Air Serbia launches Chicago flights, also to Gothenburg and Cologne


 Three weekly flights to Chicago starting from 12 June. Flights to Gothenburg will operate every Monday, Thursday and Sunday, while Air Serbia will operate direct Cologne flights, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

With flight JU506, at 06:50am from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, service between Belgrade and Chicago has been resumed after a 30-year hiatus. Direct flights between the Serbian capital and the “Windy City” will be operated twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, which will be boosted to three weekly flights starting from 12 June, on Mondays as well. Airbus A330-200, from the Serbian national airline’s wide-body fleet, will be deployed on the route.

The ceremony for Air Serbia’s inaugural flight to Chicago was attended by President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić, Deputy PM and Minister of Finance Siniša Mali, Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Goran Vesić, Mayor of Belgrade Aleksandar Šapić, U. S. Ambassador in Serbia, H.E. Christopher R. Hill, as well as representatives of the

Serbian national airline, the aviation industry, and the media.

“This day is of especial importance for our company, Serbia, Belgrade, and the entire Western Balkan region, as well as the large number of our compatriots who live and work in North America. We are pleased that we responded to passenger needs, and for enabling them to easily fly over 8,000 km, on Air Serbia’s comfortable wide-body aircraft. We believe that the flights between Belgrade and Chicago will be useful for all passengers, regardless of the reason for travel, and that it will help improve business, tourism, and all other links between Serbia and the US,” said Jiri Marek, CEO of Air Serbia.

“In addition to New York, which Air Serbia has been flying to for nearly seven years, our passengers will now be able to travel on another direct schedule service of our airline, between Serbia’s capital and Chicago. The importance of that service, among other things, is evidenced by the fact that a large number of flights in the coming weeks and months have already been well-booked,” said George Petković, Vice President Americas at Air Serbia.

By launching flights between Belgrade and Chicago, Air Serbia enables good connections from the “Windy City” for its passengers, via Belgrade, to a large number of attractive destinations in its growing network. These include Athens, Vienna, Berlin, Bologna, Bucharest, Dubrovnik, Istanbul, Larnaca, Ljubljana, Prague, Pula, Podgorica, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Tivat, Venice, Zagreb and many other cities.

Air Serbia launches direct flights to Gothenburg and Cologne

Also, Air Serbia commences a direct route between Belgrade and Gothenburg, and just half an hour later, at 06:40 am, the national airline operated flight JU326, connecting Serbia’s capital with Cologne. Air Serbia will be operating flights to its new destinations in Sweden and Germany three times a week, year-round. Flights to Gothenburg, Air Serbia’s second destination in Sweden, will operate every Monday, Thursday and Sunday, while the national airline will operate direct Cologne flights, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The inaugural flights were welcomed at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, Sweden’s second largest airport, and Cologne Bonn Airport, located about 15 km southeast from the city centre. The welcoming ceremonies were attended by representatives of Air Serbia and local airports.

“Gothenburg is a very important point between Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen. The direct flights to this city allow our passengers to reach northern Europe faster and more easily. By introducing Cologne to our growing network, we have expanded our presence in Germany to as many as 10 destinations. We already fly to the city on the Rhine River from Niš Constantine the Great Airport, and starting today from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, giving our passengers even more options when planning a trip,” said Boško Rupić, General Manager Commercial and Strategy, Air Serbia.

Air Serbia provides good connections from Gothenburg and Cologne, via Serbia’s capital, to other cities in its network like Athens, Vienna, Bucharest, Dubrovnik, Florence, Istanbul, Catania, Larnaca, Malta, Naples, Palermo, Podgorica, Pula, Rijeka, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Split, Tivat, Tirana and Zadar.

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