B92Er Srbija danas otkazala 16 letova
Nacionalna avio-kompanija Er Srbija je zbog situacije sa koronavirusom otkazala 16 letova planiranih za danas.
Među njima su letovi na linijama od Beograda za Podgoricu, Zagreb, Ljubljanu, Skoplje i Banjaluku.
Takođe, otkazan je i današnji let na liniji Niš-Bolonja, objavljeno je na sajtu Er Srbije.
Srpski avio-prevoznik neće realizovati tokom dana dva leta od Beograda za Ljubljanu, niti će leteti za Cirih, Kopenhagen, Atinu, Rim, Milano, Beč, Bukurešt i Tel Aviv. Er Srbija je otkazala i let od Larnake do Beograda.
EX-YU AviationSlovenia to suspend all commercial flights
Slovenia will shut down its air traffic from Tuesday, March 17, in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19. “We are announcing the closure of air traffic in advance to tell people who are considering using their airplane tickets not to do so because they will be unable to return to Slovenia”, government spokesman, Jelko Kacin, said. The Foreign Ministry advised citizens earlier on Sunday not to travel anywhere.
EX-YU AviationEX-YU carriers feeling the coronavirus crunch
The International Transport Association (IATA) foresees 2020 revenue losses in numbers above $100 billion for the global air transport industry as a result of the coronavirus Covid-19 health emergency which has led airlines to suspend flights and ground aircraft. Some carriers are planning to completely suspend operations this week. The three national carriers in the former Yugoslavia are continuing to run flights, albeit at a significantly reduced rate. However, all three will be severely affected by the ongoing situation as each one relies on government support to stay afloat even in the best of times.
Air Serbia has cancelled hundreds of flights. The Serbian government on Sunday declared a state of emergency, banning all foreigners from entering the country, which will further impact the carrier’s operations. The airline is already the beneficiary of state subsidies. The national carrier is one of 63 companies “of special importance” which will share eighty million euros in subsidies among themselves this year. Although the exact amount of funds has not been specified, the airline was the beneficiary of 20.8 million euros "from premiums, subsidies, grants and donations" both in 2017 and 2018. In addition, Air Serbia will pocket five million euros for subsidised operations out of Niš this year and 2.7 million euros for its services from Kraljevo.