Displaying items by tag: Serbia http://ttgbalkans.com Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:53:03 +0000 en-gb Air Serbia partnership to shape future of young Serbians http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1066-air-serbia-partnership-to-shape-future-of-young-serbians.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1066-air-serbia-partnership-to-shape-future-of-young-serbians.html Air Serbia partnership to shape future of young Serbians

Hundreds of new jobs have been created in Belgrade and Abu Dhabi as a result of Air Serbia's partnership with Etihad Airways.

Over 300 Serbian-nationals work for Etihad Airways and the employment opportunities have created career paths for many young Serbians. These include the first group of young Serbian nationals selected for the graduate management programme.

Throughout H1 of 2014, Air Serbia enhanced its workforce with 300 new professionals. The majority of these new jobs are in commercial roles, with a focus on the airline's call centre operations.

CEO, Air Serbia, Dane Kondić commented on this result: "The partnership with Etihad Airways brings many exciting and extraordinary employment opportunities for Serbian nationals that would not otherwise have been possible. We are growing our workforce and, for the first time, investing in skills that give people more than a job – we are offering careers.

"I am very proud that we have now recruited Serbia's inaugural batch of female pilots. We have ensured the transparency and advertising of all employment opportunities, something which rarely ever happened in the past, ensuring that all Serbians have an open and equal opportunity of gaining employment with Air Serbia," Kondić added.

President and CEO, Etihad Airways, James Hogan also noted: "The partnership between Air Serbia and Etihad Airways is strong and collaborative. It gives me great pleasure that Air Serbia is succeeding and to see capable young Serbians on the graduate programme learning skills in Abu Dhabi, which will stay with them forever."

Air Serbia's rapid growth is said to continue to stimulate the creation of a significant number of new jobs for Serbian nationals. The carrier currently has over 50 vacancies, with an active hiring process currently underway for pilots and cabin crew. It is planning to re-launch the cadet pilot scheme, which will provide stream of internationally qualified young pilots.

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:30:01 +0000
Successful H1 revealed by Air Serbia http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1060-successful-h1-revealed-by-air-serbia.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1060-successful-h1-revealed-by-air-serbia.html Successful H1 revealed by Air Serbia

H1 of 2014 has proven to be a successful period for Air Serbia, with the airline announcing strong improvements in total revenue, following an increase of 82 per cent to €102 million, compared to €56 million during H1 of 2013.

Between January and June this year, a total of 944,000 passengers travelled with the airline, representing almost 70 per cent more than the corresponding period last year. The carrier's passenger carrying capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres (ASKs), was 1,588 million by the end of H1 of 2014, an increase of 85 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Since its launch in October last year, the airline has inducted nine Airbus aircraft, with two Airbus A320 aircraft delivered in Q2 of 2014. This has resulted in the average age of the jet fleet being reduced from 25 years to 10 years.
CEO, Air Serbia, Dane Kondić commented: "The results are very pleasing and demonstrate how effectively the Air Serbia team is working to deliver on the strategy of sustainable growth.

"We are on track to deliver a profitable, strong airline by the end of the current financial year, in line with the commitment of our shareholders, the government of Serbia and Etihad Airways.

"We expect to maintain the momentum for the second half of 2014, as we continue to reconnect the Balkan region and new markets, through a combination of direct flights, as well as expanding our codeshare partnerships. There is no doubt that we are bringing choice, convenience and comfort to travellers."

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:19:32 +0000
Air Serbia and Etihad Regional announce codeshare http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1043-air-serbia-and-etihad-regional-announce-codeshare.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1043-air-serbia-and-etihad-regional-announce-codeshare.html Air Serbia and Etihad Regional announce codeshare

Air Serbia and Etihad Regional recently announced a reciprocal codeshare agreement, granting European travellers improved access between Switzerland and Serbia.

The new flights, effective immediately, will bring the combined number of weekly return flights offered by both airlines between Switzerland and Serbia to 15.

Under the newly announced codeshare agreement, Etihad Regional will place its F7 code on the daily Air Serbia-operated flights between Belgrade and Zurich. In return, Air Serbia will place its JU code on the Etihad Regional flights between Geneva and Belgrade and Geneva and Lugano.

CEO, Etihad Regional, Maurizio Merlo commented on the news: "We are delighted to announce this new codeshare agreement with Air Serbia which is a significant development for the airline and important for us in a number of ways.

"This agreement demonstrates the potential of the partnership between both airlines in terms of network synergies. But most importantly, it makes Etihad Regional's route network even more attractive by providing our guests more travel options between Switzerland and Serbia," Merlo added.

Also remarking on the development was CEO, Air Serbia, Dane Kondić: "We recently expanded our network to over 38 destinations in Europe and the Middle East, and this codeshare announcement further supports our strategy to provide greater access and connectivity to our guests. We are confident that the agreement will significantly enhance business and leisure traffic between the two countries, and feed passengers onto each other's flight networks."

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:25:00 +0000
Air Serbia and Etihad Airways enhance codeshare with Colombo route http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1036-air-serbia-and-etihad-airways-enhance-codeshare-with-colombo-route.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1036-air-serbia-and-etihad-airways-enhance-codeshare-with-colombo-route.html Air Serbia and Etihad Airways enhance codeshare with Colombo route

Air Serbia recently announced an enhanced codeshare partnership with equity partner Etihad Airways, which now offers a double daily service between Belgrade and Colombo, Sri Lanka, via Abu Dhabi.

Under this updated agreement, as of July 30, Air Serbia will place its JU flight code on Etihad Airways' double daily services between Abu Dhabi and Colombo.
In addition to Abu Dhabi, the codeshare agreement currently covers six other popular destinations on the Etihad Airways network: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Kuwait and the Seychelles.

CEO, Air Serbia, Dane Kondić commented on the news: "We are delighted to expand our codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways, through which we are now in the position of offering travellers premium services and seamless connectivity between Serbia and Sri Lanka, via Abu Dhabi.

"Enhancing connectivity and increasing choice for our guests reinforces our strategy to build a leading regional airline with a wide network of attractive destinations."

The Belgrade-Abu Dhabi route is operated by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft, able to accommodate 155 guests, with eight seats in business class and 147 seats in economy class.

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:37:19 +0000
Belgrade Beer Fest to offer diverse music programme http://ttgbalkans.com/more/leisure/item/1034-belgrade-beer-fest-to-offer-diverse-music-programme.html http://ttgbalkans.com/more/leisure/item/1034-belgrade-beer-fest-to-offer-diverse-music-programme.html Belgrade Beer Fest to offer diverse music programme

Inviting guests to quench their thirst over the summer months and enjoy a varied line up of artists from the music industry, the 12th Belgrade Beer Fest is to soon launch, from August 13 to 17, 2014 at Ušće.

The festival, which usually attracts 500,000 people over the five days, has free entrance, an exceptional music programme, and a wide range of foreign and domestic beer brands.

This year's festival is set to include major names within the music industry such as CeeLo Green as well as a major star from the region, Parni Valjak. Furthermore, two DJs from the world music scene will be attending, Felix Da Housecat and Darren Emerson.

The following four nights of the festival will also feature top musicians from the country and the region including Bajaga i instruktori, Plavi orkestar, Van Gogh, Hladno pivo, Goblini, Bad Copy, YU grupa, among others.

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nhami@ttgmena.com (Nataly Hami) Leisure Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:30:51 +0000
Air Serbia unveils business class companion promotion http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1033-air-serbia-unveils-business-class-companion-promotion.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1033-air-serbia-unveils-business-class-companion-promotion.html Air Serbia unveils business class companion promotion

Air Serbia recently announced a business class companion promotion spanning numerous destinations within its destination portfolio.

The airline is promoting special fares for return flights for two passengers travelling together in business class. This is valid for travel between now and September 15, and the offer can be redeemed until July 30, 2014.

Business class companion fares include European, Middle East and regional destinations such as Thessaloniki, Rome, Milan, Warsaw, Istanbul, Larnaca, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Frankfurt, Moscow, Malta and Abu Dhabi.

Air Serbia's Business Class product comprises leather business class seats, inflight entertainment on iPad devices (during flights exceeding two hours), delectable catering with meal choices, snacks and a complimentary bar service, as well as a wide variety of newspapers and magazines.

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:18:46 +0000
Belgrade Waterfront to be developed in Serbia http://ttgbalkans.com/more/leisure/item/1022-belgrade-waterfront-to-be-developed-in-serbia.html http://ttgbalkans.com/more/leisure/item/1022-belgrade-waterfront-to-be-developed-in-serbia.html Belgrade Waterfront to be developed in Serbia

Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić recently announced the master plan of the $3.3 billion Belgrade Waterfront, a brand new city hub along River Sava, developed by UAE-based private investment company, Eagle Hills.

At a ceremony held in Belgrade, Vučić unveiled the key components of Belgrade Waterfront, which is designed to energise the local economy by creating a smart, tech-savvy 'city within the city'.

"This project means a new birth for Serbia. Belgrade will become the regional centre, and Serbia a country that attracts the greatest number of tourists and investors in the region. We are going to build something that Serbia will be proud of. The project will bring progress for the entire country – it will advance our industry, HoReCa (hotel/restaurant/café), tourism, and most of all, our construction industry," he declared.

Belgrade Waterfront, developed with the support of the Serbian government, will span an area of one million m². The project will be identifiable by Kula Belgrade, an iconic tower that overlooks River Sava, standing tall at over 200m.

Belgrade Waterfront is set to comprise The Belgrade Mall, with a gross construction area of over 140,000 m²; residences; commercial hubs; eight premium and affordable value hotels; educational institutions; healthcare amenities; as well as a range of leisure attractions.

The project has the potential to create over 20,000 jobs in its development and a similar number following its launch.

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Leisure Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:22:04 +0000
NTO Serbia launches 'Serbia Events' app http://ttgbalkans.com/technology/item/1018-nto-serbia-launches-serbia-events-app.html http://ttgbalkans.com/technology/item/1018-nto-serbia-launches-serbia-events-app.html NTO Serbia launches 'Serbia Events' app

Identifying Serbia's festivals and events as a fundamental segment of the country's tourism product, the National Tourism Organisation of Serbia (NTO Serbia) has developed a brand new mobile app entitled 'Serbia Events', in a bid to inform tourists and the wider community of upcoming occasions.

The development of the newly introduced app was funded by the Open Society Foundation.

The app will enable tourists and locals to access detailed information on festivals and events throughout the year, as well as tourist attractions within the area, accommodation and F&B outlets. The app will also share contacts, maps and directions as well as weather forecasts and more.

Adding to this, crucial contact details of local tourist offices and event organisers are also listed within the app.

The 'Serbia Events' app is now available for download from Google Play.

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Technology Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:46:19 +0000
Belgrade introduces sightseeing on scooters http://ttgbalkans.com/more/leisure/item/1017-belgrade-introduces-sightseeing-on-scooters.html http://ttgbalkans.com/more/leisure/item/1017-belgrade-introduces-sightseeing-on-scooters.html Belgrade introduces sightseeing on scooters

Visitors to Belgrade, Serbia, can now enjoy a unique way to explore the city of Belgrade.

Tourists are now offered the opportunity to sightsee while riding their very own scooter.

The tour, beginning at 13:00 lasting a total of four hours, includes the rental of a scooter (for those with a valid driving licence over the age of 21), a driver (optional) and a headset for communication. Leading the way will be a tour guide, who will guide the group through the city's many attractions and landmarks.

Tickets are available for booking and purchasing at the tourist information centre in Knez Mihailova 5.

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Leisure Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:26:34 +0000
Pula route introduced by Air Serbia for Summer 2014 http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1009-pula-route-introduced-by-air-serbia-for-summer-2014.html http://ttgbalkans.com/transport/item/1009-pula-route-introduced-by-air-serbia-for-summer-2014.html Pula route introduced by Air Serbia for Summer 2014

Air Serbia recently announced the introduction of its new summer route between Belgrade and Pula, marking its third summer network to the Croatian Adriatic coast.

The flights will run three-times weekly on Tuesdays Thursdays and Sundays.

This new route, running from June 19 until September 21, 2014, will offer connections to those travelling from Belgrade as well as holidaymakers from Russia, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.

Adding to this, the Pula flights will offer excellent connections from Nikola Tesla Airport to key destinations spanning Europe (Stockholm, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Prague, Stuttgart, Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Moscow) and Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

From Pula, Air Serbia passengers also can reach other summer destinations in Istria, including Kopar, Portorož, Poreč, Vrsar, Rovinj.

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ttsierkezou@ttgmena.com (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Transport Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:22:19 +0000