Ever since the war ended between Kosovo and Serbia, the boarder has been closed to non Serbs entering Serbia from Kosovo. Now however at least by flight they are finally opening up the boarder between the two countries. It should make travel in the region easier by not needing to fly to a third country to avoid this boarder issue. I just wish the flights were on a better airline. Eurowings has a bad reputation for several people, myself included for them managing to keep my luggage from me for 3 days all while they knew exactly where it was.
Flights between Belgrade and Pristina are expected to commence this summer season after authorities from Serbia and Kosovo signed a US brokered “Belgrade – Pristina Special Air Route” (BPSAR) Letter of Intent earlier this week. Details of the new service, which is to be operated by Eurowings, have emerged, and will be implemented “with the support of all sides”. The main sticking points for the resumption of flights in the past, such as air traffic oversight and taxes, have been addressed in the document. The Letter of Intent states, “Agreements on Freedom of Movement and IBM [Integrated Boarder Management] Agreement reached within the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue shall apply to the passengers, mail and cargo carried on this air route. The Civil Aviation Authority in Kosovo and the Airport of Pristina confirm that the operation to/from Belgrade/Pristina and vice versa shall operate without any additional taxes, fees and charges for a service on a BPSAR. In any case, tax, fees and charges shall not be discriminating”.