Jat Airways’ new look economy cabinJat Airways has begun rolling out its new business and economy class cabin product. The airline will be introducing new seating, with two Boeing 737-300 aircraft (registration YU-ANJ and YU-AND) already featuring the new layout. It marks the first overhaul of Jat’s business class product since the black leather seats were introduced in the summer of 1999. In economy, Jat changed its seats in 2010 but has opted for a new look once again.
The new seats bear a striking resemblance to Lufthansa’s economy class prior to the introduction of the new short haul cabins. The slimmer seats have allowed the Serbian carrier to add an additional row in economy class. In business the seating will be the same as in economy, however, the middle seat will be used as a tray table and will not be sold, giving passengers more space. The new seats also allow Jat to use an all economy class layout for its aircraft, which will come in handy for its numerous charters. The new product will also be featured on the ATR72 aircraft with the first one to enter service next week.
Jat Airways' old cabin interiorSince late June, the Serbian national carrier has been forced to cancel many scheduled flights as it has taken on too many charters while its aircraft have been held up in maintenance due to the slow arrival of spare parts. However, all flights are set to operate normally by the start of next week. “We have a few problems with our suppliers, even though all has been paid for in advance. The overhauled aircraft, which are now entering the fleet, will ease constraints and allow us to add more flights on our overbooked services, particularly to Montenegro”, Zoran Čimburović, Jat’s fleet coordinator at Jat Tehnika says.
Special thanks to the Aviokarta.net portal for the featured photos of the new cabin.