Jat Airways prepares for Pula flights

By introducing flights to Pula from July 3 to August 31, Serbia’s national air carrier, Jat Airways, will re-establish air travel with Croatia after 17 years. Flights between Belgrade and Pula will be operated twice a week, Thursday and Friday with an ATR72. On Thursday the aircraft will depart from Belgrade at 12.50 with its expected arrival time in Pula at 14.20. The return flight from Pula will depart at 15.10, with its arrival in Belgrade at 16.40. On Sunday Jat’s flight will depart at 8.55 with its arrival in Pula at 10.25 and its return to Belgrade commencing at 11.50 and arriving into Serbia’s capital at 12.45.

In 1967, the Yugoslav National Army (JNA), the City of Pula and Ljubljana Airport signed an agreement for the Pula military air base to be redeveloped into a civilian airport. A terminal building was constructed and JAT Yugoslav Airlines introduced scheduled direct flights from Belgrade and later Zagreb. The airport was named Ljubljana-Pula. As time passed Jat introduced Pula as a tourist destinations to foreigners, placing it into its charter flight schedule. Jat’s last flight from Pula was operated on September 13, 1991. With the introduction of this new destination Jat now operates to 40 destinations in 27 countries with 235 weekly flights.