Air Serbia is discussing the introduction of flights to Yekaterinburg, Russian local media report. Talks were said to be in the final stages and, if successfully completed, services should begin in late November or early December.
The Serbian airline did not comment or confirm the potential introduction of a new route. The chairman of the Ural Tourist Association, Mikhail Maltsev, said at the press conference that they were negotiating with two European airlines. Some believe it is Wizz Air, which plans to start airlines from Budapest to Yekaterinburg. If Belgrade becomes a destination as a destination, this southwestern Russian city will become the fifth destination of Air Serbia on the Russian market. Namely, flights are already being operated on the route with Moscow, Krasnodar, Petrograd and Rostov-on-Don, with the last two switching from a seasonal to an annual air route.
Russia is one of the largest markets at Belgrade Airport, whose flight circulation continued very successfully, even during the corona virus pandemic. Currently, airlines between the two countries are operated by Air Serbia, Nordwind Airlines and Aeroflot.
Previously, Air Serbia described Russia as a strategically important partner in the aviation market.
“The Russian Federation is a significant market for our business. The services we provide through air communication, improve the nature of business, strengthen bilateral and friendly relations between our two countries in the long run, “said Air Serbia, as reported by EX YU aviation.