Jat to make Portorož all year round serviceJat Airways is expected to sign an agreement with the Piran-Portorož tourist board by the end of next week and make its seasonal summer flights from Belgrade to Portorož a year round service. The flights to the Slovenian coastal town will continue if the Portorož tourist board receives an acceptable price from Jat. Since the service is being subsidised by the tourist board, Jat is expected to suggest a price for the 2010/11 winter season. Jat resumed services to Portorož in April 2010 after almost two decades. The service has been somewhat successful for the airline, with two weekly flights operated by the ATR72. The Piran-Portorož tourist board has subsidised the flights with 104.000 Euros so far and wants to continue subsidising the service for the same price throughout the winter.
Flights to Portorož have already been extended as the service was initially supposed to run until July. Flights have now been extended until October 30. Portorož is Jat’s second destination in Slovenia and an agreement between Jat and the tourist board is expected to take place during next week.