Dane Kondic has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Air Serbia, and will lead the airline formally known as JatAirways, upon completion of regulatory approvals.
Mr Kondic has more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry, having held senior positions in sales, marketing, customer management, and strategic change management. He has dual Australian and Serbian citizenship and speaks Serbian.
Aleksandar Vučić, Deputy Prime Minister of the Serbian Government, said: “These are exciting times for JatAirways as it becomes Air Serbia, and we are delighted to appoint Dane, a highly talented and driven professional, as the airline’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Dane has a strong record for delivering results at several leading global aviation companies and this, combined with his understanding of the Serbian business community, as well as the Serbian language, will ensure the airline begins its new life in great hands.”
Mr Kondic has gained his experience in roles across the aviation industry, including positions at Malaysia Airlines and Qantas, as well as in the agency, wholesale and content areas of the travel business.
Mr Kondic said: “It is a great honour to be given this opportunity to lead Air Serbia as the airline enters an exciting new era. The national carrier is very important to the Serbian people and I, alongside my new colleagues, look forward to building a truly world class company.”
Between August 2012 and August 2013 Mr Kondic held the position of Sabre Airline Solutions’ Regional Director for South East Asia. Prior to that, he was Vice President Commercial, at Abacus International in Asia.
He also held the positions of Vice President North Asia for GTA by Travelport; Managing Director Kuoni Travel China Ltd; and General Manager of Worldwide Sales for Malaysia Airlines.