Air Serbia adds Airbus A320 to turbojet fleet

Serbian national airline Air Serbia welcomed an Airbus A320, bearing the registration code YU-APS, to its turbojet fleet in mid-April, with the new aircraft boasting Recaro Slim seats and cruising speed of 950 kilometers per hour and a maximum range of approximately 6,100 kilometers at full capacity.

“With the arrival of the new Airbus A320 YU-APS, our company will have three planes of this type in its fleet,” said Marijan Kocić, chief operations officer for Air Serbia.

“Continued modernization of our fleet, management system, technical support, and crew training are the Serbian national airline’s strategic goals,” he added. “In the past year, we expanded our fleet by adding eight new aircraft.

“Our turbojet fleet saw an addition of one Airbus A319 and A320, our regional fleet was rejuvenated with the addition of five ATR 72-600s, and as of December, our second Airbus A330-200 has taken flight, bearing the image of the famous Serbian scientist and inventor Mihajlo Pupin,” he continued. “This is the second addition to our fleet since the start of 2023 and we are very proud of it.”

The airline noted that the second Airbus A320 acquired, and the first one with “sharklets,” joined the Serbian national airline’s fleet on Oct. 13, 2022.

With regard to the most recent addition, the Recargo Slim seats are designed to take up “less space and provide passengers with more comfort,” according to a company press release. The aircraft is 37.57 meters long and has a wingspan of 34.1 meters.

Airbus A320 photo by CARLOS TEIXIDOR CADENAS, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons.

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