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Air Serbia adds ATR 72-500 aircraft to fleet

Air Serbia adds ATR 72-500 aircraft to fleet Author: Air Serbia. License: All rights reserved.

BELGRADE (Serbia), May 12 (SeeNews) - National flag carrier Air Serbia said on Tuesday it has welcomed to its fleet an additional ATR 72-500 aircraft.

With the new addition, Air Serbia now operates a fleet comprising a total of 16 aircraft - eight Airbus A319, two Airbus A320, three ATR 72-200 and three ATR 72-500, the carrier said in a statement

The additional ATR 72-500 will operate with a full economy class configuration of 70 seats.

“The arrival of the ATR is part of our strategy of carefully matching our growing network, seasonal and frequency requirements with the right aircraft," Air Serbia CEO Dane Kondic said.

In 2013, Etihad Airways signed a strategic partnership deal to acquire 49% of then state-owned JAT Airways while getting a five-year management contract for the airline and rebranding it to Air Serbia in October of the same year. The remaining 51% of the carrier are held by the Serbian government.

A total of 2.3 million passengers travelled with the Serbian airline in 2014, up 68% on the year. Air Serbia booked a net profit of 2.7 million euro ($3 million) in 2014 as revenues rose 87% to 262 million euro.

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