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Air Serbia begins expansion campaign

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Air Serbia will start expanding its network this month with the introduction and resumption of routes, additional flights, expansion of its charter network and growth in capacity. From next week, the airline will increase its frequencies to a number of destinations from its Belgrade base, including Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Milan, Oslo, Paris, Podgorica, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Stockholm, Tivat, Zagreb and Zurich. The carrier will also resume operations to Venice next week after more than two years. During this month, Air Serbia will launch the first of its thirteen new routes, with services to Valencia to be inaugurated on April 21. Sales for the first flight are doing well, with the carrier upgrading capacity to the Airbus A320.

Starting next week, Air Serbia launches its summer charter program with the launch of operations in Hurghada. This year, the carrier will maintain leisure flights to Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Italy and Algeria. Destinations include Antalya, Bodrum, Kefalonia, Chania, Corfu, Gazipasa, Dalaman, Heraklion, Hurghada, Izmir, Oran, Palermo, Rhodes, Samos, Sharm el-Sheikh, Skiathos and Zakynthos. The most frequent are again Antalya in Turkey and Hurghada in Egypt. Air Serbia will also operate charters from Niš to Antalya, Gizpasa and Hurghada, with services beginning in mid-June. “While the peak period for travel is still June, July, August and mid-September, in recent years we have also seen growth in charter services in April, May, October and November,” the company said. airline company. Last year, Air Serbia operated a total of 1,100 round-trip charter flights, carrying some 140,000 passengers.

The Serbian carrier is expected to see a surge in demand next month after the EuroLeague Final Four basketball tournament, which was due to be held in Berlin, was moved to Belgrade due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In line with expected finalists and increased demand, the airline is increasing its capacity on flights to Athens and Barcelona, ​​with teams from Greece, Spain and Turkey expected to participate. In the coming period, Air Serbia also plans to expand its Airbus fleet, to complement the addition of regional turboprop aircraft. The carrier’s CEO, Jiri Marek, recently said, “We are continuing to massively expand our network to complement existing service and offer passengers the widest possible choice when planning trips and vacations. We plan to fly to over sixty destinations in Europe, North America and the Middle East this year. An exciting and dynamic period awaits us.”