Air Serbia are ramping up preperations for their planned Belgrade to New York service, with the arrival of its first wide-body aircraft in its fleet – an Airbus A330-300.
Air Serbia’s first Airbus A330-300 arriving at Nikola Tesla Airport, Belgrade – Image, Air Serbia.
The first of Air Serbia’s A330s arrived at Nikola Tesla Airport last week. The flights between Belgrade and New York are due to commence on the 23rd June 2016.
The plane will be configured in a 256 layout, with 18 seats in Business Class and 236 in Economy Class once the plane is fitted out.
The plane is to be registered in Serbia to fly under the Serbian Air Registry, and then sent to Abu Dhabi to have the cabin fit-out completed.
Air Serbia are happy to see the arrival of the A330 and resumption of the Belgrade to New York route, with Siniša Mali (Chairman) stating:
“This is a massive milestone for Air Serbia and for our nation. Watching our newly-painted Airbus A330 land at its new home in Belgrade for the very first time was a proud moment for us all, showing that Air Serbia is continuing to invest in the future of the airline and Serbia itself.
Our first wide-body aircraft and the bigger cousin of our A319 and A320 jets, the A330 is a sound investment choice that will reconnect Serbia and the United States in a few short weeks, opening new channels of tourism and trade for the economy.”
The resumption of the route ends a 24 year break.
In terms of those of you wanting to access seating on the plane as part of frequent flyer redemption, Air Serbia is a member of the Etihad Partner Airways scheme – with seating accessible via Etihad Guest.
Air Serbia is owned 51% by the Goverment of Serbia and 49% owned by Etihad – who are doing a lot of the heavy lifting in terms of a new fleet, new direction and opening new routes.
And for Air Serbia – if the New York route looks good, expect expansion of long haul routes to the USA and Canada.
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