Mihajlovic announces 5-10 mln euro investment in Ponikve airport

Investments in development of the Ponikve airport near Uzice, western Serbia, will begin in 2021, with 5-10 mln euros to be invested to enable the airport to receive larger planes, Serbian Deputy PM and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic announced Monday.

20 Jan 2020 15:06

BELGRADE - Investments in development of the Ponikve airport near Uzice, western Serbia, will begin in 2021, with 5-10 mln euros to be invested to enable the airport to receive larger planes, Serbian Deputy PM and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic announced Monday.

The state-run company Airports of Serbia has taken over operations at the Ponikve airport.

The airport could be very significant for development of tourism since a leg of a motorway to Sarajevo will be built in that area, Mihajlovic said.

"There is also interest in (an Airports of Serbia takeover of) the Bor and Novi Sad airports, which is now being discussed," she added.

The Serbian government has already stepped up operations at the Nis airport, and the Morava airport (near Kraljevo, central Serbia) was last year opened to civil air traffic and is already handling the first flight routes, she also said.

"There is interest among low-cost airlines in flying from Morava," she said.

Photo: Tanjug/D. Kujundzic, file

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