Low cost carrier Ryanair will resume just two routes to both Banja Luka and Niš this summer season as it continues to rebuild its network. The low cost carrier, which celebrated its return to flying with over 1.000 daily flights all across Europe two days ago, will restore operations to the two markets next month. It has already recommenced services to Croatia and Montenegro.
The carrier plans to resume flights to Banja Luka from Charleroi Airport and Memmingen on August 1. It’s subsidiary Lauda, which was to commence new operations from Vienna this summer, has pushed back the service launch until the start of the 2020/2021 winter season in late October, when Ryanair is to restore the remainder of its destinations, as well as commence its planned new service from Bergamo to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s second largest city, although changes remain highly likely, Ex-Yu Aviation news reports.
Ryanair will recommence flights to Niš on August 2 with a service from Malta. The airline has also said it would restore operations from Berlin to the south-east Serbian city next month, however, tickets for the route are only available for purchase from late October onwards, indicating flights will not begin as planned in a few weeks.
In a statement, the carrier said, “Ryanair is pleased to announce it will restore two routes to/from Nis, commencing from August 2, 2020, as part of our summer 2020 schedule. We look forward to reuniting friends and families and bringing thousands of tourists that will help boost regional economies and protect jobs.
Serbs can now look forward to bagging a bargain holiday and enjoying sunshine and the stunning beaches in their favourite summer spot like Malta or discovering Berlin during city break”.
Both Banja Luka Airport and Niš, which have struggled for years to secure flights, have seen a partial resumption of operations following their reopening. Banja Luka Airport is currently served by two weekly services from Belgrade operated by Air Serbia, which will grow to three weekly from next week.
Air Serbia will also run summer charters from Banja Luka to Antalya starting this Sunday. On the other hand, Wizz Air has restored its network out of Niš, while Air Serbia has resumed select destinations, including Hahn, Nuremberg, Salzburg and Hanover.