Lufthansa Technik, the maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) arm of Lufthansa, has announced a five-year component support deal with Air Serbia from January 2024.

The agreement will cover its current Airbus A320ceo fleet and any future acquisitions of the same family.

According to Lufthansa Technik, the arrangement will provide “comprehensive” MRO services, spare part pooling and home base services at Nikola Tesla Airport, in Belgrade.

Jiri Marek, CEO of Air Serbia, explained why the deal was signed now.

Marek said: “We have ambitious goals for our airline, and if we look toward the end of the next decade, our airline could have more than 50 aircraft.

“This requires a reliable partner that supports us with the best possible services – also at our home base in Belgrade. The partnership with Lufthansa Technik will therefore contribute to the operational excellence for Air Serbia.”

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Kai-Stefan Roepke, Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales EMEA at Lufthansa Technik, added: “We are very pleased to be selected by Air Serbia as their preferred partner for the component support of their Airbus A320ceo family fleet.

“Our modern component services offer excellent quality and will enable our customer Air Serbia to achieve top performance.”

This agreement follows Lufthansa Technik revealing its new growth program, “Ambition 2030” on 30 November. As previously reported, Lufthansa Technik will invest in the expansion of services as well as the expansion of its international presence.