Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Zorana Mihajlovic and Air Serbia CEO, Duncan Naysmith have signed an agreement on air transport services on routes of public interest, which will help connect ten less developed districts in Serbia with the most developed parts of Germany, Austria, Italy, but also Hungary, Sweden, Slovenia and Montenegro.
New flights are expected to be launched on July 15th from Niš airport. These are the flights to Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Hanover, Friedrichshafen, Karlsruhe, Salzburg, Rome, Bologna, Budapest, Gothenburg, Ljubljana and Tivat, the Ministry says in a press release.
The press release also says that the Ministry had carried out an international tendering procedure for the selection of the airline to operate these 12 routes. Air Serbia was eventually selected to provide these flights.
Assistant Minister for Air Transport, Zoran Ilic said that the Government of Serbia had reached the decision on launching the 12 new flights, in line with European practices and regulations, in order to help less developed regions, that is, regions with the GDP less than 75% of the state average.
“We want to expedite the development of south and east Serbia and help them connect with the Serbian diaspora, but also to boost tourism development,” he said.
(Novi Magazin, 09.05.2019)
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