Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Alitalia to launch Zagreb and Pristina service

Alitalia announces Zagreb and Pristina launch

Alitalia has confirmed it will launch services to both Zagreb and Pristina this year as the Italian carrier looks to put greater emphasis on the Eastern European and Balkan markets. “The Balkans and Eastern Europe play an increasingly important and strategic role in the Alitalia Group’s new industrial plan”, the airline said in a statement. It adds, “Committed to meeting the demands of the ever growing business travel market between Italy and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, Alitalia intends to add new flights to Zagreb (Croatia) and Pristina (Kosovo)”. The news comes only a week after Etihad Regional cancelled its planned Rome - Zagreb service, which was to launch at the end of the month. The Abu Dhabi based Etihad is tipped to take over the debt ridden Italian national carrier soon.

Alitalia’s arrival into Zagreb will pose as direct competition to Croatia Airlines' service to the Italian capital which is operated via Split and Dubrovnik. With Belle Air Europe out of the picture following its bankruptcy late last year, Alitalia faces little competition on flights between Pristina and Italy. Within the former Yugoslavia this summer, Alitalia will launch daily flights to Skopje on May Day. “Flight schedules are designed to accommodate both business and leisure travellers including Macedonians living in Italy, with convenient connections from Macedonia to the rest of Alitalia's intercontinental and international network via the company’s Rome Fiumicino hub”, the airline says.

The Italian national carrier operated up to two daily flights to Zagreb prior to its financial problems in late 2008. It also ran seasonal summer flights to Dubrovnik and Split. Late last year the airline said it was considering launching services from Rome to Skopje, Pristina, Zagreb and Sarajevo, to be implemented between 2013 and 2016. Within the former Yugoslavia, Alitalia already operates flights to Belgrade and Podgorica.

61 comments:

  1. Today. Why?
    JU 600
    VIENNA 07:50 08:10 C1 Boeing 737-300

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    1. There is one ATR less. It went for paining.

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    2. I am not sure what LF they need to break even on 733 but the flight was a complete loss today as it seems.

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    3. Guys, if you really want to dedicate your lives to punctual recording of each and every JU flight with low LF or below the breakeven line, that is fine. Your life, your choice. But you may wish to pick time and place for your doomsday forecasts. Have you bothered to read at least the title of today's update? We have new routes opening and you again ring all the bells with JU's load factors. I mean they have their COO and CFO to worry about that. And for the rest of us, there are other things to read and learn except daily alerts on low LF. Yes, we all figured out is low. But it doesn't have to jump out of our fridges in the morning. Geez...

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    4. Two less. One went for paining yesteraday and second went to maintenance to Koln this morning.

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    5. Јаој мајко а одакле ти то да нема трансферних путника из Рима? Само вечерас од 77 путника у економској класи, преко 30 су били трансферни. Било их је из Бања Луке, Скопља, Атине, Москве...
      Да не спомињем то што на пример, пре два дана је путовало 20 људи из Париза за Букурешт Ер Сербијом иако су оба аеродрома базе за авио компаније из истог савеза.

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    6. Ma sto odsto sam uveren da oni iz Pariza za Bukurest putuju Er Srbijom. I oni iz Moskve za Rim. More bar 200 svaki dan
      Idi bre. Sta je mnogo mnogo je. Pa jebote ovo nece da poveruje ni moje dete od 5 godina.

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    7. ... e da i ja sam jedan od onih superhatera komunistickih nonspeakera itd... i vidi cuda sa drugacije IP adrese. Ipak smo dva. Vise ne moze da bude. Bogom dana Nebeska kompanija mora da ima masu sledbenika.

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    8. Ima mnogo putnika kojima je bitnija cjena nego cinjenica da putuju bez presjedanja. Vrlo cesto "one stop" letovi ce biti jeftiniji. Znam nema logike (veci troskovi) ali sve je zasnovano na ponudi i potraznji, a vecina ljudi ipak vise voli da brze dodje, samim tim ti letovi znaju biti skuplji.

      Samo da ti dadnem primjer YYZ-VIE sa OS (direktan let) je uvijek skuplji nego YYZ-VIE via FRA sa AC i OS. Ista aliance, slicne kompanije a logike nema. Ili jos gori primjer YYZ-SJJ via VIE je obicno jeftiniji nego ako kupis kartu YYZ-VIE. Jos manje logike ima jer je ista kompanije, jedan leg vise itd.

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    9. A ako se pitas zasto ako ides YYZ-VIE ne kupis kartu YYZ-VIE-SJJ i samo ostanes u VIE malo si pozurio. Znaju i oni to pa onda ako se ne pojavis na VIE-SJJ porciji, automatski ti otkazu povratas SJJ-VIE-YYZ

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    10. Јесте, све је то лаж, сви ми лажемо и живимо у заблуди. Посебно они који су одлучили да лажирају раст од 34% у фебруару.

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    11. LF od 53% uz LCC cene i akcije. 30 milijona vec potroseno. Bogami tesko ce u tih smesnih 53% da bude putnika iz FCO u hiljadama. Tesko bre i u stotinama.

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    12. Ја радим за Ер Сербију тако да верујем да знам о чему причам. Наравно ако имаш неке друге доказе слободно их подели са нама.

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    13. Nemjee, kako da ih podeli, kad većina onih koji su radili u JAT-u nisu imali pojma o vazduhoplovstvu, između ostalih i ovaj pametnjaković koji te proziva!

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    14. У праву си. Јадни су али шта ћеш.

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    15. In Air Serbia we trust!March 6, 2014 at 8:54 AM

      Jeste bivši Jatovci su jadni, a ovi današnji su superljudi. Zato se i dešava Podgorica, Prag, Dizeldorf. Zato su kašnjenja redovna, "novi" Erbasi su izvan pogona, sve kasni od web stranice čak do prebacivanja oznaka na Er Srbiju. Vi veliki današnji Jatovci niste jadni, pa zbog toga nemorate da se izvinete putnicima kada kasnite, nemorate ni informaciju da im date.

      Uostalom vidi se da ste mnogo vaspitani kada možeš da kažeš za nekog da je jadan. Pa ne treba da čudi da se tako ponašate i prema putnicima/gostima.

      I da ti kažem, nisam bivši Jatovac. I ne kažem da tamo nije bilo ološa, ali mnogo ih je moralo da ode samo zato što su imali godine, a de češ u Nebeskoj kompaniji da je neka stjuardesa stara. Ako radi dobar poso, ali nemože to da bude u super kompaniji. I što joj nenađoče drugi poso. Nemože, ona je jadna. Jadnu ljudi nemogu da rade. Jer čim ostariš postaneš jadan. Pa ostarit češ Nemje.

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    16. Не могу да се сложим са тобом. На пример, 100% персера данас је из доба Јата. Доста оних који годинама нису унапређивани су коначно добили ту прилику пошто су старији чланови посаде отишли из фирме кроз онај програм.
      Од како је дошао Етихад доста се ствари променило, некоме се то свиђа а неком не. Пилоти нису више алфа и омега као што је био случај до прошле године. Доведен је ред у многим деловима фиме и оно што се не зна је да је најурено доста корумпираних шефова који су годинама крали без имало срама.
      Једна је чињеница. Јат је био уништен од стране политичара који су крали и крали. На пример, не знам тачно које године се то десило али је било после 2000. када је Динкић одузео Јату контролу над сопственим финансијама. Шта год да је требало да се плати морали су да добију сагласност министарства финансија, то јест Динкића. То је био примаран разлог зашто Јат није могао да обнови флоту. Руке су им биле везане а одређеним политичарима није одговарало да се опросте од одређене количине новца да би се осавременила флота.

      Могу да наставим до сутра али нећу да смарам народ. Ми смо уништили Јат и то је чињеница. Мени се неке одређене ствари данас не свиђају али шта ћу. Етихад је ипак спасио Јат од потпуне пропасти. Због тога сам им бескрајно захвалан. Јатова управа је живела у другом добу. Није више могла да се носи за новим начинима пословања а да не спомињем то што нико способан није могао да исплива због препрека које су поставиле политичке странке, примарно ДС и Г17+.

      Време ће показати да ли је споразум са Етихадом била права ствар. Судећи по свему што сам видео до сада мислим да јесте. Живи били па видели.

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  2. Congratulations Alitalia .Once again Croatia Airlines proves once again that he has no idea what's he doing except fulling his personal pockets .Example. Keeping stations open that are not profitable and closing the profitable ones. In any other European countries this Ceo would have been fired .Or better they would have given him the chance to become Ceo .

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    1. I agree Kucko must go, any airline that leaves a third of its fleet standing idly on airport apron throughout the winter is not a competitive airline that is bound to loose money.

      Kucko is responsible for OU's failings and must be held responsible for its failures. USKOK should take a look at OU's operations and Kucko must be replaced asp.

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    2. He thinks that it's never his fault he always blames third parties maybe he will blame is wife for this one

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  3. Etihad Regional cancelled FCO-ZAG
    Alitalia announce FCO-ZAG
    Etihad in final stage of taking over Alitalia!

    Ringing the bell????

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    1. Of course, it is the same thing! Obvious!

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    2. Aren't you a clever clogs ;)

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  4. Etihad will not take over Alitalia. After they pump the money in (which will be burnt within a year or so) they will slowly start realizing what they got themselves into. Either way the routes to SKP, PRN and ZAG are policy of current management, not Etihad's.

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  5. I would not be so sure that Etihad-Alitaia deal is "already done" or close to be done.

    Have a read trough this, there are some pretty interesting comments here:

    http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/6009814/

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  6. OT:February 2014 - 65.223pax at Skopje Airport or +16,77%
    February 2013 - 54.285pax

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    1. Sorry it's 20,15% not 16,77% :)

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    2. Nice result for skopje after a couple of bad months due to the weather. It will be interesting to see how this summer goes, lots of new stuff with wizz,alitalia etc....

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    3. PR agency for SKP says Rome flights will also be flown with A320, not just E175 as previously announced.

      http://www.portline.mk/news-ns_article-everyday-direct-flights-from-skopje-to-rome-starting-from-1st-of-may.nspx

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  7. Czech Airlines will be flying for Air Croatia from Gothenburg to Split and Zagreb with Airbus A319 during summer season june to october.

    Plans are to expand operations to all year round on saturdays once weekly on the route Gothenburg-Zagreb-Split.

    Denim Air will fly smaller groups and charter to Dubrovnik and Zadar from Sweden and Norway for Air Croatia and there will also be cooperation on domestic routes and connection flights with Adriatic Airways/Denim Air.

    There will also be flights between Tel Aviv and Zagreb during the period june to september for a Israeli travel company and eventually from south of Italy to Split

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  8. Will Alitalia also start flying to Mostar? The director of Mostar Airport announced so in January but nothing yet...

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  9. "Ugovor o zajmu Ujedinjenih Arapskih Emirata od milijardu dolara za budžet Srbije i kreditu za navodnjavanje od 100 miliona dolara biće potpisan sutra u Abu Dabiju, najavio ministar Lazar Krstić. Kupovina "Dunav banke" bila bi korisna za "Telekom", ako bi se na taj način povećala konkurentnost te kompanije, kaže Krstić.

    Ministar finansija Srbije Lazar Krstić najavio je na Kopaoniku da će sutra u Abu Dabiju biti potpisan ugovor o zajmu Ujedinjenih Arapskih Emirata (UAE) od milijardu dolara za budžet Srbije i kreditu za navodnjavanje od 100 miliona dolara."

    Nice, Arabs will give credit to Serbia for infrastructure that will be used by Arabs!

    Part of this billion USD credit for budget is for finance deal with Jat. That money is used for 50% of 200 million USD investment of Serbia in Jat + 350 million for debts etc. Deal includes Jat and Airport Belgrade.

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    1. Alo bato, zajam za BUDZET!!! Jel'znas sta to znaci, i sta se finansira iz budzeta??? Ako ne znas da ti kazem: drzavni aparat, njihove plate, dnevnice i vozni parkovi, pa onda penzije, pa zdravstvo, socijala, pravosudje, uprava. A i frme u drzavnom ili vecinski drzavnom vlasnistvu. Tu spada i deo za Jat, ce koji ce pokriti trosak predizbornog igrokaza "Er Srbija" koja ima katastrofalan LF i to sa LC cenama i istovremeno sa desetorostruko vecim operativnim troskovima i do sada ima cca 30 miliona USD gubitka, a do kraja godine ce biti taman dvestotinjak.

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    2. Izvinjavam se, zaboravio sam da kazem da sam ja onaj communist lazy ex-Jat superhater who doesn't even speak english (so obviously I had to write it in serbian)

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    3. ja to stalno pricam. uzasno je los lf kod airserbie, kad pomislim samo na ta dva leta ka rimu u toku sezone + 2 alitalia + easyjet. to dodje na oko 700 ljudi dnevno na liniji beograd-rim. ne znam da li je to realna brojka. kad ovi nasi ne vode nikakvu statistiku, tj. ne prikazuju je javno. kakvi crni transferisti iz rima, kad imaju direktne letove za sve delove balkana i bliskog istoka... za 30 evra manje da provedes pola dana na beg-u? ne verujem bas...

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    4. Svako ima prava da veruje u šta god želi, zar ne? ;)

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    5. Jeste mozed da verujes u Boga, a m9zes i u Er Srbiju

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    6. On my last JU evening flight from FCO, there were probably some 20pax transfering to LCA.

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    7. When it comes to Larnaca, Rome and Milan are extremely popular. It's common to see more than 10 passengers heading to each destination. Another very popular destination is Prague.

      Talking of Milan, I think that's one of Air Serbia's most successful destinations when it comes to codeshare agreements. It's very common to see Alitalia business passengers onboard while at times there are 20 economy class passengers. I guess it's people who are continuing their journey with Alitalia.

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    8. In Air Serbia we trust!March 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      Especially business passengers. For sure they will not use direct route, but connection with Air Serbia. For business passengers money is not object, they don’t care about few Euro discount, but time is. And that is why they regularly use Air Serbia, to spend less time with 1stop connection.

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    9. But you cant just assume that business people will not connect in Belgade because to you that solution seems improbable.

      Sometimes it is all about scheduling. In the past two years, when flying to London, on only one occasion I used JAT, on all others I was forced to go with Lufthansa. They were the only one allowing me to arrive to London for a meeting at 12:00 and return to Belgrade via Frankfurt later in the evening (luckily from LCY). JAT was always cheaper but never the option because of the inconvenient schedule, despite being nonstop in both directions and so much cheaper.

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  10. Izgleda da ce preostali A319 stici do juna!!!
    Ovo je katastrofa.
    Doduse A320 stizu ovog meseca.

    Procitajte flotu air serbia-e na wikipediji!!!! Tu sve pise

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    1. Jeste dabome tacno tako, ne postoji relevantniji izvor informacija od vikipedije. Mos'mislit!

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    2. Hahahahaha tek sad sam pogledao na Vikipediji sta pise : kaze 79 destinacija (umesto 36) i kaze 37 aviona (20 u floti i 17 narudzbe). Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha......

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    3. gde to piše? piše 18 aviona + 15 naručenih (što i jeste činjenično stanje) i 41 destinacija (3 sezonske), što i jeste tako

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    4. izvoli proveriti, iako pretpostavljam da znas i sam da su podaci sa srpske vikipedije, a u taj tvoj broj destinacija, prema istoj, uz sezonske ukljuceni su i kraljevo ladjevci i nis, dakle bas je onako kako sam napisao, 41-3-2 = 36 destinacija, mislim zao mi je sto nije 179, ali i to ce sad kad Vucko dobije izbore i kad dobijemo jos sto hiljada milijardi svega i svacega

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    5. Second A320 in AirSerbia libery

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanair/12950781774/in/photostream/

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    6. Anorher delay. Air Delay!

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  11. From which city in Italy are the flights going to be form

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  12. Zagreb numbers for February are up, a slight 1.5% growth on last year, but with fewer operations, Airport had 1249 flight operations or 66 less than same month last year but more pax carried indicating higher load factor.

    Didn't expect much in February to be honest, all indications were airport would handle about the same or less pax this months cause of OU' has cut number of operations by 50%.

    OU has less than 60% of all flight operations at Zagreb airport in January and February, same is expected in March. OU is expected to return to normal operations sometimes in July or August.

    Airport management isn't happy with OUs performance and are have indicated that they'll allow low costs to come in if OU continue to under perform beyond June.

    Talks with easyJet, and GermanWings over additional flights and new lines out of Zagreb have already started, with GermanWings adding Hamburg, with Potential of Düsseldorf being added this year.

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  13. UNITED Expands Codeshare Service with Croatia Airlines in S14
    by JL

    Update at 0520GMT 05MAR14

    UNITED in Summer 2014 season is expanding unilateral codeshare operation with Croatia Airlines, which “UA” code appears on following Croatia service, which operates during Summer season only.

    Dubrovnik – Frankfurt
    Dubrovnik – Paris CDG
    Dubrovnik – Zurich
    Split – Frankfurt
    Split – London Heathrow
    Split – Paris CDG

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  14. OT: Serbia's national football team is returning from Dublin aboard Czeck Airlines' A320 this morning.
    They won the match 2:1

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    1. That is the same national football team that Croatian football team kick off from World championship?

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    2. Why not with Air Serbia or Aviogenex?

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    3. Uhhhh that's low LOL. Sooner or later we'll return the favor

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    4. BTW I heard it was almost 4:0 for you today. It's just that one Croat forgot where he's from.

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    5. Braziiiiillllll.... tralalalalalalalalaaaaa....

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  15. Anon 12:47,
    How easy it is for you to forget how poor the level of sports are in your own country when Serbians are not having much success. Please watch this to remind yourself that you are not the greatest:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymJZznFl3vs

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    1. Or:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2z2XEwrduM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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    2. Level of sport is low in Croatia?

      Football – always in top 10 national teams in Europe, most of years top 10 in World (we were winner of bronze medals in World championship)
      Handball – one of the best World teams, usually first
      Water polo – one of the best World teams, usually first
      Skiing – medals in World championships and Olympics
      Athletics – medals in World championships and Olympics (Blanka Vlašić, Sandra Perković, Branko Zorko)
      Gymnastics – Olympics medal winners (Filip Ude)
      Hockey – Medveščak is only team from exYU to play in KHL (Russian league)
      Shooting – World and Olympic winners
      Tennis – Davis cup winners, Wimbledon winners
      Basketball – 4th in Europe, before 2nd in Europe
      Ping-pong – one of the best in Europe, lot of medals
      Taekwondo – winners of lot of medals in World championships
      Karate – winners of lot of medals in World championships
      Boxing – World and European champion (Stipe Drviš, Željko Mavrović, Mario Šivolija-Jelica)
      Ultimate fight – one of the best in World (Mirko Filipović)
      Rowing – World and Olympic winners
      Swimming – World and Olympic winners (Duje Draganja, Gordan Kožulj, Marko Strahija...)

      ...and Croatia has only 4 million inhabitants.

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