Air Serbia plans to launch service between New York and
Belgrade in June, subject to government and regulatory approval.
It would be the first nonstop service between the U.S. and
Serbia since 1992, according to Etihad Airways, which owns 49% of Air Serbia. It
would also be Air Serbia’s first long-haul operation since its launch in 2013.
Air Serbia plans to operate five flights per week on a
leased Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The plane will have a two-class configuration.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad acquired an equity stake in the
airline, then known as Jat Airways, in August 2013. Soon afterward, the carrier
was renamed Air Serbia. The Serbian government owns 51% of the airline.