Air Serbia celebrates arrival of the latest aircraft in its fleet

12 May 2015

Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, today announced the arrival of an additional ATR 72-500 aircraft in the full Air Serbia livery of red, blue and white, which will soon join Air Serbia's fleet.

Air Serbia's latest aircraft, registered YU-ALV has landed at Belgrade International Airport. This is the sixth ATR to enter Air Serbia's fleet, repainted and with a completely refurbished interior. The aircraft will operate with a full economy class configuration of 70 seats.

Dane Kondić, Air Serbia Chief Executive Officer, said: "The arrival of the ATR is part of our strategy of carefully matching our growing network, seasonal and frequency requirements with the right aircraft. Choosing an ATR was a logical step, as these aircraft are well known for their reliability in diverse flight conditions and are ideally suited for our regional routes. Our pilots and crew know this type of aircraft very well, so the latest addition to our fleet can be deployed immediately after the completion of required formalities and provide additional capacity during the peak of the Summer season".

With the new addition, Air Serbia now operates a fleet comprising a total of 16 aircraft - eight Airbus A319, two Airbus A320, three ATR 72-200 and three ATR 72-500. Air Serbia has also established a dedicated charter brand - Aviolet - which operates four rebranded and refurbished Boeing B737-300 aircraft.

About Air Serbia

Air Serbia was launched as the national airline of the Republic of Serbia on 26 October 2013. It serves 40 destinations in Europe, Mediterranean and Middle East directly from its hub at Belgrade's Nikola Tesla International Airport with passenger and cargo services. The airline also offers long-haul and international destinations in Asia, Australia and Americas through its code-share partners and its equity partner, Etihad Airways that holds a 49 per cent share. The airline currently operates a fleet of 10 narrow-bodied and six turboprop aircraft.

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