Back in Croatia after 18 years

For months now the public has been aware that Serbia’s national airline Jat Airways will commence service to Pula, Croatia. However the flights were subject to government approval and the Croatian government wasn’t that keen on giving Jat a license however it is now confirmed that the Croatian government has given the green light to Jat and the airline will, after 18 years, return to Croatia starting July 3, 2008. Regular service would begin July 31 twice weekly – Thursdays and Sundays. Tickets will be on sale on Wednesday, June 4. Jat Airways (or as then known JAT Yugoslav Airlines) ceased services to Croatia in mid 1990 following the outbreak of civil war between Croatia and Serbia. Pula will be flown as a destination during the summer but many hope the airline will soon start services to Zagreb and Dubrovnik.