Israeli national airline, El Al, expects to start long-waited scheduled flights from Tel Aviv (TLV) to Belgrade (BEG).
As Aviatica has been told in the Serbian civil aviation directorate, El Al submitted for approval for three flights per week from 12 to 30 April with the possible timetable change.
At the same time, flights have been filed into global distribution systems and published on El Al’s website from 3 May until 2 July. Boeing 737-900 with 175 seat capacity (16 in business class) will operate this route.
LY 557 | 1234567 | Tel Aviv (TLV) | 0745 | Belgrade (BEG) | 0950
LY 558 | 1234567 | Belgrade (BEG) | 1100 | Tel Aviv (TLV) | 1450
Aviatica got unofficial confirmation that El Al is interested in running more flights on this route. Firstly, when they announced these flights at the end of 2020, six flights per week were planned. The timetable will be further expanded, most likely.
Competition on this newest El Al route will be challenging, as there are three airlines already flying the same. Air Serbia announced two flights per week (On Mondays and Fridays) from 3 May until 29 October. Many charter flights have been introduced recently by two Israeli airlines – Israir and Arkia. Allegedly, Israir plans to run scheduled flights twice per week from the end of April until the end of October. However, Arkia plans serial charter flights up to four times per week, depending on season and demand.
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