Thursday, April 18, 2013

Adria puts A319s on the market

A319s leaving Adria after three years

Adria Airways has officially put up its only two Airbus A319s for lease, raising questions as to how the Slovenian national carrier will carry out its 2013 summer timetable with only ten aircraft in operation. Phoenix Aircraft Leasing is offering the two A319-100s for an immediate lease. The aircraft were produced only three years ago and have a capacity to seat up to 135 passengers. On Monday, Jat Airways announced it would lease the two jets from Adria, which are to be delivered late next month after its cabin crew completes necessary training for the aircraft.

Adria has recently said it was looking to downsize its fleet, although it originally announced the retirement of three out of five Bombardier CRJ200s. The carrier’s A319s mostly operate flights to Frankfurt but also carry out services from Priština to Germany. Following the lease of the two aircraft, the airline will have nine Bombardiers and one Airbus A320 in operation, with the latter operating charters out of Ljubljana and Maribor this summer. Jat has said it would lease the two aircraft for three year with maintenance to be carried out by Adria Airways Tehnika in Ljubljana.

Adria Airways hopes to end this year break even. According to the “Sierra5” portal, the Slovenian carrier recorded a 10.8 million euro loss in 2012. However, the airline’s average cabin load factor increased from 63.1% in 2011 to 69%. By the end of this year, Adria plans to reduce its workforce to 397 employees. Speaking to “Sierra5”, Adria Airways CEO, Mark Anžur, said the airline plans to launch flights to Berlin in 2014 and resume services to Barcelona, Madrid and London.

16 comments:

  1. Good luck to them if they intend on making a profit with the gas guzzling CRJ-200s.

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  2. So Jat will be leasing those two 319s for the next 3 years, right?

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  3. One moment please!Why does the leasing company offer the aircraft on the market if there is a deal with Jat Airways?Then there is no need to place it on the the website:

    http://www.phoenixaircraftleasing.com/aircraft-listing

    I am fed up with the confusion and misinformation created by the serbian media!

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    1. Well, they do not seem that serious to me so they have probably forgotten to take it down. It happens quite often.
      Furthermore if you pay attention you will see that they have listed two A319-100, when Adria operates the -200 series. That just goes to prove how interested and precise they are.

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    2. Well that's what their website shows, including a picture of the JP Airbus. So it's not me who is mistaken. I have just common sense and I knowing the management qualities of Mr. Ognjenovic, Mr. Dinkic and similar who have already promised "kule i gradove" of which none have so far materilzed I am asking a qualified question!I will believe when the Airbusses touch down BEG in JU livery not any second before!

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    3. Even though I hate Dinkic, he is signing these days a major investment deal with the Arabs. Though this is not his working, but that of Vucic, it seems that there is some progress. Just because DS members were/are scum it doesn't mean they are all the same.

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    4. Wow, there is 319 - 200 series...good facts!

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  4. Adria's A319 are listed for lease on this and many other sites for two years! So this is not news. ExYu aviation check before you write this kind of news on your site.

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    1. Much true, you cant make such an argument out of this web as this was published even before the restructure plan. Btw this company has much history with Adria, they bought Adria's DC9, A320 and Adria leased the latest A320 from them.

      http://www.phoenixaircraftleasing.com/news/157/phoenix-delivers-a320-serial-number-444-adria-airlines-slovenia
      http://www.phoenixaircraftleasing.com/news/153/a320-200s-msns-113-and-114

      =) So this is not related to Jat news neither to something deeper. Both A319 and A320 as well as other 4 CRJ9 and 4 CRJ2 are well used during the summer season and flights are already quite full.

      If there is any truth with Jat and A319 Adria will have to find something till the end of August to fill the gap of 2 planes.

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  5. JP really doesn't have a need for anything with more than 120 seats in it.

    Similar to the setup at the former Pluna (Uruguay), a fleet of mainly ~100 seaters (all CR9s off memory) would be a much better fit for this airline, and boost profitability. As mentioned above, the CR2s are guzzlers, and would be far better replaced with (even second-hand) Q400s...

    Didn't JP have a CR1 on order? That'd be a much better option than a 319...

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    1. yes JP had one CRJ1000 on order, but later converted it into CRJ900NexGen.

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  6. A321 are regularly in Zagreb airport, every day several of them. Qatar, Turkish, British, Lufthansa, even Austrian and TAP fly to ZAG with A321. And it is April... what will be in July and August?

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    1. Probably A380...just kidding :)

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  7. Does this lease of Adria's two most valuable airliners mean Slovenia is getting into bankruptcy?

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