Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will commence daily non-stop flights between its home base of Abu Dhabi and Serbian capital Belgrade from June 15.
Serbia's national carrier JatAirways will place its JU code on the new service, as well as to 21 destinations on the Etihad Airways network.
Etihad Airways will place its EY code on 23 of JatAirways' European flights.
Etihad Airways will operate a two-cabin Airbus A319 aircraft on the service between Abu Dhabi and Belgrade, configured to carry 106 passengers, with 16 seats in business class and 90 in economy class.
The announcement was made in Belgrade by James Hogan, Etihad Airways' president and chief executive officer.
Belgrade will become the third of six new destinations to be served by Etihad Airways in 2013, following the launch in March of flights to Washington, D.C., and to Amsterdam that will begin in May.
Services will commence later this year to Sao Paulo in Brazil, Sana'a in Yemen and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.