On its Sunday flights between Belgrade and Barcelona, Air Serbia has upgraded to a widebody aircraft. This is to make use of the company's Airbus A330-200, which is no longer travelling to Moscow. Air Serbia will also benefit from the upgrade in order to fulfil rising outbound leisure demand at a time when it lacks the narrowbody capacity to increase frequency on this route.
Air Serbia is increasing seat capacity on its Belgrade Nikola Tesla (BEG) – Barcelona-El Prat (BCN) route in response to increased outbound leisure demand.
Air Serbia, Wizz Air, and Vueling are the only airlines that presently fly this route. Iberia also services the market by exchanging codeshare flights with Vueling.
Wizz Air held the largest seat capacity on the route until this week, with its high-density Airbus A321 aircraft servicing the market three times weekly. However, when Air Serbia begins deploying the A330 on one of its three weekly rotations, it will overtake Wizz. This is the well-known A330 with Nikola Tesla's face painted on the rear.
Because Air Serbia's narrow-body fleet of A319 and A320 aircraft is currently overcrowded, the Serbian flag carrier is increasing seat capacity on this route by improving the equipment deployed rather than adding additional frequencies.
Because of the equipment improvement, the Sunday rotation is now lengthier than it was when narrow-body planes were employed. The Belgrade – Barcelona leg of the rotation's scheduled departure and arrival times have not changed. The return leg, on the other hand, will now depart 30 minutes later than when the trip was flown by an A319.