You have 10 free articles left this month. Get your freeBasic subscription now and gain instant access to more.

Serbia's Morava airport opens for civil flights

Author Iskra Pavlova
Serbia's Morava airport opens for civil flights Source:

BELGRADE (Serbia), June 28 (SeeNews) - Serbia's third international airport, in the central city of Kraljevo, is officially launching its civil flights operations on Friday, the head of the country's airport operator Aerodromi Srbije said.

Mihajlo Zdravkovic told state broadcaster RTS that the Morava airport in Kraljevo expects its first regular civil flights in the winter season.

"We can expect here at this moment regional airlines with smaller airplanes of up to 80 seat," he added without specifying the names of the potential airlines.

Aerodromi Srbije, a newly established state-owned company in charge of the management, development and maintenance of all Serbian airports, started operations in the first half of February. The company's first task was to open to civil flights the Morava airport following its 10 million euro ($11.4 million) conversion from a military air base into a civilian airport, the infrastructure ministry said back then.

The Morava airport, also known as Ladjevci airport, is a joint civilian-military facility located near Kraljevo. Тhe Serbian government completed the first phase of its reconstruction in 2011, allowing the handling of passenger aircrafts of up to 100 seats, but no commercial flights have been operated from the airport so far.

($ = 0.8781 euro)