The Serbian national carrier resumed flights to Portorož after 18 years this summer with seasonal flights. Portorož is currently not served by any commercial carrier. Jat operates direct flights from Belgrade to Rome, Milan and Trieste in Italy. Last month, Adria and Jat signed a codeshare agreement on flights between Belgrade and Ljubljana. As a result, passenger numbers between the two cities have increased by 114% compared to the same period last year.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Jat gets Portorož – Rome approval
Jat soon to commute between Portorož and RomeJat Airways has obtained approval to commence flights between Portorož in Slovenia and the Italian capital after the Italian Aviation Directorate authorised Jat’s request, a statement from the airline reads. As a result, Jat has gained fifth freedom rights which allow an airline to carry revenue traffic between foreign countries. According to sources close to the airline, Jat will primarily carry Italian gamblers from Rome to Portorož. The service will originate in Belgrade and operate with an ATR72. Bilateral air agreements between Serbia, Italy and Slovenia have made the route possible and Jat is set to commence the service in the following months. It is the first of several changes set to take place in Jat’s winter schedule, announced by EX-YU Aviation News several weeks ago.