Friday, June 10, 2016

PHOTOS + VIDEOS
Air Serbia's A330 enters into service


Air Serbia's newly leased wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft has operated its first revenue service. The jet, which seats 254 passengers, was deployed on this morning's 35-minute flight from Belgrade to Podgorica with fifty (visibly surprised) travellers on board. It replaced the 66-seat ATR-72 turboprop this morning and was used primarily for crew familiarisation purposes, prior to its use on the Belgrade - New York route from June 23. The A330 is the first wide-body passenger aircraft to be operated by a Serbian-registered airline since Jat Airways retired its DC-10 in June 2005.

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Air Serbia will utilise the A330 on three regional routes. According to a preliminary schedule, the jet will be sent to Banja Luka and Zagreb, in addition to Podgorica. Banja Luka will greet the aircraft tomorrow, with return fares from Belgrade starting at only 54 euros at the time of this publication. The jet will then be sent to Zagreb from June 12 through to June 21, on both the morning and evening service, with additional flights to Banja Luka to operate throughout the week as well. The jet will then be taken out of service until its inaugural flight to New York on Thursday, June 23 in the morning.

A330 DEPLOYMENT
DestinationDate (June)
Podgorica10
Banja Luka11, 12, 16, 19
Zagreb12 - 21 (double daily)

* This is a preliminary schedule based on GDS availability, changes are possible

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Commenting on the new addition to the fleet, Air Serbia's CEO, Dane Kondić, said, "The excitement surrounding the arrival of our A330 aircraft in Belgrade was incredible and many people are naturally interested in experiencing our new flagship product first-hand". He added, "To cater to this interest and as part of preparations for our transatlantic flights, we will operate our new wide-body aircraft on special flights to three important cities in the region, providing the perfect opportunity for aviation enthusiasts and regular commuters to fly on one of the biggest jets in the Balkans".

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Photos by EX-YU Aviation News.

115 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic. Really happy it is finally in service :)

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  2. Congrats Air Serbia ! Well done.

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  3. Came from a long way! Congrats AIR SERBIA! Leading airline in the region

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  4. Liking the leather headrests. Was hoping they would do a safety video with actual people, not animated but I think Etihad does the same.

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    1. Agree not the biggest fan of animated safety videos, although they seem to be more and more of trend. We are nitpicking now. Great work JU.

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  5. What a nice way to start the day. Greets from Sofia.

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    1. Should have included Sofia, братко.

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  6. I still think they should have sent the plane to more regional destinations. What's the deal with sending it to Zagreb every day?

    Anyway looks really nice. They promised US flights in 2016 three years ago and they delivered.

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  7. OT:

    Evo video priloga o novom terminalu MZLZ:

    http://vijesti.hrt.hr/338692/testiranje-aerodromskih-sustava-nove-meunarodne-zracne-luke

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    1. looks great, btw there's room for 2 more baggage carousels and 20 more check in desks. Total capacity of the terminal as is, is around 8 million, however terminal can be expanded by 30m on each side of the main terminal building to 215m (planned long term) and with 3 additional baggage carousels and 50 additional check in desks can be added.
      Increasing the capacity of terminal to around 12-15 million.

      And current 8 passenger air bridges can be doubled under expansion plans. Eventually total number of passenger boarding bridges will increase to around 24, with capacity of terminal going up as well to 15 million pax.

      However, this expansion won't happen before 2025, in fact it is likely to be completed by 2028, or 11 years after new terminal opens its doors.

      Projected passenger traffic at Zagreb Airport.

      2016: 2.8 million
      2017: 3.2 million
      2020: 5.0 million
      2025: 7:0 million
      2028: 8.2 million
      2030: 9.0 million
      2035: 10.5 million
      2040: 12.0 million
      2050: 15.0 million

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    2. 2020: 5.0 million seems a tad optamistic, don't you think?

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    3. Terminal rocks!

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  8. Aircraft looks in great shape. I like the cabins :)

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  9. And people were saying it would never happen...

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  10. They should be flying it to Tirana, Skopje, Sofia! Not Banja Luka...

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  11. OT: A good analysis on Wizz Air vs Ryanair in Central and Eastern Europe. A must read for anyone interested in the region.

    http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/wizz-air-city-pair-overlap-with-ryanair-on-one-third-of-seats-opportunities-for-both-cask-crucial-285183

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  12. Seat pitch looks very good for economy!

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  13. Thank you ex-yu :]

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  14. Looks great!
    The cabin colors are far more elegant than the ones it had in Jet. It looks a lo more classy.
    Safe travels YU-ARA

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  15. Congrats Air Serbia!!

    I would deeply discount the fares to these regional destination, as the plane and flight crew have to do their required sectors, so you might as well get as much revenue for these flights as you can.

    Once again, congratulations!! May many more 330s come to ASL!

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  16. This is how it looked like from the perspective of an enthusiast at TGD :) https://youtu.be/JOHLkIajrHQ

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    1. There's another, from BEG :)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7gmaV0r1io

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  17. super izgleda, dobar dizajn, ugodno oku, ali ovo nepotrebno pokazivanje snage i moći u podgorici, zagrebu, banja luci... što nisu letili za london, paris, amsterdam? ah da, tamo nitko ne bi primjetio velićinu AS....

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    1. Jeez dude just give it a rest... don't piss on another person's parade...

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    2. Zašto nepotrebno?

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    3. Prvo i prvo momak, to je predložio lično Purger, evo na nekom newsflashu na ovom sajtu mu čestitaju kao "evo Er Srbija ti ukrala ideju".

      Drugo, postoje avio-entuzijasti iz regiona koji nemaju prilike da često viđaju a330, njima je svakako neobično i zabavno kada 330 dođe u njihov grad. Pa zamisli kada bi 330 došao u Banja Luku?

      Takođe, naravno da nekom.avio fanu iz Srbije više odgovara da da 40-50 evra, popije kafiću i vrati se, nego da ide čak do Amsterdama.

      Ti si ovim postom u stvari više rekao o svojoj nacionalnoj preopterećenosti nego što je to bila namera bilo kom iz Er Srbije.

      Želim ti prijatan dan i opusti se.




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    4. Nije to "pokazivanje snage i moći", već obična reklama. Predstavljaš svoj proizvod potencijalnom tržištu i usput vežbaš posade. Ti vidiš u tome nešto ružno zbog svojih predrasuda, zbog kojiš i dalje biješ bitke koje su dobijene pre dvadeset godina.

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    5. Nitko nije ništa ukrao. Kada nešto napišeš javno na forumu onda je tvoja ideja dostupna svima. Drago mi je da su to napravili i bilo bi mi još draže da se više mojih ideja prihvati i od strane JU i OU i drugih. Tada bi zračni promet u našoj regiji bio u znatno boljem stanju. A to i jest cilj, zar ne?

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    6. Better short flights, so they can practise starts and landings as many as possible!

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  18. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ptv9wj6v8fbp0l9/JU170.aac?dl=0

    Поздрав из Београда!
    Све најбоље!

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    1. zašto se kapetan ovoliko uprpio?

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    2. Какав је то израз "СНИЖАВАЊЕ"?! Ваљда, СПУШТАЊЕ!

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    3. Da je to jedini faul u obraćanju na srpskom... :)

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    4. Заправо, фразеолошки је исправно снижавање :-)

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    5. Превод за "descending" је- спуштање. Зашто је, помодно, то постало неодговарајуће?

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  20. Haha, u Banja Luku lete sa Airbus 330 samo zbog politicki razloga! Malo da korumpirani selski politicari i bijeda vidi ovog aviona, kino je sto oni misle da je 330 najveci avion u svijetu i da ce ovaj avion kad se pojavi na JFK biti nesto posebno i da ce obican svijet pasti na guzicu kad ga vidi. Sto se tice onog putnickog smisla, JU nece uspjeti popuniti jedan mali ATR za Banja Luku (subvencije) a pogotovo nece moci popuniti avion za 254 putnika. Zar imaju para za bacanje, zasto ne CDG ili ZRH umjesto ove tri destinacije?
    Zagreb je samo tu da pokazu hrvatima da oni "Bogami" imaju A330 i da malo provociraju hrvatskog naroda i politicare i vladu, nema smisla za 2 leta dnevno sto se tice putnika, vjerujem da dva ATR ne mogu popuniti a kamoli ovog aviona. Nije potrebno 508 stolica dnevno. Na kraju, zasto najvise letova za Banja Luku nakon Zagreba, a nista za Sarajevo? Vjeruj mi, tu je politika mjesana kao i JFK kao destinacija. Tuzno je kad politika koristi kompaniju za svoju reklamu, to neces vidjeti u Lufthansi koja je ozbiljna kompanija i vlada koja stoji iza njih je ozbiljna uporedeno sa onom u Srbiji. Zamisli da Merkel se mjesa u posao Lufthanse i da neki njemacki "Sinisa Mali" koji nema pojma o avionima i o ovoj industriji bude medu onima koji upravljaju kompaniju.
    Jadan Kondic ima zavezana usta i ruke i noge u jednom cosku, sluzi samo kao marioneta dok "strucnjak" Vucko upravlja kompaniju haha. "Vucic said" i "Vucic said" oko Air Serbia, ko sisa Daneta.

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    1. Zatvorena lokalna apoteka?

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    2. Trebalo bi da leti i u Sarajevo i Ljubljanu, to jedino nedostaje. Mozda i Split. Ti si ipak previše protivurečan. Šta god da urade, tebi to ne valja. Avion leti da reklamira novi proizvod kompanije i da vežba posadu na kratkim destinacijama. To bi morali da rade u svakom slučaju, sa ili bez putnika. Pa valjda je bolje da usput povezu nekoga. Tebi izgleda ako neko kaze dobar dan, provocira te, ako nekom drugome kaze provocira te, i ako ti ne kaze provocira te. Zar ne mislis da je problem u tebi?

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    3. Haha, kod mene gdje budem mozes kupiti u trgovini hrane/ducanu lijekove koji nisu za recept do 21 sati navece 100 metara od zgrade. Bas sam dobro napisao, skoro sve ako ne bas sve je tacno ali nekim ljudima teska je istina. Aegean ima mnogo vecu mrezu destinacija od male Air Serbia (mala pored Aegean) i 4 puta vise putnika a jos nije njima ni palo na pamet da lete za SAD ili Kanadu nego kad bude vrijeme dobro onda ce kontati o tome a Air Serbia vec navalila (zbog Vucica). Ok, sretno, nadam se za vas da Air Serbia "bleeding money" i da vas ova avantura kostati mnoge pare jer nije jeftino letiti preko bare ako je LF 50-60%.

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    4. nadam se za vas da Air Serbia nece "bleeding money" i da vas ova avantura nece kostati mnoge pare jer nije jeftino letiti preko bare ako je LF 50-60%.*

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    5. To da je ovo investicija koja će da gubi novac, to se slažem.

      Ipak, da ti ponovim još jednom:

      1. treniranje pilota, upoznavanje osoblja sa avionom, isprobavanje aviona
      2. avio fanovima iz svake od ove tri zemlje se više isplati da daju 50 evra i popiju kaficu, nego da daju 200 evra do amsterdama.
      3. upravo ljudi iz Podgorice i Banja Luke neće često viđati te avione. Trebalo je i Sarajevo uključiti.
      4. To je predložio još Purger, Hrvat.
      5. Ti si sam nacionalno opterećen.
      6. Ne volim što je Vučić ekspert za sve i svašta. Većina nas na ovom sajtu to ne voli.

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    6. @ Anonymous 11:44 AM
      Nazalost tvoje pisanje ukazuje na to da ne poznajes ekonomske i politicke veze i prilike u Nemackoj! Isto tako se kroz tvoj tekst uvidi mrznja prema jednoj maloj avio kompaniji koja cini nesto veliko za ovaj Region i Narode! Ta kratkovidnost i mrznja prema uspehu, nadam se, polako napusta ovaj nas prostor i dolaze uspesni ljudi koji se ne plase velikog truda i rada za razvoj koji donosi uspeh!

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    7. Ne leti se nigde zbog Politike neko zato sto na tim Aerodromima retko kad slecu wide-body.
      A to znaci da je LX isto to radio iz Politickih razloga posto je slao 77W u PUY gde CTN mozda leti sa Q400 .
      INN-NS

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    8. INN-SNS

      Ne lupaj, LX ima deal sa PUY i tu uvek treniraju pilote na sirokotrupnim avionima.

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    9. Ma ne to je iz politickih razloga sprovode silu kao sto bi Doticni Gospodin gore rekao .
      INN-NS

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    10. Isto tako si lupio da lete na ove aerodroma zato sto nemaju sirokotrupne avione sto je laz kada ih i ZAG a i BNX imaju.

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    11. Nisam lupio nego vi citate kako vama pdgovara nemaju toliko cesto wide body avione .
      A i za LX nisam lupio posto je to training let ali to oni su itsto radili i na drugim destinacijama sirom Evrope kao sad sto ce ASL da radi .
      INN-NS

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    12. PUY are training flights with touch and goes without PAX!
      Flights to ATH, PRG,GVA,HAJ,FRA and BCN are with PAX for LX as JU does to TGD, ZAG and BNX!

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    13. Anon @ 11.44am ... yes Air Serbia certainly is little when compared to Aegean, or when compared to many other European airlines based in nearby countries.

      BUT, it is significantly bigger than any other ex-yu airline, especially its nearest in Croatia Airlines and importantly, it continues to grow - something which OU is unable to do for whatever reason.

      AND, it will be the only ex-yu airline flying to the USA, something which is much bigger Aegean doesn't do and won't do for the foreseeable future.

      Unlike OU, it has 2 shareholders which are supporting its growth - something which is obviously a pain point for you.

      I would also add that JU flying to ZAG would have little to no irritating factor for the majority of Croatians. What is far more concerning and irritating to ordinary Croatians, is the fact that they don't seem to have a stable govt which can focus on making the lives or its citizens better.

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    14. Anon 7:14 PM as I have said before AEGEAN is a private airline 100%, if they wanted to fly in USA they could easily do so. But air serbia route to JFK is clearly a political move from politicians, AEGEAN is managed by businessmen and not politicians, so they would never do what a politician said. I certainly think that AEGEAN people know better than politicians about the beginning of a transatlantic route.

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    15. Anonymus 7.14, I do agree with your comment. In Cro the situation with the gov is miserable indeed, although I wouldn't say that the serbian is doing a lot for their people. Do you agree? Plus it's autocratic.

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    16. Chill it with the politics, dawgs.

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    17. Price of fuel has dropped significantly lets not forget. Fuel is one of the largest cost for any airline. JU wouldnt be bleeding as much money it would have a couple years back. Dane said in his interview that he is hoping to grow regionally with feed from JFK. JU this winter can not drop soo many flights without distroying yields and pax numbers on JFK.

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  21. According to the photos, route map is there as well. Someone said yesterday this was not the case. So we can tick that one off :)

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    1. I talked on the new Elevate play app that is used for flights on the A319 and A320. I obviously didnt fly yesterday on the A330, which has the seat back IFE system. So no, that isnt ticked off

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    2. It doesnt have voice controls: "Siri, play movie Martian"!!! It doesnt have nose and tail camera feed to watch live takeoffs!!! Cmon man stop nitpicking! Elevate play is pretty amazing as it is, and will only get better with time. Its head and shoulders above many EU competitors.

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    3. ^^^

      hahahaha what a twist on my words.

      I didnt expect nost and tail cameras. As I said yesterday, its a great thing to have, over all a big plus from me, used it as did many pax on my flight, however there is some stupid mistakes made (ie: title of the tv show is not written displaying only the cover photo which most dont have titles written in them. Only the title is shown once opening the movie). I will post pictures when i get time and you will see what I mean. The layout basically could be made more user friendly, and Im sure a route map wouldnt of been hard to add. They did after all even put in pop up messages that stop the program each time a PA is made.

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    4. Pausing the IFE during PA is a requirement for all. Looking forward to see the photos.

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    5. Ovaj razgovor je razlog sto Jugoslavija nikada nije mogla opstati, mi jednostavno nismo niti zelimo da budemo jedan narod, ne volimo se. To je to. To cak i ovaj blog dovodi u pitanje

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  22. OT:

    Adria Airways is going to offer lower ticket prices for passengers with no check in luggage. The people who would buy such tickets would have a possibility to add additional 23kg luggage (to go to check in) 4 hours before their flight. Adria passengers are allowed to take 8kg hand luggage on board.

    Haplek

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  23. Pa to je 20 letova sa A330 za ZAG. Čudna logika, moram priznati.

    Sa Banja Lukom kane napraviti 25 rotacija za uvježabanje posada. Onda je svakako trebalo napraviti slijedeće

    Podgorica - 2 leta isti dan
    Banja Luka - 1 let
    Zagreba - 2 leta isti dan
    Ljubljana - 2 leta isti dan
    Skopje - 2 leta isti dan
    Tivat - 2 leta (tu bi avion bar bio prepun)
    Sofia - 1 let
    Bucharest - 1 let
    Tirana - 1 let
    Thessaloniki - 1 let
    Atena - 1 let
    Dubrovnik - 1 let
    Split - 1 let
    Pula - 1 let
    Beirut - 1 let
    Varna - 1 let
    + još pokoja destinacija gdje bi time povečali kapacitete poput SVO, ZRH, CDG... ili neku destinaciju poput ZAG ponoviti.

    Uz to mislim da su obziljno uprskali što nisu najavili ove letove bar mjesec dana unaprijed. To bi svakako privuklo entuzijaste, dodatne putnike, novinare, političare... Šteta!

    Inače provjerio sam letove za 21.6. iz Zagreba ujutro, povratak isti dan popodne (to mi je jednina opcija jer nisam u Zagrebu) i cijena je 220,34 EUR. Puno, puno, puno previše. Iskreno mogli smo supruga, kćer i ja skočit do Beograda kod kumova da je promo cijena 100-130 EUR, ali 220 EUR je opako preskupo i za let neki let prema trečoj destinaciji via BEG, a kamoli prema BEG. Za te novce se iz ZAG bez imalo problema može doći do LHR, SVO, CPH, IST... pa i do većine destinacija preko nekog od hubova.

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    1. Jedan smjer 39€, povratna 69€

      http://www.airserbia.com/sr-RS/korporativni/vesti/iskusite-let-u-avionu-a330-air-serbia-nudi-specijalne-regionalne-letove-sirokotrupnim-avionom

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    2. I also don't understand this point of flying only to Zagreb basically. Couldn't they send it at least once to Bucharest, Athens, Moscow?

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    3. Let's think logically. Air Serbia is short both of aircraft and cash. Any Atr-72-200 out of service anyone? I guess they are sending it to places where the Atr-72-200 would be sent instead or where they think they could sell those seats faster (if Budapest was on it should be number one destination). Bucharest, Moscow etc. are served by decent planes so no tremendous increase in service. That or that it's simply cheaper to send it given the distance, it's a 200 tonnes plane after all.. My 2 cents.

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    4. Cheaper to fly those familiarization flights to ZAG and TGD than LHR or SVO. ZAG handles Korean A330 and will soon handle Air Transat A330 so it makes more sense.

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    5. Why is everyone surprised by BNX? To me it makes perfect sense. JU has to train their crew so why not use an airport that won't charge them anything? I am sure they got a sweet deal from ZAG as well, not to mention that it reduces the utilisation of the Atrs which are becoming increasingly unreliable. By having the A332 fly on regional routes, you can reduce the deployment rate of one of the archaic Atrs (ALP, ALN and ALO).

      VIE and PRG could have been the perfect candidates for these training flights as they are both operated by the Atrs but they are extremely expensive so why bother paying more when you have a cheaper alternative closer to home.

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    6. Pisao sam malopre JU i kažu da cene još nisu aktivne, i da će biti uskoro. Dakle, ovo što gledamo su još uvek "redovne" cene.

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    7. A kad je to "uskoro"?

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    8. If it is about low cost of training than there is no excuse not to sent it to LJU, SJJ, SKP, TIA, TIV, SPU, DBV, PUY, SOF, OTP... The same thing is about ATR.

      If it is about airport which can serve A330 than LJU do it several times per year, but we all saw long-haul planes in SKP, SJJ, TIA, SPU, DBV...

      When will they start those prices. First flight from ZAG is in two days?

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    9. Ja zaista ne znam kada je uskoro. Ne radim u JU. Prosto sam im pisao kao zainteresovani putnik i to je odgovor koji sam dobio. Stičem utisak da je ta osoba znala preciznije da mi kaže, rekla bi mi. Dakle, ni oni nisu sasvim sigurni šta, kada i kako.

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    10. Purger,

      I don't think there is enough time to send the A330 on one of the regional routes during the noon bank. Even the BNX flight departs at 09.00.

      If they deployed it to Pula or Dubrovnik, the aircraft would not make it to Belgrade before 17.00 thus most passengers would miss their connections.

      Of course, they could have sent it to one of the night regional routes but it wouldn't be as great for marketing purposes.

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    11. Why there isn't time? The A330 flies slower than an Atr? o<O

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    12. Air Serbia A320 has 155 seats while A330 has 255. The seat difference is not small, but I am confident that on a number of flights to ZRH, CDG, AMS the flights were full during this time or close to full. If on say 19th they had 145 pax booked to CDG plus made some good promotions they would maybe have 200 pax and hence send the A330 and promote it there. Some aviation enthusiasts might have been also interested in trying the A330 and having a day tour in Belgrade.

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    13. Anon 16.44

      It's not the speed that matters but the time needed to service the aircraft on the ground. You can't turnaround an A330 in less than 90 minutes while for an Atr you need barely more than 30 minutes.

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    14. Thank you Nemjee - a common sense comment finally prevails.

      It is not only the turnaround time that is key for "normal" operations to be maintained, but other factors such as technical in relation to ease of landing into and taking off from many of these regional airports.

      Other factors include maintenance facilities and support in case of AOG. Better to have the aircraft nearby than for it to be stuck far away.

      Fuel burn is another factor.

      These are test flights (they have to do 40 sectors) which must be completed before finalising ALL regulatory requirements.

      All of these factors come together in such decisions - not some 'nationalistic' reasons as some above have quoted.

      Amazing to read some of these conspiracy theories that continue to abound ....

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    15. All aviation connaisseurs expressing their desire to fly the 332 to Europe or else destination forget that the aircraft registration is to be submitted to local aviation authorities and approved before the respective aircraft can land on their territory. Remember that A6 registered 319 were not able to fly into Russia until they become Yu re-registered...so not so simple and cheap to send an aircraft to destination. Hope you understand now why there is no Europe / else demo flights.

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    16. All aviation connaisseurs expressing their desire to fly the 332 to Europe or else destination forget that the aircraft registration is to be submitted to local aviation authorities and approved before the respective aircraft can land on their territory. Remember that A6 registered 319 were not able to fly into Russia until they become Yu re-registered...so not so simple and cheap to send an aircraft to destination. Hope you understand now why there is no Europe / else demo flights.

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    17. I beg to differ that an A330 cannot be turned around in less than 90 min.

      Look at Thomas Cook, Air Berlin, Monarch etc flying around in Europe. 60 min turn around. Emirates also dies that on intra-Gulf services.

      A330 is a big bird but is fortunately very ground ops friendly and allows for a pretty fast dispatch.

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    18. Of course there are all sorts of scenarios we have to consider. If you have 50 passengers like this morning and if you are carrying fuel from Belgrade then of course, the whole process will be much faster.

      However, if you are flying it to Dubrovnik with 120 passengers both ways then I think it will be a bit difficult to do it in less than an hour. The return flight would arrive back to BEG at 16.40 which would disable passenger from connecting onto the flights departing at around 17.00. Given that this is a training flight, all sorts of technical delays are possible so why dispatch the aircraft to a high risk route when you have so many other, cheaper and less risky ones?

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    19. @ anonymous 8,28pm

      EK doesnt turn its A330 in 60 mins even on its short sectors like MCT and DOH where they have minimal service. Its usually 1h 20 - 1h 40.

      @ nemjee

      Even if JU filled 200 pax to say DBV, disembarking and boarding would be the longest thing they would do. It would still probably be faster on the A330 due to 2 aisles with pax more spread out.

      The type of service JU does on these flights makes cleaning very easy. Security searches might take a couple mins more. Even with a delay of say 30 mins back to BEG wouldnt make problem for connecting pax.

      @ anonymous 8,03pm

      JU doesnt have that problem with the A330 because it was retegistered 3 weeks ago to YU-ARA.

      @ purger

      A319 and A320 is already being sent to DBV and SPU on some days and that is what the A330 would replace in this case.

      I agree that JU should be sending the A330 to more destinations rather then just TGD, ZAG and BNX. It just seems all last minute and poorly organised by JU for something which should be a great promotional opportunity for them.

      @ anonymous

      ac going AOG shouldnt be a problem due to recent maintenance. I dont think BEG could do any better maintenance than what could be done in these other cities. I dont even think that BNX has any maintenance facilities.

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    20. If it is about turnaround still thy could do it to LJU, TIV, SJJ, SKP, DBV, SPU, PUY, SOF, OTP without any problem. A330 needs more time on ground but is faster than ATR, so it will be on time, or few minutes late but that would not influence connections in BEG.

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    21. Today I get personal e-mail from Mr. Kondić himself.

      One of the things he mentioned in e-mail is that Air Serbia is concentrate for training flights on BEG-ZAG-BEG route because of number of operational reasons. We can not know what those operational reasons are, but for sure we can not have doubt about it, as information comes from the highest source. Even it makes sense that operational reason is more important than promotional or marketing possibilities.

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    22. Did he offer free tickets to you and to your family? I mean that's what a real gentlemen would have done.

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    23. Why on earth would he offer free ticket to my family????

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    24. JATBEGMEL,

      I said that there are many variables that we have to consider and that it's risky to use it on routes with such a tight schedule. Look at yesterday's flight to TGD. The flight arrived at 08.04 and it departed at 09.47. And both flights had around 50 passengers. It's exactly because of similar scenarios that I said that it should be sent to destinations where they can be more flexible with their schedule.

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    25. @Purger 1:05PM
      Well, for 'promotional' purposes?

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    26. Purger, did you get your ticket?

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  24. Šta je bilo sa letom za Niš?

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  25. OT - Latest review of Air Serbia's business lounge

    http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/trip_reports/read.main/272986/

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    1. Thanks for the link Anon.
      That is a very positive review!
      Good to see the the lounge leaves positive impressions to international passengers.

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  26. Fraport published its figures ... LJU -9,3% in May...what is going on there?

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    1. Here a link for all Fraport airports

      http://www.fraport.de/content/fraport/de/misc/binaer/investor-relations/verkehrszahlen/2016/verkehrszahlen-mai-2016/jcr:content.file/05-traffic-sheet-2016-mai_deutsch.pdf

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    2. Nice link, thank you.
      Maybe the drop has to do with the Easter this year.
      FRA is also down.

      On the other hand Varna and Burgas are up by 32 and 40% respectively!
      Huge success for Fraport there.

      Antalya is down by a huge 37,2%!!!
      It seems that terrorist attacks and the boycott of Turkey by Russian travelers had a huge impact on the country's tourism industry.

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  27. Odlicne Vesti za Srpsko Vazduhoplovsto i njegov Napredak .
    I ovo je sjajan pocetak za ASL da uposli jos RJ i nekoliko A330 kao sto bi i trebalo da bude .
    INN-NS

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  28. Naravno da ce biti najviše letova za Zg kada najviše turista u Bg čine upravo hrvati.

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  29. zadnja kompanija sa kojom bih letio

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    1. Ko te pita ? I ne moras .....

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    2. anon 6:22, ucini nam uslugu i molim te nikada ne putuj sa nama.

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    3. Ti nam i ne trebaš. Ajd ća!

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  30. Bravo Srbija !!

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    1. Valjda "Bravo Srbijo!". Vokativ, sinak, vokativ :)

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  31. Da li je neko leteo biznis klasom A330 do Podgorice, slike koje je Admin postavio sa leta samo su iz ekonomske klase?

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    1. Мислим да је била празна пошто је првобитно био планиран Атр.

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  32. Missing Business Class seats photos....

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  33. Дечко ТзарJune 11, 2016 at 2:02 AM

    Air Serbia A330 Pilot Training NEW video:

    https://youtu.be/JyFv_HidPD4

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  34. hahahaha pa zaglavci na sedistima su toliko kicasti! Nesto izmedju ruske zastave i logoa SNS-a. Er Srbija, ne hvala. Pozdrav iz Beograda!

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    1. Ruska zastava i logo SNS-a? Sve ti je to palo na pamet a nije zastava Srbije? Blago budalama!

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