Belgrade Airport is Preparing for New Long Haul Routes

November 16th, 2022
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Belgrade Airport is Preparing for New Long Haul Routes

The Belgrade Nikola Tesla airport has two new long-haul routes confirmed for this year. Beijing has launched in July, with Tianjin scheduled to come in a month’s time. Chicago has confirmed April for 2023, with more far away destinations expected next year. With the expansion of its long-haul network at its current development stage, the airport would become a new regional hub and provide opportunities for launching new routes through air travel.

In an interview with the Serbian Telegraph Agency, Belgrade Airport’s General Manager, Francois Berisot mentioned that “a further development of long haul traffic is of course beneficial to the airport, passengers, market as a whole and the region.” He also mentioned that demand for North America flights “exists almost at pre-pandemic levels.” Recently, China’s Hainan Airlines launched weekly Belgrade – Beijing nonstop flights. In addition to this announcement, Air Serbia announced plans for flights to Chicago in April 2019 and New York in May 2019. Belgrade Airport State Enterprise VINCI Airports has been aggressively expanding its infrastructure in order to meet with passenger’s high expectation by launching new improvement.

Belgrade-based airline Air Serbia will play a key role in developing the international long haul network going forward. With this, they’ll be flying to China more often, specifically two weekly flights to Beijing and two a week- Shanghai. By looking at the geography of Belgrade’s position, they also hope to explore routes such as Tianjin as well. Based off their high quality service, Air Serbia is looking towards further expansion in their service capabilities with like-minded carriers.