Jat flirts with A319sThe CEO of Jat Airways, Srdjan Radovanović, has told Radio Television Vojvodina that two new aircraft will be in the airline’s fleet by January 2011, after the Government approved a 51.5 million Euro loan. The airline is now waiting for the loan to be approved by the Serbian Parliament. Discussion regarding the loan might be somewhat fast tracked by the Parliament and passed within the next month.
In early November, Jat’s management board will decide whether the airline will lease two Airbus A319s or two Boeing B737-700s. Although the Serbian carrier had already decided to go for the American plane manufacturer, the management board explains that, “Due to the current state of the market, it would be smart for us to keep all of our options open and widen our aircraft search to all next generation aircraft types”, Jat Media Centre reports. The final decision will be made in November.