Thursday, October 26, 2017

Croatia Airlines to extend Dash lease

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Croatia Airlines is negotiating the extension of its lease for six Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft currently operating as part of its fleet. It comes after two of the aircraft were put on the leasing market earlier this week but were later removed. Croatia Airlines' spokesperson, Davor Janušić, told EX-YU Aviation News, "Croatia Airlines intends to extend the operating lease of these aircraft and is just now in the negotiation process with the lessor". Croatia Airlines took delivery of its first Dash 8s in 2008 as part of a ten-year financial lease agreement, which expires in 2018.

21 comments:

  1. Great. Nice planes.

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    1. Atrs are not as economical anymore when flight is longer than 1.5h and they are very slow. OU flies some longer routes than 75mins on turboprops

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    2. Prosto sagorevaju novac. Lete poluprazni zimi.

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    3. @747October 26, 2017 at 10:44 AM

      Is it cause Air Serbia flies them ???
      Q400 is way better. OU still owns three ATR 42 ,can't sell them even if they were free.

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    4. They don't own ATR42, they sold them years ago as most of the company assets.

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  3. +1
    I completely agree.
    Despite some people on here constantly criticising them (I know where these are from), I always had good experience on the Dashs, they are very reliable (much more than ASLs ATRs) and they are much cheaper to operate short- and medium haul compared to a small jet aircraft.

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    1. JU’s ATR’s are my fathers age almost - cannot compare them to far newer OU Dashes. A fact remains though that ATR is far more economical on shorter hops. It loses out however on longer legs to the Dash.

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    2. Sorry I didn't get it, your father is how old ? Come again !!! He is 32 let's guess!!!!! So you must be 10 at least !!!!??? OMG what kind of block is that ??? A baby's one ????!!!

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    3. Sorry block=blog

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  4. So no 100 seat jets then. Was a silly idea anyway, fleet complexity is what small airlines just spent the last 10 years moving away from.

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    1. who said no 100 seat jets??? OU will get the jets, question is when new boss comes in, the priority for new jets. 4 A320 NEOs are coming in 2021/2. And Hopefully four CS100 before that.

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    2. "New boss" has already been named. Read the news.

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  5. 1. Noise is sometimes unbearable in Q400. It's probably because of "reliable" sound attenuator.
    2. Leg room is ok, but the cabin height is a bit of a problem for taller people. Seat width is also a problem but it's smaller aircraft so it's ok.
    3. All in all good aircraft, terrible for mechanics, ok for pax, but CRJ would be far more comfortable, at least with noise issue.

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  6. CRJ and Q have the same cabin dimensions. Noise in last rows of CRJ is also loud. and Croatia is not the owner of ATR's resting in front of Zagreb Maintenance area.

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  7. We all would like to se Iberia's crj, but this is realistic solution
    Now when airbus took over CS project i hope CA will re-edit their order in more economical and efficient cs planes

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  8. Weren't these on a lease to own type of a deal. If i remember well somebody here was saying that after the lease is done, its going to be relatively small lump sum payment and they'll be owned by OU

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  9. i like Dashies, i'd love to see them in AS fleet

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  10. Q400 order book, at fraction of ATR's, speaks for itself.

    Nothing against OU, I also think Q400 looks sleek and is a more versatile plane. However, people who make purchase decisions think otherwise.

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    1. Thats because most users of turboprops need these birds only for routes of up to 1 hour or max 1.5 hours, usually. That is a bit different here in Europe at least.

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