Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic said on April 29 that Serbia was ready to re-launch air transport on May 18, adding though that it would depend on the European Union and its decision to open its airports.
"We haven's closed our airports, only regular air routes were suspended. The Belgrade airport has been open throughout the state of emergency and used by planes delivering humanitarian aid and bringing our citizens home from other states. Our suggestion is that passenger flights be restarted on May 18, and that the airport "Nikola Tesla" and another two in Nis and Kraljevo should also open their doors on that date," Mihajlovic said in an interview for the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation (RTS).
The minister explained that Serbia would reopen its airport "only if Europe opens its own by that date," underlining that everything Serbia did in the international transport sector had to be aligned with other states.
"The European Union hasn't reached a clear agreement as to the opening of borders. When Europe opens up, Serbia will, too," Minister Mihajlovic said, adding that "intercity transport will reopen on May 4, and city transport in Belgrade and Nis on May 8."