Wizz jet evacuated on Belgrade runway after bomb threat
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28m ago
A Wizz Air Airbus A320 aircraft, scheduled to operate a flight between Belgrade and Barcelona this evening, has been evacuated on the runway in the Serbian capital via emergency slides after an anonymous threat of a bomb on board as the jet was beginning its take-off roll (pictured). According to initial reports, all passengers have been safely evacuated with police and emergency services scanning the aircraft and the surrounding area. All inbound flights are currently being diverted to Timisoara as Belgrade Airport remains closed. This is a developing story which will be updated ..read more
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AJet discontinues Sarajevo route
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9h ago
NEWS FLASH Turkish Airlines’ subsidiary AJet, previously known as AnadoluJet, has discontinued its seasonal summer flights between Antalya and Sarajevo. The seasonal service was introduced in 2021 and operated daily last year, from late April until late September. AJet will continue to maintain operations between Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Sarajevo. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital will not lose its scheduled connectivity with Antalya as both SunExpress and Pegasus Airlines are launching operations on the route this year, on March 3 and June 3 respectively. EX-YU Aviation News ..read more
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Wizz Air to run special Belgrade - Munich flights
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9h ago
NEWS FLASH Wizz Air will operate a handful of flights between Belgrade and Munich International Airport in June to cater for fans heading to Germany to watch the Serbian national football team at the UEFA Euro 2024 championship. The budget carrier will operate two flights between the Serbian capital and Munich on June 20, as well as one flight each on June 25 and June 26. The dates correspond to the team’s group games against Slovenia and Denmark. For the opening group game against England on June 16, Wizz has scheduled an extra flight to Dortmund. Services to Munich will also complement W ..read more
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Blackbox analysis to begin in Belgrade E-jet accident investigation
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13h ago
The Center for Investigation of Accidents in Transport of the Republic of Serbia (CINS) has said analysis of the flight recorder of the Marathon Airlines Embraer E195 aircraft operating on behalf of Air Serbia on February 18, when it overran the runway upon take-off in Belgrade hitting airport equipment and severely damaging the jet, will help piece together what happened that day. Often referred to as a blackbox, the flight recorded includes both the flight data recorder, which records instructions sent to any electronic systems on an aircraft, as well as the cockpit voice recorder, which ..read more
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Ryanair warns of airfare hike
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1d ago
NEWS FLASH Low cost carrier Ryanair, which maintains a year-round base in Zagreb, as well as seasonal bases in Zadar and Dubrovnik, has said holidaymakers will face higher fares this summer due to new Boeing planes being delivered late. The company’s CEO, Michael O'Leary, noted the delayed delivery of the aircraft will constrain capacity for passengers, with ticket prices likely to rise up to 10% this summer as a result. Ryanair was expecting a delivery of 57 Boeing 737 MAX 8 was by March, but the company thinks only between 40 and 45 will actually arrive in time for the 2024 summer season ..read more
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SunExpress boosts Pristina and Skopje flights
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1d ago
NEWS FLASH Turkish carrier SunExpress will increase frequencies on its flights from Antalya to both Pristina and Skopje this coming summer. The airline will maintain ten weekly rotations from the coastal city to Pristina, up from seven weekly, with two flights per day on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. It will also boost flights to Skopje from four weekly to daily. The increase in frequencies will be in effect from mid-June until mid-September. The airline competes against Pegasus Airlines on both routes, with the budget carrier maintaining three weekly rotations to Pristina and five w ..read more
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Tuzla Airport in crisis mode as second airline shuts base in six months
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2d ago
Greek carrier Lumiwings has confirmed the closure of its base in Tuzla after the airline said it failed to secure financial support from the airport. All of the airline’s flights from the city have been discontinued with immediate effect, wiping out a total of 100 flights in March, which would could have carried a total of 14.900 passengers. The airline also becomes the second in under half a year to close its base in the city following Wizz Air's exit last September. Lumiwings had been granted 1.5 million euros by local authorities from the Tuzla Canton government for the upkeep of six rou ..read more
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Air Serbia extends lounge opening hours
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2d ago
NEWS FLASH Air Serbia has recently extended the opening hours of its Premium Lounge in Belgrade. The facility will now work from five in the morning until one in the morning the following day. By extending the lounge’s opening times by five hours, passengers travelling on the carrier’s midnight wave of departures will now be able to utilise its services. Besides Air Serbia, the lounge is also used by business class passengers flying with Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Flydubai and Luxair. Travellers on Qatar Airways' and Flydubai's evening flights out of Belgrade will also be able to make ..read more
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Lumiwings discontinues Tuzla operations
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2d ago
NEWS FLASH Lumiwings has cancelled all flights out of Tuzla, just two months after launching subsidised operations from the city. Apart from having poor loads on its flights, a financial dispute has also emerged between the airport and airline. The Greek carrier maintained two weekly flights from Tuzla to Esbjerg, Halmstad, Maastricht, Stockholm Skavsta and Saarbrucken with a Boeing 737-700 aircraft. Services to Istanbul were due to launch next week. All ticket sales have now been discontinued. Tuzla Airport handled 19.171 passengers in January, down 67.1% on the same month last year. EX ..read more
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EX-YU airports to end winter with growth, Wizz remains largest airline
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by EX-YU Aviation
3d ago
All capital city airports from the former Yugoslavia are expected to see passenger growth during the final month of the 2023/24 winter season in March when compared to last year, based on available scheduled seat capacity levels. Wizz Air will stay on as the region's biggest airline ahead of Air Serbia. Belgrade Airport has the most available seats on scheduled flights in March, standing at 743.806. The figure represents an increase of 20.7% on 2023. Air Serbia will continue to maintain its position as the largest carrier, holding 49.5% of all available scheduled capacity at the airport. Z ..read more
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