Etihad Airways’ equity partner Air Serbia recently launched flights to the United States, with the support of, and in collaboration with, several of Etihad Airways equity partner airlines.
Air Serbia has launched its five-times-a-week scheduled flights between its Belgrade and New York JFK International Airport. The route is being operated with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Etihad Airways, together with three of its seven equity partners – Jet Airways, Alitalia and airberlin – played a key role over the past six months to prepare for the new route launch. From engineering, fleet planning and technical support, pilot to cabin crew training, and marketing, legal and guest service backing, the true spirit of partnership and resource sharing was evident – fundamental to group strategy to drive efficiency and create synergy.
By working together, the equity partners were able to drive benefits, achieve significant economies of scale and show how investment business model that Etihad Airways has successfully developed, was delivering results.