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Serbia’s rating hasn’t been altered since 2004 and although Serbia’s own carrier isn’t likely to start flying stateside, a higher rating could fuel flight and tourism growth from the U.S.

Snowy Beograd

Serbia’s FAA rating was degraded in 2004 due to “regulatory shortcomings.” Flight by Tony Bowden.

Serbia asked the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to “verify” it deserves Category 1 rating that would help open direct flights between the Balkan country and the U.S.

The procedure may take three to six months to complete and involves a visit by FAA officials to the Balkan nation to inspect safety and other aviation standards, Serbia’s Civil Aviation Directorate said today in an e-mailed statement.



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