Air Serbia’s latest A330 to arrive Saturday


Air Serbia is expected to take delivery of its latest Airbus A330-200 aircraft this Saturday. The 257-seat jet, registered YU-ARB, features a special Nikola Tesla livery, as well as new seats in business class. It will replace Air Serbia’s existing 254-seat A330-200, registered YU-ARA, which entered into service five years ago. The latest A330 will arrive from Bergen op Zoom Airport in the Netherlands where its new interiors were installed. Prior to that, it received its new livery at Shannon Airport in Ireland. Due to its later than planned arrival, YU-ARB is expected to enter commercial service on Thursday April 29 instead of the initially planned Monday, April 26, on the Belgrade - New York service.

Air Serbia's CEO, Duncan Naysmith, said, “The arrival of the Airbus A330 jet to its new home in Belgrade is a very important event for Air Serbia. It is a great honour for us to have one of our planes carry the name and image of Nikola Tesla. The fact that this great genius, who is from our region, but spent most of his life in New York, adds to the importance and the symbolism of his image on the airplane which will be connecting Belgrade and the Big Apple. This is one of our flagship routes and we are certain that the arrival of the new plane will enhance the customer experience and success of the route, which connects the entire region with the United States of America”.

In addition to a new hard product in business class, passengers on flights between Belgrade and New York will also experience a new in-flight menu inspired by Nikola Tesla's diet regimen. The menu for both economy and business class passengers, created in collaboration with chef Zoran Mišković, was inspired by Tesla’s childhood, his student days and his life in New York. Passengers will be able to find the Tesla-inspired meals in the menu marked with the letter T for "Tesla’s way".


  1. Anonymous11:45

    Looking good

  2. Anonymous12:31

    The livery looks good . Definitely better then the previous one! But the whole story about Tesla inspired onboard menu is just utterly stupid.

    1. Anonymous15:51

      Interesting and different, if you ask me.

  3. Anonymous19:25

    Is it one or two A330 coming to Belgrade?

    1. Anonymous10:44

      One. And in the meantime Bulgaria's Gullivair have received it's third A332.

  4. I thought his diet wasnt his forte

  5. Anonymous18:07

    "it will replace YU-ARA" - what are they planning with that one ?


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