Air Serbia will offer more than a thousand charters
Air Serbia will operate more than 1,000 charter flights this summer in cooperation with local tour operators. Today alone, the airline operates nine charters to the Egyptian resort of Hurghada, offering nearly 1,300 seats departing at the start of the Easter and school holidays. Another 20 Hurghada charters are expected to operate over the next week. The national airline will launch leisure flights to Turkey in May and a number of other destinations in June, including those in Greece, Italy and Tunisia. Charters to the latter two will be operated for the first time in nearly three years with the carrier to serve the Sicily and Calabria regions of Italy.
Commenting on its lucrative charter business, Air Serbia’s General Manager for Commerce and Strategy Boško Rupić said: “We are delighted that together with our tour operator partners we can start renewing charter services, and we are particularly pleased with the expectations. increase in the number of flights. It is a fact that world events have led to an unprecedented increase in kerosene prices, and consequently the increase in the price of charter flights, but the good news is that it is possible to find budget-friendly tour packages of each one “. He added: “If travelers plan in time, they will be able to select their vacation spot from a large number of destinations to which we operate flights, according to their abilities and wishes. The existing demand shows that tourists are already planning vacations to attractive destinations that they can easily reach via direct flights from Belgrade and Niš”.
Turkey traditionally ranks first on the list of the most popular summer destinations in Air Serbia’s network. Egypt, which has seen significant year-on-year growth, comes second. The carrier will also maintain charter services from Niš to Turkey and Egypt this summer. “The most popular with travelers are flights to destinations in Turkey – Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Alanya, followed by Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, as well as a large number of Greek islands such as Crete , Rhodes, Samos, Skiathos, Corfu, Kefalonia, Kos and Zakynthos,” Air Serbia concluded. The carrier also saw a significant number of tour operator bookings on its scheduled operations this summer, particularly on flights to Spain and Italy.