Air Serbia » Er Srbija | 13 AME R I CA HAS NEVE R B E EN C LOSE R Asmany as 28 flights toNewYork duringOctober Over the course of this month, passengers will have 7,112 seats available on Air Serbia flights to The Big Apple Air Serbiawill increase its capacities onBelgrade-New York flights and in October it will perform 28 flights, four more compared to October 2019. During October, passengers will have available 7,112 seats on the flights to e Big Apple, which is a 16.7% increase compared to the 6,096 seats available in the same period last year. “Due to increased demand, we have decided to increase the capacity on our NewYork flights.We are very happy that, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, this route is still doing well and has proved to be one of Air Serbia’s top routes,” said Air Serbia General Manager Commercial and Strategy, Jiri Marek. Since launching this direct transatlantic route in 2016, Air Serbia had operated a total of 758 return flights until the endof August 2020.With the renewal of flights across the Atlantic, the national flag carrier reconnected the region directly with the United States, following a break of almost two and a half decades. at 23rd June 2016, at precisely 8:08am, an Airbus A330 was lifted into the sky above Belgrade. is flying giant, with more than 250 passengers aboard, landed at JFK Airport after nine and a half hours, thereby officially marking the reopening of a direct line from Belgrade to New York after a break of nearly a quarter of a century. e plane, with the flight code JU 500, carrying the celebrated name of Nikola Tesla, was received at this famous New York airport with a salute of water cannons as a welcome gesture, while it was also greeted with an electronic billboard that read “JFK Airport welcomes Air Serbia”. Air Serbia has since remained the only airline from Southeast Europe to offer direct transatlantic flights to the U.S., carrying tens of thousands of satisfied guests for whom relatives and friends are no longer so distant in faraway America. From Belgrade to New York operates Airbus A330 named after legendary Nikola Tesla Od Beograda do Njujorka leti erbas A330 nazvan po legendarnom Nikoli Tesli jući obnovi transatlantskih letova, nacionalni avio-prevoznik jepre četiri godineponovopovezao region i SAD nakon pauze od gotovo dve i po decenije. Tog 23. juna 2016. godine, tačno u 8.08, podigao se u vazduh nad Beogradom erbas A330. Leteći gigant sa više od 250 putnika sleteo je posle devet i po sati na Aerodrom Džon Ficdžerald Kenedi (JFK), čime je i zvanično otvorena direktna linija Beograd–Njujork posle gotovo četvrt veka. Avion pod oznakomJU500, pod slavnim imenom Nikola Tesla, dočekan je na njujorškomaerodromu vodenimtopovima u znak dobrodošlice, a pozdravio ga je i elektronski bilbordna kojem je pisalo: „JFKaerodrompozdravlja Er Srbiju“. Od tada do danas Er Srbija je postala i ostala jedina avio-kompanija u jugoistočnoj Evropi koja nudi transatlantske letove za SAD prevozeći desetine hiljada zadovoljnih putnika, kojima rođaci ni prijatelji više nisu daleko u dalekoj Americi.