Air Serbia adds additional flights to Tivat, starts new Nis-Budapest route

posted on 7th August 2019 by Justin Burns
Air Serbia adds additional flights to Tivat, starts new Nis-Budapest route

Air Serbia has increased the flight frequency for flights between Belgrade and Tivat this month to cater for strong demand.

The national carrier of the Republic of Serbia will serve the Montenegrin seaside from the Serbian capital up to 26 times weekly.

Air Serbia will provide 2,000 additional seats via its Airbus and ATR aircraft serving this route. The Serbian national carrier also introduced direct non-stop flights between Nis and Tivat on 16 July. These flights will operate three times weekly until the beginning of winter season.

All in all, this means that Air Serbia in August will operate 123 return flights to Tivat from its hubs in Belgrade and Nis.

“We are fully committed to the development of air traffic with Montenegro, which is a very important market for Air Serbia,” said Air Serbia’s CEO Duncan Naysmith.

Meanwhile, Air Serbia has also added twice-weekly flights between Budapest Airport and Nis. The flights started operating from 1 August on Thursdays and Sundays by a 144-seat Airbus 319.

This is the 12th new route from Nis in the summer for 2019, thanks in part to a five-year Public Service Obligation (PSO) tender from the Serbian government, and the first between Budapest and Nis.

Budapest has seen a near 20 per cent annual increase in departing seat capacity to Serbia in S19 compared with the previous year, with three airlines – Air Serbia, Belavia and Wizz Air – now operating to the three Serbian cities of Belgrade, Nis (from 1 August) and Pristina.

142 destinations are now connected to Hungary’s capital city, building upon the success of recent years and establishing Budapest as the Central European gateway.