MIAMI – News at Air Serbia (JU) details the resumption of flights to Dubrovnik (DBV), Split (SPU), Bucharest (OTP), Thessaloniki (SKG), Prague (PRG), and Sofia (SOF), and an expanded codeshare agreement with Aeroflot (SU).
In detail, the cities concerned by the flight resumption, starting May 28, are DBV and SPU, served twice weekly on Monday and Friday, and, from June 13, one more flight to SPU on Sunday. Follows OTP, linked three times per week on Monday, Friday, and Saturday, and increasing to five per week – plus one flight on Monday and Friday – by the end of June.
The other destinations are, from June 4, PRG, served two times weekly, on Monday and Friday, with a flight time of one hour and 40 minutes, SOF, three times weekly on Monday (two services) and Friday, flight time 1h05, SKG with seven weekly flights, two on Monday and Friday and one on Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday, with a flight time of 1h15.
The restart of flights is based on the easing of travel bans or restrictions and aims to take full advantage of the upcoming summer season that the airline can not miss. To achieve this goal, JU is offering valued summer vacations and business destinations.
With the same scope in mind, JU resumes flights to Croatia’s DBV and SPU, both very popular destinations on the Dalmatian coast and is being driven by a positive. The connection to OTP takes into account the very importantt economic links between the two countries.
Codeshare Partnership Expanded
In an additional news, JU announced the expansion of the codeshare agreement that links the carrier with Aeroflot (SU). Both airlines will add their codes to additional services between the city pairs of Belgrade (BEG) and Moscow (SVO). JU operates seven flights per week on the route while SU operates six services.
A further expansion concerns flights from/to BEG and St. Petersburg (LED) to be operated twice weely starting June 8. JU already has share marketing codes on routes from/to SVO, LED, Krasnodar (KRR), Sochi (AER), Volgograd (VOG), Kazan (KZN), Samara (KUF), Novosibirsk (OVB), Yekaterinburg (SVX), Omsk (OMS) and Istanbul (IST).
Russia’s SU has marketing codes on JU routes between BEG, Podgorica (TGD), Tivat (TIV), Sarajevo (SJJ), Tirana (TIA), Skopje (SKP), Banjaluka (BNX) and IST.
Air Serbia General Manager Commercial and Strategy, Jiri Marek, pointed out the importance of the Russian market and the expansion of the codeshare partner ship with SU is meant to provide customers with a wider choice of destinations and ensure a maximum of flexibility when planning travel.
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