Friday, May 7, 2010

A319 roll out soon

Coming soon to B&H Airlines
According to unofficial sources, B&H Airlines will roll out its newest fleet member, an Airbus A319, on June 4. The aircraft will make its first revenue flight on the evening service from Sarajevo to Istanbul. Originally, it was planned for the Bosnian and Herzegovinian national carrier to receive a Boeing B737-700, however that plan was abandoned in favour of the Airbus aircraft. The airline’s sole B737-400 will remain in the fleet until the end of the 2010 summer season, serving mostly on charter flights and flights to Turkey. With the arrival of a second A319, at the start of the 2010/2011 winter season, the airline will phase out the B737-400. According to current plans, a third Airbus will be introduced during the 2011 summer season. Two of the Airbuses will be provided by Turkish Airlines while the third will be owned by B&H itself, as the Bosnian Government had ordered the aircraft for Air Bosna several years ago. The order will now be taken over by Air Bosna’s successor B&H Airlines.

The new aircraft, to arrive in June, will take over most of the B737-400s routes.

5 comments:

  1. "The airline’s soul B737-400..." Surely you meanto to say sole B737-400 ;)

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  2. I won't believe until I see it. Too much talk and very little done about both JAT and B&H.

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  3. @Sam
    10 years ago I wouldn t have any confidence in TK's management, seeing them now, I think we shouldn t make us too much worries. They are not only ambitous, but also very succesful and I m convinced that JU and JA are in good hands.

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  4. S5AAR
    JP4001 XFW LJU 15:00 16:50

    2nd JP A319 is arriving LJU on Tuesday 11th may at 1850h local time.
    First schedule service will be on Wed 12th may to FRA,VIE and BRU
    13th may to CPH and PRN

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  5. The right-sized aircraft for this airline. Let's hope it is a success for them...

    Interestingly, it means that JP, OU and now JA are all downsizing in various forms and making the 319 the principal aircraft in the fleet. Economically a sound aircraft, let's hope it provides the opportunity for the airlines to grow numbers and financially!

    When the order by BiH govt was made to Airbus, it was for two 319s, not one. Is the deposit only worth one plane now? And will the govt-owned 319 be in the same config as the TK planes?

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