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.