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JAT -are They Still Operating?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:58 pm

IN a german forum one participant mentioned the "out" foe Serbia's JAT since this morning.The information seems though conflictual with Belgrad's airport info,seemingly still managing JAT flight. What's the situation?
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RE: JAT -are They Still Operating?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:30 am

Like most other major carriers, JAT employees are being faced with major cost cutting and concessions, or face liquidation of the airline. AFAIK, they're still flying.
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RE: JAT -are They Still Operating?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:10 am

The airline is flying, however, there is a possibility that a potential general strike might ground the entire fleet starting Friday.

Currently the airline serves 39 destinations in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
 
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RE: JAT -are They Still Operating?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:33 am

The government has given an itself an ultimatum to sort out the problems or to liquidate the airline. remains to be seen what will happen next.

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RE: JAT -are They Still Operating?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:02 pm

Justplanes.com 02/15/05:

"The Serbian government decided on yesterday to place national carrier JAT airways into receivership, a move provoked by a series of strikes in the past months. The government's aim was to restructure the company, cutting down the number of employees from more than 3,500 to 1,500."
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RE: JAT -are They Still Operating?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 6:36 pm

I'm really sorry for the people working for JAT, but this is a logical step to reform the former national, socialist carrier in order to attract foreign investors. I just hope they don't pull a "swiss" and have a clean new start.
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RE: JAT -are They Still Operating?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:06 pm

Does JAT Airways still own part of or all of Macedonian Airlines. If so how is this going to affect Macedonian Airlines?
 
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RE: JAT -are They Still Operating?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:07 pm

 
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RE: JAT -are They Still Operating?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:23 pm

ClipperNo1,

I share your sympathies but this was not just a logical step, it was simply the only option to save JAT from certain end that was looming ahead.

Operations, for now, are continuing normally and as per schedules.

With regards to clean new start, Mr Ilic - Serbia's Minister for Capital Investments (JAT falls under his reign), has said in an interview last night to a private TV station that he will do his outmost best to help JAT's "positive side remain flying high".
 
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RE: JAT -are They Still Operating?

Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:47 pm

I am booked on JAT to fly next week SJJ-BEG. Should I be worry?
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RE: JAT -are They Still Operating?

Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:51 am

Xkorpyoh,

I wouldn't worry, it appears that operations are running smoothly and are set to continue that way.
 
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RE: JAT -are They Still Operating?

Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:15 am

Now that the government is taking direct control of the company, it is good to know that any possibility of strikes have now been averted. It is evident that the government is going to significantly reduce the oversized workforce in JAT.

The first plan will be to offer financial incentives for those who decide to retire or leave the company, between February 21st and March 10th. Thereafter, if not enough people volunteered their departure from the company, the government will carry out layoffs in June. For the remaining excess workers, compensation will be in accordance to the law of the republic, where workers are compensated to the duration of employment in the company.

I think that this is the best possibility for the moment. It is a shame that it took so many years for the government to finally step in with a restructuring plan. Had they done this sooner, JAT would have been generating a lot more profit than it does today.

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According to Mr. Sarenac, the JAT debt is around 358 million USD.

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