Air Serbia promises “new flying experience”
With just under twenty days left until the official launch of Air Serbia, the new look Serbian national carrier is boasting what it says will be an onboard product previously unseen in the region. The recently appointed new CEO of Jat Airways and the future head of Air Serbia, Dane Kondić, says, “This is a historic time for Jat Airways as it stands on the cusp of a fresh, exciting and innovative transformation into Air Serbia. Working closely with our new partners we will create a successful national airline for Serbia and build a solid foundation for us to grow and thrive as a profitable and sustainable world class airline”.
Mr. Kondić explains Air Serbia’s short term strategic plans include the introduction of an upgraded fleet, new routes, better connectivity and improved service. In the long term, Mr. Kondić believes the Serbian carrier will become a leading airline in the region. “The creation of Air Serbia is about making real positive changes that will enable us to serve you better than ever before”, the CEO says. He adds, “Our first Airbus A319 aircraft will allow us to offer levels of comfort and service not previously experienced by passengers flying on our network”.
Yesterday, the Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, spoke of the airline’s new onboard product which will be revealed to the public during the week starting October 21. “The cabins and service at Air Serbia will be better than those offered by Lufthansa. They are criticising our deal with Etihad but Air Serbia will become a leading company in the region which will take a lot of business away from other airlines, including German ones”. Mr. Vučić’s comments came after a critical piece aired recently by Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, questioning whether Etihad will have much to gain from purchasing Jat.
Jat CEO Dane Kondić is also upbeat on what passengers can expect from the airline come late October, “We cannot wait to share with you this new flying experience. It is very exciting”. He adds, “We are building a fuel efficient, environmentally friendly fleet that will better meet the demands of our network and business”.
Air Serbia will officially launch on October 26. You can read Mr. Kondić’s first address to all current and future passengers, on EX-YU Aviation News’ dedicated launch page here.