Air Serbia lends support to Etihad Airways partner Air Seychelles
- First time Air Serbia operates charter flight from Indian Ocean archipelago
- Airbus A330 deployed on special one-off flight from Mahé to Belgrade
Air Serbia has assisted its Etihad Airways Partner, Air Seychelles, with the provision of a replacement Airbus A330 aircraft following a disruption to the island carrier’s Paris-CDG service.
The national airline of Serbia operated it’s first-ever flight from Seychelles’ main island of Mahé to Belgrade on Wednesday 7 November with more than 200 guests onboard, who then connected onwards to Paris-CDG.
The operation follows a similar deployment of Air Serbia’s Boeing 737-300 aircraft last month to another Etihad Airways Partner, airberlin.
Dane Kondić, Chief Executive Officer of Air Serbia, said: “One of the key benefits of being an Etihad Airways Partner airline is being able to provide a range of support to one another, including the provision of aircraft when needed.
“It was fantastic to see our A330 land in JFK for the first time in June this year, and to now have our flagship jet operate a flight from the tropical island of Mahé is another special moment.”
The two airlines both operate an Airbus A330 in an identical two-cabin configuration on long-haul flights, making the Air Serbia aircraft a perfect fit for this charter operation.