrid is at 00:30 ( so after 3 hours), you won't be able to embark the plane in Bangkok

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  36. Anonymous17:11

    Welcome back! Good news for BEG.

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  37. Anonymous17:29

    It’s time to JU to join an alliance.

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  38. Anonymous17:39

    So, stupid it is.

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  39. Anonymous17:41

    Well done BEG. Now try securing more London airports because the prices are not the lowest. Gatwick is a must. Will be very interesting what will happen with PRN as well...

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  40. Anonymous18:01

    I remember the day when they left BEG 13 years ago and I was sad knowing Belgrade is losing big air company.

    So glad they are returning to Serbian capital!

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    1. Anonymous20:49

      Meh..

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    2. Anonymous21:42

      ???

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    3. Anonymous05:50

      Hainan arrival is a big thing. BA on the other hand is from a declining market. So..

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    4. Anonymous06:19

      So .... what?

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    5. Anonymous12:16

      BA arrival is "not good, not terrible" kind of news.
      Not bringing some big changes. Just another airline with modest no of flights.

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    6. Anonymous12:30

      I would not say it is "just another airline".

      BA is one of the biggest airlines in the world and can't be treated the same like many smaller carriers.

      It brings a lot of connections and it is to expect the frequency will be increased next summer that will cause connectivity to be further improved. Yes, there are already many airlines in BEG that provide good connectivity (LH, QR, FZ, TK, KL, LX, OS, LO...) where visas are not needed but for people who have already UK or US, CAN, NZL, AUS visa this is nice addition.

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    7. Anonymous15:39

      Haha, you learnt that from your big idol Pu..er?

      Pathetic.

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  41. Anonymous18:24

    Really curious how LH will react given their quite dominant presence in the entire Balkans...

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    1. Anonymous18:44

      Don't know or care about other airports but in BEG they added a lot of extra seats for this winter season. They will run 4 daily flights, 2 from FRA and 2 from MUC.

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    2. Anonymous20:32

      Wasn't it the case also last winter?

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    3. Anonymous20:39

      MUC wasn't double daily last winter, I think it was 11 weekly with the CRJ. This year it will be double daily and I think it will be a mix of E95, A319 and A320. This summer Munich was mostly operated with the A320.

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  42. Anonymous18:32

    Competition is good, but I sincerely hope that they’ll match prices of Wizz-Air where you can fly one way for £13 - cheaper than bus service from Cambridge to Luton airport. Other wise just another expensive Airlines.

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    1. Anonymous18:43

      Well, Air Serbia is not cheap on this route and they manage to do quite ok on BEG-LHR.

      There are obviously enough people who can afford to pay a premium in order to arrive to a central London airport.

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    2. Anonymous19:46

      one way for £13 means big loss for the airline. Only a tiny number of seats can be sold at that price while majority of seats have to be much more expensive if airline is to turn profit on an almost 3 hour route.

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    3. Anonymous00:42

      Sold ticket is not only, nor the most significant, income for many companies.

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    4. Anonymous00:53

      They need to sell 50 eur of extras per each of those £13 passengers. Good luck with that.

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  43. Anonymous18:41

    That is why BA will be interesting for those who don't need a visa for the UK especially for those transfering from Canada and the US.

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  44. Vinci gonna be mad

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    1. Anonymous18:57

      Why?

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    2. Anonymous00:41

      Vinci sold them slots, why would be mad?

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  45. Anonymous20:18

    I am curious if this will make possible to book AA miles to fly to BEG. So far, BEG-LON is not bookable with British avios. Probably it is too early.

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    1. Anonymous20:41

      Well since this route will be operated by BA then it should not be any different than their flights from London to anywhere else in their network.

      Funny thing is that if you go on ba.com and try to book some US flights they will sell you a combination of AA and JU.

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    2. Anonymous20:42

      How can they sell JU ticket if they do not have code share or interline with JU?

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    3. Anonymous20:45

      I guess they kept the interline, maybe it's similar with KLM which terminated the code-share for BEG-AMS but kept it for transfer flights. They no longer sell JU flights for point to point transfers. I looked at ORD-LHR-BEG and it was a JU-AA combination.

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  46. Anonymous20:48

    Interesting that this winter BEG-LON will have the most flights ever:

    JU 7
    W6 5
    BA 3

    That's a total of 15 flights, first time that we have more than double daily in winter and there will be more than this summer (14 weekly). I guess BA is after transfers and some local traffic.

    Interestingly that the only connection to London from TSR is Wizz Air with daily flights, down from 9 in summer. OSI, TZL... will not have any London flights in winter. Belgrade will be the only city with London flights in an area from Zagreb to Budapest to Timisoara to Sofia and then to Sarajevo. Quite a catchment area.

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    1. Anonymous03:13

      W6 will have 7pw to LTN during December and the first week of January.

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    2. Anonymous13:11

      Split has 10 daily flights to London during summer season (to all 5 airports) 🀷‍♂️

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    3. Anonymous15:21

      London has 6 airports, not 5.

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    4. Anonymous19:20

      London has many more flights from all 6 airports to Palma.

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  47. Anonymous04:20

    Heathrow is the worst airport. I avoid it like the plague

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    1. Anonymous04:53

      Me too. Flew YYZ-BEG about 5 years ago, never again.

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    2. Anonymous12:34

      I flew there quite often in the past and i really didn't like it.

      Also, I do not like that on UK airports you don't know what is the gate something like 45 min before departure. Once you find it out you need to run through airport in order to arrive on the gate on time.

      The same thing is done in Malta.

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  48. Btw, BA is re-introducing the complimentary snack and drink on their short-haul flights.

    https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2023/08/01/british-airways-introduces-new-snacks-in-shorthaul-economy-to-accompany-the-return-of-free-tea-and-coffee/?utm_source=BoardingArea&utm_medium=facebook

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  49. Miroslav NY11:21

    I would not fly to London via Wizz or Air Serbia let alone a pricey airline like British.
    Heathrow is the absolute worst airport in Europe and their staff are very rude and condescending.
    Having flown all over the world and studied in England ( thirty five years ago) , I say this with some experience.

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  50. Anonymous15:30

    Are summer flights planned? I don't seem them in the GDS.

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    1. Anonymous15:38

      They are. The flights just went on sale 4 days ago for winter and you expect them to have already finalized their summer 2024 network? They need to get slots first.

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    2. Anonymous15:41

      But all of BA's other flights are in the GDS for summer 2024. I hope they go daily and BA should not have slot issues in LHR. Is BEG even slot restricted?

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    3. Anonymous16:06

      LHR is slot restricted not Belgrade but the flight to Belgrade departs and lands from, get this LHR. None of the new routes that BA has scheduled last week are on sale for summer and they won't be for some time.

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  51. Anonymous21:27

    Tresnja you are giving wrong information. Its the next day before midnight :)

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