Milutin Mrkonjić, the Minister for Infrastructure, who is also responsible for the aviation portfolio, said that those responsible for the seven hour delay should be penalized. He also promised that all passengers on the flight will be refunded. The ATR72 from Thessaloniki was scheduled to land at 14.50 at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport but instead touched down at 22.30.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Seven hour delayJat Airways is in damage control after its passengers were delayed for more than seven hours in Thessaloniki, Greece on Wednesday because the airline’s co-pilot did not have a valid license. Disgruntled passengers were forced to wait until a replacement from Belgrade was flown in. Subsequently, many flights were delayed due to the “oversight”. “Jat Airways apologises for the delay of flight JU445 from Thessaloniki to Belgrade, on Wednesday, and other subsequent delays. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. The delay was caused as a result of an administrative error and those responsible will be dealt with accordingly”, Jat’s apologetic press release reads.