Luka From Serbia, joined Aug 2006, 177 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
Serbia’s flag carrier Jat Airways has received permission from Croatian authorities to launch the first direct flight between the two countries after 17 years.
Jat Airways’ flights will be leaving Belgrade for Croatia's Adriatic town of Pula in the Istria region on July 3.
Tickets went on sale Tuesday.
Originally, the first flight was planned for June 19 but the delay in issuing compulsory permits postponed the schedule of resuming air traffic between the two countries who fought a bitter war following the break-up of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s.
Croatia and Serbia do not have a bilateral agreement on air traffic and any new flight will have to be treated separately.
Earlier this year, a source at Belgrade airport told Balkan Insight that increasing business relations between the two countries and growing number of Serbs vacating on the Croatian Adriatic coast would at some point probably lead to the reopening of other destinations such as the capital Zagreb and the Dalmatian port city of Split, from where tourists take ferries to numerous islands once also frequented by Serbs