Sunday, April 30, 2017

Croatia Airlines adds first CRJ 1000


Croatia Airlines has taken delivery of the first of two Bombardier CRJ 1000 aircraft this morning, which are being wet-leased from Spain's Iberia Regional (Air Nostrum) for a period of five months. The first aircraft touched down in Zagreb from Valencia today, while the second 100-seat jet is scheduled to arrive in two weeks time. Both are less than a year old and were delivered new to Air Nostrum last December. "The two aircraft will not only be deployed on our planned new destinations, but also on existing routes during the summer season", Croatia Airlines said in a statement. It added, "Aircraft of the same capacity are expected to be introduced in the airline's fleet to complement the Airbus' and Dash 8s".

The newly arrived CRJ 1000 will operate its first revenue service on behalf of Croatia Airlines tomorrow morning between Zagreb and Copenhagen. The aircraft type will later be deployed on four weekly services to Brussels, three weekly to Dubrovnik, Stockholm, Helsinki and Oslo, as well as two weekly to Skopje and once weekly to Barcelona and Lisbon. Through a wet-lease arrangement, the lessor provides an aircraft, crew and maintenance to the lessee. Last year, Croatia Airlines wet-leased a Trade Air Fokker 100 jet over the summer in order to introduce four new seasonal routes out of Zagreb. The carrier has previously announced its intention of a more permanent lease or even an acquisition of between four to six 100-seat jets, however, these plans have been delayed.

Croatia Airlines currently boasts a fleet of twelve aircraft. Five of them are owned by the carrier itself (four A319s and one A320), while the rest are on lease. Next year, the airline will have to decide whether it will extend the financial lease agreement for its six Dash 8s. Furthermore, Croatia Airlines has four Airbus A320neos on order. The first two jets are scheduled to arrive in Zagreb in 2021, while the other two are due a year later. However, sources claim the carrier is considering an interim lift before the delivery of the A320neos, meaning it could lease aircraft from Airbus prior to 2021. According to its 2015 agreement with the European plane manufacturer, Croatia Airlines is to begin advanced payments for the aircraft this year, while the remainder will be payed upon their delivery.

110 comments:

  1. Good plane. Nice addition to the fleet.

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  2. It's ironic that Adria ordered this plane 10 years ago and was supposed to be the launch customer :(

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    1. Didn't know that. What happened? Why didn't they get it?

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    2. Adria's finances happened.

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  3. Is it in OU livery?

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    1. I think its like Fokker last year.

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    2. No OU livery. They might just put Croatia sticker. Also crew will ve Spanish.

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    3. Looking great, those are new planes (2016)!

      http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1986810&page=32

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    4. The vertical stabiliser is in Iberia colours, with large 'CROATIA' sticker on the body, and small print 'Operated by Air Nostrum' underneath.

      Congrats Croatia, nice addition to your fleet, brand new bird giving extra comfort to your regional passengers.

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    5. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170430/3342442b2cf7ead111f8023ab699a97c.jpg

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    6. Really great, they should work on buying these for regional and domestic network. I like the livery!

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  4. This is good news. But those good results are not, because they are so good because they sell slots on LHR. Hopefully this will be good sesaon for OU.

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  5. Znaci imace i trosak za nove avione, bez ustede na gorivu pa razbice se znaci od para ove godine Kroacani.

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    1. Hrvatska to može sebi priuštiti!

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    2. Moze, kao Agrokor sto je priustio Merkator

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    3. Agrokor je privatna tvrtka.

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    4. Kako se samo rajcate na vječitu Croatijinu propast.

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    5. It's not as if they are making it difficult. :/

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    6. Anon 11:46, just curious what's funny in today's news about OU? I'd understand if you'd make fun of them selling LHR slots, but this plane really looks great, even if it's here for 5 months only.

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    7. They should have offered Air Serbia the same amount of money for the A330 as they are paying for the CL1000. I am sure they would have taken it since it is just sitting on the ramp in Belgrade all the time doing nothing but racking up losses.

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    8. Come on, stop with the insults, all of you! Let's have a normal discussion, please! I like the plane, hope I'll be able to see it on my way to/from Dubrovnik to Zagreb!

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    9. @Anonymous 10:30
      Da, privatna sa bezuslovnom drzavnom podrskom do efektivnog bankrota, a sada i sa drzavnom upravom. Dobro, i Agrokor se oduzio drzavi-dao vam je ministra finansija. Toliko o "privatnoj tvrtki".

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    10. What do you mean "normal discussion"? Was it ever normal here when it comes to OU/JU?

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  6. Bravo Hrvatska!

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    1. Bravo kralju!!Ne odustajes...na svaku vest o Hrvatskoj...pobogu!

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    2. Like Pavlov's Dog, I expect this comment every time news about Croatia is posted, good or bad. Editors of this site could add that sentence in the body of the news so poor guy doesn't have to post same comment over and over.

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    3. Probably doesn't have much of a life anyway.

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    4. As far as I remember this guy start with "Bravo Hrvatska" after several months or "Bravo Srbija" banner on each and every Serbian news.

      So, why is that a problem now, and was not than.

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    5. That never happened. You remember wrong.

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    6. Sure, I do...

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    7. Because the bravo Srbija guy stopped, your fanboy hasn't

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  7. Jel se moze uopce CR1000 spajati na aviomost?

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    1. Ali izgleda suvise nisko, ima "svoje stepenice" kao i DH4. Sumnjam da ce se to na Plesu spajati na most.

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    2. http://flight-report.com/photos/7O7P12g03K/DSC_0250.JPG

      http://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s480x480/e35/c121.0.726.726/13556957_696031993869471_1010872265_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTI4NDk1MjQ3OTkxNDM5Njk0Mw%3D%3D.2.c

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    3. It can but I think in Europe they are never attached. I've never seen it happen.

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    4. You will find them regularly just north of the border.

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    5. They have to do it in LJU otherwise no one else would use them. lol
      That's not the case in ZAG

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    6. Which border?

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    7. I think he meant Slovenia because they use air bridges for CRJs in Ljubljana.

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    8. Anon @2:56
      I think LJU airbridges (though older)are more advanced and flexible. The ones in ZGB are the cheapest available on the market.

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    9. Cheapest airbridges?

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    10. It's true. Last week when I was at the airport it was raining heavily and our air bridgs was leaking!

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    11. And where did you read the price of the airbridges? Between raindrops?

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    12. I was not the one that said they were cheap but if they are already leaking... you don't have to believe me but it really was.

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    13. ZAG has the new terminal, things do tend to go wrong more often at the start, and problems like that eventually get fixed.

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  8. Very good plane and much better than the 20+ year old Fokker they gkt last year.

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  9. vrlo lep avion i prava mera za OU. Q400 sigurno odlazi iz flote nakon isteka tekuceg ugovora. Prelazak na CRJ ili CS flotu bi bio pun pogodak.

    ATCO

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    1. Mislim da Dash ostaje i da uvode treći tip aviona. To je barem govorio direktor, mada on svašta kaže pa onda ništa.

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  10. Good opportunity for OU to test this plane out.

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  11. In my opinion, they should copy what JP has done. Build your fleet around regional jets. There really isn't a need for OU to have A320s and A319s.

    They are losing out the charter game and their regional 'hub' model is a joke.
    They should concentrate on p2p traffic and these aircraft could be the perfect match.

    Yes, I know that routes such as AMS or FRA require extra capacity in summer but with the CRJ-1000 they could operate multiple daily flights AND make money with them.

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    1. No need for 319 and 320s? Seriously? Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris, Dubrovnik and Split are crowded throughout the year, not only during summer!

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    2. If ZRH was that crowded then they wouldn't be using the Q400 on it.

      Also, CRJ has 100 seats, it's probably far more economical on those 2 hour flights than the A319.
      Also, don't forget that Kucko himself said it that they are losing money on all of their flights in winter. It means that something has to change. Those flights might be full but it doesn't mean they are bringing in the cash.

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    3. You cannot compare JP and OU. OU is growing and needs different types of a/c.
      OU will never be concentrated on P2P pax.
      While others are reducing flights and fly with ancient a/c, CRJ brings added value to passangers and company.
      FYI - OU will have different types of a/c, incl. A319/A320 neo in the near future, despite of your opinion which is irrelevant.

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    4. What value does the crj bring? It's here for a few months and that's that. It's not like OU will keep it

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    5. Plus, my opinion might be irrelevant but the airline's financial performance isn't.

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  12. OT: Air Serbia navodno ukida let za Abu Dhabi od zimskog reda letenja. (insajderska informacija s beobuild foruma)

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    1. Occupancy means nothing if the average ticket price isn't high enough to make the route profitable.
      After the loses of the JFK route JU can not afford many other loss making destinations.
      Since EY already flies it and it can increase frequencies I don't see why JU shouldn't drop it and use the aircraft somewhere else.

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    2. Целокупна перформанса линије се побољшала пре неких шест месеци. Иако се паре и даље губе линија је далеко од ,тешког губиташа' као што је то случај са Њујорком.

      Чињеница остаје да је највећи проблем тај што се због ове линије ,губе' две ротације у Београду:

      1. поноћни шпиц
      2. јутарњи шпиц

      Знатно је већи проблем овај јутарњи шпиц јер није као да немамо довољно авиона за ноћни регион. Европска мрежа је та која вапи за додатним летовима.

      Као што рекох, ако се ова линија буде гасила, то ће бити зато што је потребан авион, не зато што су губици огромни.

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    3. But the operational cost of Air Serbia is lower that the one of Etihad. Isn't it supposed to work the other direction - Etihad to drop the service and it to be handled by Air Serbia?

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    4. Isnt it more reasonable one daily Etihad (mixed equipement - widebody on some days )? JU can concentrate more on Europe network consolidation.

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    5. Air Serbia suspend Abu Dhabi flights from 29th October 2017.
      https://tangosix.rs/2017/30/04/er-srbija-suspendujemo-let-za-abu-dabi-povecavamo-broj-sedista-u-a319-a320-avionima/

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    6. Kako volim kada napisem prvi nesto, ljudi me ishejtuju i na kraju se ispostavi tacnom insajderskom info :)

      Jos 22.02. sam napisao ovde na sajtu, voleo bih samo da se oglase i oni sto su pisali da ce doci A380 u BEG (kao promotivan let EY jelte?) i da potvrde tu glupost :)

      *Fanatik

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    7. Znaci onda u Zagreb dolazi prvi A380 u ex-yu :)

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    8. Haha, kako da ne, mislim da ćemo u Ex-Yu još pričekati s A380, ali ne sumnjam da će BEG i ZAG biti prvi izbor, o kojoj god aviokompaniji se radilo. Možda EY ima u planu slati A330 u BEG?

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    9. I think we will see daily A380 flights to Zagreb. In a year or two Korean might also join. They have a huge A380 fleet and Zagreb/Cro tourist numbers are booming.

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    10. Emirates na prvom letu dolazi s A380 to je vec potvrdjeno

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    11. А380 може доћи у Загреб само када Emirates отвори линију Дубаи - Загреб и то је то, не знам стварно како неко може очекивати тај авион у редовном саобраћају. Па чак и као редован чартер.

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    12. Gde je potvrdjeno? Kada odes da kupis kartu pise B777 equipment.

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    13. opet cu da vas udavim malo, BEG ce sacekati jos malo sa A380 i sa B747-800... Sto se tice ZAG, A380 moze da sleti kod njih ALI ne znam da li mogu aviomost da stave i da li imaju poziciju za taj A380 :/

      Verujem da ce ZAG pre BEG da doceka A380 ali mislim da ce to biti u naredne 2-3 godine... I jedni i drugi smo daleko za takav iskorak u hendlingu (pricam na putnicke A380 verzije)...

      EY planira da za sada sigurno barem poveca kapacitet na A321 sa teznjom da salju daily widebody sto bi bilo jako bitno za BEG da uz ASL (JU500), Hainan (treba da pocne uskoro) dobije i EY dnevni sirokotrupni :)

      *Fanatik

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    14. ZAG moze bez problema primiti A380-800

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    15. Antonov 225 je bio u Zagrebu pre par godina ali ne znam da li terminal ima poziciju za A380 ili B748 i da li imaju adekvatan aviomost

      *Fanatik

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    16. EY starting A321 from 30 Oct to BEG, A332 over peak Dec and Jan period, back to A321 till March then A332 daily from S18 - can't disclose the source...

      EK must be watching this closely but I have a feeling QR will capitalize on nicely as well.

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    17. Па ваљда нису толико луди да искрцавају цео А380 на један мост. И А330/Б777 када се искрцава много је а не А380.

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    18. Just curious, why canceling Abu Dhabi if the loads were good?

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    19. Loads are one thing, yields are what matters... and a nearly 10 hour rotation on an A319 with inconsistent route performance must be punishing...

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    20. Cost saving
      Their codeshare gives them options on the route, an probably someone did the math and figured that the plane would give better yields on an European route (or they have trouble with maintanance on a part of the fleet)
      Some routes to BEG however will be hurt as there were transfers with Air Serbia

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    21. Eto, ukinuse Abu Dhabi a od ostatka flote rade stocne vagone...

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    22. @ AnonymousApril 30, 2017 at 5:22 PM

      Slazem se sa ovim za QR pogotovo sto Qatar otvara direktnu liniju sa SKP (to su ASL putnici sa JU801 koji preko BEG idu za SKP), QR pojacava dnevnu liniju sa A320P za BEG... Ono sto me zbunjuje je to sto ASL hoce da iznajmi taj A319 zimi (YU-APD), ukida let i u sustini taj avion nece bolje upotrebiti za recimo dodatne letove ka blizim evropskim gradovima

      @ AnonymousApril 30, 2017 at 5:24 PM
      Na forumu u komentarima su neki ljudi napisali da postoji neki problem sa konektovanjem dva mosta na novom terminalu sa avionom, zbog toga sam ovako obazrivo napisao da nisam siguran da imaju adektvatan aviomost


      *Fanatik

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    23. This make a bit sense as all flight to southeast asia and oz are better with EY fligh than with ASL.. so i think JU were mostly p2p as i couldnt ever find good connection to go to HKG, SYD, SIN via AUH

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    24. Well, SE Asia connects better with JU on inbound leg - outbound is _much_ better with EY. I guess EY will be adjusting their schedule as well, because if they offer 20+ hrs connections, that would make them kind of uncompetitive.

      Having that in mind, JU probably had a healthy part of pax with EY connecting tickets onboard. With EY prices to SE Asia in being between 400 and 600 EUR, I don't think JU ever had a chance to earn a lot on this route.

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    25. So one more think I was right.

      That is 5th. And most of people here said I don't know a bit.

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    26. EK is not sending the A380 for the first flight to ZAG. The amount of crew rostered is for the B773, meaning it can only be either the B773 or B77W - either old product or new/newer product.

      As for AUH, JU definately has good yield on the route. This winter, JU prices were almost double that of FZ and JU loads were excellent, many times full. JU main problem, which is network wide pretty much, which is filling business. JU product is by far the worst sent to the ME and will become even more so once the A319's get their 144 seat config!! Will be disappointing if they drop AUH. The 1 EY flight doesnt give alot of flexibility for transfer on JU and JU has done well building up pax numbers.

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    27. JATBEGMEL, is there any new info about EK starting BEG?

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    28. ^^^

      No info on EK to BEG at this moment.

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    29. Because it won't happen

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    30. Well my close friends in Dubai stopped by the flydubai travel shop this Thursday afternoon and enquired about fares for December holidays and the lady at the counter told them that no special fares exist after 30 Oct (yet) - only published and that this usually means termination of services. I tried online and got a fare of €430+ per person... who knows...

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  13. Good news for Ceiatia Airlines but they have been announcing the arrival of 100 seat planes for 3 years and still nothing. These will be gone in a few months.

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    1. Same as regional bases across ex-Yu.

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  14. Good luck with the new jets!

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  15. Any interior pics?

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    1. Easy go to YouTube and watch some air nostrum inflight crj-1000 videos.

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  16. Very nice plane. Just curious why Air Nostrum doesn't utilise them. Spain will have another bumper season. I wonder ehat the terms are.

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  17. OT:
    Monarch first flight ZAG loads:
    LGW-ZAG 182 pax
    ZAG-LGW 171 pax,
    on A321,
    so not bad at all :)

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    1. Go, Zagreb! Great loads!

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    2. Any photos of Monarch A321 in ZAG?

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    3. @Anon4:37

      Www.avioradar.hr - there are some pix

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    4. So Monarch can make LGW work while OU can't make LHR? Right.

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    5. Make it work? OU planes to LHR are full most of the time.

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    6. I was referring to them making money on the route

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  18. If you wet-lease an aircraft it's not 'delivered'. It's a simple positioning.

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  19. Is it true that one month dry leasing of this aircraft is 150k us$?

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  20. OT: JU235 ZAG-BEG 15 pax, delay 30 min. Very bad performance

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    1. Made your day?

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    2. bad news for ZAG&BEG

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  21. Finally!! And finally the end of the Dash flights from Copenhagen. I'll be flying on this plane to Zagreb in 2 weeks time! :)

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