Air Serbia takes delivery of former Adria Airways aircraft

Air Serbia has taken delivery of 2 former Airbus A319s which belonged to Adria Airways (the former Slovenian flag carrier, which ceased operations in September 2019). The 2 aircraft, YU-APL and YU-APM, were sent to Carlyle Aviation Partners (an American aircraft asset management company) in October 2019 and were susbsequently stored at Castellon Costa Azahar Airport in Spain (from the 9th of October to the 30th of November), Isparta Süleyman Demirel Airport in Turkey (from the 30th of November to the 17th of January) and Toulouse Francazal Airport in France (from the 17th of January to today). After the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Air Serbia returned an Airbus A320-200 (registered YU-APG) and an ATR 72 (registered YU-ALG) to their lessors following the end of their leasing period. Air Serbia’s fleet is now constituted of 11 Airbus A319s (including the 2 just delivered), 5 ATR 72s, 3 Boeing 737-300s, 1 Airbus A330-200 and 1 Airbus A320-200. The airline has no orders in its order book. Please note that the 3 Boeing 737-300s are being used in the airline’s charter department, Aviolet (whose fleet is uniquely composed of those 737s), and that the airline’s aircraft registration number still carry the prefix YU, which is probably from ex-Yugoslavia. There is also 1 Boeing 737-300 (registered YU-ANJ), part of Aviolet’s historic fleet, which is being maintained (it is in storage) by Air Serbia at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, although not in use. Strangely, it is not considered as being part of Aviolet’s current fleet. 9th of October 2020.

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Air Serbia aircraft YU-APD, delivered to Air Serbia in Auguat 2014. Named after Goran Bregovic (a Serbian musician) and is 16 years old.

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