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Etihad Partnership Brings New Flights to JAT

A codesharing agreement between the national carriers from Serbia and United Arab Emirates will enrich the offer of flights from Belgrade.

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New flights were announced at a press conference | Photo by Beta

A codesharing agreement was signed on April 15 between Serbia's JatAirways and UAE's Etihad.

Daily flights between capitals of Serbia and UAE will be established on June 15, 2013, it was announced on Monday, hosted by the president of Etihad Airways James Hogan and Chief executive officer of JatAirways Vladimir Ognjanovic.

Etihad Airways will operate a two cabin Airbus A319 aircraft on the service between Abu Dhabi and Belgrade, able to carry 106 passengers, with 16 seats in Business Class and 90 seats in Economy Class.

The codeshare agreement:

JatAirways will place its JU code on Etihad Airways flights to Abu Dhabi and beyond to Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Chengdu, Chicago, Colombo, Ho Chi Minh City, Islamabad, Johannesburg, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lahore, New York, Melbourne, Seychelles, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.

Etihad Airways will place its EY code on JatAirways flights between Belgrade and Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Rome, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Istanbul, Heathrow, Larnaca, Milan, Moscow, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Skopje, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Thessaloniki, Tivat, Vienna and Zurich.

JatAirways will also place its code on a number of the flights operated by Etihad Airways’ equity partner, airberlin. A major highlight of this would be the provision of a direct link for passengers travelling from Belgrade, via Berlin, to Chicago in the US.
 

Hogan said that the cooperation will benefit both airlines and air travellers who will now have better connections and services to and from Serbia.

“The launch of Etihad Airways’ flights between Abu Dhabi and Belgrade, and the partnership development with JatAirways, will cater for the significant and growing demand for air travel between the UAE and Serbia, as well as cities with large Serbian populations around the world, particularly in Australia and the US," he added.

Vladimir Ognjanovic said on behalf of JatAirways that he is looking forward to increasing the number of passengers travelling between Belgrade and Abu Dhabi and enhancing the relationship between Serbia and the UAE.

“The expanded codeshare will also provide Serbian nationals with great opportunities to travel beyond Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways and to destinations in the Middle East, Far East, Africa and Australia," he said.

"We are also excited to place the EY code on JatAirways’ flights across the Balkan Region and Europe and build upon Belgrade’s great role as a hub.”

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