JAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 9 Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1517 times:
This info is from the Yugo daily "Glas Javnosti"
The first Airbuses which will be seen in Yugoslav Airlines' hangars are to arrive in late 2002, Gunther Schubert, the director of marketing for East and Central Europe announced on Tuesday.
Schubert told members of the Yugoslav press, during their visit to Airbuses' Tolouse operations, that JAT had requested to have the delivery of their aircraft delayed and that no other parts of the agreement were changed.
If no other parts of the agreement were changed, that means it's still the 8 A319s originally ordered. Hopefully they will actually arrive on time, the delivery has been delayed over and over again. I still think they don't need the A319s, but what ever.... Unless of course they get rid of all their 737s 727s and DC-9s and have more frequency with only the A-319s. That would make sense. We will see what they do.
Lambourne From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1393 times:
A positive step and I look forward to seeing one in thier colours, however my experience of flying with them on their old 727 YU-AKE years ago was less than pleasant. It was scruffy and on a flight to Titograd ate a rubber chicken roll for dinner. During the climb out of LHR my wife and I watched the empty drink cans racing each other on the floor to the back of the plane. The only commentary from the pilot was "pleepare for da ruff wedder".
I sure it's better now, I hope!