Mixed messages over Swift Air flight launchTomorrow, Swift Air is to begin flights from Chicago to Belgrade via Zagreb. However, only yesterday the CEO of Zagreb Airport, Tonči Peović, said that the inaugural service would be cancelled until next Friday due to low interest. The announcement by Peović was denied by the Air Plus tour operator organising the flights as well as the Serbian Civil Aviation Agency which today confirmed the service to Belgrade with the Zagreb stopover. The operator has however transferred its operations from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Rockford Airport.
Originally, flights to Zagreb and Belgrade were to be separate services, operated each once per week. It will be the first time Zagreb and Belgrade will see flights to Chicago in 20 years. The Swift Air flights are set to run until the end of September. Only a month ago the company claimed to be selling large amounts of tickets.
A revised timetable for the Chicago – Zagreb flight can be found here, while the revised timetable for the Chicago – Belgrade service via Zagreb can be viewed here.