No flights to Portorož but Jat gains Belgrade – Sarajevo monopolyJat Airways has once again delayed its flights from Portorož to Rome, which were supposed to be launched today. The 2 weekly service was originally planned to be inaugurated in November 2010 but the airline has been regularly delaying the service each week. Although the flights are now set to commence on January 16, they are unlikely to operate. There has been no passenger interest for the service and little marketing. A return Jat Airways ticket from Portorož to Rome will set passengers back just under 150 Euros (all taxes included). Jat employees have called on the management to cancel the route which it says is financially unviable.
Meanwhile, Jat has received some good news. In 2011, the airline will no longer have competition on the Belgrade – Sarajevo route. B&H Airlines, which commenced 6 weekly flights to the Serbian capital last year, will be terminating the service from March 25. The news comes after B&H announced that it will also terminate flights from Banja Luka to Frankfurt in March.