MSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 851 posts, RR: 8 Posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4667 times:
the governments of Canada and Serbia-Montenegro have signed an agreement on opening Toronto-Belgrade commercial flights. JAT is planning to re-start service between Toronto and Belgrade on June 1st after several years absence. The airline is acquiring two Boeing 767-200s on lease and also plans to start a Belgrade-New York-JFK service in May.
Source : YYZnews.com
It is to note that these flights are not shown on Amadeus yet .
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10225 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3919 times:
Great news! I'm just sad about the new livery JAT has adopted now, I wish they would keep the livery they they before this one, the white fuselage with the red/blue tail and silver titling on the fuselage. The DC-10 they had in this livery looked awesome!
RicardoFG From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 677 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3791 times:
Nothing is official yet! Permission has not been granted as of yet by the CTA for JAT to start operations into YYZ and JAT themselves have not confirmed that YYZ is a go. On there website they state it is planed. Flights havent been loaded into Corda as of yet so my money is that JU will not be in Toronto this summer. We have seen this from JAT before.
KrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3699 times:
Quoting BEG2IAH (Reply 10): I would rather say "We have seen this from Canada (CTA) and the United States (FAA) before."
Agreed, I believe that there are some immigration concerns with JAT's planned flight to YYZ in regards to not meeting some VISA requirements. If it actually happens it will be very strict inspected by Immigration /Customs Canada.
Aleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3240 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
OK, there are some news regarding JAT flights to North america. According to a local newspaper (Glas Javnosti) JAT won't be able to start its service to JFK as planned, because they still didn't get Category 1 from FAA, but it seems that flights to Toronto will start by June.
JU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3155 times:
I question the accuracy of the YYZ-based article referenced in this thread.
(1) Jat Airways should be receiving one 762, rather than two. There is no confirmation that the airline will acquire the plane. In my mind, if the rumored flights to Toronto were to start June 2006, the plane would unlikely join the fleet before May 2006. It is true that Serbia-Montenegro and Canada have signed an agreement a few weeks ago, directly effecting to the outcome of Jat Airways flights to Toronto. This year things look very positive, and there should be no reason for Jat not to fly to Toronto. Recall that SkyService has maintained direct flights to Belgrade last summer, and they intend to do the same again this year!
(2) Regarding flights to JFK, Serbian new sources have indicated that Serbia-Montenegro will not recieve FAA Catergory 1 in time for the commencement of peak season travel. Consequently, Serbia-Montenegro registered aircraft will not be welcome to the United States prior to attaining the Category 1 status. Direct flights may be established between BEG and JFK, as before, through a seconday carrier. This is clearly an issue of politics, as it always was.
(3) If and when Jat Airways receives Category 1 from the FAA, the airline will consider adding a second aircraft in 2007. The added capacity for Jat will coincide with the desire to establish flights to Chicago. Unfortunately, Montreal has not been in discussion.
Deputy director general of the Serbia and Montenegro Civil Aviation Directorate Mr. Dragan Trgovcevic said that his Directorate fulfilled all the prerequisites needed to obtain FAA's Category 1. He said: "Directorate had several audits since 2003, and we as a country are ready for Category 1. We cannot influence the timing of their audits. ICAO also audited and examined our Directorate, and they claim that we are one of the best countries they examined in the last few years, because we apply 97.7% of international regulations".
Mr. Trgovcevic emphasized that, from what he knows, FAA will not audit Directorate before the end of this summer.
FAA's audits are unannounced, but I would expect the next audit and possible positive decision after two important events take place, both having nothing to do with aviation: independence referendum in Montenegro and arrest and transfer of gen. Mladic to the Hague.
FAA killed the purpose of my old signature: Use of approved electronic devices is now permitted.
RicardoFG From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 677 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2902 times:
Quoting JoKeR (Reply 19): Correction, Skyservice only operates charters during summer months and will be runnning them again this year.
Quoting JU101 (Reply 20): Belgrade is included on the list of destinations for Summer 2006 according to the SkyService web site.
No, I am sorry but the flights are NOT happening this year. The tour operator has decided not to continue with the program this year after losing a lot of money over the years. There is no eastern europe program. This is as per all the suits at 5G, and the tour operator.