JAT Airways to fly Belgrade to Split in Croatia after 20 years
More flights connections between Croatia and Serbia are announced, with the Serbian national airline resuming its route to Split after 20 years.
Flights from Belgrade to the Dalmatian capital of Split by Serbian national carrier JAT Airways will be resumed after a break of more than 20 years, according to a report in Balkan business portal Seebiz.eu
on February 27, 2012.
According to Djordje Vukotic, JAT's sales director for Serbia and the western Balkans, the direct flights will operate from the beginning of June to the end of September. Vukotic also confirmed that JAT would fly to Dubrovnik from mid-June to the end of September, as well as resuming the connection with the northern coastal town of Pula after a break of two years.
The resumption of flights between the Serbian capital and coastal cities in Croatia - popular routes which were cancelled due to the conflict in the region from 1991-5 - follows the recent announcement by Croatia Airlines of the first direct flights between the two capitals of Belgrade and Zagreb
The announcement is good news for Serb tourists who traditionally have a strong affiliation with the Croatian coast, with the bond especially strong between Belgrade and the highlight, as was recently highlighted by the hugely successful Days of Hvar Cuisine
festival in the Serbian capital, which this year ran for a record three weeks.