Serbia gets the third international airport, ATR 72 landed at "Morava" (PHOTO)
The first lines at the airport "Morava" are expected in the winter timetable
The people present could see the airplanes of the Serbian military, Eagle J22 and Mig 29, which flew over Kraljevo during the ceremony. Somewhat earlier, an airplane ATR 72 of the company Air Serbia landed on the runway, which carried the ensemble "Stanislav Binicki".
- Today is Vidovdan, a great and holy day for all Serbs. It's exactly 630 years since the battle in Kosovo, 30 years since Gazimestan, 20 years since the NATO aggression. After all these days, we mark this day at the opening of the airport, this is where Serbia can fly in the sky and through the sky to new destinations, to new results and goals. Today we have to choose, not applause, but work, highways, new factories, the future - said President Aleksandar Vucic during the ceremony.
There are ongoing talks with companies that want to carry passenger and transport flights from that airport.
Vucic visited the "Morava" airport at the beginning, after which he greeted 37 airport workers, and it is expected that there will be 51 employees in total.
The military airport near Kraljevo (Ladjevci) was built in 1967, and the first unit on that facility was the 235th hunting and bombardment squadron equipped with F-84 Thunderjet airplanes.
At the airport in October 2011, the first ATR type passenger plane landed with the then Serbian President Boris Tadic, while Dragan Sutanovac, who served as Defense Minister at the time, stated that Morava would be ready for regular passenger transport starting from spring 2012.
SHE RETURNED TO SERBIA TO WORK
During his speech, Vucic said that he met a woman earlier who returned from abroad to work in Serbia. As he said, people are returning and that is important for Serbia.
- She got a job offer, and she immediately returned to Serbia. People return, and we also have more children than before, it is a small recovery but the deterioration trend has stopped - said Vucic.