Showing posts with label Air Serbia. Show all posts
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16 May, 2024

Air Serbia starts new direct Belgrade-Mostar service

Air Serbia has launched a direct service between Belgrade and Mostar which will operate three times a week, with services on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays. The flight takes about 50 minutes and is currently being operated by Bulgaria Air Embraer E190 jets. 

"Air Serbia strives to be a link connecting the Western Balkans and is succeeding thanks to good communication with partners in the region. The air connection established today between Belgrade and Mostar is the result of excellent cooperation and strong support provided by Mostar Airport. We believe the direct route will contribute to stronger and more efficient networking of countries in the region, as well as greater opportunities for travel to Western and Northern Europe. We expect great interest from passengers, especially those who want to travel between Mostar and Europe or North America, via Belgrade, the main hub of the national airline of the Republic of Serbia," said Jiri Marek, CEO of Air Serbia.

From Mostar, via Belgrade, Air Serbia’s passengers now have a quick and comfortable way to reach Paris, Düsseldorf, Zurich, Amsterdam, Oslo, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Larnaca, Stockholm, Prague, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Venice, Bologna, Bucharest, Krakow, Vienna, Budapest, Hanover, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Brussels, Lyon, and many other cities.

By adding Mostar to its network, the Serbian national airline has expanded the number of its regional destinations. During the summer season, Air Serbia will operate flights between Belgrade and as many as 16 cities in the former Yugoslavia.


airBaltic and Bulgaria Air start codeshare deal

                               The Latvian national airline airBaltic and the flag carrier of Bulgaria – Bulgaria Air – announce the commencement of a codeshare partnership, effective as of May 8, 2024. The agreement enables both carriers to provide more flexibility to their passengers on flights between Latvia and Bulgaria and beyond.

Martin Gauss, President and CEO at airBaltic: “We are glad to enter a codeshare agreement with Bulgaria Air – shortly after the launch of our first direct route from the Bulgarian capital to our home base in Riga. This partnership benefits local Baltic travellers with access to the versatile network of Bulgaria Air and local travellers in Bulgaria can now enjoy easier access to airBaltic’s destinations in Europe. We are looking forward to a successful, long-standing collaboration together.”

Hristo Todorov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bulgaria Air: “We are delighted to partner with a great company like аirBaltic. With this codeshare collaboration, our passengers can now enjoy seamless connections between our networks, opening up new travel opportunities across Europe with direct flights from Riga to key Scandinavian destinations such as Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Helsinki. These routes further strengthen our commitment to providing exceptional service and connectivity to Bulgarian passengers as a national flag carrier.”

The most successful April ever for Air Serbia

During April, Air Serbia carried 303,189 passengers during its regular operations, marking the best April result since the company started in 2013 and the first time that the number of passengers exceeded 300,000 in that month. Looking back to April 2023, the Serbian national airline carried 7% more people on a total of 3,271 flights operated from Belgrade, Niš, and Kraljevo airports. So far in 2024, Air Serbia has carried more than a million passengers.

“Last year was record-breaking for us, and already at the beginning of 2024, we noticed that the trend of increasing passenger numbers continues. The results achieved so far show that all four months of the current year are more successful than the same months in 2023. The summer season has started dynamically, and everything indicates that it will continue this way,” said Boško Rupić, General Manager of Commercial and Strategy at Air Serbia.

The most popular destinations in the network of the national airline of the Republic of Serbia in April 2024, when it comes to Western Europe, were Paris, Zurich, Milan, London, Rome, and Amsterdam. In the region, Podgorica and Tivat were the most popular, while flights to Istanbul, Athens, Barcelona, and Larnaca were in the highest demand in the broader Euro-Mediterranean zone. High cabin load factors were also recorded on other Air Serbia routes.


Last month, Air Serbia's eighth ATR 72-600 aircraft arrived at its Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport base. The new aircraft is nine years old and bears the registration mark YU-ASF. It was painted in the Serbian national airline’s livery in Toulouse, and since 10 March, it has been undergoing handover procedures and technical inspections in France. 

 Milan Malović, Chief Operations Officer at Air Serbia welcomed the aircraft on 17th April: “Our eighth ATR 72-600 has just landed at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. Its arrival represents a step forward in our continuous efforts to improve our regional fleet and network of destinations. With the introduction of this aircraft into service, we will contribute to even better connectivity between the countries in the Western Balkans region, providing passengers with more opportunities for fast and comfortable travel,” said

The first Air Serbia ATR 72-600 aircraft, registered as YU-ALY, landed at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport on 27 January 2022, the second, YU-ALW, arrived on 14 May 2022, followed by the third, YU-ALX, on 14 July 2022. The fourth ATR 72-600, YU-ALZ, joined the Air Serbia fleet on 1 December 2022, while the fifth, YU-ASA, and sixth, YU-ASB, aircraft of the same type entered the fleet on 12 January and 23 June 2023, respectively. The seventh ATR, YU-ASD, joined the Air Serbia regional fleet on 8 September 2023.

04 August, 2023

JetBlue and Air Serbia announce new codeshare deal

JetBlue and Air Serbia have signed a new partnership making Air Serbia-operated flights available on with a new codeshare agreement.

JetBlue placed its “B6” airline code on Air Serbia-operated nonstop flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG). Additionally, JetBlue plans on placing its “B6” code on other flights between Belgrade and points in Europe in the near future. Air Serbia plans to add their “JU” airline code to 25 destinations throughout the JetBlue network.

"We continuously look to expand our partnerships to offer more options to our customers. Air Serbia has been a successful interline partner since 2016 and we see great potential with this new codeshare,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue. “We welcome customers from Air Serbia aboard our flights, so they can experience our low fares and great service.”

"We are very pleased with the future collaboration with JetBlue and believe that this significantly enhances the travel possibilities between the United States and destinations within the Air Serbia network, especially those in the broader Balkan region,” said Jiri Marek, chief executive officer of Air Serbia.

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 Mučalov, 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. 

14 February, 2023

Turkish Technic to Provide Base Maintenance Services to Air Serbia

Turkish Technic to Provide Base Maintenance Services to Air Serbia

Turkish Technic, a leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has signed an agreement with the flag carrier of Serbia, Air Serbia, for the base maintenance services of four Airbus A320 family along with an A330 aircraft.

In accordance with the contract, base maintenance of the first Airbus A320ceo aircraft has commenced at Turkish Technic’s Istanbul Ataturk Airport facilities. Its Certificate of Release to Service will be issued in the first week of February. The other aircraft within the scope of the contract will be taken to service at Istanbul Ataturk Airport facilities in the upcoming months.

02 February, 2023

Air Serbia to start direct flights between Belgrade and Cairo on 15 May 2023

Air Serbia will commence direct flights between Belgrade and Cairo on 15 May 2023, the carrier confirmed this week.

Serbian national airline will be operating flights to the capital of Egypt three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, while flights from Cairo to the Serbian capital will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. 

The flights on this route will be carried out using Airbus A319 aircraft. Tickets are already available for purchase, at the starting price of 183 euros one way for economy class, including all taxes.

“The culture and history of Egypt garner a lot of attention from tourists across the globe, and the specific climate makes the country of pharaohs attractive throughout the entire year. By listening to the needs of passengers in Serbia, as well as the broader Balkan region, we have decided to introduce scheduled direct flights between Belgrade and Cairo. Our company has been operating flights to the capital of Egypt since the summer of 2019, and we are glad that we now have the opportunity to reconnect two friendly countries,” stated Boško Rupić, General Manager Commercial and Strategy, Air Serbia.

With the introduction of direct flights between Belgrade and Cairo, passengers flying from that city via Belgrade have access to good flight connections to Amsterdam, Berlin, Bari, Paris, Dusseldorf, Rome, London, Ljubljana, Madrid, Milan, Prague, Tivat, Vienna, Zurich, Zagreb and other destinations in the Air Serbia network.

Located next to the Nile, Egypt's capital never sleeps. Different religions and cultures permeate this dynamic metropolis, as evidenced by some of Cairo's most famous sights, such as al-Muizz Street, the Amr ibn al-As Mosque, the Coptic Hanging Church and the Monastery of St. Simeon. When visiting the city on the Nile, visit Giza, make a tour of the pyramids and the Egyptian Museum, as well as the city districts of Zamalek and Maadi. Music lovers will certainly enjoy the Cairo Opera House, while gourmets will enjoy the many restaurants of local and international cuisine.

25 January, 2023

Air Serbia launches big promotional offer for more than 40 destinations

Air Serbia prepared a promotional campaign that will last two weeks, during which passengers will be able to purchase tickets to more than 40 destinations in Europe at affordable prices. In the period of 23 January to 5 February 2023, one-way tickets can be purchased at the starting price of 39, 49, 59 or 79 euros, for flights operated between 1 February and 1 April 2023.  

“Travelling by plane is the simplest and quickest way to reach a number of popular destinations. Our new promotional campaign was designed to help customers purchase tickets at very attractive prices. We believe this will be a pleasant surprise for our passengers, considering the promotion includes big cities and the sunniest destinations in Europe and the region, as well,” said Boško Rupić General Manager, Commercial and Strategy, Air Serbia

One-way tickets to Banja Luka, Barcelona, Athens, Tivat, Podgorica, Zagreb, Thessaloniki, Bucharest, Skopje, Sofia, Tirana, Sarajevo, Ljubljana, Malta, and Budapest are available at prices starting from 39 euros. Tickets to Rome, Stuttgart, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Bologna, Nuremberg, Hanover, Dusseldorf, Venice, Milan, Larnaca, and Bari start at 49 euros. You can fly to Salzburg, Lyon, Zurich, Brussels, Vienna, Prague, Madrid, Valencia, Istanbul, Ankara, Berlin, Malaga, Frankfurt, Paris, and Amsterdam for as little as 59 euros, and a starting price of 79 euros, you can also fly to London


24 January, 2023

Air Serbia carries 73% more passengers in 2022 compared with 2021

Air Serbia carries 73% more passengers in 2022 compared with 2021

2.76 million passengers carried
60% increase in traffic compared with the previous year
87 routes to four continents
Direct flights to Tianjin, Air Serbia's second long-haul destination launched
Load factor averaged 72%
Premium lounge used by more than 54,000 passengers


After two difficult years for commercial aviation, the Serbian national airline achieved significant progress last year. In 2022, Air Serbia carried a total of 2.76 million passengers on scheduled and charter flights, which is a 73% increase compared with the previous year. From July to December, the company achieved record-breaking monthly results in terms of the number of passengers carried. The national airline operated a total of 31,420 flights from three international airports in Serbia - its hub in Belgrade, as well as the airports in Niš and Kraljevo. This represents a 60% increase compared with 2021. The average load factor was 72%, which represents an increase of 8 percentage points year on year. In 2022, Air Serbia expanded its network with 15 new destinations and reinforced its fleet with seven new aircraft.

In November, the long-haul fleet got its second wide-body airplane, the Airbus A330-200 bearing the image of famous Serbian scientist and inventor, Mihajlo Pupin. In addition to that, the jet fleet was enriched with an additional Airbus A319 and an Airbus A320, while four new ATR 72-600 type aircraft joined the regional fleet.

During the previous year, Air Serbia flew to a total of 87 routes across Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa via scheduled, seasonal, and charter flights. Compared with 2021, direct flights to 15 new destinations have been launched, including Valencia, Malaga, Malta, Lyon, Bologna, Hanover, Nuremberg, and others. As of 9 December, the national airline resumed flights to the People's Republic of China after a 22-year hiatus. The first destination in this Asian country is Tianjin, the fourth largest city and the largest port in northern China. As a result, Air Serbia managed to position itself on the market as one of the few European airlines that offer direct flights to the People's Republic of China.

20 January, 2023

Comprehensive codeshare deal for Qatar Airways and Air Serbia

Qatar Airways has confirmed it has signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement with Air Serbia, the flag carrier of Serbia, allowing passengers seamless travel to over 40 destinations when travelling on each other’s networks effective 01 February 2023.  

Qatar Airways currently operates five weekly flights between its hub in Doha, Qatar and Belgrade, the Serbian capital. The codeshare agreement opens up a host of new exciting destinations for its passengers to use a single booking to continue their journey to European countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia among others served by Air Serbia.  

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr Akbar Al Baker, said: “This partnership will allow us to expand our footprint in the Central and Eastern European markets where we are looking forward to offering additional travel choices for our customers. We are extremely proud to unveil this partnership with Air Serbia, the leading airline in this region since it was founded in 1927 and we look forward to working effortlessly together.”

13 December, 2022

Air Serbia starts flights to China......

Last Friday, 9th December, at 14:10, Air Serbia's JU702 flight took off from Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Airport to Tianjin, and after a pause of 22 years, the national airline had thus again commenced direct flights to China. 

Flights on this route will be operated using wide-body A330-200 aircraft from Air Serbia’s long-haul fleet. Belgrade-Tianjin flights will be operated on Friday, with an average flight duration of 10 hours, while flights from Tianjin to Belgrade would be carried out on Sunday, and will last an average of 12 hours.


The official send-off ceremony was attended by Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabić, Minister of Construction, Transportation, and Infrastructure Goran Vesić, Minister of Tourism and Youth Husein Memić, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Serbia Chen Bo, as well as media representatives.

"We opened a new chapter in our operations by enabling our passengers to fly directly to China, and we believe it will make their travels to this distant destination much easier. For some time, Belgrade has already provided good connectivity of the broader Balkan region to numerous destinations in the world. As of today, it’s possible to fly from Belgrade to China, too. Our company is one of the few in Europe which offer direct flights to this Asian country. We are now flying to Tianjin, and in the future, we hope that we will be flying to other important Chinese cities as well", said Jiří Marek, CEO of Air Serbia.

Air Serbia is also launching flights to Heraklion & Chania (Crete from 23 April 2023), Rhodes (from 23 June 2023) and Corfu (from 23 June 2323). Flights for Heraklion and Rhodes will be operated four times a week.


Rhodes is known for its endless beaches surrounded by pine forests, villages embedded in the mountains, archaeological sites and a spear-like shape. This Mediterranean gem is a famous tourist destination, special both in Greece and in the whole world. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the renowned Colossus, originated nowhere else but on the island of Rhodes. 

The old part of the city features the 14th-century Kastello Palace  - The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, a remarkable clock tower, Archaeological and the Byzantine museum, all of them witnesses to the rich history of the island. The new part of the city is just as interesting, with the National Theatre and the Church of the Annunciation standing out in particular among the many buildings dating from the period of Italian rule. Not far from the village of Theologos, there is the well-known Valley of Butterflies, where millions of butterflies appear from June to September. There is so much to see and do in Rhodes that you'll be spoilt for choice. 

The second largest in Crete, the port city of Chania is more than 5,000 years old. The rich cultural heritage full of colours, smells, tastes and music intertwines with the big and open hearts of the locals, making this city special for tourists from around the world. Culture aficionados will undoubtedly enjoy the many remains of the Minoan civilization.

In other news about Air Serbia....

08 December, 2022

Air Serbia commences direct flights to Ankara, Izmir and Budapest

During the upcoming summer season, Air Serbia will start operating flights between Belgrade and Izmir two times a week, and flights to Ankara four times a week. In the middle of March, the Serbian national airline will also commence direct flights between Belgrade and Budapest, which will be operated up to seventeen times a week during the summer season. Fares for new destinations are already available at the website, mobile application, as well as in Air Serbia stores, at the starting price of 59 euros for one-way flights to Ankara and Izmir in economy class, or 49 euros for one-way economy class flights to Budapest.

"Not a lot of time has passed since we announced the commencement of new services between Belgrade and Istanbul. We are now pleased to announce that starting on 28 March, our company will start flying to Ankara, and as of 15 April, to Izmir as well. Another new destination in our offer is Budapest, to which we are re-establishing operations after a hiatus of several years. Ahead of us is a summer season during which we will start operating flights to four new destinations in Italy, two in Germany, one in France and Sweden each, and we will also surprise our passengers with new summer holiday destinations. We believe that 2023 will be the year in which we will push our limits further, offering direct flights to almost 100 cities around the world", said Bojan Aranđelović, Head of Network Planning at Air Serbia.


Air Serbia will start operating flights to the capital of Hungary, Budapest, on 13 March, 2023. The number of flights will be gradually increased to up to seventeen flights a week. Budapest is located on the Danube, the second longest river in Europe, and is known for its thermal springs and numerous spas. The city landscape is rich with architectural landmarks from different historical periods. The tallest buildings are St. Stephen's Basilica and the Parliament. Andrássy Avenue is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and it is where the famous Hungarian State Opera and Music Academy are located, and at the very end of the avenue is the magnificent Heroes’ Square.

01 December, 2022

Air Serbia forms strategic alliance with DIDWW, the global telecoms operator

Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia providing scheduled, seasonal and charter flights to over 70 destinations, has formed a strategic alliance with DIDWW, a global telecoms operator offering premium quality VoIP and SMS communication services for businesses. The Serbian airline is using DIDWW two-way SIP trunking for its corporate communications, along with the Avaya Aura® Communication Manager.

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This partnership with DIDWW allows Air Serbia to expand its local and international communications by using the powerful DIDWW SIP trunking service. This solution offers virtually unlimited call capacity, flexible VoIP trunk configuration options, and truly local premium quality calling. The two-way SIP trunking service enables the airline to access the PSTN in more than 80 countries, providing the company with an extended global reach and a high standard of reliability and availability, as well as access to local routes with guaranteed CLI (Calling Line Identification).

23 November, 2022

Wings deliver Airbus A320-200 aircraft to Air Serbia

Wings Capital Partners have completed the delivery of one Airbus A320-200 aircraft to Air Serbia in Belgrade, which will provide additional capacity for Air Serbia’s growing fleet.

“Wings delivery of this A320 aircraft to Air Serbia commences our relationship with the airline,” said Gerry Burke, Wings’ Vice President, Marketing. “We are very proud to support Air Serbia’s growing fleet needs with the delivery of this aircraft and look forward to a long relationship with the airline.”

"Fleet renewal is one of the most significant strategic activities for Air Serbia in the recent period. After a detailed consideration of the market offers, we decided to strengthen our fleet with an A320 aircraft from Wings Capital Partners LLC. With a YU-APO registration, the new Airbus already flies all over Europe, supporting our passengers with reliable and comfortable flights," said Zoran Ekmeščić, General Manager Supply Chain, at Air Serbia.

Air Serbia is the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, the successor of the first national airline, Aeroput, established in Belgrade in 1927. We have been operating under our present name since October 2013.

Air Serbia operates scheduled, seasonal and charter flights to over 70 destinations in Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, Asia and Africa, in passenger and cargo traffic. In cooperation with our airline partners, we also offer flights to international destinations in Asia, Australia, North America and Africa.

In addition to Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade, which is our base, Air Serbia also flies from Constantine the Great Airport in Niš and from International Airport Morava near Kraljevo.

A wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft in Air Serbia’s fleet, registered as YU-ARC has arrived at the Belgrade Airport.

The new wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft in Air Serbia’s fleet, registered as YU-ARC, arrived at the Belgrade Airport. Air Serbia’s second long-haul aircraft bears the image of Mihajlo Pupin (1854-1935), with which the national airline wants to honour the famous scientist of Serbian descent, inventor, professor of physics at Columbia University in New York, one of the founders of NASA and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for an autobiography. After necessary technical and administrative steps, the Airbus A330 with the image of Pupin will start operating long-haul flights.

“Enhancing our fleet is one of the strategically most important goals in our company’s development plan. In order to develop our network further, it is necessary to have an adequate fleet and the necessary capacity. We are eagerly awaiting the moment when our new Airbus A330 will take flight. Having in mind the current needs of our network, it is very important for the new aircraft to start regular flights as soon as possible, and that is why it will be flying with the existing cabin and seat layout. Our plan is for Pupin to get a cabin which will be similar to the one in current A330-200 “Tesla” in terms of quality. This will be done during the regular 12-year aeroplane maintenance at the start of next year. We continue to renew our fleet in order to offer even more network flexibility and comfort for our passengers,” said Jiri Marek, CEO of Air Serbia.

The new Air Serbia aircraft got its unique livery in Marana, Arizona, United States. The painting process, during which 20 different colours and 400 litres of paint were used, took 18 days of constant work in two shifts, with teams of approximately 10 people per shift. The latest addition to the national airline’s fleet will have an 18-seat configuration in business class, and 250 seats in economy class. The plane was manufactured in 2011, it has Rolls-Royce engines, an engine thrust of 71100 N, a wingspan of 60 m, and close to 59m in length. It can fly at a maximum altitude of 41,450 feet. Before arriving at Air Serbia, it was used by South African airline South African Airways (SAA).

Air Serbia is the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, the successor of the first national airline, Aeroput, established in Belgrade in 1927. We have been operating under our present name since October 2013.

Air Serbia operates scheduled, seasonal and charter flights to over 70 destinations in Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, Asia and Africa, in passenger and cargo traffic. In cooperation with our airline partners, we also offer flights to international destinations in Asia, Australia, North America and Africa.

In addition to Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade, which is our base, Air Serbia also flies from Constantine the Great Airport in Niš and from International Airport Morava near Kraljevo.

22 November, 2022

Air Serbia starts flights to Malaga next month

A new destination for Air Serbia  Photo Air Serbia
The Serbian national airline is commencing a direct service between Belgrade and Malaga. It will be the fifth destination in Spain that Air Serbia will fly to this year. Flights will be operated twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. Tickets are already available at the starting price of 99 euros one way in Economy. After the renewal of the Malta flights, Malaga will be the second destination Air Serbia will introduce for this winter season.

"By introducing Malaga as a new destination, Air Serbia is further enhancing its presence in Spain and offering passengers even better connections to this Mediterranean country. Flights to all cities in Spain operated by our company have recorded very good cabin load factors throughout the year. We believe that Malaga will be as attractive to our passengers as Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, and Valencia," said Boško Rupić, General Manager, Commercial and Strategy, Air Serbia.

The city of Malaga was founded in the 8th century, at the southernmost end of Spain, in the Andalusia province. It is located on the Coast of the Sun (Costa del Sol) and it has approximately 300 sunny days a year. It is known for numerous historical and cultural landmarks, such as the La Alcazaba, Gibralfaro Castle, Picasso Museum, and Málaga's Centre of Contemporary Art. This city, the sixth biggest in Spain, is the birthplace of the famous painter Pablo Picasso.

Flights to Malaga will be operated from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. The flight schedule for this route was designed to offer passengers favourable connections to numerous cities in Air Serbia’s network, such as Athens, Vienna, Bucharest, Ljubljana, Istanbul, Podgorica, Skopje, Zagreb, and others.

Air Serbia to launch flights to Chicago

Air Serbia has confirmed it will launch direct flights between Belgrade and Chicago (O'Hare International Airport - ORD) starting on 17 May 2023, thus continuing to expand its operations in the United States market. 

After a pause of more than 30 years, the Serbian national airline is again starting a service to the famous Windy City. Until 11 June, flights will be operated twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while as of 12 June, Belgrade-Chicago flights will be operated three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flights will last approximately 11 hours and will be operated by Airbus A330 aircraft from Air Serbia’s long-haul fleet. Tickets are already available for purchase at the starting price of 640 euros for a round trip, with all taxes included.

“After more than three decades, the JU 506/507 flight will mark the return of the national airline to Chicago. This is an extremely important city and we are certain that direct flights between Belgrade and Chicago will mean a lot not just to the Serbian diaspora, but also to the wider Balkans region. By introducing flights between those two cities, the region will be better connected to Chicago, and passengers will have more choices. With the good connections that Air Serbia offers we expect great interest for these direct flights, for those who want to continue their travel to other destinations,” said George Petković, Vice President Americas, Air Serbia.

By re-opening the route, Air Serbia will, via Belgrade, provide good connections between Chicago and other cities in its network, such as Athens, Vienna, Berlin, Bologna, Bucharest, Dubrovnik, Istanbul, Larnaca, Ljubljana, Prague, Pula, Podgorica, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Tivat, Venice, Zagreb, and many others. On the other hand, thanks to its interline partnership with JetBlue and American Airlines, Air Serbia will be able to offer better connections to passengers who will continue their travels toward other locations in North America from Chicago and New York.

With almost 2.8 million citizens, Chicago is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the third biggest city in the U.S., after New York and Los Angeles. It is located on Lake Michigan, and is a part of both the Midwest and the Great Lakes areas. The city itself is considered an important hub for finance, culture, commerce, industry, education, technology, communication and transportation. Chicago is famous for its unique artistic sculptures and installations.

Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is one of the six highest-traffic airports in the world, and in 2019, its services were used by over 90 million passengers, who had access to 236 destinations.

Air Serbia is the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, the successor of the first national airline, Aeroput, established in Belgrade in 1927. We have been operating under our present name since October 2013.

Air Serbia operates scheduled, seasonal and charter flights to over 70 destinations in Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, Asia and Africa, in passenger and cargo traffic. In cooperation with our airline partners, we also offer flights to international destinations in Asia, Australia, North America and Africa.

In addition to Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade, which is our base, Air Serbia also flies from Constantine the Great Airport in Niš and from International Airport Morava near Kraljevo.

08 August, 2022

Air Serbia breaks record for monthly passenger numbers in July

July 2022 was a record breaking one for Air Serbia
It was a busy month for the national airline of Serbia,  as it reports to have carried over 400,000 passengers on its regular and charter flights through its base airport in Belgrade and airports in Niš and Kraljevo. 
Air Serbia says this is the most passengers it has carried in a single month since October 2013, when it commenced operations under its own name. This represents an increase of 47% on July 2021 passenger levels when the airline transported  276,191 people and is up 9% on pre-pandemic levels.

Air Serbia expects that the number of its passengers in July this year will make up over 55 percent of the total number of passengers who travelled via Airport Nikola Tesla Belgrade.

“The results we achieved in July are a good indicator that we made correct and timely business decisions when it comes to scheduling for this summer season. Here I primarily mean the strategic launching of new routes to tourist destinations, including those in Italy and Spain, which were most popular among passengers in the summer season. This result is also a consequence of additional growth of charter traffic by approximately 37% this season, compared to 2019. We will continue to keep a close eye on market demands, and boost our capacities on most popular routes in our network and we are certain that the stable growth trend will continue in the coming months”, said Boško Rupić, General Manager Commercial and Strategy.

29 June, 2022

Air Serbia and Turkish Airlines look to enhance relationship

The national airline of the Republic of Serbia, Air Serbia and Turkish Airlines has signed an enhancement to their commercial cooperation deal with a new Memorandum of Understanding at the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting held in Doha.

Turkish Airlines and Air Serbia will explore more ways of deepening the commercial cooperation between them, which either could led to a joint venture or a financial stake in the company. A joint venture is said to enable the two carriers to operate more competitive flights between the two nations

Starting from July, Air Serbia is adding flights to the Belgrade-Istanbul service, increasing the schedule to 10 flights a week.

Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi said: "We are delighted to sign this MoU with Air Serbia to explore enhanced cooperation opportunities and negotiate further to expand our existing partnership now.

We would like to thank Mr Jiří Marek and his team on this occasion for their continuous support on our common works which will further contribute to the improvement of the relations between our airlines, countries and communities."

Jiří Marek, CEO of Air Serbia said: “We are pleased to further strengthen our good relations and cooperation with Turkish Airlines. It is our great pleasure to announce that Air Serbia and Turkish Airlines will continue to look for new commercial opportunities for creating efficient and mutually beneficial relationships, while considering the option of joining forces to achieve better connectivity and offer for our customers through a possible Joint Venture on the services between Serbia and Turkey. In this way, we are contributing to the further improvement of relations between our two states, in the interest of users and communities in both countries.”


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29 October, 2019

Finnair and Air Serbia establish a new codeshare partnership

Finnair and Air Serbia establish a new codeshare partnership
Finnair and Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, have agreed on a codeshare agreement in order to provide their passengers enhanced travel opportunities within their networks in Europe. In addition, the new codeshares will also offer good connectivity between Serbia and key destinations in the USA and Asia. 

According to the new agreement, starting from 27 October, Air Serbia’s “JU” code will be added on flights operated by Finnair between Helsinki and Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Oslo, Riga, Tartu, Vilnius and Tallinn. Air Serbia’s code is also added on a large number of flights operated by Finnair within Finland, such as flights between Helsinki and Turku, Tampere, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Kajaani, Kokkola, Pietarsaari, Vaasa, Kemi Tornio, Oulu, Ivalo, Kuusamo and Rovaniemi.