November 16 (SeeNews) - Serbia's Nikola Tesla international airport said Hungarian flag carrier Malev will launch a Budapest-Belgrade service from December 14.
Malev will fly the route daily with a 72-seat Bombardier Q-400, the Belgrade airport said in a statement posted on its website on Saturday.
Belgrade is now on the radar of a slew of airlines, including low-cost carriers from Austria, Russia, Hungary, Spain and the UK, after the European Parliament last week approved a resolution that recommends lifting short-term visas for travel to European Union for Serbian citizens.
The new visa rules are expected to come into force on December 19.
The Belgrade airport handled 2,075,721 passengers through October, down 10.7% from a year earlier, data from its website indicated.