Air Serbia (Belgrade) will soon take delivery of the first of ten Airbus A319s as the airline reorganizes under the leadership of new partner Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi). The pictured A319-131 EI-EYA is seen at Dublin after emerging from the paint shop and undergoing engine runs on September 27, 2013. EI-EYA is the former VT-KFH of Kingfisher Airlines. Jat Airways (Belgrade) is expected to be replaced by the new Air Serbia on October 27, 2013. EI-EYA will become YU-APC on delivery. Three A319s will initially be delivered with two leased from Etihad Airways.
Air Serbia is the legal successor of Jat Airways (Belgrade) and will receive its own Air Operators Certificate (AOC) although it is expected to retain the JU/JAT codes of Jat Airways.
All 10 A319s are expected to be in service by March 2014.
Etihad will control 49 percent of the stock of the new company.
Copyright Photo: Paul Doyle/AirlinersGallery.com. The new airline also introduces this new livery.