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Flights to and around the Balkans


About the Balkans

The Balkans is a region in southeastern Europe which consists of a group of countries in and around the Balkan Peninsula. The name ‘Balkans’ comes from the Balkan Mountains which are located there.

The area of the Balkans span from the Adriatic Sea in the west to the Black Sea in the East, with Hungary bordering the northern countries and the Ionian and Aegean Sea bordering the South.

Countries in the Balkans usually consist of Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro. Croatia, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey are commonly also referred to as being within the Balkans region, due to being partially or mostly within the Balkan peninsula..

For further information on where to fly to in the Balkans and a list of all the airlines operating in the Balkans, please read below.

Airports in the Balkans

If flying from a different country, there are many major international airports in the Balkans. These include the following airports:


  • Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Sarajevo International Airport
  • Banja Luka International Airport


  • Sofia Airport
  • Plovdiv Airport
  • Burgas (Bourgas) Airport
  • Varna Airport


  • Dubrovnik Airport
  • Zagreb Airport


  • Priština (Pristina International Airport)


  • Skopje International Airport
  • Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport


  • Chișinău International Airport


  • Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport


  • Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport
  • Niš Constantine the Great Airport
  • Vršac Airport


  • Podgorica Airport


  • Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport


  • Athens International Airport


  • Istanbul Atatürk Airport

However there are also many smaller airports that smaller regional or domestic airlines fly to, so be sure to check these airlines and destinations out too.

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Which airlines fly to the Balkans?

See our list of airlines which are either based in the Balkans, or fly to destinations across the Balkans.

Air Montenegro

Air Montenegro (also operating as 2Montenegro) is the flag carrier airline of Montenegro. It flies to a range of Balkan destinations including Banja Luka, Belgrade, Bratislava, Brno, Ljubljana, Podgorica, Prague and more.

Adria Airlines

Adria Airlines is Slovenia’s national and largest airline, based at Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport. They operate services to Balkan destinations in Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Slovenia and Turkey.

Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines is the largest Greek airline by passenger numbers and operates destinations to many locations in the Balkans including Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Macedonia and Slovenia.

Air Bucharest

Air Bucharest is a Romanian airline which flies to the Balkan destinations of Greece, Kosovo, Romania and Turkey.

Air Mediterranean

Air Mediterranean is a Greek airline based in Athens. They operate flights to locations in the Balkans including Greece and Cyprus, but other locations in the Middle East, Athens and Europe.

Air Moldova

Air Moldova is Moldova’s national airline, based in Chișinău. They operate flights to Balkan destinations in Greece, Moldova, Montenegro and Romania.

Air Prishtina

Air Prishtina is an airline based in Zurich that operates flights from Kosovo and Macedonia to many other destinations in Europe including cities in Germany and Switzerland.

Air Serbia

Serbia’s flag carrier, Air Serbia (previously called Jat Airways), operates flights from its hub in Belgrade. It flies to destinations in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia.

Albanian Airlines

Albanian Airlines was an Albanian carrier who operated flights to Italy and Turkey from its base in Tirana. Unfortunately, it ceased operations in 2011, so we recommend using Turkish Airlines for similar routes.

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines AG, shortened to Austrian, also offer flights to destinations within the Balkans. The company which was founded in 1957 still runs regular flight services to 55 countries.

Balkan Bulgarian Airlines

Balkan Airlines was Bulgaria’s national airline who operated services to destinations in the Balkans such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Turkey. Unfortunately however, the company ceased operations in 2002. To fly similar routes, click on any of the other airlines featured here, or search using our search bar above to explore flights available.

Blue Air

Blue Air is another Romanian airline, also offering services to elsewhere in the Balkans. For the Balkans, Blue Air serves primarily as a domestic airline as the other destinations it serves are outside of the Balkans region, elsewhere in Europe.

Brussels Airlines

Brussel Airlines, although not based in the Balkans, operate services to many destinations across the Balkans, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Macedonia and Slovenia.

Bulgaria Air

Bulgaria Air is the flag carrier of Bulgaria and is based in Sofia. The airline operates many services to destinations in Bulgaria mainly to the rest of Europe.

Croatia Airlines

Croatia Airlines, the national carrier of Croatia, is headquartered at Zagreb International Airport. The airline flies to many European destinations, including the Balkan destinations of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro.


Ellinair operates services to the Balkans including Romania, Serbia and Greece amongst other locations in Europe. This Greek airline was founded in 2013 and is based at Thessaloniki airport.

MAT Macedonia Airlines

MAT Macedonia Airlines was Macedonia’s national flag carrier. They were based in Skopje and operated flights to Balkan destinations including Serbia. Unfortunately, the company ceased operations in 2009 so we suggest Air Serbia as an alternative who operate similar routes.

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines is Turkey’s national flag carrier. It is the largest carrier in the world by number of destinations, totalling 230 destinations including many in the Balkans such as Tirana, Sarajevo, Sofia, Zagreb, Pristina, Skopje, Podgorica and Ankara.


TAROM is the oldest airline in Romania, founded in 1954. The airline operates services in Europe, Asia, Northern Africa and the Middle East. Destinations in the Balkans include Sofia, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Rhodes, Bucharest and Belgrade among many others.

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