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
, 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.
I hope this clarifies things, a bit!