Air Serbia's Airbus A330-200, which will operate flights between Belgrade and New York as of tomorrow has been named after the scientist Nikola Tesla. The unveiling took place at a press conference at Belgrade Airport. The carrier's predecessor, JAT Yugoslav Airlines, also featured a DC-10 aircraft in its fleet bearing the same name. Air Serbia's CEO, Dane Kondić, said, “There is no one better to name our A330 aircraft after than Nikola Tesla, one of the most admired and influential Serbians in history. “Billions of people around the world use his inventions daily and he had a close connection to New York, where he spent most of his life. It’s an honour to fly back to the city with his name proudly emblazoned on our A330. Tesla’s pioneering spirit and ingenuity closely resonate with Air Serbia’s drive to innovate and go beyond expectations when it comes to regional air travel". Air Serbia has previously named its aircraft after tennis player Novak Djoković, footballer Dejan Stanković, former basketball player Vlade Divac and actor Miki Manojlović.
Tune in for our coverage of Air Serbia's inaugural service to New York tomorrow (Thursday) from 06.00 CEST / 00.00 EST.