Konstantin and Anastasia from Berlin arrived in Croatia as tourists for the first time. “We had a transfer to Rijeka in Belgrade. The flight was very pleasant and they even took a picture of us with a child for Instagram Air Serbia. We are going to Rab and hope for a pleasant vacation”, The couple is satisfied. Source / photo: New sheet; Air Serbia; Facebook: Air Serbia Aircraft on the line Belgrade – Rijeka will operate twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, throughout the year. Čubranić stated that this would shorten the journey between the two cities from the current 6 hours on the highway to one hour and twenty minutes. The line will be operated by ATR 72 aircraft with a capacity of 66 passengers, and during the tourist season, during July and August, A319 aircraft with 144 seats. “The introduction of the Rijeka – Belgrade line, after almost 30 years, is a very significant step forward for the Kvarner region, and the fact that it will operate throughout the year is the basis for further development of Rijeka Airport, because it reduces its seasonality and passengers have the opportunity to connect with larger air traffic centers throughout the year”, Said Cubranic. Air Serbia offers tied flights from Rijeka to as many as 49 destinations. They also cooperate with Etihad Airways, thus offering flights from Belgrade to Asian, African and Australian destinations. For the first time in almost thirty years since the flight on the route Belgrade – Rijeka, an Air Serbia plane landed on Krk. In order to celebrate the first line of the Serbian national airline, a festive reception was organized on Krk for the plane, crew and passengers with a water triumphal arch from fire trucks, a folklore performance and homemade sweets, Novi list reports. Also, Goran from Rijeka arrived from a tourist trip to Belgrade. “I visited friends, and I can say only the best about the flight. I had already traveled to Belgrade and it was about six hours by highway or the same amount to the Zagreb airport and then by plane to Belgrade. Ticket prices are acceptable, around 90 euros, which is approximately the price of the highway and the fuel that is normally consumed on the same route. It was a special pleasure to see our region, but also parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina from the airHe said. The first two passengers of this line, Gordana Kasum and Suzana Tomić, representatives of two travel agencies from Belgrade, also spoke from Novi list. Namely, Kasum and Tomić arrived to visit numerous hotels in the region with which they will negotiate tourist arrangements. “We arrived on business, to visit the hotels with which we intend to cooperate and see first hand the conditions of accommodation they provide. We believe in good cooperation and that this year, as in the following seasons, we will bring a large number of guests”, Explained the tourist workers. The ceremonial ribbon was cut by Goran Grozdanić, Executive Director for Air Serbia, in the company of Vedrana Čubranić, Head of Plan and Development at Rijeka Airport.