Air Serbia (JU, Belgrade) is considering using its incoming fleet of A320neo to tap into markets in North Africa and Asia airline Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dane Kondić has said.
According to Ex-YU Aviation News, Kondić told Aero International magazine that with a range of 6,500km, the type would allow the Serbian national carrier to develop routes into North Africa as well as Central Asia.
"These are destinations that are within a two and a half-hour radius. The Far East is also a potential market for us if you consider relations between Serbia and the People's Republic of China," he said. "We believe that Serbia has enormous potential. When we grow we aim to do it responsibly."
Air Serbia's first of ten A320neo is scheduled to arrive from the second half of 2018 through to 2020.
Air Serbia's existing fleet of eight A319-100s and two A320-200s are currently used on regional European flights as well as services to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Russia, and Israel. Its longest range aircraft, the A330-200, is currently deployed on flights to New York JFK.
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