Charter flights to Morava Airport announcedConstruction work on the terminal building at Kraljevo’s Morava Airport is progressing as the government announces that the airport, situated in Central Serbia, will be served by charter flights this summer season. Exterior work on the new 3.000 square meter terminal building is almost complete. The lengthening of the existing runway is expected to take place next month, with all construction work set to be finished by late March. “The first charter flights out of Kraljevo will be taking off in April at the latest”, Rasim Ljajić, Serbia’s Minister of Labour and Social Policy, said yesterday. He stressed the importance of the airport for the region. “No one will invest in this part of Serbia without adequate infrastructure in place”, Ljajić added. It is speculated that the airport will see summer charters to Turkey.
Morava Airport lies between three larger cities, Kraljevo, Čačak and Kragujevac, and has a catchment area of some two million people. A total of 32 million Euros has been invested in the project which has seen the construction of a new control tower, terminal, apron and runway lengthening. The Government of Turkey has invested ten million into the project while the rest has been financed by the Serbian government and Belgrade Airport which will also be providing necessary equipment.