The Serbian government has initiated tender procedures for selecting an operating carrier for services declared to be of public interest from Kraljevo’s Morava Airport.
As stated in the documentation, the bidder must have at least one aircraft based in Serbia with the capacity to seat at least seventy passengers and another back-up aircraft also stationed in the country. The carrier is required to have at least 29 staff members working in Serbia including four ground personnel, ten pilots and fifteen cabin crew members, EX-YU Aviation News
In addition, the company must have fifteen call center agents fluent in Serbian. Under the tender conditions, a group of carriers may submit a joint bid.
The three-year contract is valued at 5.7 million euros, with the state to provide 297,800 euros in 2019 and 2.7 million euros in both 2020 and 2021.
Routes which have been declared to be of public interest from Kraljevo include Vienna and Thessaloniki, with the former to operate on a year-round basis starting December 1, 2019 and the latter, seasonally, from mid-March 2020.
The government reserves the right to add new routes without initiating a new tender, however, the value of the contract for additional services must not exceed 5% of the total value of the initial agreement.
The deadline for the submission of bids has been set for November 21, 2019 at 10.00 CET, and more about the tender can be found HERE