Air Serbia to boost New York service

12 March 2021

Due to increased demand, starting on Monday, 22 March 2021, Air Serbia will increase the number of flights between Belgrade and New York to three a week. The national airline plans to operate flights on this route on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

An additional JU 500 flight from Belgrade will be taking off on Mondays at 7:20, and the JU 501 flight from New York will be departing at 15:40, local times.

"The addition of another weekly flight to New York, despite the coronavirus pandemic, is a clear indicator that our transatlantic connection functions well and that it represents one of Air Serbia’s strongest routes. The United States is a very important market for us, and we are glad to provide a continuous and strong flight connectivity, not just to Serbia, but also the broader region," said Jiri Marek, General Manager, Commercial and Strategy, Air Serbia.

The success that Air Serbia has been accomplishing with the New York service for a long time now was confirmed in September 2020 when, with 67% at Terminal 4 of the busiest New York airport, found itself ranked first in terms of load factor on flights to the Big Apple.

Since the resumption of flights to the United States on 6 June 2020 until 28 February 2021, the national airline had carried out 218 flights between Belgrade and New York, carrying a total of 38,187 passengers.

Close to five years ago, thanks to the recommencement of transatlantic flights, Air Serbia had enabled connectivity between the region and the USA, after a hiatus of almost two and a half decades. The flights between Belgrade and New York are operated using the biggest aircraft in Air Serbia’s fleet, the Airbus A330, named after the famous Serbian scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla.

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