JoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2289 posts, RR: 8 Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6741 times:
Niki Lauda confirmed to "24 sata" newspaper in Serbia that the airline has again made a formal request to Serbian authorities to commence scheduled services from Belgrade to a number of European destinations - although none have been confirmed as certain, the article does mention Stockholm, Palma de Mallorca, Palermo, Milan, Vienna and Hamburg as possibilities. Other points are also being considered.
I presume he plans to base 2-3 aircraft in BEG if his request is approved. Anyone have more details on this?
PhilInBRN From Switzerland, joined Jun 2009, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6367 times:
Does HG have the rights to fly from Serbia to other nations than Austria? Is there some kind of bilateral agreement between the European Union and Serbia? If I remember correctly FlyNiki has been trying to enter the Vienna-Belgrade market for some time but was unable to acquire rights because the route is already served by one carrier from each country Austria and Serbia.
Other than this potential issue I think it could be an interesting project for FlyNiki to start flights from Belgrade. The market has a lot of potential given the fact that competition from JAT is not really strong to say the least.
JoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2289 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6006 times:
Quoting PhilInBRN (Reply 6): Seriously doubt that since the route doesn't involve a country in the European Union. In order to fly routes such as BEG-DME HG would have to set up a Serbian subsidiary.
Or, just make the full use of open skies agreement that Serbia has signed and is about to ratify and implement - it does allow EU airlines cabotage rights from BEG if I recall correctly. Otherwise, as you say, they could simply register a local subsidiary.