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Avioimpex Ceased Operation?  
User currently offlineJb From Sweden, joined Aug 1999, 147 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Can anybody confirm that Avioimpex (Skopje) has ceased operation

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User currently offlineValujetMD-81 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

I dunno, but I know that N801VV (Z3-ARB) Ex Valujet MD81 was with them


User currently offlineJU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

Avioimpex also leases one DC9 from JAT.

Here is a government press release issued close to the end of last year:

MAT and Avioimpex to merge

Macedonian Air Transport (MAT), Macedonia's flagship carrier, announced on Tuesday it would start merger talks, ordered by the government, with its rival, Avioimpex, the country's second airline. The government assigned MAT as
flagship carrier last month on the proviso that it merge with Avioimpex in order to become more competitive with international airlines.

According to officials from both airlines, the talks should be completed in six months. Avioimpex transported 312,000 passengers in the first ten months of this year and has six planes, one of which is used for cargo. MAT has transported 268,000 passengers in the same period with four leased planes. MAT does not fly cargo.


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

I think that their flight to GOT was cancelled this week when i looked. Hope that they will keep it up since I haven't got any picture of them yet...

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

They have cancelled all flights to ZRH since about 2 weeks. In Jetstream (Swiss Aviation Magazine) it was reported that they have suspended all operations on 27/11/01. To bad...
717fan


User currently offlineJU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

So does anyone know whether Avioimpex merged with MAT, or did it really go out of business?

Macedonian aviation certainly went through tense times, especially this year, when Albanian terrorists interrupted traffic at Skopje airport and created civil unrest throughout the country. USA and EU should be shameful on its double standard on international terrorism.


User currently offlineTravel From Australia, joined May 2001, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

Apparently Macedonian Airlines will be upgrading their fleet with airbus aircraft, however due to the situation with the albanian terrorists this has been delayed.

Also Avioimpex had plans to upgrade their fleet to beoing 737-600 and 737-700 aircraft. There were articles on both airlines in different aviation magazines "Airways" July 2001 and " Airline World Magazine" Novemeber 2001.

With a country of Macedonia's size and current economy 1 airline is enough. Macedonia is not yet ready to be able to have 3 to 4 airlines like it once did.

Just 1 simply called " Macedonian Airlines " with a nice new fleet of western aircraft and a better network.

Both airlines have had merger talks for a few years now they could not come to a proper agreement and talks have been put on hold several times this year and I can imagine why, it goes back to those Albanian terrorists which have crippled Macedonia's economy.

So it is interesting to know whether Avioimpex is merging with Macedonian airlines or whether they going down.

Like to see Macedonian Airlines with 777's one day.



User currently offlineTravel From Australia, joined May 2001, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1152 times:


To my knowledge Avioimpex purchased a DC9 from Adria Airways aircraft not JAT and Macedonian Airlines leased 2 DC 9's from JAT.

Apparently Macedonian Airlines have returned those 2 DC9's to JAT.


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

Is MAT taking the Avioimpex DC-9 and MD-80's?

User currently offlineJb From Sweden, joined Aug 1999, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

What is going to happen with the services that Avioimpex had, are they going to be transfered to the new merged airline or are they going to be ceased.

User currently offlineJU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

Sorry for the mistake on the DC9 for Avioimpex. That aircraft previously belonged to Adria Airways, registered as YU-AHW. On the other hand, Macedonian Airlines currently operate three aircraft that belong to JAT Yugoslav Airlines, one DC9 and two B737-300s.
YU-ANI (Z3-AAA)
YU-AJL (Z3-AAB)
YU-ANL (Z3-ARF)

To my knowledge, Macedonian Airlines have already returned one DC9 back to JAT, YU-AJJ (ZR-ARE).


User currently offlineTravel From Australia, joined May 2001, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

There hasnt been any announcement in the Macedonian media that Avioimpex ceased operating.

Avioimpex flights are still showing that they operating in travel agents systems from mid January 2002. So who knows what is going on


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

Travel, Yes thats true, on the daily timetable of ZRH the flights are showed, but as cancelled..... I've also heard that they will restart the flights, but 1 MD-80 has left the fleet, returning to the lessor.

User currently offlineTravel From Australia, joined May 2001, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

Time will tell..It would be interesting to hear what is really going on in the Macedonian aviation industry.

If anyone has the latest news or knows anything I like to hear from you...


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

In the ZRH daily timetable an M4 flight to PRN with 738!!!... was reported. Could anybody explain that to me? From which source is this 738 if its true?
717fan


User currently offlineTravel From Australia, joined May 2001, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1062 times:

717fan,

That is very interesting. I am assuming it is misprint but then again arlines like Avioimpex and Macedonian Airlines tend to do things without announcements, however as per my previous post there was an article on Avioimpex with Avioimpex advising that their fleet
will be replaced with Boeing 737-600'snd 737-700's.

But once again it is an interesting one..

PS: Avioimpex have cancelled alot of their flights for January 2002 so I am still interested to know what is happening to this airline..


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

Today I go out to ZRH and then I will see if its true (Such a 738 flight is planned for today to PRN). I will tell you if its true about the 738...
717fan


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1040 times:

They fliyng with an 738 leased from Transavia, sadly in full Transavia colors..
717fan


User currently offlineJb From Sweden, joined Aug 1999, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

I can also see that there is a flight at Gothenburg tomorrow with Avioimpex arriving from Copenhagen.
I don`t know if the flight is going to be canceled.


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

Today they operated a flight to ZRH with a TU-154...but I don't know from which source...
717fan


User currently offlineTravel From Australia, joined May 2001, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

717fan,

It looks like Avioimpex are not operating at all at the moment.

Even flights for March/April are now showing that they are not operating.

Do you have any latest info..


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 997 times:

Today they operated a scheduled flight (M4032) to ZRH with a TU-154..
717fan


User currently offlineTravel From Australia, joined May 2001, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 990 times:

Apparetnly M4 32 was cancelled..

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