easyJet has no interest to fly to Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia or MontenegroDespite earlier announcements that easyJet was interested in commencing flights to Belgrade this year, the airline has recently said it will do no such thing. Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro will also miss out on easyJet flights. The low cost airline operates services to both Croatia and Slovenia and flies out of Priština. An easyJet spokesperson told the “Uvazduhu” portal that the airline had requested market statistics from the Serbian Aviation Directorate but that it will not be commencing flights to Belgrade.
Meanwhile, Bosnia and Herzegovina has not received a single request from any airline in relation to new flights since visas were abolished for Bosnian passport holders on December 15. It was anticipated that more airlines would be interested in opening flights to Sarajevo with more people able to travel. Nevertheless, this will be good news for B&H Airlines which won’t, at least for now, see large scale competition currently experienced by its counterparts in Croatia and Serbia.
Yesterday, the Serbian Aviation Directorate announced that the country has begun enforcing the full European Union open sky policy, after taking the first step towards aviation market liberalisation in 2010. The move will make it easier for airlines to begin flights to the country.