Air Serbia will axe its own flights to Abu Dhabi, the home base of its strategic shareholder Etihad Airways, as it shifts the focus of its five-year plan to denser short-haul flying. Belgrade-based Air Serbia will suspend the Abu Dhabi route from Oct. 29, although Etihad will continue to operate daily codeshare flights. Air Serbia CEO Dane Kondić said the move will allow Air Serbia to redeploy the Airbus A319, currently serving Abu Dhabi, on shorter routes to maximize returns and ...

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