Thursday, October 1, 2015

Adria to end CRJ200 operations

Adria to end flights with its last owned aircraft

Adria Airways will end operations with its Bombardier CRJ200 jet within the next six months, seventeen years after initially introducing the aircraft type to its fleet. The airline began phasing out its four CRJ200s in late 2013. Some of the aircraft have been sold, while some have been scrapped. Its sole remaining 48-seat jet is the only aircraft Adria actually owns. All other members of its fleet are on lease. The last CRJ200 flight is set to operate during the first quarter of 2016. "The CRJ200s are only suitable for the development of new routes. Our strategy is to operate larger aircraft and fewer frequencies. This way we can offer cheaper prices”, Adria Airways' CEO, Mark Anžur, said recently.

Adria has replaced its gas guzzling CRJ200s with the larger and more efficient -700 and -900 series. CRJ200s cost 10% more per available seat kilometre than seventy-seat jets in comparable age profiles. Volatile fuel prices add to the economic challenge because the 50-seater has higher relative fuel consumption compared to larger jets. Furthermore, fixed operating costs for the -200 series, such as dispatch, flight planning, navigation, and pilot costs must be distributed over fewer seats, making these smaller jets more expensive to fly. Furthermore, analysis has found that the operating costs for the CRJ200 rise disproportionately as the aircraft ages. Adria plans to boast a fleet of sixteen Bombardiers and Airbuses by 2020. However, the carrier's CEO says the exact type of aircraft to be operated will depend on the carrier's destination network. The airline has been a long time Bombardier customer, ordering its first aircraft from the Canadian plane manufacturer back in 1997. Adria Tehnika, which was once a subsidiary of the Slovenian carrier but is now an independent company, serves as the regional Bombardier maintenance centre. A unified fleet structure is one of the key components of the carrier’s new full fare – low cost hybrid business model.

Adria opted for the CRJ200s in 1997 in order to replace its ageing DC-9s and Dash 7s. The last remaining CRJ200 in Adria's fleet, registered S5-AAG, was initially planned to operate special charters during its remaining months with the airline. However, the aircraft has been utilised on scheduled routes from Ljubljana to Berlin, Zurich, Stockholm, Podgorica, Prague and others over the past few weeks. The aircraft, which features the Star Alliance livery, will turn sixteen next year. It was delivered new to Adria and entered into service in March 2000. Last winter, the airline phased out its last Airbus A320 as well, although the jet made a short comeback during this year's summer season as the carrier wet-leased the jet. It has since been returned to its owner.

73 comments:

  1. Good riddance. It was just a waste of money

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    1. You won't believe how profitable these 50 seaters were 15-20 years ago. Fuel was cheap and maintenance was light when they were new. Yields and margins were through the roof.

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    2. +1 .... but things change. They were perfect at the time for Adria,

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  2. Does Anzur still want to lease an A321 like they planned?

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  3. So they will have just 10 planes next summer?

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    1. Read more carefully. They have planes on order and they will surely lease more planes if they plan to have 16 by 2020. Of course, I think a lot will depend on who buys Adria. I doubt their "2020 masterplan" will be used if they get bought.

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    2. What will happen if Etihad buys them?

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    3. no, new CRJ700ER is on the way from Lufthansa Cityline. it's alredy in Adria Tehnika on mantinance and at 5. Oct. will received Adria's livery

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    4. I seriously doubt it's new.

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    5. Of course it's not new, it's coming from Lufthansa.

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    6. you mean D-ACPN?

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    7. D-ACPK will be parted-out at LJU

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  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5v_dH5pUoU
    Še pomnite, prijatelji?

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  5. OT: BHDCA released august numbers for Bosnian airports:

    TZL: 33 007 (up from 19 253: YoY 76,93% increase)
    OMO: 13 305 (up from 10 691: YoY 16,24% increase)
    SJJ: Already rapported earlier. 101 307 (up from 88 591: YoY 13% increase)
    BNX: 2 591 (down from 4 011: YoY 15,02% decrease)

    OMO has also posted numbers for September. 11 502 which is around 10% more than last years september.

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    1. BNX is -36% not 15%!!!
      OMO is +25% not 16%

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    2. Mašala za upravu BNXa.

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    3. -25% a i ova šačica putnika je subvencionirana ogromnim parama, zapravo plačaju SVAKOG putnika da leti iz BNX.

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    4. # -36, not -25%

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    5. Imacete priliku da vidite sledece godine kad bude vise kompanija letelo ;)
      INN-NS

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    6. Some guys have been receiving such nice salaries at such nice positions to which they were appointed for 15 years now. Never asked about results.

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    7. Кажу да им сад треба 7 милиона да би повратили путнике. Изгледа да су убиједили предсједницу владе да им дадне те паре. Она не схвата да их мора отјерати и те паре ставити на располагање неким другим, способним људима, ако хоће да нешто буде урађено за тај аеродром. Директор стално истиче некакве анализе и планове а нико од тог још ништа није видио. Он није у стању сачинити ни систематизацију радних мјеста а о некаквом детаљном плану развоја нема ни говора.

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    8. Sarajevo Airport numbers for September
      PAX 79.120 +11,17%
      YTD 621.689 +11,98%

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    9. BEG is going to join BNX as the only airports in BNX that have negative growth.

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    10. Which other airport in ex-yu will go close to handling 5m pax ?

      BEG problem is that it relies exclusively on the fortunes of Air Serbia for its growth. It has done next to nothing to grow its portfolio ...

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    11. For ASL to grow and for the airport to give it so many concessions it had to both make life difficult or not easier for all other airlines and also increase their fees for using it.

      It also stopped trying to attract new carriers.
      Everything and everyone were dedicated to the Air Serbia project.
      That is what the government wanted after all.

      We are now beginning to see the results both in passenger numbers and airlines either reducing flights or leaving BEG completely after many years of service.

      And the winter season when ASL reduces greatly it's number of flights hasn't even started yet.

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    12. I don't know for BEG and a political influence there but judging by the number of PAX comparing to the rest of the Bosnia airports, those guys at BNX a really incapable of leading an international airport. They have to be dismissed and substituted immediately otherwise, the gap between the PAX number at BNX and the rest will only spread.

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  6. Wonder which plane will get the * alliance livery now

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    1. Star livery will received S5-AAU

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    2. Cool. Thanks :)

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  7. Znaci uskoro ce Slovenija da prodaje pravo da se leti sa njenih aerodroma kada im potpuno crkne Adria? Kako to moze da funkcionise pod Open Sky ugovorom?

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  8. I hope they finally get sold (I mean Adria). The airline is in a bad state. They even asked the Slovenian Air Traffic Agency to change the departing flight path from LJU so they can save fuel! They are running out cash deparetely.

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    1. This is done daily by all companies that have a desire to run a profitable business. Even Jat pilots ask for runway 12 in LJU to be able to depart with minimum taxi time on straight-to-Beograd departure.

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  9. Jasno je svima da su na putu MA. Bez para od Slovenije idu u toku iduce godine u bankrotstvo. Kako ce onda da prodaju prava na svoje trziste to je moje pitanje

    P.S. Ako uzmu neki euro za ovaj avion osim cene metala svaka im cast.

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  10. They may be expensive to have but the flying with them was surely very nice- in any case MUCH NICER than dash Q400!

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  11. Slovenia, moja majhna dežela.

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  12. http://www.airport-technology.com/features/featurethe-worlds-longest-running-airlines-4681681/

    ASL medju najstarima Aviokompanijama iz ovog Regiona svaka cast .
    INN-NS

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    1. 2 godine stara?

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    2. Koliko ja znam glavni Hub joj je bio LYBE oduvek tako da nema veze kako se zvala pre.
      INN-Ns

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    3. Pa da nije bilo tih Jatovaca koje toliko mrzis i koje toliko pljujes danas ne bi mogao da se hvalis.

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    4. Pozdrav INN-NS October 2, 2015 at 1:28 AM,

      Taj isti LYBE koristi stalno još masa drugih avio-kompanija. Po toj, samo tvojoj logici, oni su svi jedna kompanija. Tvoje zaključivanje je zbilja čudno.

      JAT je prestao da postoji prije 2 godine.
      Air Serbia postoji upravo 2 godine.

      Jugoslavija je prestala da postoji prije 20 godina.
      Srbija kao država postoji još kraće odnosno od kako je ukinuta država zajednica Srbije i Crne Gore.

      Ili za tebe, Jugoslavija još postoji?

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    5. Dobro retardi pisite autoru clanka i njemu se zalite. I ostale kompanije su menjale vlasnike i ime, ali su opstale.

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    6. Anonymous October 2, 2015 at 9:32 AM, da ti ispričam jedan vic.

      Sin otišao na rad u Njemačku, nakon izvjesnog vremena došao na godišnji i sav ushićen objašnjava ocu kako ovdje ništa ne valja a u Njemačkoj je sve ekstra dobro:
      Izmedju ostalog, tamo u mašinu ubace vola a ispadaju gotove kobasice.
      A otac, uzvrati:
      Ja sam sine prije 20 godina ubacio kobasicu a ispao je vo.

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    7. Dobro onda ste volovi koji se raspravljaju sa INN-NS dok je drugi autor clanka.

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    8. Anon at 11:46 AM,

      naravoučenije iz vica upravo potvrdjeno.

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  13. JP je trebao da se ugleda na BT i poruci BCS3 umesto sto nabavljaju CR7 posto cisto sumnjam da ce moci da naprave neki profit sa time.
    INN-NS

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    1. koga?
      they wait for you to be in the board..

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    2. Znaci trebali su naruciti letjelicu koja je neispitana, koju ne znaju kako da kalkulisu, za koju nemaju obucene piloti niti mehanicare... koji si ti genije!

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  14. Ot: Air Serbia is now officially offering WiFi service onboard. Cash option for 30min is 5 eur instead of credit card price of 4,9 (as reasonably suggested here) that will help reduce FA workload. A319 YU-APC has been undergoing wifi equipment installation at BEG for the last dozen days or so, and will rejoin as the fourth wifi equipped Air Serbia Airbus in about two weeks. Media streaming is still not available with no officially announced date of availability. It appears that ASL mobile app is in the works that will enable audio/video content streaming. Airport Nikola Tesla is not going to have more passengers this September compared to last year. Hunt for the BEG investors continued when PM had discussions about the airport during USA visit while mayor of Belgrade few days ago reiterated Vinci's interest in the airport (I lost count on how many times we heard about Vinci). Airport site still has no info on Air Serbia lounge but airport was apparently involved in a mini-coup at the airplane museum.

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    1. Why should BEG airport promote a competitors lounge at the expense of their own ?

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    2. How are they competing? Qatar or Lufthansa business traveller has no choice but to go to airport's lounge. Air Serbia lounge does not accept those customers. If airport management had any brains, they would open their lounge to everyone for a flat fee, say $50. BTW LHR announces and promotes opening of every new lounge in social media, only at BEG are they hiding it.

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    3. Maybe they are embarrassed by their lounge when compared to Air Serbia's and for that reason they don't want to make mention of it

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    4. That's because JU and BEG have a complicated relationship, primarily because of JU's attitude towards them. Then again, many, many institutions here in Belgrade have an issue with Air Serbia and their attitude. Wouldn't be unwise if they calmed down a little bit.

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    5. Modern global economy also needs to calm down a bit and work at the "opusteno" rhythm of Serbian institutions like the airport? No, the other way around: corporate and responsible government interests have to turn up the heat under relaxed managers of most Serbian government businesses until they catch up the speed with Air Serbia and the world, or until they are out and replaced with capable corporate managers.

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  15. Admin, why is it that you constantly intervene in deleting comments which question what airlines are / aren't doing, while continually allowing provocative comments by INN-NS to remain ? His comments are extremely inflammatory, yet they pass everyday without being sanctioned.

    Which is ok, if you allow the same hand to others, but you don't. It seems you only allow comments which suit your own purpose.

    That too is also ok, since it is your website and you can regulate it whichever way you see fit.

    The only issue is that it hits at your credibility and integrity.

    That is also ok, if that is the outcome you want .... As i said, it is your website, so you can do what you want

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    1. His comments, those that are provocative, are deleted on a regular basis several times per day.

      As for your comments, you ask the same question every day, although you were answered the very first time you posted "when Croatia Airlines will get wi-fi/lounge". Although I am alredy certain you knew the answer yourself and your only aim is to provocate. Read the comments guildeline once again. Refer to the first time you posted your question over 10 days ago to find your answer. There is no need to post the same question several times per day, every day on every topic. Your intentions are quite clear.

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    2. Furthermore, if you are interested when an airline such as AZAL is getting wi-fi, which you were asking yesterday along with the obligatory "when is Croatia Airlines getting wi-fi", I strongly encourage you to contact their customer service department.

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    3. Ma ne pravi se pametan. Skuzili smo te. Provociras na fin nacin, u rukavicama i pravis se da si naivan. Oladi.

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    4. Ignore the troll Admin. The sad thing is he is very very very high up in Air Serbia. We know because we get his emails and know his style of writing. Wonder what Etihad would think if they knew he had the time to troll on a website.

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    5. Probably nothing as even Etihad employees are not the brightest kids on the block, one can see that from JU pricing.

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  16. OT: Air Serbia hiring for the position of VP Americas.

    You don't hire a VP Americas for a code-share.

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    1. Da, sada videh na Linked in ;)

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    2. Their VP in Australia is a VP looking after codeshare, so why is this any different ?

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    3. Exactly plus didn't JU have an office in Chicago that was closed by Air Serbia?

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  17. OT : BEG has no chance to reach 5 M pax this year. Currently they are too far from desirable numbers. Having in mind reduced winter schedule announced by main operators, it seems final result will be very disappointed.

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    1. BEG is going to join BNX as the only airports in ex-yu that have negative growth.

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    2. None can compete with BNX when it comes to percentage decrease in the number of passengers. 15 years of continual terrible corruption has destroyed everythng in that airport operator.

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  18. Flew today ZRHLJU. Loadfactoor 90%
    Saturday both flights full 100%, could not purchase ticket anymore
    Seems that JP is doing well despite LX ZRHLJU flights
    09.oct another flight booked at 360 Eur ZRHLJU

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    1. 360 is pretty expensive. Is that economy? But good to here they are full. How was your flight experience?

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