Air Serbia could announce Miami launch “by year’s-end”


The Serbian Ambassador to the United States, Marko Djurić, has said the country’s national carrier could announce the introduction of nonstop flights between Belgrade and Miami by the end of the year, noting the service would be a “game changer for the region that has no nonstop flights to Miami”. The comments were made last week during talks between the Embassy and the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the Miami-Dade County International Trade Consortium, and the Port of Miami. Mr Djurić noted the country was considering the opening of its third General Consulate in the United States in Miami due to the large Serbian diaspora in Florida, alongside existing ones in New York City and Chicago, with both cities served by Air Serbia.

The Serbian flag carrier has made no secret it plans to introduce its third destination in North America in 2025 but has said it is evaluating the launch of either Miami or Toronto. However, in a further sign it is leaning towards the city in Florida, Serbia’s President, Aleksandar Vučić, said in an interview this week that flights to Miami would be launched soon. Located in South Florida, Miami is the second-most visited city in the United States after New York City with over 26.5 million visitors in 2022. It is also considered the US gateway to the Caribbean and South America and is the home to the world’s largest passenger seaport.

Commenting on its future expansion in North America, Air Serbia’s CEO, Jiri Marek, said late last year, “There is always competition if the next destination [in North America] will be Toronto or Miami. Toronto has a large diaspora, but also high seasonality. Miami, on the other hand, is a year-round destination. Our partner, American Airlines, has a large hub at Miami Airport. Both destinations are similar in terms of profitability, but we have not made a final decision yet”. This year, Air Serbia plans to expand its long-haul operations with the addition of Shanghai and Guangzhou to its network and has secured the lease of an additional two wide-body aircraft, complementing the two A330-200 jets it already has in service.


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  1. Anonymous09:01

    Airbus has 3 A330-800 in storage without any costumers. That's all in saying

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    1. Anonymous09:03

      I think that price plays huge role for JU. A332 is much cheaper.

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    2. Anonymous09:05

      Not really, there's lack of A332 on the market, so the price keeps rising; and Airbus wan't new -800/900 costumers

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    3. Anonymous09:07

      Is there any additional training involved for crew already opearting -200 to move to -800?

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    4. Anonymous09:07

      Would it be economically justified to have A332 and A330-800 in the fleet?

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    5. Anonymous09:09

      Stop dreaming. JU can't afford those. They got older A332s that were in storage for a few years. Hopefully they arrive by autumn which is why they plan MIA so late.

      I told you those A330s won't arrive by summer but I was mercilessly attacked by certain people on here.

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    6. Anonymous09:13

      You have no clue when they will arrive. They will launch new China routes before Miami. And you also failed to read the article or title correctly. They don't plan to launch Miami at the end of the year but ticket sales for 2025 launch. They have said since mid last year North America expansion will come in 2025 and this is in line with that.

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    7. Anonymous09:17

      Exactly. Sales for Chicago started in November 2022 for May 2023 launch.

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    8. Anonymous09:27

      It will come in 2025 because the A330s won't arrive before the end of 2024 my good old Anonymous friend. There will be no long-haul expansion before then.

      Those are facts, like them or not. You said they will arrive by summer 2024 and I told you they won't. You viciously attacked me and now you see that I was right.

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    9. Anonymous09:29

      The first one will arrive this May. North America expansion was announced for 2025 back in June 2023 so it has nothing to do with your baba vanga conspiricy.

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    10. Anonymous09:30

      I aways love how people write something here in the comments and claim it is a "fact" without providing any evidence or source to back up their "fact".

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    11. Anonymous09:39

      For Baba vanga anon: You stop dreaming and stop spreading your deeams around. A330’s are arriving before summer 2024 and long houl flights are expanding THIS SUMMER with two lines in China and extra daily rotations in New York on selected days. All other is your wishful thinking, jealousy and envy. You deserve to be attacked mercilessly

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    12. Anonymous10:11

      Question as I do not know the answer. The bilateral rights are there, as have been mentioned numerous times, but are proper slots secured for PVG and CAN? Or is JU decided to start with slots that are subpar from its perspective? Getting proper slots may be a challenge as evidenced by lack of flights to PEK or PKX and flying to TSN instead...

      By the way I am new to this conversation.

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    13. Anonymous15:47

      To people convinced A330s are coming this summer, did any reputable source except Sinisa Mali say it?

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    14. Anonymous15:58

      ^ air Serbia

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    15. Anonymous16:28

      Ok, good thing we have you to tell us exactly what will happen with your crystal ball.

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    16. Anonymous19:11

      @16:28 Nah I'll go fly to Miami on JU's new A330.. Oh wait, they won't arrive anytime soon

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    17. Anonymous20:14

      19:11 Be, for now atleast, patient.

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    18. Anonymous21:08

      @19:11 I'm patient cause I know there'll be no new A330s for a while.

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    19. Anonymous21:08

      Maybe Wamos Air wet lease, best case scenario.

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    20. Anonymous14:24

      Not exactly. Miami Beach is about 10 min away (across the bridge) from Miami

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  2. Anonymous09:02

    Flights from Belgrade to Miami Beach ⛱️ 😎

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    1. Anonymous05:02

      miami beach is a separate city and doesn't have its own airport. mia is about 30 min drive away.

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  3. Anonymous09:02

    The problem with Air Serbia expanding so rapidly is when an economic downturn happens, they will sink very quickly!

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    1. Anonymous09:03

      Lol lol and lol

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    2. Anonymous09:04

      We have heard the same on the beginning of 2022 and againb on the beginning of 2023 and again now...

      Same old stories.

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    3. Anonymous09:13

      Serbia has been in a difficult economic situation since 1945 so JU is an expert at surviving in these harsh environments.
      A new situation for JU would be to operate in a prosperous economic environment.

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    4. Anonymous10:37

      Well, to let you know, economics downturn started on 2020 with Covid and continued up to today with huge inflation. Sorry to ruin your Snowman, but your dreams won’t come true

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    5. Anonymous11:00

      It will be as impacted by any economic downturn as any other airline would. They'd just cut flights and rethink their operations, nothing new there. It's incredible how yall don't get tired of constantly going on with such what ifs and gloom and doom scenarios that's been spewed here for the last 10 years

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    6. Anonymous14:55

      @09:02

      That is not the problem, the problem Air Serbia has is that whatever they are doing, it is working very well.
      Another airline based in a different nearby city and of course country will eventually copy what they are doing and Air Serbia will face some major local competition when it comes to the hub system.
      From a consumers perspective, this will be great but for Air Serbia, margins will get squeezed and it will be hard for them to stay profitable.

      Just too bad (from a Croats perspective) that this eventual local competitor will most likely not be from Croatia. lol

      As the old saying goes, worse part of a good idea, is the good idea.

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  4. Anonymous09:02

    I can't imagine Miami on BEG's drparture board :D

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    1. Anonymous09:23

      Sounds exotic at first. But Miami is -from a tourism-pov- completely and utterly overrated. It is such an underwhelming and disappointing city. There is absolutely nothing to see (except maybe Ocean Dr in Mia Beach), compared to so many other cities and areas in the US. It can only serve as a gateway to Key West, Orlando, FL west coast, Cape Canaveral if you want to visit nice stuff in FL. Or to change a plane and fly to Turks & Caicos which I can highly recommend.

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    2. Anonymous09:25

      Well it is the second most visited city in the US, so there must be a reason.

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    3. Anonymous09:36

      World no 1 cruiseship hub. North America no 1 airport hub for central / south America. Beside New York state, most visited state in USA....Miami itself has 25 million visitors per year....

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    4. Anonymous10:38

      I was in Miami and it was disappointing for me as well, I felt like there is nothing to see. But is most of Florida like this, unless you play golf, you got a boat or you are constantly driving

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    5. Anonymous11:41

      Miami is for flexing...

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    6. Miami itself is nothing special, but its the biggest cruise ship port, and we all know how many people from Balkans work on cruise ships..They are probably third largest group, after Philippinos and Indians, maybe even bigger than Indians..Also, Miami is the biggest hub for entire Caribbeans, mexico & Central America, and South America..Tickets for all those destinations are cheapest from Mia and nearby airport of Fort Lauderdale

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    7. Anonymous13:33

      That business is a key for success of this route not Lepa Brena and similar jerks. Two or three times per week can work.

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    8. Anonymous18:06

      From Miami you can fly to the entire Latin America plus the Caribbean. A lot of pax would be transfers. You can also hop on a quick flight, or even drive, to Disneyland, which, while arguably stupid, is also a big destination, and obviously you can drive to the Florida Keys which are extremely pretty. And then there is diaspora. Put those three together and that is way more than enough to fill planes without anyone actually visiting Miami.

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    9. Anonymous18:52

      Air Serbia has a codeshare with Turkish Airlines for flights from Belgrade via Istanbul to Sao Paolo Brasil. No significant demand.

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    10. Anonymous05:07

      kinda crazy that people think that miami (incl. miami beach) is "nothing special". it's nor paris, but it's a massive tourist spot. it's also extremely expensive so it's not impossible that someone from serbia simply cannot afford the fun. with a huge beach, relatively good and predicable weather for a tropical climate, incredible restaurants, great and infinite night life, how can someone think it's "nothing special"? now, it has its issues too, but that's easily avoided (with money especially). finally, ocean drive is possibly the worst spot in the entire area, but, again, easily avoided.

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  5. Anonymous09:03

    Long-haul leisure flights very soon😁😁😁😁😁

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  6. Anonymous09:04

    I think in the end they will launch both Miami and Toronto.

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    1. Anonymous09:13

      Plus Lagos.

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    2. Anonymous10:15

      Actually Lagos would probably be one of the most profitable between the three.

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  7. Anonymous09:04

    Miami would make sense as early as 24/25 wintet. Wintet is high season in Miami.

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    1. Anonymous09:05

      *winter

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    2. Anonymous09:08

      But like Marek said it is a year round destination. I was there last summer and had a great time. I also think it is less crowded in summer.

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    3. Anonymous09:10

      Not only is it less crowded but hotels are more reasonably priced. In winter hotel prices are absolutely nuts because all domestic tourists come then.

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    4. Anonymous11:07

      Don't understand this fixation with year round service. Some destinations are simply not profitable during winter. For example Belgrade Chicago service right now.

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    5. Diaspora from south Florida typically travels to the Balkans in the summer. They have the money to use this route. Florida is insanely expensive in the winter so I can't imagine many people from the Balkans coming to Florida then when there are much closer, more affordable beach vacations available. I have a feeling this route will be busiest in the summer months.

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  8. Anonymous09:09

    Miami actually makes a lot of sense

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    1. Anonymous09:21

      Big diaspora, tourism opportunities, transfer opportunities, lower costs than YYZ.

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    2. Anonymous11:22

      Less diaspora than in Toronto, tiny tourism opportunity compared to Asia, less transfer opportunities than at Toronto for domestic Canada transfers, 1400km longer trip to Miami than to Toronto so more expensive.

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    3. Anonymous11:43

      Toronto Terminal 3 now has airside connector for easy international to domestic transfers without the need to reclaim baggage. Air Serbia could have made an interline or codeshare with Porter/Air Transat for easy Canada connections.

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    4. @Anon 11:22 less transfer opportunities than Torinto!? hahahaha

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    5. Anonymous13:22

      Many Serbs have moved back or planning to move back to Serbia as Canada has been overpopulated by Indian and Pakistan immigrants. Economy there is really bad and prices are out of control. I am sure JU is well aware of the situation and that is the reason they are selecting Miami for the ir 3rd NA destination .Miami Airport is much better then Toronto, terminal.3 where everything is super outdated and where airlines pay 3x more for landing fees then in Miami .

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    6. Anonymous13:40

      You just guessing and they just look how many people from Balkans travel to Toronto and Miami and when. It is not a rocket science.

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    7. Anonymous15:36

      @Treshnja show us those numbers/demand for potential top 3 transfers for Air Serbia at Miami.

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    8. Can you show me transfer demand from Air Serbia for domestic flights at YYZ?

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    9. Anonymous18:05

      Provide your answer for MIA first, I know your numbers will look bad. I already have potential numbers for transfer demand to YVR, YUL, YYC and they are much better.

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    10. Anonymous09:21

      Instead of YYZ maybe it should consider YWG

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  9. ilijabgc09:14

    I was about to say, they can take Air Belgium A339 because they have retired them a few years ago but unfortunately, the main problem is the engine, that’s why JU shouldn’t take it.

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    1. Anonymous09:18

      weeks* and not years my bad

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  10. Anonymous09:15

    Said a while ago that tkts for new North America route starting next year will have to start this year.

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  11. Anonymous09:17

    How long would BEG-MIA be? What would the schedule be like?

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  12. Anonymous09:22

    Good to see that the long haul expansion will continue and that we won't wait years till the next new destination.

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  13. Anonymous09:23

    If they decide Miami over Toronto, it won't go down well with the diaspora in Canada :D

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  14. Anonymous09:23

    Why not launch Miami year round and Toronto seasonally?

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    1. Anonymous09:52

      They would need another 2 A330s to make that happen.

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    2. Anonymous12:52

      They dont need another 2. since the china routes and chicago are not daily. they wont fly miami daily either. and they could wet lease a widebody for the summer to fly toronto if they choose. they could make it work for 2 or 3 months

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  15. Anonymous09:25

    Announcing potential Air Serbia routes = favourite pastime of Serbian politicians.

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    1. Anonymous13:52

      Kad bi ti barem znao sta si hteo da kažeš.

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  16. Anonymous09:25

    One thing that makes JU's life easier is the fact that Serbia ranked first in the world by income growth from foreign tourist arrivals.

    Compared to 2019, revenue from foreign tourists in 2023 grew by impressive 77%. It means compared to pre-covid era Serbia has a lot more O&D demand.

    That said, foreign arrivals were boosted by arrivals from China and Turkey so Turkish Airlines, flydubai, Qatar and Hainan profited the most.

    In the region, only Serbia and Slovenia made it to top 20 best performing markets.

    In Europe from what I remember there was France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus, Romania, Turkey.

    Surprised countries like Croatia, Montenegro and Albania did make it. Especially Albania since TIA grew so much last year.

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    1. Slav.Man12:59

      not familiar with that metric but the difference between serbia and the others is that Serbia is a city destination while the others are just for beaches. a tourist will be required to spend more money in a city for food, hotel, transport, and other activities while tourists at the beach dont spend that much. they sit at the beach all day and mostly spend for alcohol and 1 or 2 meals a day. also you would look at the type of tourist which is looking for a city holiday for paris, london, belgrade, budapest is looking for different things compared to tourist looking for dirt cheap beach holiday. the person for a city tourism will maybe go to the opera or theatre of the city, a concert, museums and will spend more money to explore the city theyre in.

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    2. Anonymous13:12

      Belgrade is 12-month-a-year destination. As well as Zlatibor and other mountains and spa’s

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    3. Serbia No.1 in the world by tourism income growth? Lol!
      My god the things one can read here. Sadly this isn't even satire.
      Serbia isn't even In the top 50 by tourism revenue growth in 2023. ( according to data until November of last year).
      It's 85th in the world. That is quite a way away from the No.1 spot.
      Slovenia is 67th.
      Croatia is 29th ,
      Greece 21st...etc.
      Too ten are: The US, Spain, France, Italy, Thailand, UK, UAE, Australia, Japan, China.
      https://www.atlasbig.com/en-us/countries-tourism-income

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    4. Anonymous17:45

      Michael, hes not wrong! Conpared to 2019 serbia is ranked first in percentage according to UN

      https://www.ekapija.com/news/4564368/srbija-prva-u-svetu-po-stopi-rasta-prihoda-od-stranih-turista-u

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    5. Anonymous19:17

      Next time michael you should read more carefully what he meant! He is comparing to pre covid year of 2019 then serbia is number 1 in percentage growth! Much thanks to our national carrier who carried a record number of passengers to our beautiful country. Let us knownif you want the link to the publishment if you dont belive serbian newsmedia.

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  17. Anonymous09:32

    Miami is actually a good choice. There is a large Balkan diaspora not just in Miami but in Florida in general and it is also a popular holiday destination and good transfer point to South America.

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  18. Anonymous09:34

    My thinks is that Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas could be lunched near 2027, these routes can be introduced for Belgrade Expo 2027. For Lagos, Malina, Hong Kong, it could be lunched near 2025-2026.
    However, my thinks are that JU will introduce A350 by 2027, and A320neos to remplace the older Ceos,

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    1. Anonymous09:40

      I agree..aim high but be very cautious.

      Full support for Air Serbia!!

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    2. Anonymous09:42

      Tarabicu welcome back!!

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    3. Anonymous09:45

      Anon 09:42

      That’s @ilijabgc and not Tarabicu ! ;)

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    4. Anonymous10:10

      My thinks are that JU will need far more than predicted 100 airlines by ‘27 to properly support Expo. At least 130, even 150. Of course, some will be pointless after Expo, but potential is huge, for year 2027 at least

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    5. Anonymous14:44

      Expo is blown way out of proportion by SNS. It's not even *the* Expo, it's just one of the specialized expo subevents.

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  19. Anonymous09:44

    MIA 2 times per week would be great.

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  20. Anonymous09:45

    With more Balkan connections and a codeshare, the US market should perform well.

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  21. Anonymous09:45

    Great news! But it's unbelievable that politicians are doing the PR for the company, like move on...

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    1. Anonymous09:46

      Ambassador is supposed to lobby for flights and expanded connectivity between the country he is stationed in and the country he represents.

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    2. Anonymous09:55

      That being said, I didn't hear flight announcement from Morocco ambassador to Belgrade for quite some time now.

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    3. Anonymous14:01

      You should move on. Ambassadors are there for such a reasons, and they should work hard to make that happen. You must be the only person on here to think how they get those air transport agreements by talks between an airline and the airport authorities.

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    4. Anonymous19:36

      Yes, in Serbia or serbian embassy in the world. Not in the rest of the normal world. Crazy what those guys from serbia are doing

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  22. Anonymous09:47

    Air Serbia playing there part for expansion and transfers hope Vinci step up and add more facilities for additional regional passengers like restaurants etc

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    1. Anonymous09:53

      We are all thinking a new terminal at Belgrade Airport, and that’s a must for BEG airport.
      Look at Manchester, maybe it’s a different thing but a terminal expansion can be a change on LYBE.

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    2. Anonymous10:19

      haha we first need a working de-icing platform in BEG than down the road maybe a new terminal.

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    3. Anonymous12:41

      With more transfer passengers is there any plans for an airport hotel?

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    4. Anonymous14:15

      We need a normal business lounge first of all (JU's is okay but not enough and will not be available in PP/Loungekey anymore starting March 17). With Goldair handling the airport now, I pray that they open a lounge like in Athens, Corfu..

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    5. Anonymous14:58

      Really so even though banks in Serbia offering lounge access this won't be available or the other poorer lounge will be still be available?

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    6. Anonymous15:56

      @14:58 Worse (dufry) lounge will still be available. Air Serbia's Lounge will be restricted

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  23. Anonymous09:52

    Good luck! Hope it happens.

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    1. Anonymous18:46

      Agree, but prvo avioni na sunce.

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  24. Anonymous10:18

    Guys you all got tuned up with high hopes I urge to read between lines as this was commented yet by another politician ... and not even truing to discuss his competency.

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    1. Anonymous10:19

      Air Serbia announced they are launching either Miami or Toronto in 2025 so I don't know what you are talking about.

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    2. Anonymous12:53

      They made already so many announcements while the A330 are still massing in action. Who is to believe even JU management not to speak of various politicians?

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    3. Anonymous12:55

      What other announcements have they made? They said China expansion with two routes will occur in 2024 and new destinations in North America will be added in 2025.

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  25. Anonymous10:52

    Just 15 months ago it was Toronto as a third destination in North America

    https://www.exyuaviation.com/2022/10/president-air-serbia-plans-toronto-as.html

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    1. Anonymous10:54

      Yes and many things have chabged in those 15 months including the possibility of flights to Miami which has been proposed by JU management.

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    2. Anonymous11:14

      It feels like the owner of Air Serbia wants Toronto while management wants to change that to Miami.

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    3. Anonymous11:25

      ^I really don't know where you got that idea from.

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    4. Anonymous11:36

      Management evaluated Chicago over Toronto then said they would evaluate Miami over Toronto while government wanted Toronto for many years. Not so hard to understand who is pushing for Miami.

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    5. Anonymous11:39

      Another conspiracy in the making based on no facts.

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    6. Anonymous11:53

      Why would anyone try to deny JU preference for US destinations over YYZ?

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    7. Anonymous12:20

      Their preference is well justified

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    8. Anonymous15:47

      No valid justificaton was ever presented, so that is myth.

      Many things have changed since before Air Serbia but one thing remains: Toronto was and still is by far the number one unserved destination from Serbia in NA:

      SCHEDULED AIR DEMAND BETWEEN SERBIA AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS (bi-directional O&D passengers; 2012)
      Serbia – North America

      1 Toronto Lester B Pearson (YYZ) 25,606
      2 Vancouver International (YVR) 7,623
      3 New York John F Kennedy (JFK) 7,398
      4 Montreal PE Trudeau (YUL) 4,628
      5 Washington Dulles (IAD) 4,561
      6 Los Angeles International (LAX) 4,240
      7 Chicago O’Hare (ORD) 3,873
      8 Newark Lib International (EWR) 3,207
      9 Calgary International (YYC) 2,598
      10 Miami International (MIA) 1,997

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    9. Anonymous15:58

      This is 12 years old data

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    10. Anonymous16:31

      Doesn't change the fact Toronto is wanted, Miami is not. Miami is not on the list from 2019:

      Top 10 unserved destinations from Belgrade in 2019:

      Shanghai
      Beijing
      Toronto
      Chicago
      Hong Kong
      Los Angeles
      Guangzhou
      Lisbon
      Sydney
      Cologne

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    11. Anonymous16:33

      Well it is on the list from 2023
      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2024/01/belgrade-airport-eyes-long-haul-network.html

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    12. Anonymous17:02

      No one cares about expensive seasonal Toronto. Good for JU!

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    13. Anonymous17:45

      It is in spot number 8, way below spot number 2. No justification.

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    14. Anonymous20:12

      17:45 Aaaaannd? It's still one of the busier unserved long-haul routes. Will the bloody Universe end if JU doesn't announce YYZ immediately huh?

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    15. Anonymous20:24

      It won't end either if Air Serbia announces Toronto before Miami.

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    16. Anonymous20:26

      ^typo, neither

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  26. notLufthansa11:02

    And now something completely different….OU will strike back with new circular route ZAG-SJJ-SPU-ZAD-MIN-VRA-ZAG 3 times daily. They will play this song in the cabin (since OU stroke deal with Croatia Records) “zaaa Minken i Vranvurt, Minken-Vranvurt, fiiirmom Džasm, firmom Džasmin….”

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  27. notLufthansa11:06

    On a bit more serious note- I think Miami will definetly draw pax from basin from south Austria, FVG (Italy), Slovenia and even Croatia, as both ZAG and LJU are served twice daily from BEG. Packed Turkish flights from LJU prove that giving a goid connection draws pax from larger area.

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    1. notLufthansa11:06

      * good

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    2. Anonymous12:00

      +1

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    3. Anonymous12:53

      And also all Balkan crew embarking/disembarking from cruise ships every day

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    4. Anonymous12:55

      @12:53 you make it sound like we are talking hundreds of ships every day and about 100 crew members from the Balkan region ... come on these could not fill even 3 rows in each plane. These guys work 8 months and then go home for 1 month so not that many travelers from them.

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    5. @Anon 12:53....they work 6 months, lot of them 3-4 months..Do you know how many cruise ships dock daily in Miami port, Tampa port, Fort Lauderdale port, all 3 are close distance to Miami airport..Only in Miami minimum 10 ships dock daily..And population of crew members from Balkans is huge, they are third largest group woroking, for sure..Minimum 50 members on the smallest ships come from Balkans, but on bigger ships with 1500 crew and more, Balkan crew is on average 300 working in every moment on ship..multiply that with 25-30 ships daily ( on nearby ports) and even considering their long rotations, you can still come to a number much much higher than 2-3 rows..

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    6. Anonymous19:36

      Sounds like JU should strike a deal with the largest cruise operators for their workers going home via JU and BEG if they pay for their trips i dont know if thats how it works or if the workers pay for their tickets personally

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    7. Anonymous19:39

      Clearly you dont have a clue and knowledge about seaman tariff which is peanuts for airlines. Crazy, better dont comment.

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    8. Anonymous19:54

      Whats your problem? I wrote that i didnt knownhownit works, why dont you just explain then.

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    9. Anonymous19:57

      I thought it would be a good deal for JU filling up the flights with a couple of sests for cruise workers.

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  28. Anonymous12:21

    Yes very extensive. 4 destinations

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  29. Anonymous12:33

    JetBlue isn't JU's only partner in the US. American Airlines also has an extensive interline agreement with JU, which was greatly expanded in January 2023. AA has a massive hub in MIA.

    https://www.exyuaviation.com/2023/01/air-serbia-and-american-airlines-expand.html?m=1

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  30. Anonymous13:11

    I think BEG has all the potential of being an excelllent Balkan representative of various long-haul destinations and wish Air Serbia all the best. I am from Bulgaria and strongly support a strong Balkan airline and Air Serbia puts to shame many other nations (including Bulgaria Air) its size to shame. Hungary no national carrier with Budapest being a top tourist destination, Prague with a dead pseudo carrier, Slovakia zero, Tarom is dead, LOT ok because of the huge diaspora. Air Serbia has a very decent network, covers almost if not all Balkan capitals and going for secondary cities. Hopefully, MIA and YYZ will be materialised soon. JU needs more ATRs and 1 or 2 more A330s. I will personally avoid hectic airports like CDG or AMS and fly via BEG - closer. Good luck JU and ignore the haters.
    Okay, Greece has very good airlines, but it is one of the most visited countries in Europe and have strong rivalry with Turkey. Still, Air Serbia is excellent for a 7 million nation.

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    1. Anonymous14:13

      JU doesnt need more ATRs. Too small and too slow. Ejets would be much much better and they are expanding Ejets so that's good.

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    2. Anonymous21:13

      Expanding with wet lease yes.

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  31. Anonymous13:44

    Well the Martians COULD invade the Earth next year.

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    1. Anonymous13:55

      And OU fly directly to Rome.

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  32. Anonymous14:12

    Will still choose Swiss/LH/Delta any day over JU.

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    1. Anonymous16:42

      Your loss dude

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    2. Anonymous17:54

      Connecting Rakija Bars Worldwide should be as the AS moto.

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  33. Anonymous15:30

    There is very little benefit from AA hub in Miami when superior connections are already available to Air Serbia at JFK and ORD.

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  34. JetBlue serves more destinations from FLL, which may have lower airport fees too.

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  35. Anonymous16:37

    Mislim da će Majami krenuti sa zimskim redom letenja kada JFK padne na ispod jednog leta dnevno. Taman će sva 4 A330 biti maksimalno iskorišćena tokom zime.

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    1. Anonymous16:45

      Koja sva 4, tu su 2 komada i verovatno treći

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    2. Anonymous18:06

      Rekli su da do kraja Maja dolaze još dva.

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  36. Anonymous16:42

    Benefit From AA would be any connection going to South America.

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  37. Anonymous17:48

    Flight crew will be able to get a winter break from cold layovers at TSN and ORD at Радничко Одмаралиште Ер Србија Мајами Бич.

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  38. Anonymous17:58

    Not too many people travel from BEG to South America. Why would they connect BEG-MIA-South America when better and probably cheaper connections are already available via AMS, CDG, LHR, IST, FRA etc.

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  39. Anonymous19:34

    I'm glad that Toronto fanboys will finally shut-up.

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    1. Anonymous19:43

      Only once aircraft from BEG lands at Pearson.

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  40. Anonymous20:22

    Who are you to tell who should connect where? The airfare police? People will travel however they like.

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  41. Anonymous20:59

    Bože kako će to jednom sve da pukne. Samo čekam 🤣🤣. Nastupaju kao da su Lufthansa. Šaka jada, tuđi avioni, tuđe osoblje a oni uvode Majami. Pa koja beda će da ide tamo? Spustite se na zemlju više. Niste JAT i nemojte da sre reklamirate kako imate tradiciju. Kitite se Jatovim perjem, vi niste ni J od Jata

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      👍

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    2. Anonymous21:41

      Samo cekas, a nikad da docekas. Ali budi strpljiv i nemoj da puknes od muke u medjuvremenu. Vec smo jaci od JAT-a, a tek cemo da budemo

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    3. Anonymous21:56

      Air Serbia is JAT. Rebranded and changed name, just like Facebook is now Meta.

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    4. Anonymous07:41

      Aha. Sve se bojim 🤣

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  42. Anonymous21:32

    Not too many travel from Belgrade to South America but those who do, choose based on price and schedule.

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  43. Anonymous02:38

    They should do code share with some Latin American airline, like Avianca or LATAM.

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  44. Anonymous04:29

    I live in the West Palm Beach area about 70 miles north of Miami.. There are Serbs here like myself that would love to hop on a non stop flight from MIA to BEG instead of connecting via other cities. I cant wait for JU to start this service!

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  45. Miroslav NY09:08

    Great news. I spend a lot of time in Florida and lived in Ormond Beach for two years. This will make it possible for me to fly out of Miami instead of NY.
    And for those people here that think Miami is not interesting, I can tell you it absolutely is as long as you have a little spending money and as long as you love the beach. And other than South Beach, Key Biscane is very close to Miami and has beautiful beaches.
    Miami is a gateway to all of Florida, which is absolutely one of the most interesting states (and places) in the US. And for those of you looking for paradise, drive out to the west coast when in Florida. The beaches and islands there are some of the most beautiful and exotic in the world (I have been all over the Caribbean, and I can attest to that)

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  46. Juan Trippe11:28

    Those mentioning connections to the Caribbean and South America, most Balkan nationalities need a US transit visa. It's much easier to connect in Madrid or Paris.
    FLL airport might be a cheaper option for Air Serbia...and it also gets a lot of cruise ship crews.

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    1. There are also two trains that go from there to Miami, one of them also going up to Orlando. Previously Norwegian flew out of FLL to Europe.

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    2. Anonymous15:26

      There is no train station at FLL. For Tri Rail station you need taxi or Airport Shuttle Bus (runs every 15-20 minutes) and Brightline train station is in downtown Fort Lauderdale. There is a plan for Brightline commuter train and the stop at FLL airport but it is few years away.

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    3. Anonymous16:48

      There is a shuttle to the Brightline station as well running from 7:00-20:00.

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  47. Anonymous16:56

    air serbia is overrated!

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    1. Anonymous16:58

      your hate is underrated.

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  48. Anonymous02:35

    Živim u arizoni i planiram seljenje za floridu. Tako da bi ovo bio kec na desetku. A vi sad palamudite koliko hoćete.

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  49. Anonymous02:38

    Haters will be haters. 2x a week, enough.

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  50. Anonymous14:44

    In the past 4 years I can say that a large number of our people moved to Florida from Canada, NY, California and other northern states. Wherever I go I meet someone from former YU. Flights will definately be full all year around.

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  51. Anonymous02:26

    AirSerbia would be better off increasing their partnership with AA to have connections thru NYC/ORD and MIA if they plan on initiating service to South Florida. No one offers more service from South Florida to Mexico/Caribbean/Latin American than AA offers, not even close. If AirSerbia has aspirations to join a Global Alliance AA is again the only choice because the possibilities for AirSerbia to expand the reach of ONEWORLD in Eastern Europe and the Balkans is endless because the Alliance is weak there. AA also has surplus A332s they need to unload and maybe they could offer AirSerbia a sweet deal.

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