Wednesday, June 8, 2016

FIRST LOOK: Air Serbia long haul product

NEWS FLASH

Air Serbia has revealed the first glimpse of its business and economy class cabins on its wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which will be used on flights to New York. The eight-year-old A330 features eighteen seats in business class and the remaining 236 in economy.

Air Serbia's long-haul business class features leathered fully flat bed seats (68.5 inch in length) in a 1-1-1 configuration. Furthermore, the airline will offer its premium passengers an on-demand dining and turndown service, as well as a personal in-flight entertainment system and a 2 X 32 kg baggage policy. Economy class passengers will have a choice of three meals, personal in-flight entertainment system and a 2 X 23 kg baggage policy.

More, higher-quality, photos are expected soon.

Economy class

Economy class

Business class

Business class seat controls

69 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Watch the haters going to say it so plain! but these guys just started the business since 2013 and it a big step they taken. So don,t expect high fancy crap around the plane like etihad, emirates or Qater also Singapore. Just shut up and let them work on the passengers, from then they can improve the product over-time. No business at first time becomes the best. It takes time.

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    1. Also for inflight system. They have raised the bar! against the likes of (LH, TK and so on)

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    2. So your entire comment is based on what you perceive some, 'hater' may say. Chill it dawg.

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    3. Why don't you just shut up instead Alway Lftn and let cementers appreciate and talk about the product?
      Take your hate and anger somewhere else please.
      thank you.

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    4. you guys are retarded. read the comments!

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  2. The economy seats turned out much nicer than expected from the computerized images. Love it!

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  3. Sedista u ekonomskoj klasi su bezbeze plasticna skoljka, bljak, vec me mrzi sto cu leteti sa njima za koji dan.

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    1. Da, da, i uz to su nekako, kako bih rekao, kisela. Luftanzina ekomska sedista debljine flis papira su primer luksuza, plemenitosti i prefinjenosti. Da, da...

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    2. Ha ha! Bas nas te je zao. Jadan mali troll.

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    3. ....i meni je tebe zao ;)

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    4. They look actually quite comfortable IMHO.

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    5. Vama ovdasnjim kretenima nista ne moze da se objasni. LH nova tanka sedista su tesko njesra za putnika kao i ova ASLova. Nekoliko puta sam sa njim imao prilike da letim na B747 i da sediste ispred bude pokvareno i kada se putnik zavali unazad lezi vam na kolenima a dva puta mi nije radio monitor i slusalice. Zalis se stjuardesama i nista. Znaci navikli su na to.

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    6. Psi laju, Airbus prolazi.

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    7. Trebalo je da zahtevas da te premeste na sediste gde radi monitor i gde sediste ispred tebe nije pokvareno. Premestaju zbog labavijeg stocica, a kamoli zbog drugih stvari. Inace, mislim da bi ljudi trebalo da probaju da se u avionima drugih kompanija ponasaju kao u avionima JATa ili AirSerbije. Nazalost vise puta sam bio svedok da ljudi, koji su kao bubice skvrceni sedeli satima na letovima stranih kompanija i ni na sta se nisu zalili, jednom kada udju u JAT-ov ili Air Serbijin avion krenu da se bukvalno izivljavaju nad stjuardesama. Nazalost ove jadne im uvek popustaju i idu niz dlaku. Da vidis kako bi ti Luftikina ili Austrianova odbrusila kada bi to pokusao.

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    8. Samo lupetas neke naucene stvari koje nisu tacne, nisu reagovali na moje zalbe. Znaci znaju da im je jedan procenat sedista off. Bezobrazluk velike kompanije.

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    9. Ako je nešto pokvareno, moraš da jasno i glasno tražiš da te premeste i da na tome insistiraš. Naravno da će te premestiti ako ima mesta drugde. Ali ne čudim se ako nisu. Sa takvim rečnikom i nastupom ni ja te ne bih premestio.

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    10. Problems with the IFE are generally easy to fix, the solution to fixing the problem depends on the system and the will of the crew to do so, as well as company procedure in acting upon such issues. My previous experience is that crew when asked will be happy to reset the IFE screen to ensure it works.

      As for the seats, airlines are always finding ways to reduce costs, which unfortunately means the seats are getting thinner to save on weight (and fuel).

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    1. Nikada iz Srbije nije leteo bolje opremljen avion na redovnom preko okeanskom letu. Letim uglavnom na interkontinentalnim destinacijama u zadnjih pedeset godina. Sa mojim iskustvom od oko cetiri ipo hiljade sati letenja u putnickim kabinama.Er Srbijo. Od mogucih deset poena, od mene imate cistu Devetku, za ovo sto mi je dostupno da vidim I saznam iz pisanog teksta. Srecan vam PRVI let za Njujork. Nazalost bez mogucnosti da budem na letu. Nadam se da cu stici da gledam vase uzletanje sa Nikole Tesle. Srecan pocetak!!!✈. Rodney & Srbi Sydney - a. 😊☀

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    2. "Nikada iz Srbije nije leteo bolje opremljen avion"
      Kako vi to znate? Pa i tvoj Qantas, Pan Am, i još dosta njih su leteli iz BEGa. Ovo je bazirano na mojih preko 40 interkontinentalnih letova za servernu Ameriku u poslednjih 35 godina.

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    3. Taj Pan Am mora da je bio fenomenalno opreljen, sigurno je imao wi-fi pre 40 godina:

      http://www.airliners.net/photo/Pan-American-World/Boeing-747-121/0139808/L

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    4. Verujem da su sedišta bila udobnija i bilo više mesto za noge nego u A330.

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    5. Anonimus 7:53 PM. Oprostite sta vi verujete. Ja svedocim da nikako nemoze se uporediti sa danasnjim A330 po opremljenosti, prostoru za noge, rucni prtljag, zabavi na letovima. Ovo tvrdim Sa 22 leta oko planete, 24 leta do Severne Amerike, 6 letova preko Afrike, 46 preko Azije do Evrope, 27 letova preko drugih kontinenata do Evrope. U iducoj sedmici mi je 74 let izmedju Australije i Srbije u zadnjih 47 godina. Naravno i svi prethodni moji navodi se odnose na destinacije izmedju Moje Domovine Australije i Otadzbine Srbije. O tome sam napisao knjigu od 338 strana sa 309 fotografija u boji. Nekoliko primera sam poklonio ljudima koji rade u civilnom vazduhoplovstvu. Po jedan primerak sam poklonio u Er Srbiji i Beogradskom aerodromu N.T. Naslov knjige je ''Od Polarisa do Juznog Krsta''. Spostovanjem Vama i najuzvisenijim zeljama zadobrobit Er Srbije I njenog Tima✈😊☀🌏. R. Marinkovic Kings Park Sydney, AUS.

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    6. Rodney, gde se knjiga može pogledati u Srbiji? U kojim knjižarama?

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    7. Дечко ТзарJune 9, 2016 at 1:55 AM

      @Anon at 7:53

      Jeste bilo nešto više mesta za noge ali put do Australije preko 20 sati da se ubiješ od dosade kao ovo:

      https://youtu.be/CCbWyYr82BM

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    8. Uvazeni Anons at 2:44 PM, 1:33AM, i 1:55 AM. Oprostite sto vam nisam razumljiv... Kjigu na Srpskom sam napisao i otstampao na nekoliko stotina DWD diskova. To sam Davao ljudima u Kraljevu i jedan deo u Cacku. Takodje deo toga sam doneo ovde u Sydney i takodje podelio za prilog. Sav novac koji sam prikupio do zadnje pare darujem za podizanje buduceg velikog Krsta na jednoj planini u Centralnoj Srbiji. Darovanje cele dobiti i
      jeste razlog sto sam je napisao. Odstamao sam na papiru samo 15 komada i poklonio ih pojedincima iz porodice u Sydney i Kraljevu. A jedan primerak je poklonjen jednoj osobi u Er Srbiji. Sada se trenutno prevodi na Engleski jezik. Kada se zavrsi poklonicu je Mojoj maticnoj kompaniji Qantas Airways za Stogodisnjicu postojanja, njegovoj fondaciji u Longrich - u. To ce se dogoditi 16 novembra 2020 u Sydney. Naravno ako me Gospod pozivi, a sa ljudima budem u miru i dobroj volji. Sto jedan od vas zali se da je ''put do Australije ubitacno dosadan''. Pa kakve su nam misli takav I zivot, putovanja, iskrenost, postenje, postovanje... Oprostite mi sto sam slabo sta video a jos manje naucio. Nego i vas jos izazivam ovim pisanjem. Osnovna tema, cilj i zelja u mojem fokusu jeste potpuni uspeh Er Srbije. Kako na letu za Njujork, tako i razvoj ove krucijalne kompanije Srbije. Kao i razvoj i ukljucivanje jos dva za sada neotvorena aerodrome Centralne Srbije. Oprostite mi ako me ne shvatate. Pozdrav iz blage zime Sidnejske. Radovan. ✈😊🌏☀+

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  5. The economy class seats are really nice. It was a wise move not to install the same ones as they have on their Airbus fleet!

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  6. This is the flagship airplane of the ex-YU region airlines.

    Respect! Well done Serbia! Can't wait to take off on this magnificent bird.

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  7. copy/paste 101% of 9W longhaul product just change in colours...

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    1. No. You are total wrong. The business class was cut down from 1-2-1 seating configuration, to 1-1-1. The number of seats in economy was also slashed.

      All in all, far more space in the cabin all round.

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    2. 101% ? Where did you get the 1% ?

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    3. well...I know this as I work for 9W...pls check their seat model in Y and C and you will know...and nobody said that it is something bad ...

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    4. I mentioned seat model not conifguration mate...

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  8. Looks great! I dont want to troll here, but I was hoping for touch screens in economy instead of these joysticks, or whatever they are called. My personal preference...

    JU logo on the wall looks great :)) Can`t wait for the flights to commence

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    1. And one more thing... I don`t see USB chargers, which is only real downside...

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    2. USB port is under the seat like in EY A330... which is a bit of a pain.

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    3. I wonder why there is no Air Serbia info on Seatguru.com.

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    4. Yeah that's a really odd thing. I flew recently EY A330 to Perth and had no idea that they even had USB ports. My mobile was out of battery and I needed it when I land so I thought they might have some USB ports at the back. Asked the crew and she told me it's under the seat. Point being, take a long USB chord with you if you want to connect it while using it at the same time.

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    5. I flew EY from AUH - PVG last year. I did not ask the crew and did not charge my phone :) I guess we should snoop around the cabin more frequently

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    6. "but I was hoping for touch screens in economy instead of these joysticks"
      I flew with 9W A330-200 last year and the screens were touch screens in addition to joysticks.

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    7. I think these display devices are with touch screen functionality. They look the same like the ones ANA has (I flew them a month ago).

      All in all, it looks quite good. Well done.

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    8. If you've sat in front of someone constantly tapping on their screen (i.e., tapping the back of your head basically) you might feel differently, especially on a long haul flight.

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    9. All widebody planes with seatback touchscreen IFE should be immediately grounded around the world until solution is found for your problem. Or you can just stop flying if that bothers you.

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    10. Who pissed in your coffee? All I was saying was that the "joysticks" were preferable to the touchscreens because of the annoyance. It is an opinion, nothing to get so riled up about.

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  9. Sorry for OT: Does anyone (incl. Admin) know what happened to the HG flights VIE-SPU-VIE which were supposed to start in mid May? So far they are all cancelled, first one to start June, 26th now as far as I can see. Also all flight times and days of operations changed but remain 2x weekly. Fleet shortage or crew shortage or else? The OS flights are all packed since weeks, as far as i read here.

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    1. Flights are starting in June. The third flight will start in august

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  10. On a side note - just 1 plane operating this route, 4 times weekly? Or am I mistaken? Ain't that risky, above all? What if it goes broken in JFK or experiences delays elsewhere?

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    1. A340 ceka spreman.

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    2. I thought is five weekly is planned.

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    3. "A340 waits ready" where exactly?

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    4. And what if there were two or three planes? Think they would sit around and wait for the first one to break down? No, they would fly different routes at the same time. So - cancellations would happen anyway.

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    5. Back up for the A332 is EY A345 in AUH.

      Btw, line maintenance will be done by Air Serbia Tehnika in BEG. Mechanics and engineers have received training for the type, received tools, equipment and spare parts. EY will do line maintenance in JFK and base maintenance in AUH. A checks will be done by AZ in FCO.

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    6. +1 JATBEGMEL, best info as always :)

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    7. Didn't mean to rain on your parade JATBEGMEL, but it would be nice to provide link where you got that best info from:

      http://tangosix.rs/2016/07/03/ekskluzivno-intervju-sa-direktorom-er-srbije-prodaja-karata-za-njujork-ide-odlicno-tom-linijom-jacamo-svoju-regionalnu-mrezu/

      and

      http://tangosix.rs/2016/07/06/erbas-a330-er-srbije-ponovo-u-beogradu-romeo-alfa-krece-u-saobracaj/

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  11. Does anybody know inches between economy seats?

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  12. Bravo Srbija !

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  13. Would have been nice to see them incorporate the Air Serbia title in the cyrillic alphabet too. Others such as SU and FB have been able to do it.

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    1. Highly unlikely. The least they could do is revert to Cyrillic alphabet in their in-flight magazine.

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    2. I think they should use the Cyrillic alphabet as well, being the national airline of Serbia. They spend a lot on promoting Serbia, they could at least place signage in the national alphabet.

      Maybe theyre using the latin letters so as other customers from the ex-YU could understand as well.

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    3. Well they could have had both. Rven Etihad has Arabic writing on their aircraft.

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    4. That is very stupid because many customers in the region and beyond, which are far more numerous, are accustomed to Cyrillic alphabet: Bulgarians, Macedonians, Russians, Ukrainians and last but not least - Serbs, the home market for that matter. No one's gonna tell me that Croatia and Slovenia have a much larger market for Air Serbia. After all, even if they did, it is a question of self-respect. ME3 FA's still wear the headscarf and they're among the top airlines in the world.

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    5. @ anonymous 9,47pm

      Arabic is one of the most spoken languages on the planet as being an official language of the UN. The ME3 have hundreds of flights over the Middle East and North Africa where Arabic is the official language. Arabic doesn't have a standard transliteration like Serbian has.

      @ QR921

      Bulgarian, Ukrainian and Russian Cyrillic letters vary. Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian are the same languages and we can generally tell even from what region the speaker is coming from. This cannot be said for the above countries. The other languages are not the same, and having something written in Cyrillic doesn't mean the person will understand better.

      EY don't have the head scarf in their uniforms. EK and QR do so as to discreetly reflect the local culture through their uniforms. In EK, the scarf with the hat has been part of the uniform from Day 1, and is quite recognizable as part of the EK brand.

      JU has roughly 120 flights per week in the ex-YU region, 13 to Bulgaria, 6 to Ukraine and 17 to Russia. Croatia alone is 32 p/w. In Serbia we use both alphabets.

      However, JU focuses a lot on branding Serbia in its image, a small thing could be the use of the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet which is where I agree.

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    6. I don't agree with you on this one. Out of those 120 flights half are to Montenegro which is also an Orthodox country with a Cyrillic tradition. Half of Bosnia is also Serbian. Bottom line, you need to respect yourself first. The use of Latin in a smaller font alongside Cyrillic could be another option. Air Serbia has much more flights to Western Europe than to the "region" yet it didn't incorporate French or German despite them being much more affluent markets. Therefore, no need to lower yourself down to please a market that is only in your head and product of some sick yugo-nostalgia that goes in parallel with Serbian identity denial. My 2 cents.

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    7. You are wrong about this. It is true that Cyrillic has a longer history and that it is a script specially made for Slavic languages. We should be proud about it and do everything reasonable to use it as often as possible. But Latin is also a Serbian script. It would be very unwise to renounce everything that was printed in Latin in the last 70 years, that rightly belongs to the Serbian literature and language, just to underline differences with our closest neighbors. Latin was used used by Ancient Romans for centuries in what is now Serbia, so it is even more ours than usually acknowledged. I am proud on both scripts.

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    8. Experts as always jumping the gun ... of course it has cyrillic, not that it matters.

      just the hate brigade out in force as usual. When will you ever learn ...

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  14. Would have been nice to see them incorporate the Air Serbia title in the cyrillic alphabet too. Others such as SU and FB have been able to do it.

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  15. Thanks ex YU for the first pictures, plesase let us have menu and wine card fm the JFK flights once available.

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