Air Serbia has officially unveiled its long haul product today, which will include a number of new features, such as flying nannies and AVOD entertainment, as well as a la carte dining in business class. The new services will be available on the carrier's Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which will be deployed to New York as of tomorrow.
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According to the carrier, apart from the 1-1-1 cabin layout, passengers in business class will enjoy fully flat bed seats, amenity kits, a personal in-flight entertainment system, dining at the time of their preference, a turndown service, Internet connectivity, a "do not disturb" button, and a 2 X 32 kg baggage policy. Meanwhile, travellers in economy class will have at their disposal in-flight entertainment on personal 10.9 inch TV screens, a choice of three meals, Internet connectivity and a 2 X 23 kg baggage policy. The economy cabin is configured in a 2-4-2 layout.
All flights between Belgrade and New York will also feature a "Flying Nanny" - a dedicated cabin crew member helping to get children on board settled into their seats, keeping them entertained and offering advice and support to parents. Flying Nannies will be equipped with a goody bag of games and activities to help keep children occupied during the flight. Furthermore, the airline has introduced the Elevate Duty Free service, allowing passengers to purchase goods on board. Due to current restrictions and safety measures, duty free items bought at airports other than Belgrade will not be permitted on board the Air Serbia flights to New York as carry-on baggage, even if packed in appropriate safety bags.
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Finally, the airline's new in-flight entertainment system, entitled Elevate Play, will feature both Serbian and Hollywood-produced movies and TV shows, as well as music, video games and news.
Presenting the new service, the CEO of the Etihad Aviation Group, James Hogan, said, "Air Serbia has had one of the fastest turnarounds of any airline. It is the leading airline in the Balkans and one of the leading boutique airlines in Europe. It is a good mid-size airline and it is profitable. If Air Serbia wasn't part of the Etihad Aviation Group they would not have been able to launch these flights".
Due to popular demand and the historic nature of Air Serbia's maiden flight to New York, EX-YU Aviation News will begin coverage of the inaugural service tomorrow (Thursday) at 06.00 CEST / 00.00 EST.