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Air Serbia to restart Belgrade-Chicago route after 30-year hole – Enterprise Traveller



Air Serbia has introduced plans to renew flights between Belgrade and Chicago, greater than 30 years after the airline final served the route.

The flag service will launch a twice-weekly service on Could 17, 2023, rising to 3 flights per week from June 12 subsequent 12 months.

The 11-hour flight will likely be operated by Air Serbia’s A330 plane, configured with 21 seats in enterprise class and 236 in financial system.

Schedules are listed within the desk beneath – the service stated that the brand new route would supply connections from Chicago onto its different locations together with Athens, Vienna, Berlin, Bologna, Bucharest, Dubrovnik, Istanbul, Larnaca, Ljubljana, Prague, Pula, Podgorica, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Tivat, Venice and Zagreb.

Air Serbia additionally interlines with Jetblue and American Airways for onward journey throughout the US.

The Chicago O’Hare service will be a part of the airline’s flights from Belgrade to New York JFK, which launched in 2015. On the time the service was the primary nonstop route between Serbia and the US for twenty-four years.

Etihad Airways took a 49 per cent stake in Air Serbia in 2014, however the Serbian authorities has been step by step rising its stake within the service lately, and now owns a majority 83.58 per cent share within the airline, with Etihad proudly owning 16.42 per cent.

Commenting on the information George Petković, vp Americas, Air Serbia, stated:

“After greater than three many years, the JU 506/507 flight will mark the return of the nationwide airline to Chicago. That is an especially necessary metropolis and we’re sure that direct flights between Belgrade and Chicago will imply rather a lot not simply to the Serbian diaspora, but additionally to the broader Balkans area.

“By introducing flights between these two cities, the area will likely be higher related to Chicago, and passengers could have extra decisions. With the great connections that Air Serbia affords we count on nice curiosity for these direct flights, for individuals who wish to proceed their journey to different locations.

For our current characteristic exploring post-pandemic Chicago, see:

Chicago: Preserving within the loop

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