Friday, December 4, 2009

Serbia, Romania to launch air link: airline

03 December 2009
www.eubusiness.com


(BELGRADE) - Romanian airline Tarom is to open a new route between Bucharest and Belgrade, the company said Thursday.

The flights linking Romania and Serbia would begin from Monday, it said a statement. Serbia has recently attracted a number of airlines following last month's European Union decision to lift visa requirements on Serbian citizens.

On December 14 Serbia and Hungary would resume air links between their capitals after a 17-year break.

Flights between Budapest and Belgrade were suspended in 1992 following international sanctions imposed on rump Yugoslavia by the United Nations due to its war policy in the Balkans at the time.

Air company Fly Niki of former racing driver Niki Lauda said earlier this week it would start flying from Vienna to Belgrade starting from February 1.

At the same time low-cost air carrier Wind Jet announced it would launch flights from Bologna and southern Serbian town Nis, 250 kilometres (150 miles) from Belgrade, starting from December 26.

Last month Serbia said it would invite to Belgrade five low-cost airlines, including Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air, to acquaint them with the local market following a visa-free regime with the EU.

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