Sunday, November 27, 2016

Adria expands fleet


Adria Airways has expanded its fleet with the addition of a third Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft, which is due to enter scheduled service later today. The seventy-seat jet, registered S5-AAW, will debut on flight JP310 between Ljubljana and Zurich this afternoon. It ran a number of test flights yesterday. The fifteen-year-old aircraft was formerly operated by the Air France subsidiary HOP!. Adria first began utilising the CRJ700 last year with the lease of a former Lufthansa CityLine jet. Nicknamed Lodz, it is now based in the Polish city. A second CRJ700, also previously operated by Lufthansa, joined the airline in January. The lease agreement for one of the aircraft expires next year but can be renewed.

The addition of the CRJ700 comes in time to replace the ageing eighteen-year-old CRJ200, which is expected to operate its last flight for the airline between Prague and Ljubljana on November 30. The 48-seater has been sold for an undisclosed amount to Regional One, a purchaser, leaser and seller of aircraft. As a result, Adria will no longer own any of its jets, as all have now been leased. The Slovenian airline began phasing out its four CRJ200s in late 2013. Some of the aircraft have been sold, while some have been scrapped. Adria opted for the type in 1997 in order to replace its DC-9s and Dash 7s.

The Slovenian carrier has already added two aircraft to its fleet this year, including a CRJ700 and a CRJ900. At the same time, it has wet-leased some its jets to other carriers during the summer season. Despite plans to wet-lease one of its CRJ900s to Croatia Airlines this winter, the deal fell through and the jet will instead remain a part of Adria's fleet. With the retirement of the CRJ200 and the addition of the CRJ700, the Slovenian carrier will continue to boast a fleet of twelve aircraft. Furthermore, its fleet continues to be the youngest by average age in the former Yugoslavia.

57 comments:

  1. Good news for Adria finally.

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  2. What's the point of getting new planes in this kind of financial situation.

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    1. I would hardly call a 16 year old plane new.

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    2. Why is everyone so cynical around here? Seems all you people want is for all the national airlines to go bankrupt ASAP.

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    3. Take it easy dawg. Who said anything about bankruptcy?

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    4. it is true, you can hardly call 16 year old CRJ7 a new one.

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    5. "Seems all you people want is for all the national airlines to go bankrupt ASAP."

      Wizz Air wants that. Their people post that kind of stuff all the time.

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    6. True that about Wizz trolls.

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    7. If Slovenian government paid as much money to LCCs as they put into Adria, LJU would look much differently. Compare typical LCC subsidies and the following:

      - 2016: 3 mio EUR
      - 2011: 49.5 mio EUR
      - 2010: 2.5 mio EUR
      - 2009: 2.4 mio EUR
      - 2008: 2.1 mio EUR
      - 2007: 10.9 mio EUR


      And new routes are opened from Pristina, Tirana, Lodz, Olstyn, etc. Just not from LJU. Slovenian taxpayers win!

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    8. JP's enemy is not OU, OU's enemy is not JU etc. They need to understand common enemy is W6.

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    9. Yeah right, W6 is nightmare for Croatia, both flag carrier and the country, with a single seasonal service spu-ltn, hahahaha

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    10. If Wizz announces basing 1-2 aircraft at ZAG, OU will need change of underwear.

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  3. Was flying around Ljubljana yesterday as test flight JP8002. In full Adria livery.

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    1. What kid of inetrior does it have? The gray or the the blue which has been appearing more and more in Adria planes?

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    2. * sorry, kind not kid.

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    3. I think its blue interior.

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    4. the interior is gray. the same as AAK, AAL, AAN and AAO.

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    5. I think the interior is blueish gray.

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    6. More like grayish blue.

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  4. Iskreno se nadam da ce par Adrijinih CRJ-a leteti u wet lease-u za ASL tokom narednog leta. To je win-win pozicija za oba prevoznika, a i putnici ce dobiti bolju uslugu za svoj novac.

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    1. "Bolju uslugu"?!

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    2. da pojasnim - jos bolju nego danas na ATR floti.

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    3. Ne lete ta dva aviona na istim relacijama. Ne postoji isplatljiviji avion od ATR-a na daljinama oko 500km.

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    4. Tako je, ali za Prag, Kijev, Milano, Istanbul, Sofiju, Solun, Rim ... bi lepo funkcionisao. Negde bi zamenio atr-a, a na nekim linijama airbus-a gde je LF slabiji.

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    5. Sofija je je bas blizu, taman za ATR :)

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    6. Sofija nije problem ali Milano i Kijev nisu bas za ATR..

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    7. ЈАТ/Јат је слао Атр и за Кијев и за Милано, Ер Србија није никада до сада. Њихов најдужи лет са Атр-ом је IST који траје око два сата, дакле 20 минута дуже него Праг.

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    8. Slao jeste ali to nije pravilo nego izuzetak, posto smo pricu zapoceli koji avion sta moze.. Dakle moze ATR i do Istanbula ali se to ne radi. Naravno Milano, Kiev, Prag nisu daljine za taj avion.

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    9. Нажалост Атр за Истанбул полако постаје реалност због лоше попуњености. ЈУ не може конкурисати ТК-у због лоших времена, баш као што је то случај са Атином.

      Што се тиче Милана, Прага... нису даљине за тај авион али он лети ка тим градовима.

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  5. Their finances must have improved if they are able to do a lease during the winter when they used to struggle the most.

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  6. They will have another CRJ700 in Ljubljana next year because from what I am hearing they are planning on closing their Lodz base.

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    1. just because of that fact wet leasing to another operator (ASL for example) would be clever move.

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  7. The 15 year old jet replaces the "aging" 18year old CRJ200....Hahahaha ali dobro, barem je povećan kapacitet sedišta, nije los taj CRJ700 priznajem :)

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  8. It's always good to see an airline expanding its fleet. Let's hope for new destinations next year.

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  9. First flight for AAW is 310 to ZRH which I m boarding now. There is rumours that Slo Government will ev take some shares again if JP would be left without cash.
    Currently 2 A319 on ground. One in hangar other is parked on tarmac

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    1. Have a nice trip. If you have the time tell us your impression of the plane and service.

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    2. Have a nice flight JU520. Why are so many planes grounded?

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    3. They have no where to fly. Or no need to fly so much capacity.

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    4. Arrived home. Flight was on time. 60 passengers. About 20 of them transferred in ZRH. Darkgrey leatherseats, similar to those on AAV and AAU, not that new though. Seat 12A in the back had one scratch. Otherwise business as usual with a free watercup. Pilot mentioned that it is the first com flt for AAW in JP livery. We also got presented with a little Adria address hanger

      Btw in front of JP hangar I also saw a Swiss A320 HB IJI and a Germanwings A320. First time I saw a LX A320 there, hve to find out if they ev start to overhaul them there or it was just there for other purposes
      Keep u posted.

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    5. Thanks for the info :)

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    6. 'Seat 12A in the back had one scratch.' not a detail worth reporting.

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    7. Rather large scratch. I would hve changed the seat, but thats my opinion.
      Btw emergency row is Nr 13. Space pico bello

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    8. JU520 BEGLAX
      its there for repair, kad cemo na kafu u ZRH Airport, radim tamo

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    9. Mittwuch 12h Kantine A im Stübli hine. Ha na 2 Kollege us Serbie debi. Susch näxsch Wuche

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    10. Ha am Mittwuch nit, ha frei

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    11. Onda nexsch Wuche, chasch mur s SMS uf 076 356 86 02 schicke

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  10. I have a feeling that Adria will wet lease two CRJs to Croatia Airlines, which is looking for 100 seater metals for its upcoming seasonal flights. That would be a win-win for both carriers, as traffic in Zagreb keeps on rising.

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    1. I think that might happen too.

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    2. If they are looking for 100-seat aircraft, they should look at CRJ1000. JP's CRJ900 have only 86 seats, which is only 10 more than DH8D.

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    3. Range is the critical factor, not capacity. Lisbon, St. Petersburg from last year and possible new destinations such as Stockholm and Oslo can be operated without any weight limitations.

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    4. Adria needs all the help it can get now. And CA is getting pushed out of the seasonal market

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  11. more bad news for AZ...

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    https://skift.com/2016/11/26/alitalia-may-slash-jobs-and-ground-planes-in-turn-around-effort/

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  12. Photos from the inside and outside

    https://twitter.com/uporabnastran/status/802912988256763905

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    1. Seats look very comfy actually.

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