A Chinese airline will operate future services between Beijing and Belgrade, while operations from Shaghai are also being considered. Clarifying statements made over the weekend, the Serbian Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vučić, noted that services will not be maintained by the national carrier Air Serbia. "I asked our Chinese partners to first launch flights to Belgrade before Zagreb since that route has already been negotiated and I must say they were very understanding as we are China's main partner in this region so flights will first be launched to Serbia. It will be operated by a Chinese company, not ours. I also believe we will have flights to Shaghai", Mr Vučić said on Monday. Earlier this year, Beijing Capital Airlines announced it would introduce a two weekly seasonal summer service to Zagreb next June. Over the weekend, the Serbian government adopted a draft agreement on a mutual visa-free regime with China. As a result, Serbia will become only the second European country after San Marino to allow visa free travel for Chinese nationals. China has labelled the move as a "historic development". "Once the agreement is put into force, more Chinese tourists and investors will come to Serbia and more Serbian people will be able to travel to China", the Chinese Ambassador to Serbia, Li Manchang, said at a press conference.