BELGRADE, SERBIA — Serbia's national airline Air Serbia adds two ATR 72-600 aircraft to its turboprop fleet registered respectively, YU-ALW and YU-ALX. The planes are expected to join the Serbian carrier in May and June.

Air Serbia continues the renewal of its regional fleet by leased ATRs.

The YU-ALW was painted by Air Serbia's colors in Montpellier, France, and it is expected to arrive to Belgrade in early May.

"We are glad to continue renewing our regional fleet, and that we will enter the peak of the summer season with another two planes, because an exciting period awaits us, with the expansion of our network of destinations and a large number of flights. The ATR 72-600 type aircraft, YU-ALY, which is currently the youngest member of our fleet, proved to be an excellent choice for our flights in the region. We are convinced that the arrival of two more aircraft will further contribute to our operational efficiency and an even better travel experience for our passengers. Continuous improvement of our services and the user experience are our most important priorities and we will continue to develop in this direction in the future,"

said Jiří Marek, CEO of Air Serbia. New turboprops of the Serbian national airline, YU-ALW, and YU-ALX, were made in 2017 and are newer than the other planes in the airline's ATR fleet. Both aircraft have a configuration to accommodate 70 passengers. The planes are equipped with Pratt and Whitney's PW127M engines.

Air Serbia will use its ATR 72-600s to operate regional flights on scheduled routes from Belgrade to Banja Luka, Bari, Vienna, Bucharest, Bologna, Ljubljana, Podgorica, Prague, Salzburg, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Tivat, Tirana, Trieste, and Zagreb, as well as on seasonal routes to Dubrovnik, Pula, Split, Rijeka and Zadar.

Flights with new planes will be carried out on the scheduled route from Kraljevo to Istanbul and seasonally to Tivat and Thessaloniki, as well as on the scheduled route from Niš to Ljubljana, and seasonally to Athens.