Vintage photos celebrating the rich legacy of the aviation industry in the former Yugoslavia, published by EX-YU Aviation News throughout 2020.

Updated each Saturday evening, click on photo to enlarge.

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JAT cargo B707, New Delhi Airport, 1980s

Ljubljana Airport, 1970s

JAT UK ad, 1970s

JAT crew marking the start of the jet age at May Day parade, 1963

Boeing certificate for Prva Petoletka parts manufacturer in Trstenik, 1989

Portoro┼ż Airport, 1980s

Dubrovnik Airport, 1970s

Tivat Airport, 1978

JAT crew in front of DC-10 engine, 1970s

Opening of Rijeka Airport, May 2, 1970

Inex-Adria poster, 1977

Zadar Airport opening, April 19, 1969

Shell Oil advertisement campaign, 1970s

Ljubljana Airport, 1976

Shell Oil advertisement campaign, 1970s

Preparation for first class meal service on board JAT's Caravelle jet, 1965

JAT cabin crew at Dubrovnik Airport, 1963

Adria's first A320 preparing for delivery in Toulouse, 1989

Poster announcing the arrival of JAT's first B727 in Zagreb, June 14, 1974

Yugo cars being transported onto DC-10, 1988

Inex-Adria DC-9 at Arlanda Airport, March, 1974

Ljubljana Airport, 1970s

Sheremetyevo Airport, August 1, 1965

On board JAT's Caravelle, 1960s

Ad for JAT's Belgrade - Karachi - Singapore - Sydney service, 1970s

Skopje Airport, 1963

JAT Caravelle ad, 1965

Adria recruitment ad, 1988

Ljubljana Airport, 1980s

Dubrovnik Airport, 1980S

Zagreb Airport, 1970s

Dubrovnik Airport, 1982

Bled Airport, 1964

Split Airport, 1960s

Cargo loading onto a JAT DC-10, 1988

Flight JU581 taking off from Sydney

Handover of Inex Adria's new DC-9, Long Beach, 1976

JAT adm 1960s

Pan Am B707 at Belgrade Airport, 1964

JAT ad, 1980s

Adria Airways magazine ad, 1988

JAT Caravelle ad, 1965


  1. Great stuff, thank you!

  2. Anonymous14:21

    I have some vintage photos that I can email you. Can you provide an email address that I can contact you at?

    1. Thanks. You can contact at

  3. Just found about this...ahhh those were the times. JAT was then greater than Emirates.
    Thanks for great content.

  4. Anonymous14:06

    Nice collection, thanks !

  5. Oh my brilliant thanks for that

  6. Anonymous14:40

    Such a pleasant glance to the past...


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