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JAT To Introduce BELGRADE-OHRID With ATR72  
User currently offlineSobelair From Croatia, joined Sep 2000, 353 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3210 times:



Hi!

I've just checked on the amadeus.net website, and it seems like JAT will fly to Ohrid twice per week from BEG with ATR72 via Skopje. These flights will automatically increase the number fo weekly flights on Belgrade-Skopje route from 7 to 9. That's nice.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Here the timetable

Jat
JU 116 Beograd (BEG), Belgrade, Serbia Montenegro 14:40
Ohrid (OHD), Ohrid, Macedonia 17:15
1 stop(s)
AT7 2h35min Monday Friday

Jat
JU 117 Ohrid (OHD), Ohrid, Macedonia 18:05
Beograd (BEG), Belgrade, Serbia Montenegro 19:35
Non-stop
AT7 1h30min Monday Friday


The timings of new flights leave a lot of space for a discussion - what kind of hub is Belgrade becoming when flights from Ohrid arrive at 19.35 hours in the evening?! Or are they simply aiming at local passengers, not transit ones? I guess ADRIA from Ljubljana has a different target group.

Nevertheless, great news.

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User currently offlineTravel From Australia, joined May 2001, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3170 times:


I understand that Skopje is Macedonia's capital city, but why do flights to Ohrid transit in Skopje. Why do airlines especially Macedonian Airlines do not have more frequent flights to Ohrid?
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User currently offlineJU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

Its nice that JAT is adding OHD to its list of destinations, however, this is clearly not catering to the transit market. I don't think that these flights carry any risk, especially since they stop in Skopje. As we know, demand between Skopje and Beograd is strong, so adding another two flights won't hurt.

In fact part of the reason for the introduction of the service via SKP would be the result of JAT shifting to its winter schedule, where some SKP flights were reduced from the Boeing 737 to the ATR-72. During the summer season, JAT 733s flew daily to Skopje. Therefore, consider this an adjustment to demand, in addition to a public relations stunt; to offset the negative publicity the management recieved from recent strikes.

PS. JAT flew to Ohrid and Sofia a few years ago, but things were not going as well as planned. Perhaps it is a better climate for business now.


User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

It just seems that our beloved JAT and it's Management fail to understand the hub and spoke system. But then, what could one expect from a bus dispatcher, or a bunch of guys who still use the previously pinched Garnier logo  Wink/being sarcastic

Great to see Ohrid back!




Kafa, čaj, šraf?
User currently offlineJU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Travellers do not like when they have to wait for a connecting flight for more than 2 hours. If and when the airline were to resume flights to North America; TGD, TIV, BNX, SKP, SJJ and TIA should be the primary feeder markets, and flights will must be added (and/or flight schedule modified) to reflect this new opportunity. With this said, I do not consider OHD a feeder destination.

User currently offlineAdriaticflight From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 516 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

Ohrid is quite a small place. I understand its very beautiful around there. It used to be quite a popular tourist destination.

On Belgrade being a hub: Jat is nothing like Malev or Czech airlines which have got very good at offering connections through their hubs. Jat don't have enough planes or fequences for connections.
I guess Ohrid is purely leasure/business from the Belgrade market.


User currently offlineJU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

I agree with Adriaticflight, Belgrade cannot be considered a hub in the international sense. It is true that there are at least 40 destinations connected to Belgrade, however, it cannot be compared with Budapest, Vienna or Prague - which all cater to the transatlantic market. Nevertheless, with time, this status will certainly change. Furthermore, this change will not take place once JAT resume their service to North America. CSA and Malev did not experience recognition as a good internation carrier overnight either.

OHD is clearly a leasure and business market from Northern Serbia.


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