AVIOLET GEARS UP FOR THE SUMMER SEASON
Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, has revealed plans for the seasonal operations of its dedicated charter brand – Aviolet.
Following its launch 2014, Aviolet is set to play an increasingly important role in the charter flight market and the tourism industry in Serbia during the upcoming summer season, responding to the needs of Serbian tourists for comfortable, safe and affordable travel to their favourite summer holiday destinations inEurope, the Mediterranean and North Africa.
For the 2015 season, Aviolet has confirmed flights to five countries: Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain and Egypt, covering a total of 19 destinations, including Antalya, Catania, Cephalonia, Chania, Corfu, Dalaman, Girona, Heraklion, Hurgada, Karpathos, Kos, Milas-Bodrum, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Santorini, Sharmel-Sheikh, Skiathos and Zakynthos.
The brand is set to operate the majority of its flights in the peak of the summer season, in the period between June 15 and September 15, with rotations between 7 and 10/11 days, closely mirroring the periods of stay of tourists at their chosen destinations. The total number of flights operated is yet to be determined, as tour operators are still completing reservations according to their passenger bookings. Flight plans are carefully scheduled and coordinated to maximise punctuality and availability of aircraft, and meet the needs of all customers.
Dane Kondić, Chief Executive Officer of Air Serbia, said: “Aviolet was launched only last year and it has already demonstrated its potential to fulfil the needs of a particularly important market segment. We look forward to an even more successful summer season during which we expect Aviolet to deliver even stronger passenger numbers by offering a quality of travel, added value and experiences rarely seen on charter flights.”
The charter brand will carry out flights with three rebranded and refurbished Boeing B737-300 aircraft, configured in a comfortable all-economy cabin setting of 144 seats.
Air Serbia launched its dedicated charter brand Avioletin May 2014. During the 2014 summer season, Avioletoperated over 520 return flights and carried over 90,000 passengers to popular vacation destinations. Avioletoperates from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport with 3 dedicated check-in desks available at Terminal 1.