Air Serbia schedules Embraer aircraft across network


Air Serbia has schedule the entry of Embraer E190 and E195 aircraft into its fleet for the coming summer season. It will mark the return of the regional jet on Air Serbia flights for the first time since the airline terminated its wet-lease contract with Greece’s Marathon Airlines over an accident at Belgrade Airport in mid-February. Based on current scheduling, which is subject to change, Air Serbia plans to have an Embraer aircraft in its fleet from mid-April. The jet has been tentatively scheduled to enter into service on the morning of April 15 on the Belgrade - Frankfurt rotation, followed by the flight from the Serbian capital to Bucharest that afternoon, and on the Nuremberg operation later that evening.

Overall, 37 flights out of Belgrade are currently scheduled to be operated by the aircraft in April. It will be deployed most often to Frankfurt, followed by Nuremberg, Mostar, Athens, Gothenburg, Bucharest, Podgorica, Stuttgart, and Tirana, with a single flight to Milan as well. Starting from May, the airline appears to have a range of 118-seat E195 aircraft scheduled in its network, which will operate 347 flights from Belgrade during the month, across 21 different destinations. Currently, the aircraft type is most commonly scheduled on the Frankfurt service (58 times), followed by Milan (38 flights), and Bucharest (27 flights). The airline continues to modify both its timetable and equipment for the summer, which makes further changes likely.

Air Serbia’s CEO, Jiri Marek, recently said the carrier will soon introduce a new aircraft type into its fleet, noting that further details will be publicly announced shortly. As EX-YU Aviation News learns, this is likely in reference to the incoming Embraer aircraft, which will be dry-leased, meaning they will be operated by Air Serbia’s own crew, although the airline may also wet-lease additional E-jets. In its previous agreement with Marathon Airlines, all of the Embraer jets were wet-leased, meaning the Greek carrier provided the aircraft, complete crew and insurance. Since Air Serbia severed ties with Marathon Airlines in February, two Embraer aircraft that were operated by the airline remain in Belgrade, including the damaged jet involved in the accident, registered OY-GDC, which is expected to be written off following the completion of an ongoing investigation, and another E195 frame registered OY-GDA.



Comments

  1. Anonymous09:03

    That means placees like Bucharest can an increase in capacity compared to the ATRs.

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    1. Anonymous09:07

      * get a increase

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    2. Anonymous11:19

      I personally prefer Tarom ATR's.

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    3. Anonymous11:22

      Good for you

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    4. Anonymous12:21

      * Get AN increase?

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  2. Anonymous09:03

    I'm certain they'll be getting OY-GDA and OY-GDB, SX-PTM and SX-RMA are both on a two year wet leases in Africa.

    Let's see what happens, the ideal would be about 5190 and E195 each

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    1. Anonymous09:07

      It will most likely be 3 Embraers. 1 wet leased E190 and 2 dry leased E195s.

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  3. Anonymous09:04

    Wonderfull news! Air Serbia is going to break 5 million passengers in 2024!

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    1. Anonymous09:11

      With so many cuts in their network we can only hope they have the same number of flights as last year.

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    2. Anonymous09:25

      Unfortunately after the Marathon situation it won't reach 5 million this year.

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    3. Anonymous09:27

      They will be lucky if the numbers reach last year.

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    4. Anonymous09:43

      But they are getting 3 ATRs and 2 A330s this year. That should help

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    5. Anonymous09:46

      Guys the second A330 won't enter service before late 2024, forget about Marek's PR statements.

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    6. Anonymous09:46

      Second of the two A330 that are coming.

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    7. Anonymous09:55

      Are you serious? They said September for the fourth A330. It's like they are cursed. Oh well at least 3 ATRs and one A330 will help. Hope there will be more A320s as well.

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    8. Anonymous09:57

      ^ you believe everything someone writes in the comments here?

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    9. Anonymous09:57

      @Anon 9:46

      OK, I will disregard what the airline CEO publicly states and will instead trust an anonymous user on an aviation portal. Thanks 👍🏻

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    10. Anonymous09:59

      Well remember these words when the summer comes. Third A330 is coming but you will not be excited when you find out more about its purpose. :(
      You should not trust this CEO as he worries too much about his image. Just read his old statements.

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    11. Anonymous10:05

      JU CEO said from the start the fourth A330 will primarily serve as a back up. Anyway, this article is about Embraers so try to stay on topic.

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    12. Anonymous12:13

      But you said few weeks ago that none A330 will come in 2024. How come that one is coming sooner and one later this year

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    13. Anonymous13:02

      I am not that Anon but no one said that they are not coming this year. They said they will not enter service before summer.

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    14. Anonymous13:03

      The airline never claimed they would.

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    15. Anonymous13:08

      Hmm the airline didn't but Marek did.

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    16. Anonymous13:09

      Hmm he didn't.

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    17. Anonymous13:39

      And what if he did? What is the problem with you? Its like you are very happy that the things dont go as the CEO planned. In every statment he has said that reaching a deal for dry lease of A330 is difficult now, everybody are expanding and there are less A330s available, plus the neo problem and so on. You are making it like he did what he did on purpose. Stupidity

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    18. Anonymous14:00

      People please calm down. Planes of all sizes are arriving and that's important. Delays are not under Air Serbia control. Things where the have control over like number of destinations, passengers, profit etc are all doing great. But it is obvious there is a string of unfortunate and unrelated events outside their control that look like a curse. It all started unravelling in the last quarter of 2022 and hope it will end soon.

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    19. Anonymous15:38

      LOL That's when Air Serbia started talking about Miami. Call it Curse of Toronto 🤡🤣✈️

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  4. We don't have crucial information- where should the Embraers come from?

    Is JU crew qualified to fly Embraers?

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    1. Anonymous09:06

      No, they are going to deploy unqualified crew..... Some people here.

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    2. Anonymous09:13

      Latest crew assessments are completed, Embraer Flight Instructors are already hired. They will train their own crew for Embraers. The only jet not operated by ASL crew will be LZ-SOF the one leased from Bulgaria Air.

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    3. Anonymous09:13

      ^ wouldn't be a surprise...

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    4. Anonymous09:27

      Yes, it would be quite of a surprise, as civil aviation in Serbia has long been known for good flight safety culture.

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    5. Anonymous09:30

      ^ what are you talking about? It would be quite a surprise that they are training their own crew?

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    6. Anonymous09:33

      @anon 09:06… honestly the outrage and shock in some people’s comments makes me wonder if they all live under rocks for 23 hours of the day and only come out to look at the posts and drop a random brainless comment.

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    7. Anonymous12:41

      They are just hiring some bus drivers from GSP, especially the ones engaged on 72 and 600 bus lines, because of their familiarity with the airport access :) :) :) ... of course they will have qualified staff for operating the plane, why such a question?

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    8. 72 & 600 hahaha, equipment familiarity I guess?!

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    9. Anonymous15:04

      I ride the 72 twice a day to and from the airport, do I qualify as a crew member? Asking for a friend.

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    10. Anonymous16:06

      On a serious note, JU crews currently do not have licenses to fly on Embraers but of course they will get them, or employ former Marathon people who have licenses already

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    11. Anonymous16:39

      You forgot about all the Montenegro pilots they hired these past six months?

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  5. Anonymous09:05

    They are coming from Bulgaria.

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    1. Anonymous09:07

      Just one

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    2. Anonymous09:10

      Is ACMI from FB? Or purchased?

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    3. Anonymous09:12

      It's wet least from FB. It went to Warsaw in early March for servicing.

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  6. Anonymous09:12

    Interestingly on the Air Serbia website, all of the Embraer flights that are listed in the reservation system say "Operated by Air Serbia".

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    1. Anonymous09:14

      Because indeed they will be operated by Air Serbia crew.

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  7. Anonymous09:13

    They use it so much on FRA route. It was the case while they had the Marathon planes too.

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    1. Anonymous09:14

      Because it is ideal for the route and the increase in frequencies on the route to 13 weekly.

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    2. Nemjee11:36

      Only way JU can compete with LH on this route is with a high number of frequencies. Since they can't afford to burn money with the A319, E90/95 is the best alternative right now. I am sure JU would be sending the ATR if they could (like they do to VIE).

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  8. Anonymous09:16

    So Embraer will operate Mostar flight after all :D

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  9. JU Ops.09:17

    Nece biti E95 u maju, oni stizu mnogo kasnije.

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    1. Anonymous09:20

      Zasto ste ih onda ubacili u sistem od maja?

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    2. Anonymous12:08

      Ubaceni su od 15.04.

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    3. Anonymous12:28

      First one should be im BEG Apr 11. Do not trust that Ops guy.

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    4. Anonymous12:31

      Which fits with the article's date of Apr 15 start of service.

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    5. Anonymous15:53

      OY-GDA is at BEG since January. I don't know where is OY-GDB.
      Hope they will find the way to fix OY-GDC. Since I have heard, it's not so big problem to fix it and not too expensive, but who would do it and where at BEG. Hopefully to find some solution

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  10. Anonymous09:20

    Here I don’t see the point of wet lease from FB. What’s the difference to Marathon then?

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    1. Anonymous09:22

      Because Marathon crashed their plane into the fence and has really bad PR.

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    2. Anonymous10:04

      FB is fine. Flew with them at least 20 times, no issues.

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    3. Anonymous10:41

      Marathon was also great until it wasn’t

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    4. Anonymous10:56

      well isn't that valid for all things in general? cheap whataboutism..

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  11. Anonymous09:23

    Bravo JU 🇷🇸🇷🇸🇷🇸

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  12. Anonymous09:40

    This is a great aircraft type and much needed for JU.

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    1. Anonymous09:41

      Especially for some of their routes. They need 100 seaters.

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  13. Anonymous09:44

    Love it

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  14. Anonymous09:45

    They managed to react very quickly. Finding replacement Embraers just a month after terminating your long term Embraer wet lease which you didn't anticipate is quite good.

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    1. Anonymous09:48

      Yes, but remember that they were supposed to have 6 Embraers in the fleet this summer and now they will most likely have 3. That's why they have to make many cuts to the network.

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    2. Anonymous09:48

      No, the response wasn't good at all. They found ONE E90 to replace a total of 5 planes. This is catastrophic and they are definitely not being Wizzier than Wizz as announced by their CEO some time ago.

      Wizz is ramping up their fight in BEG. Yesterday morning they brought back the A321 to BEG. I hope more is to come as they are truly a fantastic game changer at BEG.

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    3. Anonymous10:03

      Wizz with their neverending stream of 3-weekly gasto routes is a fantastic game changer, but Air Serbia with its network of almost 100 routes is catastrophic. OK bro 👍🏻

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    4. Anonymous11:21

      @09:48

      Cuts were for February and March. April onwards should almost entirely be without reductions.

      Also have in mind that the first ERJ arrived in mid August last year, almost towards the end of the peak summer season. 3 ERJ's entering service in April is an increase in ERJ capacity, despite the plan for 6, as that capacity wasn't there last summer and definitely not in that number.

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    5. Nemjee11:27

      Let's be honest, when Wizz Air arrived to BEG they were a major game changer. BEG's offer back then was mediocre at best and fares were quite expensive.
      They changed all that when they started expanding and they forced almost everyone to become more competitive.

      Fast forward to today Wizz Air plays a useful role in keeping Air Serbia on its toes. We all know how crazy JU's revenue management goes when they face little to no competition.

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    6. Anonymous12:30

      Hahh major cuts? It was 4% . Some people on here just can not process JU success.

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    7. Anonymous13:04

      It was more than 4%.
      Right now they are supposed to have 4% more flights than lst year, down from +35% they had in January. I suppose they will have less flights in 2024 than in 2023. Ouch.

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    8. Anonymous13:05

      What an exciting prospect for you. Keep guessing.

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    9. Slav.Man13:39

      BEG and JU, both have passanger number increase in Jan and Feb compared to last year. so claims its less is false. as for the other comments about losing 5 embraers. JU still has increase in capacity and aircraft. in 2024 summers they will have at least 3 ATR's and embraers, maybe 3. that they didnt have in summer 2023. lastly the introduction of one new widebody for the winter season. so based on the facts JU should be well ahead and above their 2023 passanger numbers.

      . comments from @13.04 must be from TIA marketing team. very sad.

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    10. Spain: Barcelona cut from planned 12, to 8 this summer.Malaga cut from 3( aas already selling on their site) to 2. Valencia cut from 3 to 2. They did increase Madrid from 3 to 4 thos summer, but number of flights in downgraded from 21 to 16

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    11. Anonymous15:57

      @anon 13:04 You will get three ouches when you see the numbers for March. But you get use to it, like every month so far and every month onward

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    12. Anonymous23:34

      Slav.man TIA living rent free in your head. Love to see it :D

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    13. Anonymous10:51

      Wait why did Spain get so much cuts? As far as I remember those were Airbus routes, not E jets?

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    14. Slav.Man12:57

      you do realise by responding and admitting its TIA team commenting youve rpoved my point. I know it hurts and envokes extreme jelousy that JU is a growing airline and succeeding. but moving forward invest time better than to come to the south slavic blog and comment things absolutely false about our aviaition and airlines.

      @10:51. could be many reasons maybe they think the planned increase this summer was too much and it would be less important to keep them than the increase of other routes. perhaps the regional routes more significant. especaily since they need those to feed the long haul routes.

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  15. Anonymous10:11

    I flew with Marathon for Air Serbia last December BEG-ATH-BEG. Great flight, comfortable seats, big windows and seemed to be perfect for JU. Only downside is that the overhead bins are small and when the flight is full, like mine was, they will take you carry on and put it wherever there is space, some time far behind your row.

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    1. Anonymous10:27

      I had 2 flights on Embraers just a month ago. One was on OYGDC other one on SXPTM. Marathon crews left a lot to be desired if you ask me. However I really love Embraer so the flight was just fine.

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    2. Anonymous10:28

      In what way, regarding the crew?

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    3. Anonymous10:32

      Marathon crews and service were very big downgrade from Air Serbia, for sure.

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    4. Anonymous10:33

      To be honest, all the wet leases are a downgrade in terms of crew compared to JU.

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    5. Nemjee11:35

      This used to be the case some years ago. JU's crew these days is hit or miss. On one flight you can have the best crew ever and then on the next one не дај боже.

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    6. Anonymous17:22

      Correct. Marathon crews really left a lot to be desired + including local cabin crew members (there was always one speaking Serbian). On my return flight she was rude, very uptight, nose in the sky. On the outbound leg ex BEG, Greek purser, another greek flight attendant and a local Serbian attendant. Announcements in English only. Most of the announcements were simply not given - beside cabin safety announcement. Zero. Nothing. Service non existing. Crazy.

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  16. Nemjee10:43

    I think this summer, thanks to the cuts, you will need a small fortune to travel. I looked at the fares to LCA and they are already quite high. For example starting from late May, Wizz Air is charging over 30.000 and 40.000 one way. It's no surprise as they cut capacity from 5 weekly A321 to just 3 weekly A320.

    Air Serbia will also cut frequencies so fares will grow there as well. Overall this won't be good for us regular travelers heading to these tourist destinations. Yesterday Serbia's national football team flew to Cyprus with Enter Air (B738). I think this is the first time they chartered a non-JU plane to fly. This is an incoming mess.

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    1. Nemjee10:45

      Lol this is Wizz Air:

      09.06 54.485 RSD
      12.06 16.119 RSD
      14.06 58.841 RSD

      etc

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    2. Anonymous10:55

      So much for low cost... crazy prices. I wonder if there are some cheaper fares if you transfer through another city

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    3. Nemjee11:33

      I never found Wizz Air to be cheap out of BEG. At best they are similar to JU or slightly cheaper. I think BEG is one of those airports (similar to Prague or Athens) where high costs don't allow airlines to dump cheap fares on the market. This has its benefits as supply usually matches demand and the offer has remained more or less stable over the years.

      There are airports out there which give massive discounts to airlines (TIA, SOF, VIE...) and this usually results in major fluctuations. Wizz Air's or Eurowings' operations at VIE are a fine example of that. FRA tried it once and this resulted in both FR and W6 launching flights under their own conditions. Fraport realized that it wasn't worth it so they went back to their old strategy.

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  17. ilijabgc10:55

    We’re talking about A330 delivery, the ATR and now the Embraers, but what about the A321?

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    1. Anonymous14:21

      No talk about A321 for long time.

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    2. Anonymous01:42

      I think they have abandoned the idea for the time being.

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  18. Anonymous11:34

    Hope they consider the E2 at some point.

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    1. Anonymous16:49

      Same! Flew on Helvetic E2 last week and it was amazing. I'm glad though that they'll still have Embraers this year after all even after all the stuff that happened.

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  19. Anonymous12:09

    Are they reinstating flights to RJK this summer? Thanks!

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    1. Anonymous12:16

      Yes. From 1 June.

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    2. Anonymous12:21

      Restarts 01.06 twice weekly, Wednesdays and Saturdays. New flight numbers are JU750/751. Tickets don't seem to be on sale just yet.

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  20. Anonymous21:46

    I hope at some point they'll consider buying their own Embraer jets.

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  21. Gentleman11:46

    Is there a preliminary JU summer 2024 schedule?

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    1. It will be published tomorrow on the site at 9.00 CEST.

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