On Tuesday, the Jat Airways workers union “Nezavisnost” stated that with Ognjenović at the helm the airline will only further sink into debt and mismanagement. The Serbian Minister for Infrastructure, Milutin Mrkonjić, said that Serbia must and will have a national carrier. “Jat will either have a strategic partner or a new Serbian national carrier will be created”, Mrkonjić said. “We still haven’t decided which strategy we will use”, the minister stated.
Ognjenović now takes on an airline with an aging fleet and mounting debt but also extremely hostile workers which haven’t forgotten Ognjenović’s part in Vlaisavljević’s mismanagement.
Slovenia’s Adria Airways is facing similar management issues. You can read about it here tomorrow.