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  • Joe Breitfeller

Air Serbia Adds Third Weekly Flight Between Belgrade and New York JFK

Updated: Mar 15, 2021

Due to increasing demand, Air Serbia will add a third weekly frequency between Belgrade and New York-JFK from Monday, March 22, 2021. The carrier will operate the route on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays with an Airbus A330.

Air Serbia Airbus A330 - Courtesy Air Serbia

On Friday (March 12, 2021), Air Serbia announced the addition of a third frequency between Belgrade and New York-JFK from Monday, March 22, 2021. The additional flight has been added due to increasing demand and the airline will now operate the route on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The extra flight (JU 500) will depart Belgrade on Mondays at 7:20, while the return flight (JU 501) will depart New York at 15:40 (all times local). Air Serbia has been very successful on the route and last September was ranked first, in terms of load factor on flights to New York’s John F, Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4.

In Friday’s announcement, Air Serbia’s Genera Manager – Commercial and Strategy, Jiri Marek, said,

“The addition of another weekly flight to New York, despite the coronavirus pandemic, is a clear indicator that our transatlantic connection functions well and that it represents one of Air Serbia’s strongest routes. The United States is a very important market for us, and we are glad to provide a continuous and strong flight connectivity, not just to Serbia, but also the broader region.”

As of February 28, 2021, Air Serbia had carried 38,187 passengers on 218 flights between Belgrade and New York since flights resumed on June 6, 2020. Around five years ago, Air Serbia restarted flights to the U.S. after a hiatus of nearly 25 years. The flights between Belgrade and New York are operated using Air Serbia’s flagship Airbus A330, named after famed Serbian scientist and inventor, Nikola Tesla.

Source: Air Serbia

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