27 February, 2023

Air Serbia and Air China renew and expand their partnership

The national airlines of Serbia and China, Air Serbia and Air China, have renewed their cooperation which started in 2015, with the aim to facilitate simpler travel between the two countries. The codeshare partnership between the two companies was renewed for flights between Belgrade and Beijing, with Air China putting its marketing code on Air Serbia flights between Belgrade and Vienna, while the Serbian airline placed its marketing code on the flights between Vienna and Beijing operated by the Chinese company. In addition to that, the partnership was expanded with the addition of the Air China marketing code to Air Serbia's flights between Belgrade and Tianjin, which commenced last year in December.

When it comes to other cities in the People's Republic of China, passengers will now be able to combine Air Serbia's flights to Tianjin with Air China's flights from Tianjin to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Xi'an, thanks to the interline agreement between the two national airlines.

"With the commencement of direct flights to Tianjin, Air Serbia returned to China after more than two decades. We have already further enhanced our presence in this market, by renewing and expanding the commercial cooperation with Air China. We believe that this news will please passengers who had a need for flights between Europe and the Far East, i.e., Belgrade and China", said Ivana Miklja Muฤalov, Manager International Affairs & Alliances, Air Serbia.

As of 9 December 2022, the Serbian national airline has been operating flights to Tianjin, the fourth largest city in the People's Republic of China. The flights between Belgrade and Tianjin are operated using Airbus A330 aircraft from Air Serbia's long-haul fleet. The average flight duration is 10 hours for flights from Belgrade to Tianjin, and 12 hours for flights from Tianjin to Belgrade. 

Air Serbia is promoting flights on the Belgrade-Tianjin route. Fares for one way from €355 and for round trip from €698 Sales period from 24 February till 5 March Travel period: from 03 March till 26 October Good connectivity from Tianjin, through Belgrade to Milan, Paris, Vienna, Zurich, Istanbul, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Skopje, Tivat and Tirana. Promo offer flights to Tianjin from €355 one way


Tianjin, a port city on the shores of the Bohai Sea with over 13 million inhabitants, is one of the largest cities in the People's Republic of China. It is located at the northern end of the Chinese Grand Canal and is the most important manufacturing centre and the main port of North China. As one of China's largest trading hubs, it opened China's first high-speed railway in 2008, the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway, with trains travelling at over 300 km/h. The symbol of the city is the Tianjin Eye, an approximately 120-metre high Ferris wheel built above the Yong-Le Bridge over the Hai River. The leading tourist attractions are the Water Park, the largest urban park and recreation area in Tianjin, and the Tianjin Museum, which looks like a swan spreading its wings. The city is also known for its radio and television tower, which is the eighth tallest tower in the world, over 400 metres tall.