Cimber and LOT dump Belgrade

Belgrade losses Cimber Sterling and LOT
Cimber Sterling will terminate its services from Copenhagen to Belgrade on August 29 due to low interest. The Danish airline will suspend its services to the Serbian capital 2 years after flights were inaugurated. Cimber has operated 2 weekly flights to Belgrade from Copenhagen Kastrup Airport with the 148 seat Boeing 737-700. The news will be warmly welcomed by Jat Airways which flies to Copenhagen 3 times per week with the 126 seat Boeing 737-300 and will no longer have any direct competition on the route from September.

On the other hand, LOT Polish Airlines will also terminate its 5 weekly flights from Warsaw to Belgrade. The airline launched the service last year but has failed to attract too many passengers. The last flight will operate on October 28. As a result, Belgrade will no longer have a direct air link to the Polish capital.

So far this year, B&H Airlines has been the only scheduled carrier to cancel its flights to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport and is soon be joined by Cimber and LOT. Scheduled airlines which began flights to Belgrade in 2011 are Olympic Airways, Croatia Airlines and airBaltic (the latter two on a seasonal summer basis). During the winter, Skywork Airlines will begin flights from Bern in Switzerland and a national carrier from Europe, which has previously never flown to the city, will announce its flights in the coming weeks.


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