Air Serbia to wet-lease an Airbus A320 from Etihad Airways

Belgrade, Serbia - Air Serbia has wet-leased an Airbus A320 from Etihad Airways. The aircraft will be deployed on the airline's Belgrade - London Heathrow route.

With the leasing of the Gulf carrier's Airbus A320, Air Serbia will be taking over seven weekly slot pairs of Etihad at Heathrow Airport, which stands for sixteen weekly rotations between the two cities.

The 136-seat jet features a Business Class with two by two recliner seats. In addition, the economy class passengers will have a wider seat pitch and width compared with the airline's current 174-seat A320s.

The Airbus A320 registered A6-EIC is fifteen years old has been stored at Abu Dhabi International Airport since the end of March. Before Etihad, the aircraft was operated by Martinair.

Besides Etihad's Airbus A320, Air Serbia will wet-lease a Bombardier CRJ900 from state-owned Estonian carrier Nordica next month and will add one more Airbus A319 before the carrier's busy summer schedule. The ninth Airbus A319 of Air Serbia registered YU-APK has already been painted in the company's corporate livery.

Air Serbia's newly received Airbus A319 (YU-APK)