Air Serbia will start Chicago service on May 17, 2023

Air Serbia will start direct flights between Belgrade and Chicago (O’Hare International Airport – ORD) from May 17, 2023, further expanding its activities in the US market.

After a hiatus of more than 30 years, the Serbian national airline resumes service to the famous Windy City. Until June 11, flights will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while from June 12 Belgrade-Chicago flights will operate three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The flights last approximately 11 hours and will be operated with Airbus A330 aircraft from Air Serbia’s long-haul fleet. Tickets are already available at the starting price of 640 euros for a return trip including all taxes.

After more than three decades, flight JU 506/507 marks the return of the national carrier to Chicago. This is an extremely important city and we are sure that direct flights between Belgrade and Chicago will be of great importance not only for the Serbian diaspora but also for the entire Balkan region. The introduction of flights between these two cities will make the region more connected to Chicago and give passengers more choices. With the good connections that Air Serbia offers, we expect a lot of interest in these direct flights for those who want to continue their journey to other destinationssaid George Petkovi?, Vice President Americas, Air Serbia.

By reopening the route, Air Serbia will have good connections between Chicago and other cities in its network such as Athens, Vienna, Berlin, Bologna, Bucharest, Dubrovnik, Istanbul, Larnaca, Ljubljana, Prague, Pula, Podgorica, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje via Belgrade , Sofia, Tivat, Venice, Zagreb and many others. On the other hand, thanks to its interline partnership with JetBlue and American Airlines, Air Serbia will be able to offer better connections for passengers continuing their journey from Chicago and New York to other locations in North America.

With almost 2.8 million inhabitants, Chicago is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the third largest city in the USA after New York and Los Angeles. Located on Lake Michigan, it is part of both the Midwest and Great Lakes areas. The city itself is considered an important hub for finance, culture, trade, industry, education, technology, communication and transport. Chicago is famous for its unique artistic sculptures and installations.

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is one of the six busiest airports in the world, and in 2019 its services were used by over 90 million passengers, accessing 236 destinations.

desk eff date frequency Dept. Arp department time Arvl Arp arrival time block time
JU 0506 17 May-23 May Wednesday Belgrade (BEG) 06:50 Chicago (ORD) 10:50 11:00 a.m
JU 0506 20 May-23 May Saturday Belgrade (BEG) 17:20 Chicago (ORD) 21:20 11:00 a.m
JU 0506 June 12 23 Monday Belgrade (BEG) 12:50 p.m Chicago (ORD) 4:50 p.m 11:00 a.m
JU 0507 17 May-23 May Wednesday Chicago (ORD) 12:40 p.m Belgrade (BEG) 05:30 09:50
JU 0507 20 May-23 May Saturday Chicago (ORD) 23:10 Belgrade (BEG) 16:00 09:50
JU 0507 June 12 23 Monday Chicago (ORD) 18:40 Belgrade (BEG) 11:30 a.m 09:50

*All times are local

November 17, 2022

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