JAT Airways flies to history

JAT Airways, the national flag carrier and largest airlineof Serbia, and formerly Yugoslavia, founded in 1927, officially flies to history within two weeks. The new national carrier Air Serbia would be promoted on October 25th in Belgrade.

On Thursday, United Arab Emirates company Etihad announced it has obtained the necessary documents from the respective Serbian regulatory body in order to finalize the purchasing 49 percent of the former JAT Airways. Serbian government remains the 51 percent majority holder of the new company Air Serbia, as it was stipulated in the contract that has been signed in August.

The first promotional flight Belgrade – Abu Dhabi is scheduled for October 26th. Until then, secondhand Etihad “Airbus 319″ plane with Air Serbia logo which is supposed to take the promotional flight, should land to Belgrade “Nikola Tesla” airport. “Politika” daily reported that Air Serbia would acquire eight new “Airbus 319″ airplanes in the months to come. According to earlier accounts, five planes should be delivered to Air Serbia until the end of the year.

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