|Air Serbia coming to Pula this summer|
Air Serbia will launch three weekly seasonal summer flights from Belgrade to Pula starting June 19. It comes after the Serbian carrier initially suspended the route for this season. Pula becomes Air Serbia’s third destination on the Croatian coast after services to Dubrovnik were launched yesterday, while flights to Split resume today. The airline recently announced it will boost capacity on its flights to the Croatian coast which will be served with a mix of ATR and Airbus aircraft. Services to Pula will run until September 21. In a statement, the Serbian carrier said, “Flights to Pula have operated every summer season since 2008. Belgrade-Pula flights will be operated by an ATR72 aircraft. In line with the new livery, the on-board service proposition has also been refreshed with new menu options and a complimentary bar service”.
The new flights have been given backing from the Chambers of Commerce of both Istria and Serbia. “Following this successful agreement these flights will offer connections not only for passengers from Belgrade, but also for holiday makers from Russia, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. The Pula flights offer excellent connections through Air Serbia’s Belgrade hub at Nikola Tesla Airport to numerous key destinations across Europe including Stockholm, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Prague, Stuttgart, Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Moscow and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates”, Air Serbia said in a statement. It added, “From Pula, Air Serbia guests can easily reach other attractive summer destinations in Istria: Kopar, Portorož, Poreč, Vrsar and Rovinj”.
Apart from resuming flights to the Croatian coast, Air Serbia has launched flights to Budapest, Sofia and Varna this summer season. In addition, flights to Warsaw will be launched on May 29 while services to Beirut will be inaugurated on June 1. Ticket sales for the Pula service have already begun. Pula Airport is looking to attract as many new carriers as possible this summer as it looks to alleviate the fall in demand from Russia and CIS countries following Croatia’s entry to the EU. So far, it has been successful in doing so as it has managed to see its passenger numbers improve on last year. Flight details for Air Serbia’s service from Belgrade to Pula can be found here.