Vintage photos celebrating the rich legacy of the aviation industry in the former Yugoslavia, published by EX-YU Aviation News throughout 2022.

Updated each Saturday evening, click on photo to enlarge.

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DC-10 on global promo tour, Belgrade Airport, 1970s

Queen Elizabeth II at Belgrade Airport, 1972

Zagreb Airport, 1970s

Dubrovnik Airport, 1970s

Split Airport, 1981

JAT Convair aircraft undergoing maintenance, 1960s

Arrival of JAT's first B727 aircraft at Belgrade Airport, 1974

JAT ad for German market, 1989

Dubrovnik Airport under construction, 1960s

Arrival of Aviogenex's first B737-200, Dubrovnik Airport, June 1987

JAT poster, 1950s

Ljubljana Airport, 1980s

JAT poster, 1950s

Belgrade Airport, 1960s

First Aviogenex Boeing 737-200 prior to delivery, Boeing Flight Center, June 1987

Boeing 757 on global tour, Ljubljana Airport, 1983

Aviogenex and Inex Adria at Edinburgh Airport, 1986

Yugoslav Airlines crew, 1950s

JAT Caravelle and Ford Mustang at Belgrade Airport, 1960s

Inex Adria DC-9 cabin crew, 1980s

Transavia B737-200 at Ohrid Airport, 1980s

Belgrade Airport departures board, 1967

JAT DC-10 at JFK Airport, 1980s

JAT US newspaper ad, 1980s

Dubrovnik Airport, 1970

JAT DC-10 test flight over California desert, 1970s

Qantas B747 at Belgrade Airport, 1970s

Loading cargo onto a JAT DC-10

Belgrade Airport's Terminal 2 under construction, 1970s

JAT spokesmodel Ksenija Petrovski in uniform, 1970s

JAT delegation visiting airline's first DC-10 in production, Long Beach, 1978

Aviogenex charter operations, 1980s

Yugoslavia's first female commercial pilot, Aviogenex's Gracija Merković, 1980

JAT sales office in downtown Zagreb, 1970s

Adria Airways' first cabin crew member, Ida Globočnik, 1961

JAT feature in UK Skyport newspaper, 1978

DC-10 on global promo tour, Belgrade Airport, 1970s

Dubrovnik Airport, 1971

JAT ad for Japanese market, 1980s

JAT ticket booking service, 1979

Yugoslav ski team heading to Winter Olympics, Zagreb Airport, 1980

DC-10 on promotional world tour, Belgrade Airport, 1970s

Ljubljana Airport, 1980s

JAT cabin crew, 1970s

Split Airport, 1983

Inex Adria ad, 1970s

Ohrid Airport, 1980s

Newspaper ad for JAT's "air bridge"

Dubrovnik Airport, 1970s

JAT office in downtown Cairo

Belgrade Airport, 1970s

Ohrid Airport, 1980s


  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...

  7. This all made me cry! I traveled a lot in my life, but I'll always remember flight from Sydney to Belgrade under the bomb scare threat in December of 1988. JAT was an incredible company back then. That is what memories are made of!

  8. Anonymous11:17

    Dear ex yu admin, I do not know are you reading comments, but I want to thank you for all of these great vintage photos. Today when everyone want to earn at every step you share photos without logo or watermark, avalibale to all. Especially I want to thank you for couple of your latestes photos, which I have never seen before on the net or in the JAT books. Thank you


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