“The privatisation model will propose the creation of a new company which would become the national carrier of Serbia, free of debt and unprofitable assets”, Miodrag Miljković, the state secretary for aviation said. He also announced that the Government is currently not taking part in strategic partnership talks between Jat Airways and Turkish Airlines. Recently Jat Airways and high representatives of Turkish Airlines held talks about a possible partnership while last Thursday Jat sent requested documentation to Istanbul.
The Government is determined to sell off its national carrier this year along with its profitable state telecommunications giant. Meanwhile, this year, Jat has been reporting an increase in passenger numbers although it has also spent big on free health insurance for passengers and an ongoing media campaign. Further funds are being set aside for free taxi service for all of Jat’s passengers in Belgrade.