Air Serbia to fly direct flights from Belgrade to Chicago
"Serbia has been given approval for direct flights from Belgrade to the United States starting in the second half of 2015," PM Aleksandar Vučić has said.Source: Tanjug
Air Serbia will fly from Belgrade to Chicago, he specified during a joint press conference on Friday with U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Michael Kirby.
Kirby said that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decided that Serbia earned a Category 1 rating, which allows for direct flights from Belgrade to Chicago, home to a large number of American citizens of Serbian origin.
"After many years, several decades, we got the approval to fly to America. We will fly from Belgrade to Chicago, and we will fight to ensure flights to New York too, " Vučić said.
He noted that this was "excellent news, which shows that we have improved something and given a clear signal to other countries about the reputation that Serbia enjoys today."