Air Serbia Eyes flights Egypt, Turkey

Air Serbia plans to operate more than 1,000 charter flights during its summer season to destinations in Southern Europe and North Africa.

The Serbian airline has already started flights from Belgrade (BEG) to Hurghada (HRG), a popular resort on Egypt’s Red Sea coast, with no less than 30 charter flights scheduled for April.

In cooperation with domestic travel agencies in Serbia, the airline plans to fly to destinations in Turkey in May and to Egypt, Greece, Italy and Tunisia in June.

In Turkey, the airline will serve Antalya (AYT), Bodrum (BJV), Dalaman (DLM) and Alanya (GZP). Flights to HRG will be complemented by a service connecting BEG to Sharm el-Sheikh (SSH), while several Greek islands will also be served.

After a break of almost three years, there are also plans to resume charter flights to Tunisia and Italian destinations Calabria (REG) and Sicily (PMO).

Despite the impact of rising fuel prices, the airline expects good passenger numbers over the summer.

“It is a fact that world events have led to an unprecedented increase in the price of kerosene, and consequently to the increase in the price of charter flights, but the good news is that it is possible to find tourist arrangements tailored to everyone’s budget,” Air said. Serbia GM-Commercial and Strategy Boško Rupić said.

Turkey traditionally ranks first on the list of the most popular summer destinations for Serbs, with Egypt taking second place.

Sharon P. Juarez