Air Serbia seeks to standardize its fleet products

Air Serbia plans to offer passengers the same product on its two Airbus A330-200 widebody aircraft and is in talks on a cabin reconfiguration of its short-haul Airbus fleet. According to the “TangoSix” portal, Air Serbia CEO Jiri Marek attended the recent Farnborough Airshow where he held talks with Airbus and ATR on the reconfiguration of the carrier’s passenger cabins, as well as the commonality of cabins for the airline’s second A330-200. . The company recently signed an agreement with AJW Technique Interiors to replace the seat coverings of its fleet of narrow-body Airbuses with its durable synthetic material offering “significant weight savings” compared to natural leather. The covers will be produced in Serbia. “This innovative product will bring significant fuel savings and also contribute to Air Serbia’s commitment to introduce sustainable products throughout the organization,” Mr. Marek said.

Air Serbia A330 business class seat

Air Serbia will soon take delivery of its second A330-200. The jet previously operated for South African Airways which has 222 seats, including 36 in business class and the remaining 186 seats in economy class. On the other hand, Air Serbia’s A330 is equipped with 257 seats, including 21 in business class and 236 in economy class. Unlike its South African counterpart, Air Serbia’s business class cabin offers a more generous configuration of mainly 1-2-1 seats, compared to the classic 2-2-2 configuration. Air Serbia inherited the cabin of its jumbo jet from Aeroflot, which was the jet’s former operator, replacing only the seat coverings.

Air Serbia’s new ATR72-600 seats

Air Serbia has chosen to install the slim leather seats in Privilege Class on its incoming ATR72-600 fleet, which offer basic features such as recline, a high literature pocket and eighteen inches in width. In 2017, the airline installed Recaro seats in its fleet of narrow-body Airbuses and removed its dedicated business class cabin, opting instead for eurobusiness class. Recaro BL3520 seats have increased capacity on A319 aircraft from 128 to 144 seats and on A320 aircraft from 155 to 174 seats, increasing over 12% overall across the narrowbody fleet. Despite the increase in capacity, the seats offer more space to passengers by having a thinner backrest and a higher literature pocket. Recaro has since rolled out new seats that are even slimmer and weigh less.

Air Serbia Dedicated Short Duration Business Class on A320 Family Fleet, 2013 – 2017

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