Air Serbia said on Wednesday that it will resume regular flights on June 15 instead of June 1 as originally planned, in line with the recommendations of the European Commission to extend the travel restrictions.
“Air Serbia, the national air carrier of the Republic of Serbia, will postpone the start of scheduled flights from the planned 1 June to 15 June, in view of the European Commission’s recommendation regarding the extension of temporary restrictions. As many of the countries affected are served by Air Serbia’s network, the Serb flag carrier is compelled to postpone the start of its anticipated scheduled air services,” a press release said.
It added that flights to a limited number of destinations (London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Zurich, and Vienna), which were announced to resume on Monday, May 18 will go ahead as planned but at reduced frequency. The press release said that Air Serbia is prepared to resume regional flights.
“Our fleet and our staff are ready to resume scheduled passenger services at any time. The start and scope of our services, however, depend not only on us but on the decisions and guidelines of national, foreign, and international bodies and civil aviation authorities, and on the changes in the travel restrictions valid in the countries we serve. We are closely following the decisions of competent authorities, while adjusting our operation and plans to present conditions”, Air Serbia CEO Duncan Naysmith is quoted as saying.
Air Serbia said earlier that it would gradually resume flights following the break caused by the coronavirus pandemic.