Jin Air gives up plans to fly to Belgrade. There is nothing safe for Bucharest yet
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About 2 years ago, Jin Air (a low-cost carrier from South Korea) announced its intention to fly to Bucharest and Belgrade. According to statements made by Jung-ho Choi, CEO Jin Air, the route Bucharest - Seoul could be opened in 2020.
The Seoul-Belgrade route was also planned for 2020. It's just that Jin Air officials have announced that they are giving up on these plans. It appears that air passenger traffic between South Korea and Belgrade has not lived up to expectations.
Jin Air gives up Belgrade
During the first five months of this year, 1.668 was registered by Korean visitors in Serbia, representing a decrease with 21% compared to the same period last year. And in 2018, 5144 of Korean citizens entered Serbia.
However, Belgrade officials are a little more optimistic. Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlović said there is potential for direct flights between South Korea and Serbia.
Under a new agreement between the 2 countries, Serbian and South Korean carriers have the right to make up to three weekly flights between the two countries.
Related to the Bucharest - Seoul route, the chances of it being open are decreasing more and more. There is no official Jin Air position on these flights. At least until this hour, nothing concrete is known.
Jin Air is a low-cost airline in South Korea, part of Hanjin Group - Korean Air. It has a fleet of 22 737-800 aircraft and 4 Boeong 777-200ER aircraft. Fly to 31 Asia-Pacific destinations.