Air Serbia commenced service from Belgrade to Ohrid on 15 June. Seen speaking at the inaugural ceremony are: Michael Youlten, Air Serbia GM for Services; Zoran Krstevski, GM TAV Macedonia; and Nikola Bakraceski, Major of Ohrid Municipality. The Macedonian airport also celebrated with a traditional cake cutting ceremony. Conducting proceedings are: Alper Ersoy, Deputy GM TAV Macedonia; Youlten; Vera Jovanovska Tipko, Macedonian Ambassador in Serbia; Bakraceski; Ana Petkovic, Serbian Ambassador in Macedonia; and Krstevski along with the airline crew.
Celebrations were held at Hamburg Airport to welcome the arrival of Air Serbia’s new service from Belgrade on 15 June. Seen celebrating in the German city by posing with the cake are: Robert Piltz, Director Traffic Development, Hamburg Airport; Joergen Kearsley, GM Aviation Marketing, Hamburg Airport; and Djordje Vukotic, Head of Global Sales, Air Serbia, as well as the flight crew.
Cutting the ribbon in St. Petersburg to initiate the start of Air Serbia’s new 1,791-kilometre route to Belgrade are St. Petersburg Airport CCO Evgeny Ilyin and CEO of Air Serbia Dane Kondić. The route will face no direct competition.
- Air Serbia commenced service on a trio of routes from Belgrade (BEG) this week, starting with two routes on 15 June to Hamburg (HAM) and Ohrid (OHD). Flights on the 1,228-kilometre link to Hamburg will be flown four times weekly utilising the carrier’s CRJ 900 fleet, although the first flight was operated by one of the airline’s A319s. “We are delighted to welcome Air Serbia as a new airline to Hamburg Airport. Belgrade is a destination that has not been on offer as a direct route from Hamburg for a long time,” commented Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport. The short 402-kilometre sector to Ohrid will be flown thrice-weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) by the airline’s ATR 72s. A third route was launched on 18 June from the Serbian capital, a 1,791-kilometre link to St. Petersburg (LED). Operated on a mixture of the airline’s short-haul Airbus fleet, services to the Russian city will be flown thrice-weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays). “Air Serbia is delighted to commence flights to St. Petersburg, a well-positioned gateway to North Europe and the vast country of Russia. With multiple weekly flight options, convenient arrival and departure times, and easy connections over Belgrade to the Balkans and Southern Europe, we expect the St Petersburg route to be a hit with business and leisure travellers who have expressed strong travel demand to the city,” noted Dane Kondić, CEO of Air Serbia. None of the airline’s three new routes will face direct competition.