Swift Air to operate flights to Belgrade and ZagrebAn American charter operator, Air Plus, has announced plans to commence flights from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to both Belgrade and Zagreb this summer. According to the charter operator, it is already selling tickets through various travel agents in the United States and nonstop flights are set to commence in June, using a 235 seat Boeing 767-200ER from the designated airline operator Swift Air. Ticket prices amount to approximately 760 Euros from Chicago to Zagreb and 800 Euros to Belgrade (roundtrip).
Both the Serbian and Croatian civil aviation agencies have remained tight lipped about the service but the former has confirmed it is in the process of granting a license to Swift Air. Only a week ago it was said that Ryan International Airlines, which was supposed to operate services from Chicago and Toronto, would not be doing so and no hints were given that other airlines were interested. At the beginning of the year Zagreb Airport said it was on the verge of securing a major US carrier to operate flights to the Croatian capital but has been quiet ever since.
Air Plus will operate flights from June 17 to September 14. A total of 58 flights are expected to be operated to the two cities. Since designated airline operator, Swift Air, is based in Phoenix, flights are set to originate from the city and operate to Belgrade and Zagreb via Chicago. Flight information will soon be available on the right hand side in the new route launches section.