Air Serbia to renew CRJ900 lease


Air Serbia will lease a Bombardier CRJ900 jet for a second consecutive year this summer with more aircraft expected to enter the fleet shortly. The 88-seat plane will join the Serbian carrier at the start of June and will be deployed on various routes. So far it has been scheduled on selected days on flights from Belgrade to Kiev, Helsinki, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik and Thessaloniki. Last year, the airline wet-leased the equipment from Regional Jet over a four-month period. The Serbian carrier previously said, "The Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft offers excellent performance and passenger comfort levels and is a great match for network expansion".

It hasn’t been specified from whom the airline will lease the CRJ900 this year, although it is expected to be through a wet-lease arrangement once again. Air Serbia is also expected to add two ATR72-500 turboprops to its fleet over the coming months and is further tipped to lease a single-aisle Airbus aircraft. The fleet expansion will complement its announced, but yet-to-be officially unveiled, network expansion, which will include up to ten new destinations. Yesterday, the carrier scheduled and put on sale the first of its new routes - from Kraljevo to Thessaloniki. Services will operate on a seasonal basis, initially twice per week before increasing to three, each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, starting March 31. Further flight details can be found here.

Air Serbia is currently in the process of recruiting captains and first officers for ATR72, Boeing 737-300 and Airbus A320-familly aircraft. Furthermore, it is also seeking new cabin crew members in both Belgrade and Niš in the lead-up to its expansion. The airline’s overall capacity is expected to grow some 18% in 2020. The company noted it was “extremely positive, at least for us and our region, that 2020 will be great”. As a result, the carrier said it was becoming “one of the fastest growing airlines in South Eastern Europe”.




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  1. Anonymous09:02

    In my opinion they need more aircraft like this with 90 seat capacity. Would be seful for many routes.

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    1. Anonymous09:04

      +1

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    2. Anonymous09:07

      Putin has offered such aircrafts...

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    3. Anonymous09:08

      True but it does not seem they are interested in Sukhois at all.

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    4. Anonymous09:11

      Is there a choice?

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    5. Anonymous09:14

      Obliviously there is. If there wasn't the Sukhois would have been in Air Serbia's fleet already.

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    6. Anonymous09:47

      Sukhoi will probably enter in negotiations with JU to initially lease 5 aircraft. Lets see.

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    7. Anonymous09:49

      There are absolutely no plans to get Sukhoi plane by Air Serbia's management. They haven't even accepted to meet with Sukhoi officials.

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    8. Anonymous10:09

      Could someone tell me what is so wrong with A318 that almost nobody wants it?

      It is not far from 100 seater and it belongs to the family of planes Air Serbia is already using A319/A320.

      Thank you.

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    9. Anonymous10:18

      Costs of operating the A318 are close to those of the A319 yet it carries less passengers.

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    10. Anonymous10:24

      @Anon 10:09
      In short: capacity of A318, operating costs of A319. The same reason why A319neo is failure.

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  2. Anonymous09:02

    Good that they finally started scheduling the new routes. I wonder how KVO-SKG will perform.

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    1. Anonymous09:03

      I don't think they care. It's an oversubsidised route.

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    2. Anonymous09:05

      Vienna is selling really well from what I heard.

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    3. Anonymous09:06

      Once upon a time EK was oversubsidised yet here we are. What matters is that subsidies are used wisely which is the case with JU.

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    4. Anonymous09:57

      what is wise about this route, Greece should subsidize it, not Serbia

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    5. Anonymous10:10

      Those people will go to Greece whether Greeks subsidize it or not. Like this the Serbian government is investing in changing the mentality by getting people used to taking the plane when going for holidays.

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    6. Anonymous10:24

      The only thing Greeks are subsidizing is PSO routes to small islands.
      Not even FR managed to get any subsidies from them. But they still get a lot of tourists and flights without paying subventions to anyone.

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    7. Anonymous10:41

      I am sure whoever takes the plane to Greece this summer will not take the bus in the future. Flying is much more convenient and practical.

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    8. Anonymous15:19

      Aha OK, educating people to take the plane to the foreign seaside rather than using their cars. Sounds like the perfect way to spend taxpayers money in one of the poorest European countries :D.

      Righhhhht

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    9. Anonymous16:00

      Well it's all part of changing people's habits, nothing wrong with that. After all, isn't that what's happening elsewhere in the country? How else do you explain more and more people flying on charters each summer? Also flying from Kraljevo to Greece is much easier than taking the road especially since there is no highway from there to Nish.

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    10. Anonymous16:01

      Also it must be a sad existence to live your life with so much bitterness. Everything you see needs to be immediately painted negatively. Brighten up.

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    11. Anonymous18:31

      +1000 Every time there is something positive about JU or BEG there is a group of haters that comes along and trashes the whole discussion. Like look at what happened with Mahan news today. One person just kept on repeating the same hateful comments that the thread was locked and prevented a civilzied disucssion. So annoying.

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    12. Anonymous21:46

      No Anon 1831, it's not about attacking JU or BEG but usually the provocative comments of placing both on top of everything compared to the rest. Words like "leading hub" or "regional leader" or "booming" "naming all the frequency increases are not really apt.
      95% of the airports in ex-YU have green figures and many having double digit growth and are all nicely developing...SKP, ZAD, DBV, TGD and the non-millionaire airports as well.
      Yes, BEG is the busiest airport in ex-YU but that doesn't mean the rest are not growing and catching up. Yes, JU is the biggest airline in ex-YU but other ex-Yu carriers have their very good side as well.
      The conclusion is not to use the excessive praising of both giving the impression that the rest is just inferior.

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    13. Anonymous22:05

      "BEG is the busiest airport in ex-YU but that doesn't mean the rest are not growing and catching up"

      They are growing, no one disputes that, but not enough to catch up. BEG added over 517 thousand passengers last year, which literally means no other ex yu airport was able to keep pace and catch up with Belgrade. Numbers for all airlines are not in but JU likely extended gap over others as well.

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    14. Anonymous06:08

      Anon 21.46

      So what you are saying is that when we have a topic on JU or BEG we should not praise them because other airports out there are doing ok? That makes absolutely no sense.
      Matter of fact is that BEG is indeed booming like no other airport in ex-YU, it is also the first to cross the six million passenger mark. JU is about to cross the three million one. All these are absolute records no one in ex-YU has managed to achieve. Looking at the situation in 2020 BEG is in for another record breaking year.

      I think that many on here don't want BEG to be praised or congratulated because their own airports are underperforming and that''s not acceptable.

      So no, your comment was really out of place.

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    15. Anonymous08:49

      Typical comment causing conflict. You make it sound as if crossing 6 million for a big airport is an issue.
      What about SJJ achieving 1 million for the first time?
      What about ZAD booming like crazy too?
      And SKP that barely had more than 750 thousand passengers is now heading towards 2 million.
      DBV - no comment. One can easily see.
      Montenegro tourism and coast are also booming.
      Yet again, congratulations for BEG but congratulations for the rest too.

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    16. Anonymous09:00

      And who is preventing you from praising them when it's a topic on them? Today's topic is about BEG, JU and Serbia and somehow you are bothered by the fact that people are happy BEG handled 6 million passengers or how people are happy that JU's network is growing.

      If you feel like celebrating SJJ or Montenegro then do it when the time is right and when it's a topic on them. You are the one who is creating conflict where is none.

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  3. Anonymous09:05

    I see they already put the CRJ900 in the system for some routes. Interesting that Kiev is being operated by B737-300 in the summer until June when the CRJ comes.

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    1. Anonymous09:12

      It is flown half empty. The CRJ is a much better option. But it comes only in June.

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    2. Anonymous09:22

      Kiev is frequently operated by A319.

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    3. Anonymous09:24

      Don't forget that the 733s are paid off so there are no leading expenses. Like that route looses less money in the end.

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    4. Anonymous09:25

      Really, why are they not using the CRJ?

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    5. Anonymous09:33

      Where?

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    6. Anonymous09:51

      Kiev is frequently operated by A319. Why do they not use the CRJ there?

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    7. Anonymous10:11

      "So far it has been scheduled on selected days on flights from Belgrade to Kiev, Helsinki, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik and Thessaloniki."

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    8. Anonymous10:11

      They will when the CRJ arrives, they need it on other routes as well. Nice to see SJJ among the routes this year as there will be more seats offered than before. Shame the airport closes at night as otherwise JU would be flying double daily without a doubt.

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    9. JATBEGMEL22:20

      JU could fit SJJ nicely into the morning bank, maybe split schedule into the evening. JFK and BEY would work well with connections on top of O&D. JU could do with another 2 banks anyway that could help open new destinations that dont work in the current banks.

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  4. Anonymous09:06

    I would have been more excited if they were leasing another A330.

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    1. Anonymous09:16

      they will replace ARA with an other one

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    2. Anonymous09:24

      They should replace YU-ARA with a B787 or an A350.

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    3. Anonymous09:24

      Please no more A330s until BEG is expanded.

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    4. Anonymous12:56

      Again sexpert. BEG can accept seven A330 same time.

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    5. Anonymous13:40

      Of course, it can take even fifteen, but only two can use the airbridges, airbridges BEG desperately needs for narrowbodies since the airport is getting close to maximum capacity.

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    6. Anonymous19:24

      Two widebodies at a time means at least 6-8 properly scheduled widebodies a day. BEG is far from that number. BEG does not desperatly need more airbridges. It needs a more bus gates and a lot more apron for remote stands, like extension of B stands and turning GA area in front of Cargo building into additional remote stands. Ask Vinci what stops them from doing it. Wuhan can build a new hospital in 10 days and those guys can't pour some concrete in over a year.

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    7. Anonymous19:43

      We no longer live in SFRJ when JU planes departed at odd hours, spread out during the day. Today flights depart in tight banks in order to maximize connections. If JU adds another A330 to operate a new long-haul destination it means that it will have to arrive and depart with the rest of JU planes. So where exactly will you park one or two A330s, a dozen A319s and A320s and three B733s on top of foreign airlines which are present at BEG at all hours of the day?

      Look at next summer, they are already experiencing gate shortages and Wizz Air was forced to schedule its first departure on some days at 07.25.

      It's the exact same situation at around noon and between 16.00 and 19.30. Of course JU can add more flights outside its banks but connections would be mostly lost. That can only work for destinations where there is enough O&D demand like TGD or TIV.

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    8. Anonymous21:49

      If JU adds another A330 (LOL at this point) it will have room for two of them at the same time, for example morning wave. And then they are gone for the next 20 hours so use gates for other waves of narrowbodies.

      I already answered where can you park all those planes: quick and easy to add apron A, apron D and E. Not including airbridges and not including existing C apron for ATRs, this plan had 17 remote stands, stop the video and count them:

      https://youtu.be/5pqx5VLH3C8?t=82

      You can also extend apron A with A11-15 remote stands, this was from old BEG presentation on TangoSix, scroll down to the third photo:

      https://tangosix.rs/2016/28/04/30505linija-za-njujork-sansa-za-brzi-transport-robe-u-sad-cime-raspolazu-er-srbija-kargo-i-nikola-tesla/

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    9. Anonymous06:13

      You do realize that when one A330 uses an airbridge it has to use two of them? So that means adding another widebody means two less gates at the airport which is something the airport can't afford at the moment, especially in the morning.

      Yes you can park planes all over, even at the staff parking but that's besides the point. Yu need to park them somewhere useful where they can be properly serviced. At the moment for widebodies those are the gates on the C platform.

      BEG's capacity is 7 million and the airport welcomed 6.1. The airport is nearing capacity and there is simply no room for more widebodies. Mahan's A310 arrives at the quiet period and it can be parked at A1 so it doesn't disturb overall traffic. JU's A330 would, big time.

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  5. Anonymous09:08

    How big will the fleet be in summer?

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    1. Anonymous09:19

      If they add 4 planes and return one (ATR) it should be 24.

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  6. Anonymous09:11

    Will the CRJ900 be used on any of the new routes that they are planning to launch? Last year they used it on the new Helsinki line for most of the summer.

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    1. Anonymous09:16

      We will have to wait and see.

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    2. Anonymous09:25

      Last summer many CRJ routes to HEL had to be upgraded to A319.

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  7. Anonymous09:12

    What I find funny is that they practically decrease capacity on some routes during the summer by using the CRJ900 and then in winter they put an A319 on that same route when demand is lower. They desperately need a plane of this capacity permanently in their fleet.

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    1. Anonymous09:20

      +1
      The airline needs SSjs.

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    2. Anonymous14:56

      My ass would never sit on one of Suhois. Greetings from a guy who flew Air Serbia 15 times this year already.

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    3. Anonymous19:45

      Ah yes, this is a place where any anonymous can be anything, even someone who claims to have flown JU 15 times in 28 days.

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    4. This anonymous figured out how not to be.
      However I have just realized that I flew JU this year so far only 8. (and 8 with Air France and 2 with Alitalia). If there were no fog I would fly JU more. I have another 6 flight segments already booked with JU at this moment. Ok maybe it is not 15 in 28 days but I still would not sit on such a plane and I do love Air Serbia a lot and that is why I do not wish them those Suhois regardless how much I do not like to fly with ATR

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    5. Anonymous06:16

      I don't know why so many are falling for the troll bait on here. Some troll is purposely writing comments about SSJ and JU to create typical comments. If anyone is getting the SSJ then it's Adria 2.0

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  8. Anonymous09:12

    They should have gone for a few SSjs instead. Much cheaper lease rates and higher capacity.
    There are many aircraft available waiting to be leased.

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    1. Anonymous09:16

      They have common sense not to use a plane no one on the market wants.

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  9. Anonymous09:20

    Great news

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  10. Anonymous09:20

    Air Serbia must replace ATR72 200 series with 500 or even 600 and additionally introduce rj planes, if they want to be more competitive on the market. CRJ would be a good option.

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    1. Anonymous09:24

      They need more regional Jets to launch more regional routes and increase frequencies on routes that cannot fill a A320 daily.

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    2. Anonymous09:29

      Embraers would be an even better option

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    3. Anonymous10:02

      Q400 or new ATRs would suit them most.

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  11. Anonymous09:29

    I think both regional and long haul fleet expansion is needed. Balanced growth goes hand in hand.

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  12. Anonymous09:39

    Good move. From leasing a smaller jet to launching new destinations.

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  13. Anonymous09:40

    Great to see the Kraljevo flights - Vienna and Thessaloniki finally on sale for summer.

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    1. Anonymous09:41

      I believe Kraljevo -Athens flights would have been far more useful.

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    2. Anonymous09:55

      Athens too far for an ATR flight.
      But CRJ could land at Kraljevo.

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    3. Anonymous10:20

      Aegean used to fly to BEG from ATH with a Q400. Is the ATR really unable to make it?

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    4. Anonymous10:42

      Forget Aegean, Jat Airways used to send the Atr-72 to Athens on a regular basis. Olympic Airways used to send the Atr-42. Biggest issue is that the Atr is slow so the flight to Athens from Belgrade takes 02 hours and 20 minutes.

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    5. Anonymous11:09

      Further than PRG that is regularly flown with ATR72?

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    6. Anonymous12:38

      Actual flight time to Prague is 01.40 so it's not the end of the world, about the same distance as Venice. Flight from Athens to Belgrade takes 01.20 on the Airbus so definitely more than 2 hours on the Atr. You also need to fly over the Aegean Sea which very often has winds that slow you down.

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    7. Anonymous18:11

      Prague is flown with ATR becaue there is no competition. And again, its too long...

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    8. Anonymous18:34

      Vienna, Bucharest, Podgorica, Tivat... all have competition yet the ATR operates. PRG gets it because there are many transfer passengers so frequencies are more important than capacity. How many destinations have 10 weekly on the A319? Now tell me, how many destinations have at least 10 weekly on the ATR? See my point?

      01.40 is not too long, that Tahiti Nui 03.45 flight on the ATR is long or that Danish flight to Italy that's around 02.30 is too long. JA's SJJ-CPH was long.

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    9. Anonymous23:56

      Belgrade-Prague is 2:10h per timetable.
      Other flights you listed are at least 40min shorter (Vienna/Bucharest). BTW, to Bucharest competitor is also flying ATR exclusively.
      2:10 flight in ATR is not comfortable but it is sustainable because there is no competition.

      Danish Air Transport longest flight in Italy is 2h and DAT doesn't have ambition to be national flag carrier.
      Air Thaiti Nui doesnt have any ATRs. You probably talking about Air Tahiti which is airline jumping from one Polynesian island to another, not really comparable.

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    10. Anonymous06:20

      02.10 is the block time, actual flying time is 01.40, you can check that on FR24. They extended block time from 01.55 in order to reduce delays in PRG.

      The last time I checked OS isn't sending the Q400 exclusively to BEG, quite the opposite. E95 is the most common equipment those these days we have been getting the A319 and A320 as well.

      So in the end for an airline like JU, the Atr is the perfect aircraft which allows them to operate a high number of frequencies with lower overall costs. After all, in Vienna where they have competition that flies the jet aircraft, or in Montenegro which you conveniently ignored, they still manage to remain competitive while using the ATR.

      Once a route matures nicely it will be upgraded from the ATR to the A319 as was the case with SPU.

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    11. Anonymous07:54

      I will not go dive into FR24 data for sure because relative difference between flights will stay on same level. Average customer buying & flying doesn't know about FR24.

      I think you are deliberately missing my point. I didn't say that ATR can't fly any route with competition at all. But, when ATR route become long enough it might become highly vulnerably by competition flying more modern & comfortable aircraft. PRG route is long enough to be vulnerable but luckily there is no competition (btw, it is also quite pricey)
      Even on shorter routes there are some people skipping ATRs and I never heard of somebody deliberately wanting to fly with it (excluding one time adventure experiences :) they just take it "as is"

      That leads us to next point - from airline perspective ATRs have some good "selling points", specially on short, low yield or not highly utilized routes (like ex-YU). There are also some drawbacks.
      On the other hand, from customer perspective, comfort & experience is not really superb and benefits are well hidden ;)
      And, depending of circumstances this customer perspective could at the end influence airline performance again.

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    12. Anonymous08:05

      And one additional question I forgot - if ATRs are so perfect why is AirSerbia leasing additional CRJ and not just one more ATR?

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    13. Anonymous08:35

      You do realize JU is leasing two extra ATRs and that the ATR fleet is actually growing, not shrinking. There is a reason why ATRs are leased long-term while the CRJ is staying for 'only' 4 months.

      By the way, actual flight time to Prague is only 20 minutes longer than Vienna where JU faces increasing competition from an operator that uses Embraer E95.

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  14. Anonymous09:43

    Turning out to be anothher good summer for Air Serbia.

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    1. Anonymous09:47

      Absolutely true, hopefully Belgrade comes close to handling one million passengers in one of the summer months.

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  15. Anonymous09:44

    This plane would be perfect for them for their Nis routes.

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  16. Anonymous09:44

    Only for four months? Shame it's not longer.

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  17. Anonymous09:46

    Can JU replace their 737 and ATR fleet with the current profits they are generating?

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    1. Anonymous09:50

      If they could they probably would have done it by now.

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    2. Anonymous10:03

      They don't generate real profit so they can't afford to purchase any new planes. Only the government could decide to purchase planes for them.

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    3. Anonymous10:08

      No. Planes are quite expensive both to operate and to lease new ones or even secon-hand..not to say about buying a brand new plane

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    4. Anonymous10:22

      What profits?

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    5. Anonymous10:46

      The ones they have been recording for the past few years. Issue here is that their profits and revenue are still not big enough for the amount of investment they need. So many things need fixing but not enough funds to do it over a short period of time. That is why this process has taken longer and required government assistance. You gotta spend money to make money.

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    6. Anonymous11:37

      There hasn't been a single year that ASL has posted profits! So what are you talking about Anon 10:46?
      Are you sure you understand what "profit" means? Google it.

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    7. Anonymous12:39

      Of course I know what a profit means, I am referring to their financial statements. You should check them out sometime.

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    8. Anonymous13:01

      Unlike you Anon 12:29 I do check their financial statements.
      And every year they record losses of many millions of Euros which the state has to cover.
      Exclusively despite owning just 50.01% of the company.
      Do you know any different? Please tell us!

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    9. Anonymous13:42

      Income-expenses is how you calculate profitability and JU has more money coming in than going out. That's how they have a profit.

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    10. Anonymous13:58

      LOL! Income at JU is smaller than its expenses, that is why the state covers the losses.
      But not the Emiraties...

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    11. Anonymous16:02

      State subsidies are qualified as money going into the company, that's how they have a profit at the end of the year. No one said otherwise, they are a profitable company in what way is besides the point. How many years did it take Wizz Air or Emirates to actually become profitable? Why do you expect JU to become it overnight? Besides your endless frustration or personal hate of JU, of course.

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    12. Anonymous20:02

      For very long time JU had no incomes from PSO - it can't be said for neighboring countries.

      When you calculate for example profit in Aegean - do you count all PSO they got as money that covers their losses like people do it in JU?

      Surely not - we have double standards here.

      And please do not start the story that PSO is legal subvention. It is Goverment subvention the same like one the JU is receiving. It is just used under the other name and form.

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    13. Anonymous20:31

      It's not just about an airline getting subventions but what it does with that money. Some airlines use it wisely, some others not so much. At least with JU with get a lot in return.

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  18. Anonymous09:47

    Za sada 22 leta vise u odnosu na proslu godinu plus jos minimum 20 na novim rutama.Impresivan rast. Izgleda su uspeli da LHR u cetvrtom talasu subotom pomere na 17h sto je jos jedna mogucnost vise za konektovane putnike iz regiona.

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    1. Anonymous10:53

      Нисам знао то за Лондон али ако је истина онда је стварно супер, нудиће везе за регион у оба смера. Градови као Атина или Истанбул се вероватно неће качити али нема везе, ту су Тирана, Скопље и Солун. Попуњеност на Лондону је супер тако да је ово додатно добродошло.

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    2. Anonymous12:09

      Sarajevo,Dubrovnik,Podgorica,Tivat,Sofija

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    3. Anonymous12:40

      Да али ти леотви немају ноћне летове како би се качили у оба смера. Само Сарајево, Скопље и Солун имају. Атина се хвата ако тог дана стиже у 16.20.

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    4. Anonymous12:41

      Тирана, не Сарајево, пардон.

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    5. Anonymous12:49

      Mnogi vole da provedu jednu noc u Beogradu i iskuse nocni zivot pre no sto krenu dalje

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    6. Ja da posetim roditelje u Bgd i dalje za Atinu iz Nemačke

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  19. Anonymous09:58

    I think this will be the first time JU has a strong regional network and an ok European network. I am curious to see how BEG handles all the announced increases, not only by JU but by others as well.

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  20. JU50009:59

    With the start of S2020 Both VIE and SKG have been loaded.
    With split schedule like this JU could sell transfers from VIE to SKG via KVO and vv.
    Not saying they will, just saying they could.

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  21. Anonymous10:05

    Nice. Good luck Air Serbia.

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  22. Anonymous10:09

    Will the CRJ900 have JU colours?

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    1. Anonymous10:12

      No

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    2. Anonymous10:13

      They are not even bothering to paint the engine parts that they have replaced on some of their planes, so they have colour on some parats of the engine and then grey on other parts. So they certainly won't bother to paint a plane that will be in the fleet just a few months.

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    3. Anonymous10:18

      That is correct

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    4. Anonymous10:21

      I agree about the paint on the engines. Looks quite unappealing in my oppion and gives an impression of a messy company. Can't Tehnika paint the engines?

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    5. Anonymous10:22

      * opinion.

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    6. Anonymous10:37

      It is indeed a very messy company both from inside and outside so poklopci motora to i dokazuju!

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    7. Anonymous13:27

      I like the white engines.

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    8. Anonymous13:32

      They are not white. Half of the engine is colored and then the middle part is white. It looks really bad.

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    9. Anonymous15:25

      This painting takes longer than one night, so it will be painted in the C-check or when they have a longer groundtime

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  23. Anonymous10:41

    They will probably lease it from Regional Jet again.

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  24. The dates for flights from KVO to Thess are ridiculous. Travelers for this destination are either leaving at the beginning of the week (Monday) or weekend (Friday). It's like they are purposely trying to lose money. According to the tender there were supposed to be three weekly flights.

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    1. Anonymous11:30

      It starts off as two weekly but increases to three.

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    2. Anonymous11:32

      They made it very difficult to purchase this ticket online. First you can only select KVO-VIE from the meny. Only when you select that and search for the flights (where it displays days and prices) can you you edit your selection to choose Thessaloniki. But you can't actually book it from the home page. That said, KVO-SKG tickets are very cheap.

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    3. Anonymous12:42

      How much are the tickets? Both SKG and VIE.

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    4. Anonymous13:09

      @11.32 It is the same same for Vienna flights after March 30. They really need to fix this ASAP.

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    5. Anonymous13:15

      Their website is generally full of bugs. It's one of the biggest complaints people have about them.

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    6. Anonymous13:16

      @11.32
      Maybe they read your comment. They just added Kraljevo - Thessaloniki to the drop down menu on the home page :D

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    7. Anonymous13:17

      @12.42
      Kraljevo-Vienna return ticket for next week is 88 euros without luggage. Same for Thessaloniki.

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  25. Anonymous12:41

    Does anyone know, When will Air Serbia start Amman?

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    1. Anonymous12:44

      All newly launched destinations start in June.

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    2. Anonymous13:17

      And when will they be officialy introduced?

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  26. Anonymous13:41

    The biggest fleet issue for JU remains the ATR fleet. The 30 year old ATR's need to be replaced ASAP. Comments about not bothering to repaint engine parts above also reflect very poorly on the airline. This needs to be fixed ASAP. I wonder is this indicative of some sort of bad situation in the company or expanding too far too fast.

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    1. Anonymous16:41

      I was at SJJ the other day and I saw one of those ancient ATR, honestly I would be terrified to fly in one

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    2. Anonymous18:36

      You are making things up. All the ATRs look exactly the same from the outside, it's the inside that's different ;)

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    3. Anonymous23:13

      They don't look exactly same from outside. There is a way to differentiate sub-models.

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    4. Anonymous06:27

      Yes but not from the quality of the livery or whatever as Anon 16.41 insinuated.

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  27. Anonymous21:56

    It is worth mentioning that LO will deploy CR900 this summer as well on routes with slightly more demand as it is a bit bigger in seat capacity compared to their E170s.
    What JU needs to consider is the A220 - this is the best aircraft that best suits its network.
    However, if JU considers the Sukhoi, it will be much cheaper and they can have more aircraft.

    Sukhoi SuperJet SJ 100 vs Airbus A220
    Airbus A220-100 Sukhoi SSJ 100 95LR
    Length 35.00 m/114 ft 10 in 29.94 m/98 ft 3 in
    Wingspan 35.10 m/115 ft 2 in 27.80 m/91 ft 2 in
    Wing area 112.30 m2/1,209 ft2 84.00 m2/904 ft2
    Height 11.50 m/37 ft 9 in 10.28 m/33 ft 9 in
    Engines 2 2
    Thrust per engine 84 kN/18,900 lbf 79 kN/17,800 lbf
    Total thrust 168 kN/37,800 lbf 158 kN/35,600 lbf
    MTOW 60,781 kgs/134,000 lbs 49,450 kgs/109,000 lbs
    Range 3,400 nmi (6,300 km) 1,894 nmi
    Cruise speed M0.78 M0.78
    Capacity 108 passengers 98 passengers
    Max. capacity 135 passengers 108 passengers

    The A220 has a good range but also lets check the price:

    A220 Unit cost: -100: US$ 81 m
    Sukhoi SUPER Jet: Price‎: ‎$32 Million US Dollars

    Basically, A220 is 3 times more expensive.

    Also it is worth comparing the 2 Sukhoi model jets:

    Основные характеристики самолета Сухой Суперджет-100
    SSJ-95 SSJ-95LR
    Размеры
    Длина (м) 29.8 29.8
    Размах крыла (м) 27.8 27.8
    Высота (м) 10.3 10.3
    Вес
    Макс. взлетный вес (кг) 42 500 45 900
    Макс. посадочный вес (кг) 39 400 39 400
    Макс. коммерческая загрузка (кг) 12 250 12 250
    Летные данные
    Дальность полета с макс. загрузкой (км) 3 050 4 420
    Максимальная скорость (км/ч) 950 950
    Длина разбега (м) 1 530 1 800
    Двигатели PowerJet SaM146,
    2 x 7080 кгс
    PowerJet SaM146,
    2 x 7080 кгс
    Пассажирский салон
    Кол-во кресел (эконом) 95-98 95-98
    Шаг кресел эконом класса (см) 81.3 81.3
    Ширина салона (м) 3.2 3.2

    JU can also opt for the Sukhoi LR, which can be a nice fit.

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    1. Anonymous23:11

      Jesus, how annoying are you with polluting every possible topic with this SSJ mantra.
      It is dead project, deal with it.

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    2. Technical stuff and the russian language. No no... big no no... I love Air Serbia ... that is why I do not want them those planes. If they would be good someone would fight to get those already produced.

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  28. Anonymous22:54

    Trebace im dodatni kapaciteti. Istambul preko leta ide na 7X. Vec ubaceno u rezervacioni sistem.Valjda ce ta 2 dodatna aviona + CRJ biti dovoljni?

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  29. Anonymous00:36

    If you are a serious airline you never even consider wet lease.

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    1. Anonymous01:19

      I guess LOT is not serious since they wet lease an Air Belgium A340. Or Air France which wet leases Trade Air A320 each summer. Or Lufthasa, Swiss and Austrian which all wet lease planes and crew from other airlines.

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  30. Just my humble opinion with 30 years in the travel industry in Central Europe.
    Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia, all 5 have or had their own national airline.
    Austria with Austrian Air is bleeding money and staff , with their daddy Lufthansa, Austrian
    would be a memory, and competition is fierce. Flew Lauda Motion last Saturday Riga to Vienna
    29 Euros with a day before to reserve, unheard of for a 2 hour flight to Vienna. All other legacu airlines were at 300 and 400 Euros with a transfer. Croatia Air, same old story, Malev Hungary long gone replaced by Wizz Air low cost with 200 planes. Adria Air byebye, and every single legacy carrier has doubled their Ljubljana service, and finally Air Serbia doing something tight for sure, Yes uncle Emirates is there in the back round but we as passengers dont care. Get me from point A to B at the cheapest price in the shortest amount of time!!

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    1. Anonymous08:54

      You mean uncle Etihad and not Emirates :)
      Don't live in the past. The world is changing and so will airlines.
      The days of the classic national flag carrier are gone. Welcome to 2020 and not 1965.

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