PHOTOS: Montenegro Airlines welcomes Boeing jet

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Montenegro Airlines welcomed a 126-seat Boeing 737-500 jet to Podgorica this morning. The aircraft is being wet-leased from Romania's Blue Air. It will operate on behalf of the Montenegrin carrier for a month, after which it will be replaced by a 148-seat Blue Air B737-300, which will stay with the company until mid-October. The B737-500 will operate its first flight on behalf of Montenegro Airlines this afternoon between Podgorica and Belgrade.






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  1. No interior photos means it is worn out or :-)

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    1. Dejan Milinković17 April 2019 at 09:41

      I was on that first flight from TGD to BEG, no worn out at all. Nice leather seats, decent seat pitch, generally in surprisingly good condition. I will share some photos later today...

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  2. Congratulations YM!

    Those aircraft types are the best and make good money for a short period.
    YM seems like the only rational carrier in the whole region. No fuss and fleet issues.

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    1. You mean like JU and OU right?

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    2. Possibly, yes.

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  3. Great! Let's celebrate (with a water salute) the arrival of an inefficient airplane that nobody wants! It did wonders for Malev as well.

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    1. Back your theory. What do you mean by inefficient? Do you think a serious LCC like 0B not use it?

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    2. MA had B736 not B735.

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    3. Malév had two B-735s as well. The most pathetic version of the 737 family.

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    4. Even MA only had 2 of those and it operated them for only six years from 1998 to 2004. Says a lot about how bad an inefficient that plane was. YM is a well run airline which is why they are replacing them with B733, probably the best aircraft ever made.

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  4. Almost every aircraft can be efficient if you use it right. Air France flew larger fleet of 737-500s for a a very long time and it was quite good. Lufthansa too. Please get some expertise before these kind of comments.

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    1. Gone are those days. Airlines operated B-707s economically 40 years ago but that doesn't mean it could be done today too. High weight (=overflying fees, handling fees etc) and fuel consumption compared to the seats available, small cargo hold capacity, strangish w&b characteristics etc etc. No wonder a few (or no?) PROFITABLE companies are using it TODAY.

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  5. "The 737-500's main appeal is for operators of large 737-400 and 737-300 fleets, as because the 500 is a shortened development of the 300, it still carries much of the structural weight needed for the higher weight models. This makes it less efficient than if it was designed specifically for its size category, however for operators of large 737-300/400 fleets, the extensive commonality benefits more than compensate for this."

    Montenegro Airlines certainly does not have a LARGE fleet of 737-400 or 737-300 aircraft to justify the existence of this aircraft by taking advantage of commonality benefits. Enough said.

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