Air Serbia schedules Europe-wide network growth over winter


Air Serbia has scheduled notable frequency growth across its European network for the upcoming winter season. The carrier is set to increase its number of flights from Belgrade to Athens, Banja Luka, Bucharest, Brussels, Bologna, Frankfurt, Larnaca, Lisbon, Ljubljana, Madrid, Podgorica, Salzburg, Sofia, Skopje, Tirana, Vienna and Zagreb. Further changes remain possible in the coming weeks. A number of destinations will now have the same number of frequencies in winter as they did during the summer, and in some cases even exceed them, while all of the mentioned routes will have more flights than the previous 2022/23 winter season. The 2023/24 winter season begins on October 29 and runs until March 30 of next year.

Apart from the traditional frequency growth over the New Year and Christmas holidays, which are implemented from mid-December until mid-January, Air Serbia will increase its flights from the start of the season. Services from Belgrade to Athens will grow from ten weekly last winter to twelve weekly, Bucharest will run twelve weekly, up from nine weekly rotations last winter and this summer, Brussels will increase from two weekly last winter and this summer to three weekly, while operations to Bologna will also grow by one weekly rotation on last winter to four weekly flights.

The Serbian carrier will add an additional four weekly rotations to Frankfurt when compared to last winter and an extra three weekly services on this summer for a total of ten weekly flights. Larnaca will be increased to eight weekly, up from six weekly last winter, while Lisbon, which was launched with two weekly flights this summer, will be increased to three weekly during the winter. Air Serbia will operate nineteen weekly services to Ljubljana during the winter, up from fourteen weekly both last winter and this summer. Madrid will maintain its summer frequencies this winter, with three weekly flights, up from two weekly last winter.

Air Serbia’s summer frequencies between Belgrade and Podgorica will be retained over the coming winter with a total of 21 weekly flights, up from twenty last winter, while Salzburg will be operated twice per week for the entire duration of the winter season, unlike last year when it was maintained for a limited time over the New Year holiday period. Services to Sofia will be maintained eleven weekly, up from seven and nine weekly last winter and this summer respectively. Skopje flights will be increased to thirteen weekly on last winter’s eleven, while Tirana will be boosted from twelve weekly last winter to thirteen weekly. The carrier will maintain nineteen weekly rotations to Vienna, up from fourteen weekly last winter and eighteen weekly operated this summer, while Zagreb will grow from eleven weekly last winter and fourteen weekly this summer to seventeen weekly this winter season. In addition, Banja Luka will increase from two weekly this summer and past winter to three weekly rotations.

EX-YU Aviation News will publish detailed 2023/24 winter season network modifications for all of the national carriers from the former Yugoslavia this October, in the lead-up to the start of the winter season.



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  1. Anonymous09:02

    Bravo Air Serbia 🇷🇸🇷🇸🇷🇸

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    1. Anonymous09:54

      Really bravo. Air Serbia has forgotten Banja Luka in every sense. It would be better to cancel flights than to have 2 weekly Bnx Beg.

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    2. Anonymous10:02

      lol why on earth should they cancel flights because you are dissatisfied with frequencies? It obviously works for them.

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    3. Anonymous10:36

      Flights to BNX have high LF but low yield.

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    4. Anonymous10:41

      Anon 09:54 is right, current Banja Luka flight schedule to Belgrade is completely useless, for both, P2P and transfer passengers. AS should try to establish at least two daily connections (possibly same days as currently, Monday&Friday), and that would definitely increase the numbers, because many people would like to travel back and forth within a day (business, health, education, family visits, tourism etc.)

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    5. Anonymous10:43

      How to increase LF if flights to BNX already have high LF?

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    6. Slav.Man10:53

      Im very happy increase of frequency especially to the Jug nations. great to see they are selling seats to Zagreb.

      but previous commenter is right not just Banja Luka but all Bosnia not having the same service as the rest.
      seems Bosnia is being ignored

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    7. Anonymous11:02

      I'm certain that Bosnia is being "ignored" because of a personal vendetta by the JU management. That is the only possible explanation really 🤡

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    8. Anonymous11:11

      Is BNX still subsidize JU flights to BEG?

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    9. Anonymous11:12

      Nope.

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    10. Anonymous11:54

      Banja Luka has been increased this winter from 2 to 3 weekly - Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.

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    11. Anonymous12:38

      Air Serbia only fly to BNX for political reasons otherwise they wouldn't bother!

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    12. Anonymous13:36

      Yes, and due to the same political reasons they fly to LJU, ZAG, PUY, ZAD, RJK, DBV, SPU, SJJ, TIA...

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    13. Anonymous22:27

      Bravo for what???? They should fix their delays, i am flying 4 time in 2 months and every time delay more than 2h.... Unbelievable

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    14. Anonymous09:01

      Baš si baksuz!
      Yes, they should fix this particularly for you and also pay you to fly with them. I suggest you stop flying with AirSerbia because they are so bad and try other companies.... I am sure they are never late, not!

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    15. Anonymous13:10

      @anon 09:01
      When you are so smart, and all mighty do you know that travel agency are forced to take air serbia for charter flights? Last night or 3 days ago flights to Bodrum are delayed 7h amd 4h and
      tell my little kid to be suck it uo 10h on airport because of that... And if you go in turkey for example on vacation wirh agency you are forced to travel with them. I DON'T WANT TO FLY WITH THEM but i am forced. So don't be a smart boy and just speak nonsense educate yourself. I work outside and i am flying every month but never and i meam never do i buy tickets with Air Serbia and if my company buys me i always tell them to change my ticket.

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    16. Anonymous08:32

      Lažov

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  2. Anonymous09:04

    Isn't it time to finaly launch MUC?

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    1. Anonymous09:06

      Nope.

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    2. Anonymous09:17

      Munich is a fortress and much closer than any other German city. Why waste a rotation there to minuscule yields when other secondary cities have much more potential.

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    3. Anonymous01:02

      I completely agree with previous comments about flights between BNX and BEG. 2 or 3 flights per week are almost nothing. If Air Serbia can't fly at least 3 to 4 times a week, double daily, morning and evening, It would be better to cancel the flights. I am still wondering is Air Serbia state owned company or private owned. I would say it is privately owned company. Air Serbia should beside double daily flights BEG BNX, introduce at least 2 per week double daily flights to Niš. But Air Serbia management has a priority to have flights to Poland, Aserbeijan or Kasachstan

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  3. Anonymous09:06

    Good to see they are densifying the network.

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  4. Anonymous09:07

    There will be the most flights between BEG and ZAG since Yugo collapsed.

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  5. Anonymous09:08

    I am glad they are not introducing new routes this season, they are focusing on what they already have, just increasing frequencies. I think this is the right approach

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    1. Anonymous09:12

      They will most probably introduce 1 or 2 new routes.

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    2. Anonymous10:20

      They severely lack connections to secondary cities in Romania.

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    3. Anonymous10:56

      I am wondering why JU still havent penetrated deaper the Romanian market. It is a perfect market for them to get many transfer passingers at low cost with their ATR fleet. The yields at the moment are not top but it could really boost their EuroMed destinations especially in winter. Is there an agreement with TAROM perheps? Any how their presence in CLJ and IAS and other seconday airports in Romania is minimal..

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    4. Anonymous11:43

      I agree with you.

      For me it would be much more logical to introduce for example CLJ than to increase ZAG.

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    5. Cluj has 300.000 people, Zagreb 700.000. Cluj has very few passengers from North America and China, Zagreb has plenty who can transfer to JU. Cluj has tons of LCC direct cheap nonstop services for Romanians who went to live all around EU and tourists, ZAG has few only. People in Cluj don't speak the same (or very similar) language, people in Zagreb do. JU management is doing very good job, and if they are not starting CLJ or MUC, and increasing ZAG, they have a very good reason for doing so, despite how much you dislike ZAG and believe it has no demand of any kind

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    6. Anonymous13:34

      - CLJ has only around 500.000 less passengers per year than ZAG, but with far more transfer passengers potential to mainly Italy and Spain where JU flies to in total 15 destinations.
      - Transfer possibilites are much better for Romanians flying via BEG to the west than for Croatians who need to fly to east in ordert to get to their western destination.
      - Although smaller than ZAG, CLJ has also direct LH flights to MUC and FRA that says a lot about its potential.
      - ZAG does not have small number of LCC destinations as only FR flies from there to 28 cities.
      - Language barrier is no problem here as they only transfer to their final destinations
      - Very friendly relations between Serbia and Romania
      - People from CLJ would not reject flying to Air Serbia only because it comes from Serbia.
      - JU already flies to ZAG, but at the same time they do not fly to CLJ at all. Therefore flying to CLJ would be much better solution that increasing ZAG flights and it has nothing to do with any emotions, but with pure logic and sense for business only.

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    7. I like when people talk facts and arguments 😃. For some of the listed, I must admit I didn't know. After your answer and the explanation, I can agree JU can consider CLJ in future. But I still believe they didn't increase ZAG just like that, but because they think more frequencies in ZAG could make more connections than fewer frequencies from ZAG plus few frequencies from CLJ. However, I hope they would continue to grow, and that CLJ would be included as well into their network, as soon as possible.

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    8. Boris15:48

      JU should increase Zagreb asap and do some marketing in order to attract Croatia diaspora from North America. That is no brainer.
      Hopefully BEG airport will figure out how to accomodate increased traffic at airport by next summer as well so that first experiance for these north american transfers are pleasent.

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    9. Anonymous08:48

      Croatian diaspora in North America to fly YU?? Are you for real?? You are clearly misinformed about the mentality and political views of North American Croats, Canadian in particular!

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  6. Anonymous09:08

    Any changes to long haul network?

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    1. Anonymous09:10

      JFK +1 (total 3)
      ORD +2 (2)
      TSN +1 (2)

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    2. Anonymous09:11

      Tianjin goes from 1 to 2 weekly, Chicago is in the winter schedule, and they will launch a either Shanghai or Guangzhou if they can find an A330-200.

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    3. Anonymous09:12

      If…

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    4. Anonymous13:53

      A330-200 with RR engines can be found on the market.

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    5. Anonymous13:55

      Yes it can. Question is in what condition and at what price.

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    6. Anonymous14:08

      What will happen with China expansion if the third A330 can't be found in a good condition and for the right price?

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    7. Anonymous16:26

      It must be found, Toronto is waiting, as well as new routes.

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    8. Anonymous18:21

      China is priority: Jak tylko odbierzmy trzeciego airbusa A330, skoncentrujemy się na ekspansji chińskiego rynku. Otrzymaliśmy już prawa przelotowe do Kantonu i Szanghaju

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  7. Anonymous09:10

    When are they getting the 2nd e195?

    Is it late again?

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    1. Anonymous09:11

      They haven't even received YU- ASD yet.

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    2. Anonymous09:12

      I don’t understand the tone of you comment. First of all, Air Serbia never commented when they would get the second E195. According to various reports it should be in September, today is 6th of September. You make it sound as if it is somehow Air Serbia’s fault if the plane, for some reason, gets delayed on delivery (even though they never mentioned a date or even month). Secondly, this aircraft is not being acquired by Air Serbia but by Marathon Airlines, so it also depends on them when the plane will be ready.

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    3. Anonymous09:16

      YU-ASD will arrive on Friday, 08.09. ASL crews are already dispatched to Dusseldorf to pick up and bring the plane to BEG.

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    4. Anonymous09:25

      Can this plane fly directly without stop from DUS to BEG?

      It seems ATR72-600 to have 1.500km flying range and DUS-BEG is 1.250km. If we take in consideration contingency fuel, alternate fuel as well as final reserve fuel it might be risky.

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    5. Anonymous09:32

      Yeah they are going to risk their lives on the delivery flight. Some people on here...

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    6. Anonymous09:34

      Do not spin. Nobody said they would risk their lives, it was just a question if they can make it on a non stop flight.

      If you have no answer be quiet.

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    7. Anonymous09:35

      No, you are suggesting they are doing something illegal and risky on an empty ATR72.

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    8. Anonymous09:37

      OMG..Some people...

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    9. Anonymous09:39

      Anon 09:35
      Only you suggested that.

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    10. Anonymous09:40

      Yes an ATR72-600 can fly nonstop from Dusseldorf to Belgrade without a stop without an issue.

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    11. Anonymous09:44

      Thanks.

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    12. Anonymous10:23

      Anon 09:25

      1500km is range with 72 passengers and their baggage. ATR will be flying empty DUS-BEG, which means it will have much more range than 1500km.

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    13. Anonymous10:25

      Actually 1370km is with fully packed ATR72-600, but as it will be empty of course that its flying range will be longer.

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    14. Anonymous10:31

      Especially with no pax and bags.

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    15. Anonymous13:20

      Empty atr can fly for 8h

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    16. Anonymous13:45

      8h???

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    17. Anonymous14:00

      That was with additional tanks. Without tanks it can fly up to 2.400km if empty.

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  8. Anonymous09:12

    Hows the fleet situation looking? Will they have to wet lease planes?

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    1. Anonymous09:15

      Yes, it seems they will have 2 B737=800s from KlasJet and 1 Dan Air A319 wet leased (if we exclude the Marathon Embraers)

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    2. Anonymous09:16

      At least they could have placed some stickers on them as Dan Air's A319 used to have.

      I do not like flying in albino planes.

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    3. Anonymous10:12

      Albinio planes don't like having you as a passenger.

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    4. Anonymous10:13

      You'll get over it.

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    5. Anonymous10:22

      Great, as they like you I wish you fly eternally on Air Dan's A319 all together with non Serbian speaking crew.

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    6. Anonymous11:00

      They really do like me :D

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    7. Anonymous11:41

      Bon voyage.

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  9. Anonymous09:15

    They will also be sending the A330 on some flights to Moscow.

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    1. Anonymous09:18

      That's a smart utilisation of 330s in the winter. Maybe a few holiday charters would be good if they can make a profit from them.

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    2. Anonymous11:48

      A321 should make it but not news anymore

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    3. Anonymous17:36

      It's quite possible that the problem with the A321 is that the lesor isn't allowing their aircraft to be used on flights to Russia, which is possibly why we haven't heard anything of them. Other than SVO, there really isn't much need for the A321, especially for 2.

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  10. Anonymous09:17

    It seems that Sochi and St. Petersburg have been also increased comparing to last winter.

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    1. Anonymous09:20

      Yes, both got one additional flight.

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  11. Anonymous09:23

    Good work

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  12. Anonymous09:23

    INI, KVO all the same?

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  13. Anonymous09:29

    Impressive!

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  14. Anonymous09:29

    Seems like the regional network is being strengthened for long haul. Good work.

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    1. Anonymous09:33

      My thoughts as well. That is exactly how the business is done. We do not need at this moment Wroclaw.

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    2. Anonymous09:34

      They just mentioned it as a potential new destination. No one said it would launch this winter.

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    3. Anonymous09:41

      Aha, Jatovanje. Kajgot.

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    4. Anonymous09:43

      Puno previse jatovanja 🤣🤣🤣

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    5. Anonymous09:46

      Well I am sure the expert will say how the CEO said the flights are launching this winter, but this is what he actually said

      Commenting on its potential next destination on the Polish market, Mr Marek said, “In the near future, we may come to Wroclaw”.
      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2023/08/air-serbia-eyes-second-destination-in.html

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  15. Anonymous09:29

    Very good

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  16. Anonymous09:32

    Talking about Embraers is it their plan for this winter to have 2xE195 + 1xE190 or more?

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  17. Anonymous09:34

    Don't remember LCA ever being served 8 times per week in winter! Plus there are 2 weekly Wizz Air flights. Seems to be doing really well.

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    1. Anonymous09:42

      Mind you that there is a huge Russian Diaspora in Cyprus and I guess Belgrade is the closest to get to Larnaca from Moscow

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    2. Anonymous12:46

      Yes, they get to LCA either via Belgrade or UAE and Doha

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    3. Anonymous12:58

      It is basically the only way between two cities except from limited capacity via yerevan. There are no IST -LCA flights

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    4. Anonymous13:17

      IST-ECN

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    5. Anonymous14:02

      But Russians live in the Greek part of Cyprus. You cannot enter it from Northern Cyprus unless You are Turkish Cypriot.

      ECN is considered illegal border, and Cyprus police won’t let you enter Greek Cyprus in that case.

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  18. Anonymous09:58

    What about Russian destinations? Can we get an update on that? How many destinations and frequencies

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    1. Anonymous12:15

      They're not supposed to write about that

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  19. Anonymous10:06

    They are becoming a serious player in the Balkans.

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    1. Anonymous10:22

      Finally the dream of Hogan is taking shape, that JU will have 2x daily to all destinations in the region then slowly increase capacity on them.

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    2. Anonymous10:23

      I think that Kondic had that idea.

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    3. Small correction : With the other one being Aegean, they are becoming one of only two serious players in the Balkans.

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    4. Anonymous11:24

      Are forgetting about TK? Arguably miles ahead of both and very much Balkans

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    5. Not forgotten. Deliberately omitted. Turkey is huge country, bigger than entire Balkans, geographically with some 5 % on the Balkans only, and 95 %, on the Asian continent, it's World of its own and so specific with its huge domestic market that it can't be count as the Balkans by not a single criteria

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    6. Anonymous11:40

      No, Turkey with 99% of its territory belongs to Asia, so they are not Balkan Peninsula.

      https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/balkan-countries.html

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    7. Anonymous15:22

      But Turkish Airlines` hub is at the Balkan Peninsula :)

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    8. Anonymous21:00

      And Air Serbia`s hub is in Central Europe, not in Balkans, if we use your logic. :)

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    9. Exactly what I wanted to write : Balkan peninsula northern geographical boundary is Sava river. Balkan is everything southern of Sava. Nikola Tesla airport is northern of Sava. But, some people must prove right, no matter what....


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    10. Anonymous00:17

      Istanbul is Balkans by all criteria, it constitutes eastern bank of Balkans. If Istanbul is not Balkans, than Balkan Peninsula doesn't exist. That's pure geography. And when we come to society, than we'll see very much Turkey accross all the Balkans. Don't push them back in Asia, they are European nation.

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    11. Anonymous10:47

      No they are not, they are an Asian nation, but much more European like than any other Asian nation.

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    12. And btw we are not talking nations here but aviation, Balkan airlines and their performance, and plentiful miniature or in the best case small Balkan countries whose markets cannot by any parametre be compared to huge turkish market. I was not talking geography, but aviation, but once again, as some people simply must be right, then they decide to talk geography instead aviation on an aviation forum

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  20. Anonymous10:17

    Why did SOF and LJU work quite well and not ZAG, transfers?

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    1. Anonymous10:20

      SOF will have 11 pw and ZAG 17 pw.

      Why do you think SOF worked better than ZAG?

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    2. Anonymous10:22

      Low-cost carriers.

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    3. Anonymous10:48

      Anon 10:22 That's true. SOF has too much LCC capacity, therefore JU plans to operate more flight to ZAG then to SOF.

      Not to mention the wrong choice of Anon 10:17 with its limited knowledge to belittle ZAG :)

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    4. Anonymous16:57

      * than to SOF.

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    5. Anonymous20:43

      BEG-SOF seems to be doing very well, the route has matured and flights in summer 2024 on Skyscanner for example. Well, it was historically an old route and LJU-SOF worked very well for JP but what is happening with ZAG? No intention of "belittling" just trying to understand.

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  21. Jasmineeeeeee!!! Dje si? Dobar dan! Je l'se pije kahva? Sta kazu novine? Jel'se razmislja dje cemo za vikend, evo vec je srijeda...

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    1. Anonymous10:58

      Još je rano...

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    2. Anonymous11:01

      Best regards Pozdrav iz Rijeke, and keep going.

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    3. notLufthansa13:16

      Nix kaafe trinken. Štil blajben, maul halten und vajter dinen

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    4. Anonymous13:40

      Hahahahahahahahaha

      Typical conversation between LH and OU

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    5. You are getting better and better day by day!!!! 😅😅😅😅😅

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  22. Anonymous11:50

    BNX-BEG 3X (monday, friday, sunday) from 29.10.

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  23. Anonymous12:13

    Finally BRU gets an increase

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    1. Anonymous13:46

      And BNX

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    2. Anonymous17:26

      And Madrid.
      Who would have thought that..

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  24. Anonymous17:22

    This means new routes too. Since Manchester is cancelled from Podgorica and there are less flights to Dublin from Zagreb, I wouldn't be surprised to see one of them launched this winter.

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  25. Anonymous19:01

    Where do you all find this information, about changing schedules and stuff? I can look up this on flight aggregators, but it is insufferably complicated to do.

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    1. Anonymous21:08

      I'm curious about this too.

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    2. Anonymous22:16

      You can find them on airserbia.com, and by knowing how much did they fly this summer and last winter you can see what's the difference.

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  26. Anonymous21:39

    I think there was information that Lyon is going to 3 weekly so it is increase too.

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  27. Anonymous22:55

    Air Serbia counts on regional and EuroMed transfers to fill extra seats this winter. Long haul will only average one daily flight, about one and a half if more China destinations are added. That's not nearly enough to justify narrowbody capacity increase.

    Air Serbia increased capacity in 2014 and had double daily regional network goals. Goals were not achievable and as a result network correction occured in 2015 followed by adding more destinations but less frequency in 2016.

    Hope for better outcome this time. Good luck Air Serbia!

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    1. Anonymous23:56

      Well all those regional transfers can connect to more euro-med destinations and vice-versa. Also new long haul destinations will be added in the coming months and years.
      Is your point that there will be too much regional capacity?

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    2. Anonymous04:26

      Yes

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  28. Anonymous02:53

    Sarajevo increase is missing. What happened to launch of night flights?

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  29. They should increase winter frequency to Malaga as well...I use this route alot, and planes are always fully packed, literally not a single empty seat...Much more than Valencia or Madrid or Barcelona...Barcelona sometimes can be half empty, but ok, there are a lot of flightto BCN

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    1. Anonymous19:42

      There always is Wizz Air if Air Serbia doesnt want to increase flights.
      Twice a week would have definitely good loads to/from Malaga..

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  30. Anonymous22:25

    I think BNX could really flourish if they had a proper schedule with connections. The current one as said does not connect to anything and would at least give people a BL an option to travel.
    Right now you can drive 4 hours to BEG or 2h to Zagreb. It is very discouraging to travel when having to factor that in and how long you will spend at Gradiska.

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