On 29 May, Air Serbia landed once again at Warsaw Chopin, following a 15-year hiatus. The new route will be operated daily from its Belgrade hub, utilising the flag carrier’s A319s.
- Air Serbia, the former JAT Airways, continued to expand its European network with two new routes during the course of last week, both of which were launched from its Belgrade (BEG) hub using its 128-seat A319s. With the longest sector being the 1,785-kilometre route to Beirut (BEY) launched on 1 June and operated five times weekly; as well as the shortest being inaugurated with daily flights to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) on 29 May at 819 kilometres, both airport pairs are service resumptions. While the link to Lebanon was last served in October 2007, the route to Poland was last operated in April 1999. The flag carrier will face competition only on the Polish airport pair from LOT Polish Airlines’ daily flights. Commenting on the route launch to Poland, Dane Kondić, CEO, Air Serbia said: “I am pleased to announce the reintroduction of flights between Belgrade and Warsaw after 15 years. This route between the two historic cities will be, without doubt, beneficial for both business and leisure passengers and further improve cultural, tourism and economic cooperation between Serbia and Poland. This launch is in line with Air Serbia’s network expansion strategy that will expand the network to 38 destinations by the end of this year. The service will provide connectivity beyond Belgrade to other destinations on the Air Serbia and Etihad Airways network.”