JU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2376 times:
Yes this is the first of two 734s from US Airways.
The operational JAT Boeing 727s are on lease abroad for a while now. JAT occasially uses the 727s from Aviogenex for flights to Moscow, since there is a shortage of aircraft in that capacity range. This is bound to change with the introduction of two additional 734s.
At this time JAT are attempting to sells the DC-10 and DC-9s. Alternatively, they are offering them on lease abroad, with all the perks.
Furthermore, JAT 733s that are leased to MAT Macedonian Airlines (Z3-AAA and ARF), are now being used for on regularly scheduled JAT flights too.
The registration of the new plane will probably be (YU-AOR).
VHTAE From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 190 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2352 times:
Thanks for that information JU101. It's nice to see that JAT will be sticking with Boeing 737's. I am sure that MAT will also replace their leased JAT DC-9's with JAT 737's when they do become available.
It is sad to hear they are selling YU-AMB as it was a delight to see it on Sunday afternoons at Tullamarine Airport during JAT's scheduled flights to Australia. I guess the market has changed since then, hopefully we can see her back here again. Would you say the Boeing 767-300ER is a possible replacement?
As for the last remaining DC-10, I am not aware of any short term replacement possibilities. It is highly unlikely that JAT resume flights to Australia in the next few years; however, establishing direct flights with Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal are much more feasible. Resumption of the New York flights with Uzbekistan Airways 763 was a huge success.
Once JAT completes its fleet restructuring on the medium-range and regional market, I am sure they will broaden their horizons thereafter. Leasing 763s or 762s is most realistic indeed.
P.S. Adding to the talk of restructuring. All JAT 733s will undergo an overhaul in the economy class cabins, including new seats. The configuration will stay the same, with a total of 126 in economy and business class.
Sobelair From Croatia, joined Sep 2000, 353 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2259 times:
Today I've read on the internet that JAT charters Aviogenex 727s occassionally for flights Belgrade-Moscow, since JAT doesn't have currently enough 737-400s. Interesting! Once they receive additional 737-400s this should change.
By the way, Aviogenex flies Mon through Fri Belgrade-Bergamo for DHL. Does anyone know whar equipment Aviogenex uses on this route? What is Aviogenex currrent fleet anyway!?
JU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4 Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2152 times:
The second Aviogenex 732 caught fire while in Nigeria, and was consequently written off. I believe the YU-ANP is on long term lease abroad. The plane was delivered in the late 80s, so its not old at all.
In the meantime, i have some interesting photos. The first is the US Airways 734s in Serbian registration. The second photo is of the YU-AOO being prepared for a new paint job (?).
JU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2049 times:
I am glad the fleet is starting to take shape. I hope JAT continues adding 734s, since they are truely excellent planes.
BTW, i found some interesting photos taken at Belgrade Airport. Believe it or not, there are pictures of traffic congestion (i.e. a queue of planes waiting for take off). Perhaps constructing an additional runway would be very feasible within a few years.
Travel From Australia, joined May 2001, 355 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
Speaking of Macedonian Airlines, I thought they were meant to be purchasing A320's.
I read an article back in 2001, that all the Macedonian Airlines leased 737's were being returned to JAT and they decided with a permanent fleet of A320's..
JAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10 Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1901 times:
I believe a majority (51%?) of MAT is owned by JAT, it's pretty much their subsidiary in Macedonia, as I understand it. So any big decision like that would involve JAT, and Airbuses aren't on their radar screen. I think this is the case, please correct me if I'm wrong. Is MAT a separate company?
Travel From Australia, joined May 2001, 355 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1859 times:
I am quiet sure that JAT has alot to do with Macedonian Airlines. I am not sure whether they own it or part of it.
It's quiet obvious with the names JAT and MAT. It's also quiet obvious that whoever the parent company is, Macedonian Airlines investors arent spending much money on them.
They havent expanded and they do need a new fleet. They have been saying that new routes to London and Paris etc will be introduced and this article in the Airliners (I think September 2001) issue stated that Macedonian Airlines will have their 737's replaced with A320's but werent sure which aircraft of the 320's it was going to be. And I need to add that it stated that they were going lease ATR's from JAT, so they can introduce routes to neighboring countries.
JU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4 Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 1773 times:
I do not see MAT expanding much more from this current position. In fact, Macedonia could not do any better than leasing a pair of 733s as it does now. This is a small country with limited resources.
As for connections to Paris and London, I am sure the market is not significant enough to maintain regular service from Skopje. In any case, MAT nor any other European carrier have exploited those possibilities. Besides, Skopje has favorable connections through several cities in the region: