It is uncertain whether the abrupt move has anything to do with plans to create a new national carrier by the end of the year. Jat currently has 16 aircraft in its fleet, some of which are grounded and in need of engine overhauls. All of the airline’s aircraft are expected to be in the sky by July.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Jat cancels Boeing order
Better luck next timeUnsurprisingly, Jat Airways has cancelled its order for 2 Boeing B737-700 aircraft which were set to arrive this summer, the “Danas” daily reports. This is despite the fact that the airline had started tender procedures to find the most affordable price for the aircraft. The Serbian national carrier said that it was unable to find an interested company, despite the newspaper revealing that several parties had already applied for tender documentation. Only a few weeks ago, the CEO of Jat Airways, Srdjan Radovanović, said that it shouldn’t be hard finding new Boeings as the aviation industry was in a deep crisis, and as result new aircraft could be found at affordable prices.