Vintage photos celebrating the rich legacy of the aviation industry in the former Yugoslavia, published by EX-YU Aviation News throughout 2024

Updated each Saturday evening, click on photo to enlarge

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Handover of Inex-Adria DC9-80 at Long Beach, 1981

JAT crew disembarking a DC-10 at Belgrade Airport, 1986

Sarajevo Airport, 1982

Arrival of JAT's first B727, Belgrade Airport, June 10, 1974

Pan Am B747 freighter on its regular service to Ljubljana, 1980s

Yugoslav journalists tour new JAT B727 at Boeing plant, 1970s

JAT captain with ground crew, 1960s

Belgrade Airport, 1970s

Tivat Airport's new terminal an control tower under construction, 1970

Ljubljana Airport, 1980s

Aviogenex Tu-134 nicknamed "Zagreb" at Dubrovnik using Split Airport stairs, 1980s

Sarajevo Airport welcomes Inex-Adria's new Dash 7s, February 1984

JAT DC-10 "Edvard Rusjan" at Ljubljana Airport, 1980s

JAT office in downtown Tokyo, 1974

Newspapers being loaded onto a JAT B727, Ljubljana Airport, 1980s

JAT's Adriatic Club (Business) class on the DC-10, 1980s

First Aviogenex B737-200 on the production line, 1986

JAT ad for US market, 1980s

Aviogenex cabin crew

JAT ad for Yugoslav diaspora, 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

  9. Rolf07:29

    I like your vintage photos. Absolutly great. I flew in 1975 with an Aviogenex TU 134 from Dusseldorf to Dubrovnik on a Fam trip.


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