The plane of the company “Air Serbia” from Belgrade was solemnly welcomed today at the airport in Pula, the HINA agency reported.
It is the first plane of that company in Pula after a two-year break.
He transported 54 passengers from Belgrade, who mostly came on vacation in Istria.
An ATR 72 aircraft with 66 seats will fly on the Belgrade-Pula-Belgrade route from today to September 12 on Thursdays and Sundays. The flight takes 45 to 50 minutes.
Today’s flight was a bit longer because the plane deviated from the road so that passengers could see the islands of Brijuni from the air, where Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito used to spend the summer with guests from abroad, and now it is a national park, hotel and congress center.
The director of the Pula airport, Nina Vojnić Žagar, who welcomed the plane together with the employees, expressed satisfaction that Air Serbia planes are coming again, which have not landed in Pula since 2019, and announced the imminent return of planes and other airlines.
The HINA agency writes that “Air Serbia” is one of the oldest airlines in the world and has existed since 1927, when it changed its name several times. Today, the airline directly connects more than 30 destinations in Europe, the Middle East and North America, according to a report by the Croatian news agency.
This weekend, more than 145,000 passengers arrived in Istria, mostly from abroad, mostly Germans, Slovenes, Austrians and Italians.
The Tourist Board of the Istrian County says that holiday homes and villas with swimming pools are the “trump card of Istrian tourism” this year as well, because they provide guests with the peace and physical distance needed during the corona virus pandemic.