JU068 From Serbia, joined Aug 2009, 2579 posts, RR: 6 Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7217 times:
WHAT?! That is amazing news but why on earth would BT start flights to Belgrade? I can only see getting passengers flying to Scandinavia. Would it be possible for them to fly to Riga and then from Riga to New York? Do they have a code-share agreement?
JoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 9 Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7148 times:
Quoting JU068 (Reply 2): WHAT?! That is amazing news but why on earth would BT start flights to Belgrade?
I second that question, very surprising!!! And exciting!!! 4 times per week...
Here is the news bit from their website...
Riga - Belgrade
from EUR 59
flights from 05.05.2010.
Belgrade – just where the Danube meets the Sava Rivers in modern day Serbia, there is a party city like no other. Southeastern Europe’s fourth largest city, Belgrade is an intersection of east and west, where floating bars and an endless party scene have earned the city a reputation as one of the most exciting places on earth. Dating back some 8000 years, and exchanged from empire to empire and culture to culture, Belgrade is packed with fortresses and palaces, monuments and forested parks, and plenty of cafes and museums on the river banks. From impressive Kalemedan Citadel to the underground scene of Skadarska and onward to shopping on Knez Mihailova, Belgrade delivers a travel experience like no other.
JU068 From Serbia, joined Aug 2009, 2579 posts, RR: 6 Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7136 times:
I even went to their site and tried to book a ticket, and for now you can only book it for Riga, but the final price came 99,19!!!!!!! Not bad for a 2h35min flight
A friend of mine who lives in Minsk takes them regularly to Italy and her ticket isn't more than 200 euros!
I think they are trying to do the same. By the way the plane will be a 735.
Now what I am interested in is will there be a code-share with Jat, as from what I can recall they did fly to Croatia last summer, and if JU is going to expand their business there (let's stay optimistic here ) they can give them a nice share of passengers, like LO advertised Pula in their magazine in co-operation with JU through BEG...
Not at all. I looked at them for my last trip ATH-IST a few weeks back and they were triple the price than OA. Also booked a Athens - Samos domestic flight for my cousin a few days ago and the flight was €130 !!
AEGEAN-OLYMPIC AIR - ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΚΗ " μέλος στη Star Alliance
JU068 From Serbia, joined Aug 2009, 2579 posts, RR: 6 Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6852 times:
Maybe A3 was more expensive simply because it had a higher load-factor?
What plane would A3 deploy to Belgrade?
I am afraid that Athens might become saturated, we have Olympic which goes double daily from January 1st, then we will have Aegean with their daily flight and Jat flying three times a week. That means that on some days there will be 4 daily flights, is there really that much demand?
Unfortunately I see Jat losing this battle.
Does anyone know if they are planning to upgrade the airbridges on the A terminal, or now that they have the busses will the low-cost park on the parking behind or on the Terminal 1 (how many gates are there?)
AlexEU From Serbia, joined Oct 2007, 1793 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6777 times:
Quoting JU068 (Reply 13): Does anyone know if they are planning to upgrade the airbridges on the A terminal, or now that they have the busses will the low-cost park on the parking behind or on the Terminal 1 (how many gates are there?)
When T1 was used for domestic flights, they had 3 gates, but I guess it doesn´t matter since T1 and T2 are connected. But that terminal should be used anyway. It´s also nostalgic in some way, at least for me...
Quoting OA260 (Reply 12): Not at all. I looked at them for my last trip ATH-IST a few weeks back and they were triple the price than OA. Also booked a Athens - Samos domestic flight for my cousin a few days ago and the flight was €130 !!
I read somewhere that OA is a low-cost airlines...
Why are there no low-cost carriers based in ATH? I can see a lot of opportunity for U2, FR, W6...
JoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 9 Reply 18, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6748 times:
Quoting AlexEU (Reply 17): I can see a lot of opportunity for U2, FR, W6...
The government sent letters to all three inviting them for talks in Belgrade regarding potential flights (and even basing) in Serbia. So far, only W6 responded.... It will be interesting to see if U2 and FR respond or show any interest at this point - personally, I doubt it.
JU068 From Serbia, joined Aug 2009, 2579 posts, RR: 6 Reply 21, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6684 times:
Actually the depute CEO of Belgrade airport is/was in Madrid to discuss the purchase of the rest of the airbridges for Belgrade airport.
I think it is going to be a mess when they start fixing those, especially now with the increase in traffic...
It's nice to see that these past days there has been increased capacity on some routes to Belgrade, like Lufthansa from Munich (very often 319/320) and also Budapest (Fokker 70 and Boeing 737-600 these days), haven't really seen anything else different.
But according to Blic Jat was sold out on the European flights, 5 700 transported passengers, good for them!
JU068 From Serbia, joined Aug 2009, 2579 posts, RR: 6 Reply 24, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6625 times:
True true, it's definetly going to be cool seeing them there, I was dreaming of seeing AirBaltic in Belgrade since 2007 when we had that Youth festival games (or whatever). When I mentioned the New York flights I meant if they still have that code-share with Uzbekistan...
- I think all Ex-YU airlines should have their cabin crew wear a crvenu maramu and a karanfil on the first of May!
It seems to me that the Yu nostalgia has brought Adria as well to Belgrade on that same day!
25 Aleksandar: I'd rather see Uzbekistan in Belgrade then....What a sight it was to see their 767 take-off. Speaking of code-share flights, someone mentioned before
26 TripleDelta: Anything is possible . Maybe they could repaint the Dash in those colors... if it decides to even fly that day in the first place .
27 Aleksandar: Anyway, I have my pioneer's scarf and all I need is some Tito souvenir to bring along
28 Flycro: Easyjet are selling a third daily flight to Split from London, but from Stansted.
29 JU068: Well if JU does become a partner of Turkish would it be realistic to see a Turkish plan stopping on their North American flights in Belgrade to collec
30 Putnik: Passing over any competing airport in region is still somewhat questionable. In order of doing so, BEG has to reestablish itself as a viable connecti
31 AlexEU: Or maybe Air Cairo. Anyway it is about the time to see BEG-CAI. Did they sell tickets for the Belgrade - Tashkent sector too? I wonder how many pax w
32 OA260: LOL.. they are all newbies!! I have been a fan during the good times and the bad times.. B777 in BEG
33 JU068: @OA260 we came close when there was the whole Air India thing... but I think we would rather see a 330-200 But it's a start @Putnik Well, I think Belg