Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Air Serbia plans to lease out A319

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Air Serbia plans to lease out one of its Airbus A319 aircraft (registered YU-APD) during the 2017/18 winter season prior to its return to the fleet next summer. The aircraft was listed on the market this month and is "available for the period October 2017 - April 2018" for an operational lease or ACMI (aircraft, crews, maintenance, and insurance), indicating a short-term lease. The carrier only recently named the jet after musician Goran Bregović. Air Serbia has a fleet of 21 operational aircraft, including eight A319s, two A320s, one A330-200, six ATR 72s and four Boeing 737-300s, which are operated by the airline's dedicated charter brand.

43 comments:

  1. I will just say " :O "

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  2. Good for them, easy money earned!

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    1. Why don't they lease more than one?

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    2. That's if JU can find a lessee. My prediction is they wont

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    3. My prediction is that they will. A320 is a highly transactable aircraft.

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  3. So here we go...

    BTW, Aviolet has four 733s
    AND, ANI, ANJ, ANK

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  4. So ASL doesnt have any plans to retire B733 aircrafts for now, interesting...

    *Fanatik

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  5. very, very interesting

    also, i must note that this was announced in the comments section of this blog more than a month ago

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  6. Why not lease the 737s instead and keep consistency of the flying experience with the A320 series?

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    1. Because no company is interested in leasing crap plane over 30 years old which consumes more fuel and needs much more time for maintenance, not to mention less comfort for passengers

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    2. Hahahaha, airlines are starting to retire the oldest NGs and you want JU to lease out 32-year old 737 classics and make profit out of it?

      Good luck with that.

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    3. @3:04 - Did you fly any of them? 737's are more comfortable than the A319 and in perfect shape. Also, they've got new engines and their consumption is comparable to the A319's.

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    4. I'm so tired of those stupid comments about the Boeing 737's. Their engines are new, less than 10 years old approximately.

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    5. I'm one of the people whose planned A319 flight was switched over to a 733. Perfect shape? Are you for real? This aircraft looked like a Central African horror movie, every piece of plastic in the cabin rattled on ground roll and in turbulence. Seats were worn out, squeaky and many were inoperable for backrest tilting. Tray tables were lose and had to be supported by passengers knees. I won't even comment on the state of lavatories. Also, their consumption is higher than A319 and that's a fact.

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    6. They are in good shape because they do not fly as much as other planes in the fleet. They are only used for charter flights and jump in when the airbuses and ATRs are out

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    7. How do you know if their consumption is higher? I don't know which planes you flew but i flew YU-ANJ and YU-AND, they were both in perfect shape.

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    8. Anon 4.12 PM I'm sorry to hear about your recent JU experience. Did you get any compensation for paying a premium for the Central African rattler experience?
      I believe that JUs ATRs and 733s are the oldest aircraft of any European airline. Choose another airline next time, my recommendation

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    9. Wrong. Austrian Airlines' Fokker fleet is older than Air Serbia's ATRs, BAs B747 and B767 fleet is older, KLMs B747 fleet is older and that is just a few examples. Check your facts in the future. And FYI Croatia Airlines A319 fleet is just three years younger on avarage than JUs ATRs

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    10. Thanks Anon 6.09 PM for the update. Anon 4.12PM fly Wizz Air next time. Brand new aircraft and lovely crew. My personal airline of choice around the Balkans where available

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    11. Around the Balkans? They fly nowhere around the Balkans but FROM the Balkans to the other places.

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    12. Now that is total bullshit. Croatia A319/A320 fleet is 17,8 years old, Aie Serbia ATR fleet is 21,6 years old. That is 4 years. But problem is that ATR 72-200 are more than 27 yars old.

      In same time 737 fleet is 31,2 years old, and Air Serbia all together has fleet 18,0 years old. Croatia Airlines fleet is 12,9 years old.

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    13. Anon at 6:21 are you at least paying this site for your daily dose of WizzAir marketing? If you are paying I can understand why your Wizz ads are not removed.

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    14. Anon 2.30 AM No I am not getting indirectly paid for my Wizz Air comments by this site. Put simply Wizz Air is a great company, great airline serving many destinations in the Balkans which has opened up air travel for many and provides many in the region with aviation employment. And they do this with a modern efficient fleet and nice happy crew. Not quite sure what the issue is

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    15. Other way around, you should be paying ex yu aviation as your comments are pure marketing. Never a bad word about Wizz, never a negative comment. That only exists in paid marketing, not reality.

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  7. Given JUs big reduction in their summer 2017 flying they could actually lease out 2 A319s now. As for the ATRs and 733s they really need to be removed from the fleet.
    This article makes no mention who will be leasing this A319 so I'm guessing no airline at this point.

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    1. Perhaps JU could lease out now to OU effective immediate. OU could do with the extra capacity given the projected pax numbers into Croatia this summer

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    2. It says they just put the aircraft on the market this month.

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    3. Why would OU lease JU aircraft?
      Only in your wet dreams.

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    4. OU doesn't have a pretty penny to lease any JU aircraft. They are busy looking at which plane's engines they should next sell and leaseback.

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    5. Anon @10.13 - another OU frustrated person.
      OU has leased aircrafts for summer season and that's it.
      No need for another one, especially not from JU.
      Thanks for your post, but OU is not your concern. Get used to that.

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    6. And there wont be anything leased out to a regional carrier, especially OU, with its creative accounting and "marvelous tourism potential". Lol. OU's management is too limited to see the potential of leasing out in winter.

      P.S. The only frustrated comment is the condescending tone of 9:49. Typical superiority complex in the neighborhood, that you cant seem to cure.

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  8. Forget about KRR then :( this is worrying news to be honest.

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  9. Some people here where talking about adding more metal to the fleet...
    Now again I'll be called a hater

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  10. I thought that it was planned for IKA service!))) This means more reductions next WS

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    1. Keep in mind that every Airbus aircraft will have an additional 30 seats by the winter and that this winter there was no need for an additional aircraft. The whole schedule could have been operated with 9 Airbuses (+ the 6 ATRs). Also as you keep mentioning IKA. Plans in aviation change. It's a fluid business. What might have looked profitable and smart one day might not be so a couple of months later. Remember Croatia Airlines' base plans, Adria's Polish bases etc. Things change and not just in the ex-Yu region. Read up on some of the plans a few years ago from airlines such as Qantas, British and even Lufthansa. You will notice that some have not materialized.

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    2. Anon at 8:38PM

      Could you please clarify 'additional 30 seats' ?

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    3. ^

      http://www.exyuaviation.com/2017/04/air-serbia-plans-cabin-overhaul.html

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  11. Anon at 8:38PM

    Could you please clarify 'additional 30 seats' ?

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    1. They will add short second deck similar to 747 hump. Leaked design renders have a very boutique vibe:
      https://goo.gl/1YgiE7

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  12. OT Does anyone know respective load factors on Air Serbia's and Wizzair's flights to London ?


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  13. I flew on YU-ANK last year as a replacement to an Air Serbia A319 from TIV to BEG. I was surprised how comfortable and smooth the flight was. I know these aircraft have been updated and I can assure they are in very good condition.

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  14. People seem to be judging the condition of the 737's from the JAT days of the 90's and early 2000's. The four remaining 737's have been updated and have had significant maintenance checks done to them and are in good condition.

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