Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Air Serbia completes cabin retrofit

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Air Serbia has finished upgrading ten narrow-body Airbus aircraft with new seats. Over the last four weeks, the airline installed 1.500 Recaro BL3520 seats, which feature a lightweight design. The tenth and last aircraft to undergo the cabin retrofit was the Airbus A319, registered YU-APF, which went back into service last Sunday. The new seats have enabled the airline to increase seating capacity on its narrow-body Airbus fleet while offering more living space at the same time. This has been achieved though having a slimmer backrest and a literature pocket that sits above the knee area, providing more leg room. Air Serbia's CEO, Dane Kondić, said, “We’re delighted that our cabin upgrade has been completed successfully, with initial feedback from guests being very positive. The new seats are perfect for our narrow-body Airbus jets, which are the backbone of our fleet, and for our network which is focused on short-haul flights in Europe". He added, “Completing the retrofit on schedule means that our aircraft are ready for the summer peak and we can offer more seating capacity to cater to the travel demand. In addition, we have refreshed the cabin interiors with new carpets, curtains and floor path markings that match our A330, aligning the interior décor across our Airbus fleet”. Other amenities, such as on board Wi-Fi connectivity and the Elevate Play service for in-flight entertainment remain available across all Airbus aircraft.

34 comments:

  1. Odlicna sedista do 180 minuta leta. Sto Er srbija sa svojom flotom leti. Izuzimajuci jedinog A332. Najveci broj avio prevoznika u svetu, na kratkim relacijama je prije instaliralo ovakva sedista. Jednostavno Air Serbia je u trendu sa svetom.
    Srecna 90 - ta godisnjica Er Srbije. Uspesna vam letnja sezona i nova strategija.
    Rodney Marinkovic
    Kings Park NSW
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  2. Well that was freaking fast.

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  3. Perfect timing for the high season. Hope additional capacity sells well this summer and keeps LF high. Deeds speak, and what a great way to silence haters. By the time I sat down to respond comments were already locked yesterday but this action speaks volumes more than any comment!

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    1. Dude... chill. Everyone said that this should have happened from day 1 in stead of introducing three different business models. Your comment is pointless and misplaced.

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    2. What three business models?

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    3. Legacy carrier, boutique, hybrid.

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    4. When did Air Serbia introduce legacy carrier model?

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    5. haha what is a legacy carrier model? You are either one, or not- it cannot be chosen as a business model :D

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    6. So Air Serbia actually had only ONE shift to hybrid, not three. When you look at many other airlines shifting to increasing aux revenue streams, ASL is doing the right thing. At least they are not introducing disasters like British Airways (Deutsche BA), Lufthansa (LH Italia) or United (Ted).

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    7. In the initial reply, it was said that they had three different business models which is true.

      Well, they can't even dream of those 'disasters' as they are like 1/100th of the airlines you listed there. But don't worry, they have made business decisions which are as bad.

      At least the airlines you mentioned there invest in their fleet and fly new aircraft around, unlike a certain airline.

      Even when they speak f the hybrid model, they never specify what it is... probably because they don't know it themselves.

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    8. Running out of arguments? Three business models: not true, just read the comments above. Other airlines flying new aircraft around? They also fly decades old equipment. Air Serbia invests in their fleet too, they added wifi, airplay, new seats. They announced ATR and Boeing fleet will be reviewed, so they are making all the right moves. Anyway I didn't see any new arguments against slim seats.

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  4. Why are the AirSerbia prices for a 1 day trip BEG - VIE, double the prices of BEG - ZRH? ATR vs A320. VIE 38000, ZRH 19000. This is just plain crazy.

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    1. Air serbia is more expensive than austrian airlines. I oay my trip in august 130 eur return ticket with austrian. For the same date air serbia was obove 180 eur!!

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    2. Pricing based on market conditions.

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    3. I fly at least twice a month on this route and JU is always cheaper than Austrian, however still too expensive, especially during the summer season.

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  5. Is there a cabin divider between C and Y class?

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    1. There is a mini plastic divider and some thick curtains but it is pointless as there is no more business class as such. This business setup is not worth a single penny more than economy. No extra legroom at all. They should be ashamed of selling this as business class.

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    2. ^ Absolutely not true. In business class you still get a menu, selection of meals, hot towel, ipad with loaded entertainment.Do you think Lufthansa, Swiss, Air France, SAS, Iberia etc should all be ashamed of selling their tickets as business class even though they don't have extra leg room?

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    3. If you want to pay 400-500e extra for a towel 2 glasses of wine and for a light meal go for it! Business after all should be comfort and by the way why not compare to those that are better like Turkish, Aeroflot etc

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    4. Turkish and Aeroflot are better if you are going East. Air Serbia is mostly going West so it makes a lot more sense to compare to the likes of Lufthansa, Swiss, Air France, SAS, Iberia etc.

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  6. Looks pretty awful- the same as the old colours.

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    1. When you got to hate just for the sake of hating.

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    2. Awful is debatable but for sure uncomfortably hard seats.

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    3. Awful and uncomfortably hard? Complain to Austrian, Swiss, Brussels, SAS, Lufthansa and Croatian Airlines. They all use similar or identical Recaro slimsline seats. Let us know how those airlines responded to your complaints!

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    4. Jutros leteo za Atina..super su sedišta i veoma lepo izgleda unutra posle ugradnje novih podnih tepiha. Nešto manje mesta za noge ali ne mnogo..sedišta su iste debljine kao i Aeogen..ustvari sve vodeće kompanije ugrađuju ova pametna sedišta tako da je u principu sve isto .

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  7. I had the opportunity to experience the new seats on BEG-PUY a few days ago and boy do I appreciate the additional legroom, being 1.90m. I always struggled with my knees on 90+ min flights, but not anymore. Couldn't care less about back comfort.

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  8. Good job. Nice seats. JU is ready for the competition!

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  9. Could you tell me where can I find the latest cabin configuration map for A319? I am going to fly to Split and would like to pick my seat (sth good window seats) but I am unable to find the upgraded version of the map. I have booked my flights not via AirSerbia's website so till I couldn't choose my seats...Where could I do that? I have tried the "Manage my flight" section on their webiste but keep refuse me, stating that my booking code is invalid.... Thanks in advance!!

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    1. Is Seatguru not updated yet?

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    2. They are not updated yet. Try emergency exit maybe

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    3. I would prefer some seats at the back of the plane.. I am still unable to locate the new seating plan for JU...Any help? :)

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  10. Good job JU. I prefer these seats compared to the old ones, noticeably more legroom. Tried them on OS not too long on the way to Vienna and they were comfortable ��

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  11. Colour scheme looks confusing. Less is more

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