Air Serbia will lease a Bombardier CRJ900 jet for a second consecutive year this summer with more aircraft expected to enter the fleet shortly. The 88-seat plane will join the Serbian carrier at the start of June and will be deployed on various routes. So far it has been scheduled on selected days on flights from Belgrade to Kiev, Helsinki, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik and Thessaloniki.
Last year, the airline wet-leased the equipment from Regional Jet over a four-month period. The Serbian carrier previously said that “the Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft offers excellent performance and passenger comfort levels and is a great match for network expansion”.
It hasn’t been specified from whom the airline will lease the CRJ900 this year, although it is expected to be through a wet-lease arrangement once again. Air Serbia is also expected to add two ATR72-500 turboprops to its fleet over the coming months and is further tipped to lease a single-aisle Airbus aircraft.
Yesterday, the carrier scheduled and put on sale the first of its new routes - from Kraljevo to Thessaloniki. Services will operate on a seasonal basis, twice per week, each Tuesday and Saturday, starting March 31, EX-YU Aviation News