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Air Serbia Receives a Second Airbus A330-200 and Mulls Flying to Chicago in 2023

An Air Serbia A330-200. Photo: Adam Moreira (AEMoreira042281), CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

An Air Serbia A330-200. Photo: Adam Moreira (AEMoreira042281), CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Air Serbia expands its offer in the United States with a new service between Belgrade (BEG) and Chicago O’ Hare (ORD) as of May 17, 2023. The carrier resumes operations to the windy city after 30 years.

This new service is possible thanks to the addition of a second Airbus A330-200 to the company’s intercontinental fleet: this new aircraft is registered YU-ARC and christened “Mihajlo Pupin”, a Serbian physicist, physical chemist and philanthropist, and includes his image on its tail as a part of the livery. This aircraft has a configuration of 21 seats in Business Class and 236 seats in Economy, was previously owned by South African Airways and has been introduced to active service in 2011.

According to Cirium, Air Serbia will have an offer of 4,883 weekly seats between Belgrade (BEG) and the United States for the 2023 summer season, a 60 percent increase in capacity over 2019 levels. The airline will offer non-stop services to New York (JFK) and Chicago (ORD).

Flight Itinerary

  • Belgrade – Chicago O’ Hare Flight JU 506 BEG 06:50 – ORD 10:50 Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Chicago O’ Hare – Belgrade Flight JU 507 ORD 12:40 – BEG 05:30+1 Wednesday and Saturday.

Service details

  • As of June 12, the route increases from 2 to 3 weekly flights, with an additional operation on Mondays.

This service will provide convenient connections through Air Serbia’s main hub in Belgrade (BEG) including Vienna (VIE), Athens (ATH), Berlin (BER), Bologna (BLQ), Dubrovnik (DBV), Istanbul (IST), Prague (PRG), Venice (VCE), Zagreb (ZAG), Rome – Fiumicino (FCO), among others.

On the other side of the Atlantic, passengers will also be able to connect to multiple U.S. destinations via New York (JFK) and Chicago O’Hare (ORD) through interline partnerships with American Airlines and JetBlue Airways.

This article was originally published by Rainer Nieves Dolande on Aviacionline in syndication with AirlineGeeks.


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