Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, on Thursday announced special introductory fares on one-stop flights from Athens to New York via Belgrade.
Air Serbia’s new service between New York and Belgrade will launch on June 23.
The announcement was made by Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister of Serbia, during the opening of the 38th International Tourism Fair in Belgrade, the largest annual tourism event in the Balkans.
To celebrate the new service, Air Serbia is offering travellers in Greece special promotional fares, with round trips from Athens to New York via Belgrade starting at only 499 euros for Economy Class and 2,601 euros for Business Class, including taxes and charges.
These special introductory fares are valid from February 18 to February 24 and can be booked through the Air Serbia website on airserbia.com, any Air Serbia sales office or travel agents.
“Our flight schedule has been carefully designed to offer travellers in Greece convenient connections to New York via our hub at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport, as well as great onward connectivity upon reaching New York to popular cities such as Chicago”, Dane Kondić, Chief Executive Officer of Air Serbia, said in an announcement.
Air Serbia will launch a scheduled non-stop service between its Belgrade hub at Nikola Tesla Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in June 2016 (subject to government approval), deploying an Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route.
The New York service has been assigned flight numbers JU500 and JU501, the same numbers used by Air Serbia’s predecessor when the carrier operated non-stop flights to the United States 24 years ago.
Operating five times a week, the flight will depart Belgrade at 07:30 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, to arrive in JFK International Airport at 12:00. On Friday and Saturday, it will depart Belgrade at 12:55, to arrive in JFK at 17:25. The return service will take off at 14:40 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, to land in Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport at 05:30. On Friday and Saturday, it will depart JFK at 19:30 to arrive in Belgrade at 10:20.
“We are pleased to report that our flight approval request with the United States civil aviation authorities is progressing well and we are on track for a successful launch in June 2016”, Air Serbia’s CEO said.
In addition, it was announced that the proceeds from the sale of the first pair of Business Class and Economy Class tickets will be donated to the Blic Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance in Serbia.
The general sales agent (GSA) for Air Serbia in Greece is Intermodal Air.