Air Serbia planning Havana service

Air Serbia planning Havana service

HAVANA, Aug. 5th Air Serbia is planning the introduction of flights between Belgrade and Havana this coming winter season, the carrier’s CEO, Jiri Marek, said.It comes following Mr Marek’s remarks that the airline would launch up to a dozen new routes, some of which will commence as early as the 2022/2023 winter season.

“We are starting to consider long-haul flights to some exotic destinations. In that respect, we are looking towards the East and the West.
One such destination, that is looking more and more certain this winter, is Havana”, Mr Marek said. If the service goes ahead as planned, it will mark the first time the Serbian and Cuban capitals have been linked with scheduled air service.
During the pre-pandemic 2019, over 2.000 passengers flew indirectly between Belgrade and Cuba. Serbian citizens do not require a visa to visit the island and Cuba has no Covid-19 entry requirements, with neither a PCR test or vaccination certificate required.
There were earlier attempts to establish flights between the two countries. In 2010, several tour operators joined forces in an attempt to organize charter flights between Belgrade and Havana once every fifteen days, or twice per month.
However, chartering a foreign carrier was too expensive, while Jat Airways did not have the necessary aircraft to perform the route.