Air Serbia will lease two former Adria Airways Airbus A319s, which were registered S5-AAP and S5-AAR. They were ferried to Toulouse last week where they will be painted into Air Serbia’s color scheme. According to “Skyliner Magazine”, the jets are due for delivery in Belgrade on March 20.
The aircraft, both manufactured in 2010, are owned by Carlyle Aviation Partners. One of the A319s is tipped to replace an existing member of the fleet which will be returned to the lessor, EX-YU Aviation News
As previously reported, the Serbian carrier is expected to lease two ATR72 turboprops and conclude a short-term wetlease for a Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft over the summer months.
Air Serbia currently boasts a fleet of 21 aircraft. In addition to the A319s it operates two A320s, one A330-200, six ATR72s and three Boeing 737-300s.
Air Serbia also plans to grow its charter traffic in 2020, which is becoming an increasingly important segment in the company’s business.
The carrier will introduce charter flights from Belgrade to Morocco for the first time this year starting next month, to Fes and Marrakesh.