Sunday, October 26, 2014

2014/15 winter season begins

Winter season changes for EX-YU airlines and airports

The 2014/15 winter season begins today and will run until March 28 next year, signalling changes for both the national carriers of the former Yugoslavia, as well as airports across the region.

Adria Airways will operate a total of 144 scheduled weekly flights: 127 of them from Ljubljana, nine from Pristina to Munich and Frankfurt, four from Munich to Lodz in Poland and two from Tirana to Frankfurt. Services from Ljubljana to Prague and Warsaw, launched during the summer, will be maintained over the winter months as well. The Slovenian national carrier will also operate charter flights from Ljubljana to Hurghada and Sharm-el-Sheikh in Egypt, with other charters available during the school holidays, as well as the Christmas and New Year period. Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport will offer 150 flights to nineteen European destinations this winter. All foreign carriers operating to Ljubljana will maintain the same number of flights as last winter season.

Air Serbia will temporarily take over Etihad Airways’ service between Belgrade and Abu Dhabi, with its equipment operating the route twice per day. Additional frequencies will be added on flights to Amsterdam, Podgorica and Prague when compared to last winter season. All new destinations launched during the summer, with exception to Varna, will be maintained over with winter months. Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport will see Germanwings and Etihad Regional suspend their flights from Stuttgart and Geneva from today. On the other hand, Air Cairo begins scheduled winter flights from Hurghada to the Serbian capital, to be operated once per week. TAP Portugal will consolidate its flights from Lisbon to the Serbian capital, with additional frequencies and some services operating via Budapest. Vueling Airlines will run several flights from Barcelona during the holiday period.

B&H Airlines will operate a total of fifteen weekly flights from Sarajevo. The airline will add an additional flight to Belgrade when compared to last winter while the rest of its network remains unchanged. It has been suggested the carrier could launch flights to Skopje via Podgorica in the coming months. Meanwhile, Sarajevo Airport will see the arrival of Flydubai from December 8. Services will operate twice per week. Montenegro Airlines will maintain a similar schedule to that of last winter with additional flights to Belgrade from both Podgorica and Tivat. The airline has said it is close to securing rights to launch flights to Copenhagen via Zagreb. Podgorica Airport will see Ryanair maintain two weekly flights from London Stansted, while its service from Charleroi turns seasonal. Turkish Airlines will operate daily flights from Istanbul.

Croatia Airlines will be offering more flights than last winter, with additional departures from Zagreb to Brussels, Dubrovnik, Paris, Sarajevo and Split. The rest of its network remains unchanged. The airline will maintain sixteen weekly flights from Split to Frankfurt, Munich and Rome, with two weekly flights to be offered from Dubrovnik to the Italian capital. Zagreb Airport will celebrate Eurlot’s inaugural flight from Warsaw today. The Polish airline will operate daily services to the Croatian capital. In addition, Flydubai will launch three weekly flights from the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, connecting Zagreb with Dubai for the first time. Spain’s Vueling will offer four flights from Barcelona to Zagreb, on December 21, 27 and January 3 and 5.

Skopje Airport will see similar operations as last winter. Wizz Air is set to dominate with five weekly flights to Malmo and Basel, four flights to London Luton, three weekly flights to Gothenburg, Eindhoven and Memmingen and two flights each to Bergamo, Beauvais, Charleroi, Hahn and Treviso. Flydubai will maintain two weekly services to the Macedonian capital this winter. Low cost Pegasus will operate three flights per week from Istanbul, while its rival Turkish Airlines will run two daily services. Alitalia, which launched flights from Rome to Skopje during the summer, will maintain the service with six weekly flights. Pristina Airport is not expecting new arrivals this winter with Adria Airways to reduce one weekly flight to Frankfurt. Etihad Regional, which launched flights from Zurich over the summer, will maintain services to Pristina, although, tickets are still available for purchase only through local travel agents.

62 comments:

  1. Interesting about Air Cairo. I see tickets can be bought on their website.

    Also welcome Eurolot to Zagreb. Hope it will be a busy winter for airline/airports

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  2. Hopefuly many new route next summer.

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  3. I for one am happy that Air Serbia is operating the second daily flight to Abu Dhabi. Given that both airlines had good loads on the route, I am sure it will further boost Air Serbia's performance.
    Also, Air Serbia has far more seats on its A319 so it makes it easier to operate the route.

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    1. It seems the A319 will be replacing ATRs on some routes. For example A319 will be flying to Sarajevo several days a week.

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    2. By the way, both airlines had an average loadfactor of 90% during August on the route.

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    3. Yes but the bookings to Sarajevo have been really good so the A319 is justified. I guess they have consolidated their presence in Sarajevo.

      By the way, is that the shortest flight in ex-YU? The B737-300 flies the route in just 18 minutes!

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    4. It probably is unless some domestic flights in Croatia are shorter. Or Sarajevo - Banja Luka by B&H?

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    5. I think Belgrade-Sarajevo is less than 250 km which is very short. Hmm... maybe Osijek-Zagreb is shorter but takes longer. Would be interesting to know.

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    6. I don't think anyone from OPS would agree exploiting big a/c on short routes is justified. Why else would manufacturers produce regional airliners? Makes prefect sense just like DC-10 from BEG 2 TIV by the end of 90's.

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  4. Why doesn't OU operate a few weekly flights this winter from Dubrovnik and Split to Belgrade? They could code-share and cooperate! Dubrovnik did try to get Air Serbia to fly there in winter time... shame they turned them down.

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    1. Maybe there is not enough demand during winter. Air Serbia will be getting a couple of ATRs next summer. I assume Zagreb will be the next regional destination. As for Croatia Airlines I think they will add some new routes next summer too with that restructuring thing over. We will see.

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    2. But Kucko said that they will not do anything until 2018. I think the only expansion we might see is more charter flights.

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    3. I don't think Kucko will retain the CEO position by 2018

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    4. Don't believe everything the Ceo Kucko says. His biggest worries is not to safe Croatia Airlines but only to safe himself because without Croatia Airlines he wont have a Job .Worst of all is his family lives in the Netherlands, and for sure he wont get a Job there not with his mentality.

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    5. with more ATRs 10-14/7 BEG-SPU and BEG-DBV should be possible in high season

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    6. Kucko will be no more come 2015, there are plans to replace him with someone else before privatization goes ahead, Zoran Milanovic Croatian PM has suspicions as to qualities of Kucko and his clique, USKOK might be looking at OU's operations as we speak, few members of OU that were protesting in 2012 have come forward with some reveling facts about operations at OU, interesting times ahead, USKOK is looking at allegations of improprieties including theft of OU funds to finance lavish lifestyle of few executives at OU.

      Kucko might be one of them, if proven than he's facing 10 years behind bars in Remetinec, joining his pal Milan Bandic and Ivo Sanader.




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  5. Anyone knows if Air Serbia plans on adding more aircraft?

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    1. I am sure they will do something as they don't have more airplanes to operate charter flights during the summer. And with this fleet they only can introduce maybe 4 new destinations and fly there somewhere between 11:00PM and 01:00AM. They should order about 10 planes which could take about 100 pax, maybe E190, because they will have to return 2 of ATR aircrafts on 2017. I really don't know what they are going to do, but I hope they'll order at least 10 more aircraft, they can't do much with 10 A320neo.

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  6. Good luck to all ex-yu airlines and airports during winter 2014/15.
    Hope to see many new routes and more passengers for ex-yu carriers during next summer!
    Enjoy the weekend guys.

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    1. I still hope we will see more cooperation between not only ex-YU airlines but Balkan ones.

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    2. Will never happen...

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  7. Another novelty is that one of the two A320s will be flying to London every day, 10.20 departure.

    It's rather bad utilisation given that it doesn't go anywhere from the evening when it comes back from Zurich just before 23.00.

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  8. Adria Will also operate charters to Marrakesh and Tenerife from LJU.

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  9. Ex Yu went back to the good ol' banner... nice.

    Sačekao sam da vidim šta će se dešavati proteklih dana sa aerodromom, i stvari idu i dalje u pogrešnom smeru, pa je vreme da ponovim ovo:
    Er Srbija će polako nastaviti da širi flotu i destinacije, ali to nije suština. Er Srbija je za sada odlično odradila svoje i svaka im čast, ali očigledno je da je aerodrom ne može i dalje da prati takav rast i sada je najveći problem sa aerodromom tj sa vladom. Kako stoji, problem neće uskoro biti rešen, jer umesto praznog PR-a o borbi svetskih kompanija za koncesiju, nema tendera na ulici.

    Dok vlada ne odradi svoje po pitanju aerodroma, DCV i lobiranja EC, bilaterala i svih drugih stvari koje su u suštini njihova odgovornost, bolje da se ne radujemo mnogo budućnosti jer je trenutno najveća pretnja dugoročnom uspehu Er Srbije upravo vlada! Dok ne vidim konkretne rezultate na tom polju ne vredi više da o tome pišem. Nadam se da će Air Serbia uspeti i pored svega!

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  10. Jel zna neko koje su Destinacije Avioleta za zimsku sezonu. :)
    Hvala unapred
    INN-NS

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    1. Znaci ni ove zimske sezone nema nista od Innsbrucka sramota treba biti te routen Managere oni radije lete za Tiranu jedostavno sramota :)
      Jel rekao nesto novo veliki CEO Gospodin Dane Kondic.
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    2. E pa bas je sinoc "veliki CEO Gospodin Dane Kondic" pomenuo tu Tiranu koju prozivas i rekao da je jedna od najboljih linija pa ce se umesto ATR-om leteti sa Airbusom na pomenutoj liniji.

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    3. Innsbruck bi zimi isao sa 320 svaki dan ;)
      INN-NS

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    4. Sigurno, zato iz Insbruka nikada nije postojala avio linija za Beograd

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    5. Hteo je OS da ovede pre par godina izracunali su da bi na 738 LF bio negde oko 80%
      Pa nije ni za neke destinacije leteo JAT pa sad ASL leti ;) a vi neznate kakav potencijal ima INN pogotovo zbog ruskih turista ;)
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    6. Данко је сигурано то изјавио за Тирану зато што немају довољно Атрова. Да је то стварно тако онда би додали додатне учесталости ка Албанији.

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    7. Pa da se malo politicki podmaze leteli bi ono ko sto lete za BNX to znam rekao mi je Stric :)
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    8. ponovicu jos jednom. od insbruka bi mnogo jaci bili i salcburg i linc, kako zbog veceg broja srba u ta dva grada sa okolinom, tako i zbog blizine minhena, te okolnih austrijskih sela po kojima srbi zive i rade vec decenijama. srbi iz srbije jednostavno nemaju para da skijaju po tirolu. za razliku od toga, salcburg kao destinaciju mozes naci u mnogim turistickim agencijama sirom srbije. insbruk se nigde ne pominje. cak ni transferisti iz moskve ne bi mnogo uticali da se insbruk iz beograda ojaca. ja bih bio najsrecniji kada bi asl leteo i ka salcburgu i ka gracu, lincu, insbruku, nirnbergu i svim ostalim gradovima gde zive nasi koji su pre sto godina otisli po nemackoj i austriji za boljim zivotom. mnogo je cak onih koji su izrodili tamo decu, a otisli iz raznoraznih srpskih sela da ciste kuce po nemackoj i austriji, i sad ta deca cak ni ne dolaze vise u napustena sela iz kojih su davnih 60ih njihovi roditelji pobegli za koricom hleba. da ti ne pricam o bednoj situaciji u kojoj zivi preko 70% srba u srbiji. cak nam ni turisti ne dolaze u ne znam kolikom broju. vidis da easy ukida i rim i milano, germanwings stutgart, wizz je davno ukinuo rim itd itd. ako jedan easyjet ukida liniju gco-beg gde je rt karta kostala i po 50e, sve ti je jasno. ja sam se nadao da ce se easy siriti na hamburg, bcn, lgw itd itd, ali nista. eto to ti je nasa stvarnost. ostadosmo na zenevi u koju i da hocu ne mogu da odem. nemam nikog tamo a cena nocenja u najjeftinijem hostelu ne moze da se nadje ispod 25e. znaci 3 nocenja ponedeljak na petak i loukoster oko 125e, za ta tri, cetri dana ti za jednu zenevu treba oko 100e minimum i eto ti je p[rosecna plata u srbiji. vidis da se i pored fixne cene od 54e za bnx smanjuje broj letova ka tom gradu. katastrofa. od 7 mil stanovnika, ukupno sa strancima, gastarbajterima te kao turistima kroz nas aerodrom je proslo nesto vise od 4 mil putnika. za razliku od budimpeste, praga gde kroz aerodrom prodje vise putnika nego sto te dve zemlje imaju stanovnika, da ne pricam da te zemlje imaju cak i provincijske medjunarodne aerodrome.. itd itd.. kad nam ojaca ekonomija, bice i letova ka regionalnim evropskim gradovima. wizz iz budimpeste ima i po nekoliko dnevnih letova ka nekim gradovima, a iz beg-a wizz vec godinama prema fmm-u ili pak nyo-u leti samo dva puta nedeljno. nikako da se ojacaju juzna bavarska ili pak skandinavija.. cak i posle odustajanja asl-a od got-a, wizz nikako da ga pojaca. itd itd.. razumes? asl ima samo nekoliko jakih linija i to je sve, te price o tirani, banja luci i slicno ne piju vodu. nema vise atine, rima, soluna i slicnih po dva leta dnevno, nema traznje... zato nema ni dbv-a ni spu-a itd itd.. da ne davim vise. a vucic moze do sutra da prica hvalospeve o jakoj asl. i ja bih voleo da je jaka, ali kakva ekonomija jedne zemlje, tako i sve ostalo u toj zemlji. asl je jedna prosecna kompanija i to je sve. i to znaju i pticice na grani. i da je os izracunao lf iz inn-a 80%, odavno bi uveo liniju inn-beg.. pozz iz beograda.

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    9. Sam si lepo rekao da ne davim vise, pa poslusaj sebe... ;-)

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    10. OS jeste izracunao ali tu godinu pre nego sto ce prodati sve 737-700 i 738 i onda je imao manjak flote rekao mi je drugarov otac
      Ja bi se sutra vratio iz Austrije i ne volim ovde da zivim kad zivis ko u Zatvoru samo malo da su bolje plate. Srecom ja i Mama dolazimo u srbiju svaka 2 meseca a tata nemoze tako cesto zbog posla.
      Ljudi iz Salcburga mogu stici u srb za 8-9 sati
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    11. meni babina komsinica iz bele palanke rekla da je stigla iz salcburga za 6 sati. vozio je komsija iz velike plane kod prokuplja nekim mercedesom kupe. a babina komsinica htela da leti iz beca, al kaze asl leti iz beca samo sa atr pa nije htela. tako da je vozio taj njojzin sa mercedes. tako mi rekla baba. ona ne laze.
      pozz iz ini

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    12. ha-ha-ha
      zapravo u jednom trenutku sam mislio da treba bar maalo da se nasmejem
      neko ko nije INN-NS

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    13. Iz Salcburga se i stize za sest sati kada nema guzve na Batrovcima. Gastosi po Austriji koji imaju vise od ilajdu jura su srecni gastosi. Aili Flughafen INN bi mogao biti interesantan pored Venecije za sirenje operacija u regionu ne za srpske gastose.

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    14. Konacno da me neko razume =DD
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  11. Ja se izvinjavam za OT, prvi put ovde pisem pa se nadam da mi necete zameriti... Interesuje me jedan podatak vezan za ASL, a to je koliko ima zaposlenih stjuardesa i pilota u kompaniji i koliko dnevo rade... Imam jedan podatak da posade rade dnevno izmedju 12-16 sati za mizerne plate, sto je meni nekako nelogicno, pa sam hteo da ga proverim... Naravno ako neko zna... Nije mi potreban podatak kolika im je plata, niti bih to ikada ikoga pitao, samo me interesuje da li je ovo prethodno sto sam napisao zaista tako ili ne...

    p.s. Nije mi namera da izazivam bilo kakvu raspravu... :)

    Pozdrav...
    M

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    1. Pa rade za manje plate nego moj kum u Austriji na Gradjevini na veliku zalost
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    2. ^ Kao prvo ne rade po 12-16 sati, to je jedna velika laz. Kao drugo stuardese imaju vece plate nego 80 posto gradjana Srbiji, o pilotima da ni nepricam ( strani piloti oko 15,000 evra mesecno, nasi manje naravno ali takodje dosta).

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    3. Najbolje da pilot u JU zarađuje manje od tvog kuma građevinara.

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    4. Посада, изузеб персера, ради две дневне ротације. Ради један дан па не ради други, тако је у теорији, наравно то у овом после се не може увек испоштовати.

      Кабинско особље прима око 900 евра док персер мало више од 1.000 евра.

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    5. Pa jedan pilot iz ASL mi je rekao da ima manju platu od 2500eur a moj kum ima toliku platu na gradjevini nemam potrebe da lazem :)
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    6. Zar nemaju piloti u ASL oko 500.000 din. platu? To je vise od 4.000 eura. Ja znam za taj podatak. Ali i to je u svakom slucaju manje nego sto gradjevinac sa osnovnom skolom iz Lebana koji je otisao u Svedsku, zaradjuje.

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    7. Јатови пилоти су примали 5.000 евра. Ер Србија је смањила плате али страни пилоти који су возили два А6 регистрована А319 су примали око 15.000 евра али њих је плаћао Етихад, не Ер Србија.

      Данас, када пилот крене да лети за Ер Србију, значи као копилот, он прима око 2.000 евра. Не знам ако се у то укључује дневница или не.

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    8. ^ Ali sa 4-5 hiljada u Srbiji mozes da zivis ko kralj. Nemozete porediti 4 hiljada u Svedskoj i Srbiji.

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    9. Hvala vam ljudi... :)

      Eto, povela se polemika izmedju mene i prijateljice jer njena neka drugarica kaze da radi za malu platu i da tu mizeriju od plate ne moze ni da potrosi jer radi dnevno 12-16 sati dnevno... A onda se ubacio neki njen drug koji ima drugaricu koja kao stjuardesa radi u Etihadu za 28000 din i to 18 sati dnevno... O.o +prica kako nas je Etihad toliko ojadio da ne moze ni da se proceni koliko...

      U svakom slucaju, hvala vam jos jednom... :)

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    10. Evo i ja da se ukljucim, da razjasnim neke nedoumice posto sam ja jedan od tih koji rade "12-16" sati...

      Po zakonu u Srbiji mogu da radim max 12 sati dnevno. To ne znaci 12 sati u vazduhu vec mi se u radno vreme racuna sat vremena pre poletanja, odlazni let, stajanje na aerodromu, povratni let plus pola sata nakon poletanja. Ukupno ne smem da imam vise od prosecno 40 sati nedeljno. Novim zakonom o radu mogu da radim i 60 sati jedne nedelje ali to mora tog meseca da se kompenzuje kako ne bih radio vise od 160 sati mesecno.

      Bez obzira dal je neko perser ili ne ta pravila vaze za njega. Dve rotacije su moguce u slucaju region plus evropa (npr. BEG-TIA-BEG-FRA-BEG) dok BEG-CDG-BEG-SVO-BEG nije moguce ili bilo sta slicno sto prelazi 12 sati radnog vremena. Cekanje izmedju dva leta u Beogradu takodje ulazi u radno vreme.

      Sto se tice plata, piloti imaju oko 2500 EUR. U JATu su bile dnevnice za pilote, sada se placaju na sat. Iznos nije bitan...

      Za letacko osoblje, starije kolege koje su ostale iz JATa imaju vece plate od nas, mada ne znacajno. Na to se dobijaju dnevnice, ciji iznos takodje nije bitan. Perseri dobijaju malo vise, mada ne znacajno...

      Nadam se da sam pomogao :)

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    11. Za pilote, oko 2500 plus satnica....

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    12. Kao neko ko radi za ASL duznost mi je da ti skrenem paznju da te podatke ne smes da iznosis u javnost. Molim te da se nije ponovilo.

      Hvala.

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    13. Salaries at Air Serbia are a secret?

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    14. 51% government owned, salaries must not be secret, maybe for particular non-managerial persons, but general pay grades and managers' salaries should be public.

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    15. Pomogao si,hvala ti! Samo nam nisi rekao koliko dobija letacko osoblje?

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  12. Good luck to all ex-yu airlines and airports during winter 2014/15.
    Hope to see many new routes and more passengers for ex-yu carriers during next summer!

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  13. Belgrade go on! I hope we can expect some 4,7 milion pasengers in BG this year.

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  14. Well I can't understand why is there so many people who are saying that there's no chances for BEG to find concessor. Why couldn't he find it? I mean there is ASL whose hub is there, and ASL is pretty successful in it's 1st year, I think it could make a large progress in next few years.

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  15. ASL promo video :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp1uyp1RUCA

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    1. Wow... why can't they be freaking original? This is the exact copy of Soul Food Serbia.

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