DubrovnikAfter 18 years, Jat Airways' flight JU720 will depart for Dubrovnik from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport at 12.50 CET. It will be the first time since 1991 that the company has made that journey possible for its passengers. People from Serbia will be able to head to a city that is often described as the pearl of the Adriatic. A statement from the carrier earlier this year said that officials from Jat Airways and Dubrovnik Airport met on May 13 to decide that a new service between the Serbian capital and one of Croatia's most popular tourist spots would get underway this summer. Initial plans are to provide the route to passengers twice a week, on Thursday after midday and Tuesday mornings. The Belgrade to Dubrovnik link-up comes after Jat Airways restarted flights from the Serbian capital to Pula last year after a lengthy period of no service. As a result, today not only sees a flight to Dubrovnik from Belgrade, but also a flight to Pula (operated at 11.55 CET). Jat plans to introduce a third Croatian city to its destination network, Osijek, from summer 2010.
Meanwhile, there seems to be significant development on Jat’s fleet renewal and new aircraft might join the fleet earlier than expected. There will be more news regarding these development by the end of the week.