Low cost carrier Wizz Air will increase frequencies on a number of destinations across its Belgrade network during the 2023/24 winter season when compared to the ongoing summer. Even though the budget carrier usually increases operations on select routes for the holiday travel period, between mid-December and early-January, this time around it will boost its number of flights across the winter period, with frequencies exceeding those during the summer on some routes, while almost all are up on the 2022/23 winter. The airline will add extra flights when compared to this summer on nine routes, including Dortmund, Beauvais, Hamburg, Memmingen, Bergamo, Rome, Gothenburg, Malmo and Stockholm Skavsta.
From November 7, services between Belgrade and Memmingen will operate twice per day on Tuesdays and Saturdays for a total of nine weekly flights, up from daily this summer. Prior to that, from November 1, 2023 flights to Beauvais will be increased from five weekly to daily, while, from the same date, services to Rome Fiumicino will grow from three weekly to daily. Furthermore, an additional weekly rotation will be added on flights to Bergamo, Basel, Hamburg, Gothenburg, Malmo and Stockholm Skavsta. Out of the five new routes launched this summer (with Bergamo to be inaugurated next month), four will be maintained throughout the winter, with Zakynthos being the only seasonal summer service. As a result, flights to Bergamo, Berlin, Copenhagen and Lisbon will run throughout the winter.
Wizz Air based its fourth aircraft in Belgrade late last month. Its Chief Network Officer, Evelin Jeckel, told EX-YU Aviation News earlier this year, “We have a very good relationship with the airport [in Belgrade] now. With the charges scheme that they have now, they have created a level playing field as much as possible and we are very happy with their support and our relationship with them overall. I have no complaints at the moment”. Overall, Wizz Air’s capacity in Belgrade will increase 104% this winter when compared to last and will not be too far off its 2023 summer capacity levels.