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Air Serbia Launches Service to Gothenburg, Cologne, Hamburg, Cairo and Chicago

This week, Air Serbia announced a substantial network expansion with new service from Belgrade to Gothenburg, Cologne, Hamburg, Cairo and Chicago.

Air Serbia Airbus A330-200 - Courtesy Air Serbia

On Thursday (May 18, 2023), Air Serbia announced the launch of new nonstop service from Belgrade to Gothenburg and Cologne. Flight JU440 departed Belgrade for Gothenburg at 06:10 this morning, with flight JU326 taking off for Cologne at 06:40. Flights to Gothenburg will operate year-round three times weekly on Mondays Thursdays and Sundays, while flights to Cologne will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Earlier this week, Air Serbia also announced the launch on new service to Hamburg, Cairo and Chicago.

In Thursday’s announcement, Air Serbia’s General Manager – Commercial and Strategy, Boško Rupić, said,

“Gothenburg is a very important point between Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen. The direct flights to this city allow our passengers to reach northern Europe faster and more easily. By introducing Cologne to our growing network, we have expanded our presence in Germany to as many as 10 destinations. We already fly to the city on the Rhine River from Niš Constantine the Great Airport, and starting today from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, giving our passengers even more options when planning a trip.”

On Wednesday (May 17, 2023), Air Serbia also launched new service between Belgrade and Chicago after a 30 year hiatus, with flight JU506 departing Belgrade at 06:50. The route will be operated twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays with an Airbus A330-200. From June 12, 2023, Air Serbia will add a third Monday frequency between Belgrade and Chicago.

Speaking on the relaunch of service to Chicago, Air Serbia’s CEO, Jiri Marek, said,

“This day is of especial importance for our company, Serbia, Belgrade, and the entire Western Balkan region, as well as the large number of our compatriots who live and work in North America. We are pleased that we responded to passenger needs, and for enabling them to easily fly over 8,000 km, on Air Serbia’s comfortable wide-body aircraft. We believe that the flights between Belgrade and Chicago will be useful for all passengers, regardless of the reason for travel, and that it will help improve business, tourism, and all other links between Serbia and the US.”

Air Serbia’s Vice President – Americas, George Petković, added,

“In addition to New York, which Air Serbia has been flying to for nearly seven years, our passengers will now be able to travel on another direct schedule service of our airline, between Serbia’s capital and Chicago. The importance of that service, among other things, is evidenced by the fact that a large number of flights in the coming weeks and months have already been well-booked.”

On Tuesday (May 16, 2023), Air Serbia announced the launch of new nonstop service between Belgrade and Cairo with three weekly flights on Monday’s Wednesdays and Fridays. Flight JU876 departed Belgrade on Monday evening (May 15th) and was greeted at Cairo International Airport with a welcome ceremony.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Air Serbia’s General Manager – Commercial and Strategy, Boško Rupić, said,

“When planning their vacations, tourists from our country and the region often choose Egypt. In addition to Air Serbia charter flights to the country's favourite resorts, such as Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, as of last night, we offer passengers scheduled flights between Belgrade and Cairo. We believe that these direct flights will be a strong motive for passengers to visit and get to know the city on the Nile.”

Finally, on Tuesday (May 16th) Air Serbia announced the launch of new service between Belgrade and Hamburg, with flight JU394 departing Belgrade on Monday, May 15th at 17:30. Hamburg flights will operate three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

In Tuesday’s Hamburg route announcement, Air Serbia’s Boško Rupić, said,

“Hamburg is our ninth destination in Germany, along with Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hanover, Nuremberg and Stuttgart from Belgrade, as well as Cologne and Frankfurt-Hahn to which we fly from Niš Constantine the Great airport. We believe that our new, scheduled flights between Belgrade and Hamburg will be just as interesting to those who travel to the northern German city on business, as well as those who want to visit it as tourists. There are many reasons to visit Hamburg, so you should book your ticket today.”

Air Serbia was launched under their current name in October 2013, as the national airline of the Republic of Serbia. The carrier offers service from Belgrade, Niš and Kraljevo to over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Africa with both passenger and cargo flights. Air Serbia also offers service to Asia, Australia, North America and Africa via codeshare partners. The airline’s fleet consists of 19 aircraft, including one Airbus A330, 12 Airbus A320 Family and six ATR-72 Family turboprop aircraft.

Source: Air Serbia


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