Monday, August 12, 2013

Air Serbia preparations in full swing

Air Serbia readying for October launch

Preparations for the launch of Air Serbia are in full swing as Etihad and Jat work together for the new look carrier to take to the skies this October. Last Friday, the Serbian government approved finances for the lease of ten Airbus A319 aircraft, aged between two and five years. As a majority share holder, the Serbian government will provide part of the finances for the aircraft, while Etihad will secure the rest. The outgoing Minister for Transport, Milutin Mrkonjić, who recently resigned from his post, said the government will provide a 560.000 euro deposit for the first five aircraft. “A total of ten Airbus A319s will be introduced while talks with Airbus and Boeing are being held for these aircraft to be replaced with new Airbus A320 neos or Boeing 737 MAX aircraft within the next 24 to 36 months”, Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan says.

Acting Jat Airways CEO, Velibor Vukašinović, says the first two Airbuses, featuring the Air Serbia livery and on board product, will arrive within a month and will be in service in October. “This is the beginning of our new fleet concept and network planning with our new aircraft. Air Serbia will continue the tradition of Aeroput, JAT Yugoslav Airlines and Jat Airways as the Serbian carrier celebrates its 87th birthday next year”, Mr. Vukašinović says. Air Serbia will introduce its long list of new destinations this winter progressively as new aircraft arrive.

As EX-YU Aviation News learns, the new look Air Serbia website will be launched hours after Air Serbia is legally registered as the successor to Jat Airways. Within two hours the Air Serbia name will appear on global reservation systems and a new website will be simultaneously launched. This massive operation will be coordinated between Jat and experts from Etihad. As a result, the Emirati carrier has been sending large teams to Belgrade over the past week to help with the transition process.

26 comments:

  1. ex YU: when do u expect legally Registration?
    Also on Wikipedia it says A319 will be a cabin lay out of total 128 seats. 120 in coach class and 8 in business. Can u confirm this?

    thanks

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  2. What ever happened to the 400000$ paid to Adria?

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    1. Ask the previous CEO Ognjenović.

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  3. Daj bre covece ne smaraj vise s ovim. Nisi duhovit i samo ispadas debil. Ako vec smatras da si bolji od nasih komsija, onda se ponasaj u skladu s tim.

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  4. Have they already published some sort of a timetable for the upcoming events? Things like finalization of the winter timetable, website launch date, first a319 services, new route launches.

    The info above does not mean much as we have no idea when the name change to Air Serbia will actually occur.

    Will there be any flight number changes? Does anyone know?

    Best regards from Novi Sad

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  5. This arabesque isn't appropriate for European aircraft. It belongs to an entirely different region, it means culture.
    Does this government introduce Islamic culture in both Serbia and the rest of Europe?

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    1. You need more education, it is not an arabesque.This is stylized Nemanjic's (Serbian ruler ) two headed eagle and ancient coat and arms of Byzantine Empire who took Christianity as the main and only one religion the first in Europe.
      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9a/Grb_Nemanjica.jpg

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    2. Actually the logo was inspired by Miroslav Gospel.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miroslav_Gospel

      The design of the body and wings is quite common all across Serbian medieval monasteries.

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    3. Arabesques and whole Arab medieval culture was influenced by Byzantine culture.
      Look the wonderful Umayyad Mosquee in Damascus,Syria.
      This was originally a Byzantine church and then converted to a mosquee.The purpose of that church/mosquee was to contain the grave of St.John the Baptist and it still does.

      This beautiful mix of Byzantine/Arabesque can you also find in Southern Italy,Sicily,Palermo but especially in Spain in Andalusia,Sevilla,Cordoba and Granada.

      Now is there anybody that claims that Spain and Italy does not belong into Europe?

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  6. I hope they buy the airserbia.com domain, otherwise the existence of two sites with the same name may cause confusion

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  7. Dušan, I don't think additional education's needed.You can keep it for yourself.
    The sign looks like Serbia's an Arabic country.




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    1. Unfortunately you are wrong buddy, especially since the two-headed eagle was the symbol of Byzantium.

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    2. The flag of Byzantium
      https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQoaMdAne5tbNiK7EOtYgW5eCzqzQoDd9_RrR5dBob3Yxd4Mb0mQQ

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    3. Coat and arms of Byzantium
      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/Byzantine_eagle.JPG/150px-Byzantine_eagle.JPG

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    4. Dusan, seems to me you are entirely blind.

      If Air Serbia wants to do the right thing they should use that Byzantium sign and not this one created by some idiot who think he is an artist. He can sell his creation to Al Jazeera. They will pay an arm and a leg for it.

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    5. Yes, it looks arabic and whats your problem with that? Nothing better to do in your life then to criticize! I guess we will regret soon for dismisal of wonderful creation called Jat with its 3 dots...serbians wake up, Arabs are conquering us and they want to steal all our fortune, including Jat! Wake up dude and get your life!

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    6. Hahahhahaha so I guess similar designs in our beautiful monasteries are also Arabic? What next folly are we going to hear, that because of these similarities our monasteries are actually mosques. lol

      Ignorance is a bliss.

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  8. im already tired of Air Serbia "news"

    (dont get me wrong, its just not a properly news)

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  9. Participants in this forum are masters of off-topic. If one has nothing to say on the topic discussed, he or she will say anything just for the sake of speaking out.

    Best regards from Novi Sad

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  10. When Air Serbia will start to sell tickets for all new routes? I think is to late to start sell them in Oct. when planes will be ready for take-off and because of than loss will start again...

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    1. even web page is not ready

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    2. “Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.”

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  11. Does anyone know what happened to Airserbia.com forum?

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  12. hey did not post anything since 1st August.. Maybe a sign?

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  13. The new sign looks to much like the amblem of obraz organisation. :S

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