Air Serbia is to open a new Russian link with services to the city of St Petersburg from the middle of the year.

The Balkan carrier, which has ties to Etihad Airways, is to begin the thrice-weekly flights from 18 June.

Air Serbia will use Airbus A319s on the route, fitted with eight business-class and 120 economy-class seats.

Chief executive Dane Kondic says the link will be an “exciting new air bridge” between Serbia and Russia.

The airline already serves Belgrade-Moscow Sheremetyevo, according to Flightglobal’s Innovata database, and Aeroflot operates the same route.

Balkan operator Croatia Airlines is also planning to serve St Petersburg over the summer months with twice-weekly A319 flights from Zagreb, according to the airport’s operator.

Source: Cirium Dashboard