Soon in MaltaSerbia’s national carrier Jat Airways has made a final decision to resume services to Malta, over a year after they were suspended when tensions in Libya broke out. While the return to Malta was previously announced for this summer, Jat decided against the move later on. However, tickets are now on sale with services to the island nation to operate on a seasonal basis. Malta has traditionally been a popular holiday destinations for Serbs, with the airline aiming to cash in from various tour packages which will be offered over the summer. Furthermore, Malta has a sizeable Serbian diaspora.
Flights to the island will be inaugurated on June 23 and will operate every Saturday with a Boeing 737-300 which will be in an all economy class layout. Services will be operated until September 15. Half of the seats on the aircraft are pre-reserved for tour operators. This summer Jat is introducing a range of seasonal flights. In addition to last year’s seasonal services to Girona, Ohrid and Dubrovnik, which will operate this summer as well, the airline will also launch flights to Pula, Split and London Gatwick. In June Jat will also inaugurate flights from Kraljevo Airport.
Services to Malta were previously operated as a triangle service, which included Tripoli with the routing Belgrade - Malta - Tripoli - Belgrade. Details regarding the new service can be found here.