BELGRADE, SERBIA — Serbia's national airline Air Serbia is planning to expand its fleet by summer season to meet increased demand for air travel and operate newly added routes, according to popular regional aviation blog "Ex-Yu Aviation".

Air Serbia currently operates the previous generation Airbus jets alongside a small ATR fleet. According to Ex-Yu Aviation, the airline will reveal the details of its expansion plan in the coming days. Local media reports suggest that the Serbian carrier will add Airbus single-aisle jets to its fleet from the Balkanic carrier's minority shareholder Etihad Airways.

Gulf giant Etihad currently has 19 Airbus A320 jets in its fleet of which 11 have presently been grounded in Abu Dhabi.

Air Serbia's current single-aisle jet fleet comprises nine Airbus A319s and two Airbus A320 aircraft. The Serbian carrier is set to launch fourteen new routes for the upcoming summer season and increase flight frequencies on its existing routes.