Air Serbia puts A319 on ACMI market

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Air Serbia has placed one of its Airbus A319 aircraft onto the ACMI market for the upcoming winter season for a second consecutive year. The airline is attempting to lease out its jet, registered YU-APA, between October 2018 and April 2019. The carrier's attempts to lease out aircraft last winter did not materialise as there was insufficient interest. As part of an ACMI contract, an airline provides its aircraft, crew, maintenance support and insurance to the leasee.

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  1. Kada bi uspeli da na neki ACMI ugovor rentiraju i višak zaposlenih, naročito iz prodaje pošto pomenuti ne znaju kako se analizira tržište, pronalaze nove mogućnosti i stvara tražnja, pa čisto da rasterete malo budžet države.
    Na žalost nigde u razumnom svetu ne postoji tražnja za takvim profilima... sem u Srbiji

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    1. hahahahhaa... good one xD

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    2. Market analysis and demand generation are marketing, not sales functions.

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  2. So ACMI is being on the rise. JU is a JP copycat.
    Why not launch CHARTER flights to Jordan, Israel, Kenya ?

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    1. Yes because JP is the only airline in the world engaging in ACMI.
      Kenya sounds great. People fighting each other off in Serbia to get a ticket to Nairobi.

      Great ideas you have.

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    2. Who would be flying on these routes?!
      On the other hand it would make sense for JU to reestablish travel agency and start filling its planes in slow winter months by offering tour packages.

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    3. Well, Safari. Beaches. Mombasa. Kenya is a very popular tourist destination!!!!!!

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    4. It might be. But not with Serbs and nowhere near to justify flights from Belgrade.

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    5. who flies to Jordan in the region for vacation?

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    6. there used to be charters from LJU to Aqaba about 10yrs ago..unfortunately not anymore.not sure why :(

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    7. @Anonymous26 September 2018 at 15:34
      who flies to Jordan in the region for vacation?

      Around 1000 Croatian and Slovene visitors went to Petra last year.

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  3. Who knows... for a couple of days during winter season their ACMI might work if somebody needs a plane on short notice.

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    1. This is called ad-hoc and is not a typical ACMI lease. What JU is looking is wet lease-out for the entire winter season.

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    2. Did I mention they will manage to get typical wet-lease for their plane? :)

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    3. They are waiting for OU to strike :-)

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    4. hahaha...good one :)

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  4. Out of pure curiosity, and I apologize if this is a silly question - Why in your opinion do you think ex-yu countries and others are looking into ACMI during winter? There must be better options - such as charters, more interesting winter season destinations etc.?
    I can't help but feel this is just the easy way out. Correct me if I am wrong.

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    1. Because the damand is highly seasonal and the money is in that period when they need the aircraft. In WInter they do not need them, this is everywhere in Europe.

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    2. This question has been answered many times. There is no demand in winter. Small country, not enough well off citizens who travel all years, not enough tourists in winter ... Air Serbia simply does not need 20 planes in winter.

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    3. Do low cost carriers also ACMI their planes during winter?

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    4. no but they make enough profit so they dont need to (Ryan ground 20 of their fleet during winter)

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    5. I see, thanks for your explanations :)

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    6. LCCs partly ground their fleet, which is not an issue since part of their fleet is owned/paid off. Additionally, the aircraft are rotated, so no aircraft is placed into storage, which reduces maintenance cost.

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    7. Plus a company is expected to smartly schedule maintenance so to have all serious work done during winter.

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  5. They could possibly start some flights from INI in winter. The demand from Nis is there. There are still some unserved markets, even in the winter months. YU would reduce their costs.

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    1. True, remember the tremendous BHX charter success? I think INI can easily be served to Hurghada or Carthage.

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  6. So almost all airlines are adding flights to BEG this winter season while only JU feels like they have too many aircraft. I guess they can't ride the wave like others can.

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    1. Perhaps you meant a significant number but not "almost all".
      The most important thing is to maintain those flights, because BEG is known for gaining the newcomers but also record in newleavers. Remember the TP, BT, U6 era?

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    2. When was the last time an airline suspended BEG due to low demand? Neither TP nor BT did it because their planes were empty, both had issues with their fleet. When TP flew to BEG their schedule was collapsing on a regular basis and their flights were late by several hours. BT also had a fleet shortage which is why they used to dispatch the leased F100. Once that plane was returned they were forced to cut BEG as flying the Q400 for almost three hours made little commercial sense.

      On the other hand, from the top of my head Aegean, Tarom, Belavia, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Lot, Transavia, Norwegian, Aeroflot, Al-Masria, easyJet, Qatar, Iran Air and Aeroflot will increase either the number of seats or the number of frequencies this coming winter season.

      You are right about one thing, U6 did cut Belgrade due to low demand. I think they are one of the few in the past eight years.

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    3. It seems Red Wings are leaving BEG.

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    4. They fly seasonal.

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    5. Great initiative ... BUT, to do this 1 month before the winter season begins, is nothing more than wishful thinking and if anything, shows management's incompetence, or perhaps more precisely, the incompetence of Etihad's network planning people. They should have started this process 6 to 12 mths ago, when other airlines start their planning process for the winter 18/19 season. At that point, they would have had more likelihood of snagging an airline with such needs. As it is, I can't imagine that any airline would have left it so late to secure additional capacity in what is traditionally, the softest travel period. The same thing will happen as last year - no takers and JU yet again swallowing the cost of an under-utilised. The same applies to the A330. This is squarely on Etihad's head, whose people have proven themselves time and again, to be utterly incapable of solving JU's aircraft and network needs.

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