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Jat Airways spreads its WWWings in the region

United Arab Emirates: Sunday, May 02 - 2004 @ 12:01

“For the first time, Jat Airways will be in a position to offer our Middle East travelers, a site relevant to their journey from this region. We have launched the first phase of www.jat-me.com that includes the ever-so-popular special offers from Jat. Our aim is to improve the communication with our passengers, which until now was limited to telephonic and personal visits to our offices. This website is just a small hint of what is coming from Jat and what we are planning for our Dubai and Middle East operations” says Vladimir Ponjevic, Deputy Regional Director, Middle East, Africa and Asia for Jat Airways.

Investing in IT related services is on the increase at Jat Airways, not only at outstations but at the head office in Belgrade as well. The airline acquired a new GDS and reservations system – Amadeus through Lufthansa Systems two years ago. The next phase is the development of the airline’s new global site. Vladimir Ponjevic, the Deputy Regional Director also sits on the panel that will bring the new www.jat.com to life, “We have a big task ahead of us; we are one of the very few European airlines that still does not offer our passengers on-line booking facilities. But through Management’s commitment and a will to change this, I think that we will soon be offering one of the best airline websites around.”

Jat Airways offers scheduled services from Belgrade to Dubai, Beirut, Damascus and Cairo. To coincide with the launch of the website and the upcoming Arabian Travel Market, Jat Airways is offering fantastic return-trip offers, valid through to May 31st.

The airline, previously known as JAT Yugoslav Airlines, resumed services to Dubai some two years ago, following a break of 10 years. Jat flies five weekly Boeing 737 flights between Dubai and Belgrade, via Beirut.

Jat Airways, which in 1996 placed an order for eight Airbus A319 aircraft, is revisiting the sanctions-era decision for which it has already made a down payment of over US$ 20 million. Jat’s new management, headed by the recently appointed CEO Mr. Aleksandar Milutinovic, announced that the Boeing 737-700/800 aircraft family is again in the running for Jat’s fleet renewal programme, alongside the previously announced A319 contender from Airbus.

Final decision is expected shortly.

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