Adria Caravelle?

Sun Jan 28, 2001 11:40 am

I found an old picture in a family album that shows a Caravelle in the colors of Slovenia's Adria Airways (then Yugoslavia's Inex-Adria Aviopromet) taken in the late 60s or early 70s. Did Adria actually own a Caravelle, or did the company just lease the aircraft from another carrier (possibly JAT)? I don't think I've ever heard anything about Adria owning Caravelles, so I'm thinking it must have been some sort of a lease. Thanks for your answers.


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RE: Adria Caravelle?

Sun Jan 28, 2001 1:16 pm

That must be a very rare picture ! The only Caravelle ever operated by Inex Adria was c/n 209, which started flying with SAS, was owned by the manufacturer (Sud/Aerospatiale) from 1969 onwards and leased to many airlines, amongst others Inex Adria as YU-AJE from 5.72 to 11.72. Shortly therafter it went to Rwanda and Zaire. As far as I know, there are no pictures known to exist of it, so I think you will make some airplane buffs like me happy if you scan it and upload it to (or email it to me).
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RE: Adria Caravelle?

Sun Jan 28, 2001 2:28 pm

Thanks for the info!

Unfortunately, the photo doesn't show much of the aircraft (it is centered on my sister leaving the plane). In fact, it can only be recognized as a Caravelle because of the characteristic triangle-shaped windows. Anyway, if you are still interested, I can e-mail it to you when I get to Slovenia later this year (that's where the photo is). BTW, are you familiar with any other "unusual" aircraft operated by Adria? I have seen a picture of a ROMBAC-111 in Adria colors. Do you know anything about that arrangement?


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RE: Adria Caravelle?

Sun Jan 28, 2001 5:55 pm

I have seen photo of Adria 727,
(try mailing Jernej Verbovsek, (he has some photos here), he haas it on his homepage , but I do not know the URL

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