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Record results for Air Serbia in October

Air Serbia made this announcement:

Air Serbia continues to deliver exceptional operating results from the summer season even in October, which traditionally used to be considered a month of less intense traffic. The airline had 240,696 passengers, which is 13.37 per cent more compared to the 212,314 passengers from October last year and which is at the same time the best result for this month since the launch of Air Serbia. Passenger Load Factor on flights from Belgrade was increased for 3 percentage points to 75 percent.

Exceptionally good results were also accomplished in charter traffic, with the Aviolet charter brand carrying 30.13 per cent more passengers compared to October last year. During the last month, the airplanes of the national carrier operated flights to 45 destinations from Belgrade and 12 from Niš, compared to the 37 destinations from the Serbian capital in the same period last year.

“We are very satisfied with the results achieved and we are convinced the trend will continue in the coming period. New destinations, launched in June as the result of careful strategic planning, proved to be the right move which generated significant growth. We are also happy that, with our results, we had contributed to the development of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, whose growth reached almost 10 per cent in Q3 2019,” stated Air Serbia CEO Duncan Naysmith.

By establishing direct flights to as many as nine new destinations from Belgrade and 12 from Niš, the national carrier had its greatest expansion since it started operating under the name of Air Serbia.

Finnair and Air Serbia establish a new codeshare partnership

Finnair and Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, have agreed on a codeshare agreement in order to provide their passengers enhanced travel opportunities within their networks in Europe. In addition, the new codeshares will also offer good connectivity between Serbia and key destinations in the USA and Asia.

According to the new agreement, starting from 27 October, Air Serbia’s “JU” code will be added on flights operated by Finnair between Helsinki and Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Oslo, Riga, Tartu, Vilnius and Tallinn. Air Serbia’s code is also added on a large number of flights operated by Finnair within Finland, such as flights between Helsinki and Turku, Tampere, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Kajaani, Kokkola, Pietarsaari, Vaasa, Kemi Tornio, Oulu, Ivalo, Kuusamo and Rovaniemi.

Finnair’s “AY” code is added on Air Serbia operated flights between Belgrade and Helsinki as well as on flights between Belgrade and Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Tirana, Bucharest, Sofia, Skopje, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Tivat, Larnaca and Thessaloniki.

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Atlasglobal Airlines expands its relationship with Air Serbia

AtlasGlobal Airlines (Turkey) Airbus A330-203 TC-AGD (msn 819) AYT (Andi Hiltl). Image: 946931.

Atlasglobal Airlines is expanding its codeshare relationship with Air Serbia. As a result, Atlasglobal has added five new destinations via Air Serbia.

The carrier is adding codeshare service to Prague, Berlin, Zurich, Sofia and Kiev.

Top Copyright Photo: AtlasGlobal Airlines (Turkey) Airbus A330-203 TC-AGD (msn 819) AYT (Andi Hiltl). Image: 946931.

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Air Serbia to launch nine new routes

Celebrating 90 years of flying

Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, will commence nonstop year-round flights to seven new destinations – Kiev, Madrid, Barcelona, Rijeka, Krasnodar, Helsinki and Cairo as well as two seasonal flights to Nice and Zadar starting in June 2019.

In addition to the new destinations, Air Serbia will add more depth to its network with additional frequencies on Air Serbia’s busiest existing routes, including Zurich, Paris and Dubrovnik.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Air Serbia Airbus A320-232 YU-APH (msn 2645) (90 Years) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 945402.

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Air Serbia is coming to Geneva

Air Serbia Airbus A319-132 YU-APA (msn 2277) LHR (SPA). Image: 931125.

Air Serbia (Belgrade) will add a new route linking its Belgrade hub with Geneva, Switzerland. The twice-weekly Airbus A319 route will commence on March 25, 2017.

Copyright Photo: Air Serbia Airbus A319-132 YU-APA (msn 2277) LHR (SPA). Image: 931125.

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Etihad Airways and partners raise $500 million in international markets

Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi), its airport services business and five of its equity partners have successfully completed an innovative new platform financing transaction, raising $500 million on the international markets.

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According to the group, “Etihad Airways, Etihad Airport Services, Airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia and Jet Airways have together taken a new step forward in their strategic business development through this unique fund-raising initiative.”

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The group continued:

“At a series of roadshow meetings, held in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and London, the shared vision and strategies of the airlines were laid out to financial institutions. These highlighted the growing network coordination and revenue development initiatives, coupled with joint procurement and business synergy projects, across the airlines.”

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Allocation of the funds raised will be nearly 20 percent each to Etihad Airways, Etihad Airport Services, Airberlin and Alitalia; 16 percent to Jet Airways; and the remainder to Air Serbia and Air Seychelles.

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The funds raised by the transaction will be used largely for capital expenditure and investment in fleet, as well as for refinancing, depending on each individual airline’s needs.

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The transaction marks the first time that Etihad Airways and its partners have raised funds together. To date, Etihad Airways has already raised in excess of $11 billion (US) from more than 80 financial institutions, to help fund its expansion strategy.

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The funds have been raised through a special purpose vehicle, EA Partners IBV. Goldman Sachs International, ADS Securities and Anoa Capital are acting as joint lead book-running managers for the offering.

Copyright Photo: SPA/ Etihad Airways’ Airbus A380-861 A6-APA (msn 166) departs from London (Heathrow).

Etihad Airways aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Air Serbia applies for codeshare service to the U.S. via partner Airberlin

Air Serbia (Belgrade) hopes to serve the United States again. Formerly as Jat Airways, the company previously flew to the USA starting in 1970 with Boeing 707s. Later McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30s were deployed on those routes starting in 1978 (below).

Above Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/ JAT-Yugoslav Airlines (later Jat Airways) McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 YU-AMA (msn 46981) approaches Zurich.

Now as Air Serbia, the airline has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to serve the U.S. via a codeshare agreement with partner Airberlin (Berlin) using Airbus A330s (above).

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If approved, the Air Serbia code would be shown on Airberlin flights to Chicago (O’Hare), Miami and New York (JFK) via Berlin (Tegel) and Dusseldorf according to Airline Route.

Top Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/ Airberlin’s Airbus A330-223 D-ALPC (msn 444) approaches the runway at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Air Serbia aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Jat Airways aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Airberlin aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show


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