The ribbon cutting for Air Serbia’s daily service to Banja Luka was marked by Air Serbia’s CEO, Dane Kondić and the Minister of Traffic of Republic Srpska, Nedeljko Čubrilović. Speaking during the launch event in Belgrade is Aleksandar Antic, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Serbia.
- Air Serbia, the former Jat Airways, continued to expand its European network, as a result of the recent partnership with Etihad Airways. On 1 December, the airline commenced two services, both operated with daily flights, from its hub at Belgrade (BEG) to Prague (PRG) and Banja Luka (BNX), in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Both routes are operated by the airline’s 62-seat ATR 72s and face no direct competition from other carriers. Commenting on the launch of the service to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dane Kondić, Air Serbia’s CEO, said: “The relationship between Banja Luka and Belgrade is important and it is very pleasing that we are now able to offer a daily service connecting the two cities, and supporting tourism and business. But more importantly, the new service provides two-way connectivity over Belgrade between Banja Luka, mainland Europe and key global destinations, which are home to a vast Serbian diaspora.” Check out Serbia’s country profile in this week’s country feature.