Air Serbia supplements flights to Russia. Air Serbia remains one of the few airlines in Europe to fly to / from Russia!
Air Serbia has seen a significant increase in the number of passengers to and from Russia, as it continues to be one of the few European airlines that can still operate in the country during the war in Ukraine. There is a noticeable increase in demand, especially on flights from Moscow.
Under these conditions, Air Serbia has increased the number of weekly flights, and by March 15 all flights are full Few tickets remain on subsequent flights, until April 1.
This is despite the fact that the Serbian carrier is almost doubling its operations to the Russian capital starting tomorrow, with fifteen planned weekly rotations. Air Serbia will also fly the high-capacity Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
The Russian press has suggested that the Serbian carrier has already requested additional frequencies for its Belgrade-Moscow service from the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya). In addition, the Russian press notes that Air Serbia will expand its fleet by leasing additional aircraft from minority shareholder Etihad Airways to cope with the unexpected increase in demand for Russia as the 2022 summer season approaches and traffic will increase by a number of other routes in its network.
However, Air Serbia did not comment or confirm these allegations. Rosaviatsiya asked the Russians who want to return to the country to do so through Belgrade.
The increase in demand for flights to and from Russia also has a spillover effect on other European airlines and their operations to the Serbian capital, as it transports Russian citizens to and from Belgrade.
In the meantime, Aeroflot has canceled almost all international flights since March 8, because of what he called "additional circumstances" that hinder his operations. Domestic routes and flights to Belarus will continue to operate, the airline said. The measure is believed to have been introduced to prevent the arrest of Aeroflot planes at foreign airports. European landlords have until March 28 to recover all aircraft leased to Russian carriers, but this will be difficult to achieve.