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Air Serbia announces new route to Sofia

Air Serbia announces new route to Sofia
31 March 2014

Air Serbia operated its inaugural flight from Belgrade to Sofia marking the start of daily non-stop service to the city.

The inaugural flight was operated by Air Serbia's ATR 72 characterised by the new Air Serbia livery of red, blue and white.

The service celebrates the resumption of flights between these two cities in a period that spans 15 years following the last flight in 1999. The route enjoys a long history, with the first flight taking place 76 years ago by Aeroput. JAT then reopened the route in 1959 and serviced this line until 1992. Flights were then again reopened for the period of one year in 1998.

The Sofia flights offer excellent connections through Air Serbia's Belgrade hub at Nikola Tesla Airport to numerous key destinations including Abu Dhabi, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Stockholm, Moscow, Rome, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Tivat and Podgorica.

Dane Kondić, Air Serbia Chief Executive Officer, said: "Re-introduction of flights to Sofia will majorly contribute to regional integration, which the entire region will benefit from, while holidaymakers and business professionals alike can now take advantage of convenient daily flights. Bulgarians have given very positive feedback on Air Serbia and its services being brought back to them after such a long period of time."

"But also very importantly, the new service provides two way connectivity over Belgrade between Sofia, mainland Europe and key global destinations."

There has been solid demand for the new Air Serbia Sofia flights, with a good mix of point-to-point bookings as well as through-traffic that will see people travelling beyond the Belgrade hub.

The summer flight schedule will include non-stop daily flights with the ATR72.

Air Serbia recently unveiled an ART 72 in the full Air Serbia livery of red, blue and white. Marking the first in a series of five ATRs that will be completely repainted and refurbished in the near future, the ATR 72 fits 66 passengers in total, with all seats recoated in leather.

The on-board service has also been refreshed with new and improved menu options coupled with a complimentary bar service.

Flight number Origin Destination Departure Arrival Aircraft
JU122 Belgrade Sofia 13:30 15:40 ATR 72
JU123 Sofia Belgrade 16:10 16:25 ATR 72