BELGRADE, SERBIA — Air Serbia will commence direct flights between Belgrade and Tianjin from Dec. 9, the fourth largest city in the People’s Republic of China.

Due to current COVID-19 limitations, there will be one flight a week between the two cities; specifically, there will be a flight from Belgrade to Tianjin on Fridays, while the return flight from the largest port city in north China to the Serbian capital will be operated on Sundays. The carrier is re-establishing direct flights to China after 22 years, since October 2000, when JAT operated its last flight to Beijing. At the moment, Air Serbia will be the only European airline flying from Tianjin and one of few European carriers operating direct flights to China.

An Airbus A330 from Air Serbia’s long-haul fleet will be deployed on the Belgrade-Tianjin route, and the average duration of the flight is 10 hours from Belgrade to Tianjin and 12 hours from Tianjin to Belgrade.