Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Air Serbia to send A330-200 to Zagreb

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Air Serbia will deploy its wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft as a one-off on its morning service between Belgrade and Zagreb on Tuesday March 28. The larger jet is being used to mark the opening of Zagreb Airport's new passenger terminal. The 254-seat aircraft features eighteen seats in business class and 236 in economy. The equipment has already been adjusted from the usual 66-seat ATR72 turboprop in booking systems. The airline is offering promotional return fares at 59 euros for the flight. The special A330 return service takes place on the day that Air Serbia receives its 2017 Airline Market Leader award from Air Transport World in New York City. The airline's CEO, Dane Kondić, said, “We are pleased to mark the opening of the new terminal in Zagreb by operating our prestigious and unique A330 aircraft to the Croatian capital for that day only.  We flew test flights to Zagreb, along with several other destinations last year, in the build-up to the launch of our New York service and so it is great to see it on Croatian ground again". He added, “The 59 euro fare will be extremely popular with guests looking to visit the new Zagreb terminal on the first day of operations and at the same time fly on our wide-body aircraft”.

Zagreb Airport's new multi million euro terminal was officially opened yesterday, but will be put into commercial use next Tuesday.

52 comments:

  1. Great, thanks Air Serbia! It will be really cool to see this nice plane on new terminal at Tuesday!

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  2. Looking forward!

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  3. Very friendly gesture from Air Serbia ! It will be great to see this bird at new terminal. Greetings from ZAG

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  4. Air bridge testing?

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    1. Testing has already been done. It's just something airlines sometime do to mark a special occasion. Maybe another airline also sends a bigger plane.

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    2. Thanks to Air Serbia, but we already saw their beautiful A330 in Zagreb! Hope some other companies will send their bigger birds next week (for example Air France, Qatar, mother Lufthansa or KLM), but I'm not to optimistic about that.

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    3. According to the press, there is no issue with A320 family A/C, but with wide-body A/C there is. The space between the air bridges is too small. Apparently they can use only one air bridge on the very left side of the terminal. Promotion is one thing, realty another. http://www.vecernji.hr/hrvatska/zracna-luka-franjo-tudman-premala-1154286

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    4. Its not a "problem" it is by design that only the currently last gate is accepting wide body jets.

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    5. yeah, they build air bridges too close and they will destroy whole terminal with bomb and start with building new one. Your source is Vecernji, it's like Kurir in Serbia...

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    6. One air bridge for wide-body jets it's enough. We will have just Emirates every day in Zagreb and 2 times per week Air Transat, also Korean few times during the summer season.

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    7. Come on, there is problem with fuel and other service vehicles at the same time. When to A320 are connected to the air bridge side by side they cannot be fueled at the same time. One boarding pass control, only 3 baggage belts.... The chance to build modern, passenger friendly airport is lost. It is just a new building. What about the transfer passengers from domestic flights? It s nice gesture from Air Serbia. That's all.

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    8. Alen Šćuric PurgerMarch 22, 2017 at 11:51 AM

      Air Transat and Emirates are in ZAG in same time. So, there will be problem at least 2 days per week (don't know Korean schedule).

      I suppose they will block 2 gates (for example 1 and 2) for one of those.

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    9. Problem s tocenjem goriva????
      Ne znam, al uvidjeh kako je cisterna niza od krila.....
      Koliki je raspon krila jednog A330 ili B777 a koliko udaljenost izmedju 2 mosta? Ima tko takvu info?

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    10. they can park Air Transat on old terminal, it's already obvious that MZLZ will use old parking position too.

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    11. I zasto mislite kako su 3 trake za prtljagu ogranicavajuci faktor?
      Sto, zar bi svaki let trebao imat jednu traku samo za sebe? Mislim da ne.
      I kad pricamo o trakama za prtljagu, ogranicavajuci faktor bi bila njihova ukupna duljina a ne broj pojedinih.

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    12. Will be interesting to see how much space a wide-body takes and how much of an issue this could cause. Is Zagreb usually busy during the morning Air Serbia flight?

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    13. What is the point of having new terminal with 3 belts, and old one has 4? The original project has been changed very much. There is sorting area on the ground floor, not in basement, there is no way that transfer can be done within 30 min. The airport tax has been increased, only 5 bus gates, only few self check in kiosk... lot of issues if I you ask me. Passenger non friendly airport building, transfer passenger hostile airport terminal. Disaster.

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    14. The point is not in numbers of belt, the point is in total lenght of belts.
      Get the point?

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    15. The number of gates old v new terminal is a bit misleading in the sense that at old Zagreb terminal all the domestic gates were connected to one small waiting room with no access to amenities. Same goes with the international gates. The new terminal improves on this 10 fold.

      From what I see in the baggage collecting hall is that this looks more than adequate.

      Even with the changes made the product is way better than what they have now. The only error they made in my opinion is reducing the size of the ramp the amount they did. I'm guessing they felt they could save some cash by still using the existing ramp. How much of an issue this will be..., we shall find out soon enough but its something they could fix quickly and with limited disruption if they want to spend the money to do so.

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    16. Kapacitet traka je 1500 kom/h, to je više nego dovoljno.
      Stajanka je tako napravljena da na jedan most može doći avion do 38m raspona krila bez da smeta drugom mostu, jedino za 8. most (najzapadniji) to ne vrijedi jer tamo mogu i veći avioni. Usporedbe radi, A320 ima raspon 34m, a A330 60m. Znači jedan wide-body može na 8. most, drugi ako dođe ili ide dalje na stajanku pa se putnici prevoze busevima, ili će blokirati dva mosta.

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    17. Dakle, izmedju 2 A320 ostaje 8 metara....i vise nego dovoljno za 2 cisterne s gorivom....

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    18. Dakle ako recimo A330 blokira drugi aviomost (ne 8mi koju mu je i namjenjen), još uvijek se na tu parking poziciju može parkirati dash, crj ili neka druga manja mašina.

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    19. Ali, pobogu, zasto bi se sirokotrupac parkirao na poziciju koja mu nije namjenjena ako mu je ta ista slobodna??????

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    20. Yeahh, the best airport there is. Tell me, have you seen the stairs from ground floor to the departure gates? Looks like bloody roller coaster. They have added the post for the border control, because they have forget about international transfer pax in the very beginning. I think that we deserve better than this half product. I rest my case.

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    21. Also, can someone confirm if the airport has ground fuel capability? I remember reading that the ground fuel lines had been installed during the construction phase so I assumed tanker trucks would not be required only pumping trucks which usually fit comfortable under the wings.

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    22. @ anon 1:51pm

      I live in Australia where we don't have one decent airport apart from parts of Sydney and maybe Canberra. So if zig zag stairs are your only concern than you don't have anything to worry about.

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    23. There are elevators for those with escalator fobia, even at this "half-product".

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    24. And in the end I am not patriotic, Australia has bad airports and we have Croatia. Only the airport is under the foreign concession.

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    25. Anon1:26, A330 i B777 biti će u isto vrijeme u Zagrebu dva dana u tjednu.

      Ako je B777 parkiran na poziciji 8. koja je inače namjenjena širokotrupcima, onda A330 može biti parkiran na poziciju 1. sa nemogućnošću parkiranja zrakoplova tipa A318 na više ili B737 na poziciju br. 2

      Isto tako, na gate br.2 može biti parkiran manji zrakoplov tipa dash/crj/fokker.

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    26. @Anon 12:35 PM
      Thankfully no one asks you or your opinion.

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  5. They have a plenty of free time for A330 since JFK flyghts are only three per week.

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  6. Wow, nice - cool gesture. Nice to have Air Serbia's a330-200back :)

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  7. Good work Air Serbia. The A330 will look awesome at the new terminal

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  8. Oh wow! Such an amazing news! Thank you Air Serbia! :)
    Greeting from Zagreb.

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  9. The more the merrier. It would be great to see a joint photo of 2-3 widebodies docked in ZAG on that day. Maybe Lufty could do a similar treat.

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  10. Pravo bratstvo jedinstvo na delu :)

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    1. Ma kakvo bratstvo i jedinstvo majke ti? Drzite se vi u Beogradu i u svojim granicama i to je dovoljno da bude mir, a nekakvog bratstva i jedinstva vise nikada nece biti. Forget that.

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    2. Mi cemo se drzati kako vi ili neko drugi kaze, ok....bicemo dobri, vazi

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  11. Return tickets from 60e, good job JU

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  12. What a stupidity and waste of money! it is like they are making a lot of money when sending the big plane for ZAG short route while in fact they are cutting to the expenses to the bone by reducing the entire schedule. What is the point of all this?

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    1. Alen Šćuric PurgerMarch 22, 2017 at 11:55 AM

      Promo from Air Serbia, even now they have huge attention, and on 28th they will have all news cameras on them. Plus, in that plane will be a lot of journalist.

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    2. Hejteru, nasmeshi se....it's not about the money, it's a great marketing and human gesture that celebrates aviation on this tired of haters Balkan soil. Izvini sto te oziva ko hejter al si mi nekako negativan - ovo je prelep gest.

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    3. Ovo je glup "gest" s ciljem promovisanja Srba preko arapskog novca.

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  13. Very nice gesture of JU. Bravo JU

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  14. Thumbs up to Air Serbia for making that Zagreb Airport special day more special. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful bird at the new gate 28!

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  15. Bravo ! nice gesture JU...

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  16. Bravo AirSerbia

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  17. This is great. Qatar will also send their A380 u ZAG.

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  18. Ovo je jeftin marketing ASL, odlican potez. Poslace avion, dosta media ce biti tamo da pisu o novom terminalu na ZAG, pisace da je ASL dosla sa velikim a330 sto koriste na nonstop letovima do JFK. Pozdravljam ovakav potez ASL!

    *Fanatik

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