Thursday, July 5, 2012

Adria to phase out Airbus fleet

Big fleet cut for Adria
Adria Airways will be phasing out two Airbus A319s and one A320 as the Slovenian national carrier announces its fleet restructuring programme. The aircraft will leave the Adria flock by the start of the 2012/2013 winter season in another attempt to cut costs. “Our fleet is our biggest challenge. It is not ideal for our market”, Adria CEO, Klemen Boštjačič said yesterday. The CEO emphasised that the carrier’s Bombarider CRJ200 jets are also too costly to operate even with a 100% load factor.

With the three jets set to leave, Adria will no longer have Airbus aircraft in its fleet. In November last year, Adria attempted to sell its A320 to the Iranian airline Yas Air but received a stern warning from the United States to shelve such plans, leaked diplomatic cables show. Over the summer, Adria has been loaning the jet to Croatia Airlines. Following the Airbus phase out, Adria will have four CRJ900s and six CRJ200s at its disposal. Boštjačič says Adria should have the same aircraft model across its fleet, a proven cost cutting measure employed by low cost airlines.

Despite promises that Adria will be put up for sale this July, so far there has been no progress. Yesterday, Boštjačič ruled out a possible merger with Croatia Airlines but says the carrier is looking to improve commercial cooperation with Jat Airways and Montenegro Airlines. Slovenia has been hit by economic problems recently with talk of a possible European Union bailout for the country. The economic climate hasn’t aided the airline in its year of restructuring. It is expected that Adria will take out a nine million euro loan in September to cover its debt.

43 comments:

  1. It is pleasure to watch these Lufthansa puppet so called airlines ending their mission. OU is next in line.

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    1. Agree on OU.
      JAT mission has been ended long ago.
      Now you are paying dearly, dead horse breathing.

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    2. The failure of these airlines just goes to prove how little Star Alliance membership actually means.
      It seems to me that Adria will be left with 4 CRJ-900s in their fleet. Anyway that should be enough to feed Star Alliance hubs around Europe.

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    3. yes and Jat will be the biggest and the greatest airline of the region, bigger than the Emirates itself. hahahahaha

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  2. Now they want to work with Jat? Slovenes and the other ex-Yu nations only remember the Serbs when they are in deep sh*t.
    I hope that Jat Airways turns them down. They can do whatever they want with Montenegro Airlines, the airline is a joke anyway.

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    1. LOL! great joke dude!

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    2. hahaha finds self-conscious Serbs and their JAT.
      They sould rename it in Serbian Airways cause JAT was Yugoslavian with participation of all ex You countries.

      Only Croatia Airlines and Adria are worth of mention from ex You countries.
      JAT is ridiculous with 25 years in average plane age

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  3. Since when a membership to a certain alliance, in this case *A means economical prosperity???And you have to be sick to be happy for these airlines going towards bankrupcy. People will loose thier jobs, that's the bottom line.

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  4. I love seeing how people praise JAT Airways, and s*it over the rest of ex yu region airlines. they are all in the same situation. small load factor, great load factor, old fleets, lousy management, bleeding money and asking for more and more, corupted polititical lidership. don't think you are better then your neighbooor, because you are not!

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  5. hahahahaha yes everybody is just crazy about JAT, don't flatter yourself.

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  6. we will see what will happen with JAT in the forhcoming months...they are running out of money...Will the Gov always back them?

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    1. Yes, they will put more money if necessery into Jat. Even if they are corupted they dont want Jat to vanish these days anyway!.

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  7. Another 9 mil euro loan in September?
    For what?
    Europe help for people that can't buy basic daily food -in Slovenia- is going up from 0.515 milion eu to 2.5 eu milion eu (not enought anyway)per year. Onlyy. 13% Slovenians leaving in totall poverty and trend is up. In Slovenia they are very few immigrants and there is no cruent war in recent history.

    And here throwing again 9 milion euros.
    Adria loosing net 33.000 eu x day in first 3 months 2012!

    Frowing taxpayers money from the window ... again and again.
    Adria no thank you.

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  8. i hope adria will soon be a party os history. we don't need national carries. there are too many other airliners that can fly from Brnik. it's old fashion to think that we need airliner of our own.

    bye bye Adria, it was nice ...

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  9. It's funny, but 2 years ago, Slovenian footbal team flew on JP's Airbus from LJU to JNB with 2 technical stops. If they phase out all of their airbuses, imagine them flying on CRJ to Brasil, if the team qualifies for the next championship :)

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    1. Wow, why would anyone subject their national team to the misery of spending 12 hours in an A320?

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    2. They will become a smooth/small functional airline..better to do like this than ending like Malev in the end!!.

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  10. Apology for OT
    Dubrovačka zračna luka dobila je za svoju uslugu i poslovanje, posebno priznanje ACI Europe, kojim se u
    kategoriji aerodroma do 5 milijuna putnika godišnje, svrstala među najbolje na Starom kontinentu, odmah
    iza London City Airporta

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  11. BEG June results are out. Passenger growth 8% with 325.896 passengers carried, up from 301.782 last year.

    In 2012 BEG saw 1.481.982 passengers, up from 1.335.409 last year. This represents growth of 11%.

    Nice to see healthy growth despite the current economic crisis. I hope once the new government is formed numbers will be even more impressive.

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  12. But A320 is just one year old.:/ These A319 are leased..:/ What a shame...Hope that Jat will take the decisions in their hands and soon solve the fleet problem..

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  13. A fleet of CRJs? More proof that this airline is nothing more than a regional feeder for Lufthansa.

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    1. better a fleet of CRJs (would be good if JP managed to get rid of the CRJs200 and get some additional CRJs900) then flying half empty A319/320.for sure JP has a need for A319/320 but it is highly seasonal.so this is the only rational (and expected) decision.i don't know what does it has to do JP being LH's feeder(that is well known for years)?ah i see, maybe because JP doesn't fly oldish noisy B733?!

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    2. If you are referring to Jat's fleet of B733s then you are wrong in calling them noisy. I would like to remind you that their Boeings were overhauled and received new engines some time ago.

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  14. Adria Airways should sell or lease the Airbus jets to Jat!
    I think the Slovenians would not have any problem
    with this but...
    as mentioned ...JP does not own both A319?

    Even only that single A320 would fill the gap.

    When Jat can not afford to buy it...Adria could fly
    for them like a charter?

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    1. If Jat have money for planes they would already be in Jat fleet. So, whith what would Jat pay those 3 planes?

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  15. I this the source?
    http://atwonline.com/airline-finance-data/news/adria-announce-fleet-restructuring-plan-fall-denies-merger-reports-0703

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  16. This afternoon I spoke to my cousin working at JP and he didn t know anything about it. Good to hear such news thru the media, he said...

    now it s even published on atwonline....and he s duty at JP is defintely an important one...

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  17. I m wondering what they are doing with the PRN flihgts. VRN-PRN is at least from the load factor, a good route. Every flight has min 120 seats out of 135 sold. PRN-FRA, PRN-MUC is doing well too, many times at least one of the legs has over 120 pax, during summer months, flights are even overbooked to 140 or more pax. Same with BSL/MLH-PRN. what will happen to SVO,IST? IST has daily more than 100 pax and SVO has good loads too, even in Business Class. Also LTN did well the past 3 months...
    Actually a pitty for Kosovo, the FRA/MUC flights are not more than 18 months old, VRN almost 6 months and than this decision...

    whatever, definitely a courageous decision.. that with the CRJ2 no money making is possible we know already longer....many other carriers have phased them out before.... anway will see what happens... problem will be to get rid of the CRJ2, not much demand for them...
    I heard that the annual loss with the 2 A319 amounted to 6 mio EUR...

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    1. Does JP flies PRN-BSL? I know for EasyJet, Germanwings and Belle Air but didn't know about JP. These flights from Kosovo to Switzerland are the biggest european wonder in aviation. From such a small and poor country like Kosovo the demand for Switzerland is practically endless..Dozens of flights, 3 cities served, smallest equipment is 320 and prices are at it's highest for a 2h hop! Almost unbeliveable..

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    2. Most Kosovo Albanian Diaspora is in Switzerland (around 200 thousand people!)and most of them have Swiss citizenship.
      As Swiss citizen they have no restrictions to work !!!

      Wages in S. are very good so prices are affordable.

      So there is no wonder at all!

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    3. JP has flights day 5,6,7
      JP 778/JP 779 but not all year long.... only in busy traveltimes

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  18. At the end of the day large (private) creditors do win out, with Adria still around or not. At the same time either option is a painful process for the country's economy, it's resources get siphoned out based on onerous agreements (e.g. derivatives). One pays either way.

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  19. Ex-Yu: That's the crappiest header i've ever seen on this blog.

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  20. I think that JP will end up as regional feeder to MUC / FRA /ZRH and VIE like Air Dolomiti. A fleet of 8 DH8-400 should be enough for that. Maybe thats the survival mode.

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  21. evrey single airline in the area is a big joke jat too

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