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Question About JAT's Fleet

Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:13 pm

I was able to get a copy of the printed summer 2005 timetable for JAT. It appears that all of their flights are operated by 733's and ATR's. Even the lengthy Belgrade-Kuwait-Dubai Flt. 86 is operated with a 733. The only exception are their 3x daily flights between BEG and Podgorica (TGD) which are operated by DC-9-30s. From the way these DC-9 flights are timed, it's obvious that there's a single plane flying back and forth between the two cities.

Does anybody know the status of JAT's other equipment? I understand they have additional DC-9s (possibly in storage?) as well as the DC-10s. Their website also says they still operate 727s.
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:05 pm

hi Planenutz:
Your awfully fortunate to get that timetable. The reason I say that is because I am in BEG and I have never seen that timetable!
First, I thought JATs DC-9s were retired ages ago, making BEG-TGD a mix of 733s and AT7s, unless they made some changes for the summer, or that I'm misinformed (most likely the latter rather than the former)
I saw the DC-10 on the ramp at BEG, but I don't know what will happen, sorry. I believe JAT no longer operates the 727s, at least I have never seen them. I've only seen Aviogenex's 727s at BEG.
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sat Jun 25, 2005 6:09 am

Thanks UN _B732.

I was very surprised that JAT had a printed timetable as well. It was sitting on the counter at their sales desk at T1 at Heathrow.

Any word on thier proposed service to New York and Toronto?

Also, do you happen to know their schedule (frequency, routing) for when they operated to Australia? I think this was in the 70's -80's.
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sat Jun 25, 2005 10:21 am

JAT operated to Australia from 1970's through to 1992.

The flight path was: BEG-DXB-SIN-MEL-SYD v.v.

In the 1970's I believe that JU flew BEG-KHI-SIN-SYD and I believe that JU operated a first class cabin for a short period..I am not 100% sure on this..Someone may correct me if I am wrong.

Flights departed Belgrade on Monday and Friday's.
Flights departed Melbourne/Sydney on Wednesday's and Sunday's.

I have also kept 2 JAT timetables which were printed in 1990 and another in 1991. I also kept a brochure (printed in 1991) on JAT ,which also had an article on fleet renewal plans. They were going to replace the DC9, B727's and DC10's back then. The shorthall aircraft were going to be replaced with more 733-300's. The DC10's were going to be replaced by M11's.

There is also a picture (artist impression) of a JAT M11 in their brochure. I am glad I have kept the 2 timetables and their brochure because when I look back at it now, it makes me realize how much things have changed with JAT.
 
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sat Jun 25, 2005 5:21 pm

JAT Airways

04 ATR72-200 (all in service)
02 Boeing 727-200 (in service) *
10 Boeing 737-300 (3 leased out)
03 Boeing 737-400 (all in service)
06 Dougals DC-9-30 (2 leased out, 4 WFU)
01 Douglas DC-10-30 (in service)


* the other six B727 are stored at Belgrade and are in progress to be scrapped.
 
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sat Jun 25, 2005 5:36 pm

This is odd.. I have never seen their Boeing 727s fly anywhere; perhaps their doing charter work.. Any idea of which routes they could be serving? There's also a chance the DC-10 could be doing charter work, because I saw it out being towed out on the ramp. But, it makes sense, they have a busy schedule of charters, going to cities of which, quite frankly, I have never heard of.
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sat Jun 25, 2005 6:35 pm

Hi guys.

The only two currently flying B722s are YU-AKI and YU-AKK, the rest of them are being scrapped. I guess these two planes fly charters.

All four ATR72-200's are operational: YU-ALN, YU-ALO, YU-ALP, YU-ALR.

B733s in operation: YU-AND (first in Europe), YU-ANF, YU-ANH, YU-ANJ (the only one in 3-dot livery), YU-ANK, YU-ANW, YU-AON. Some could be going through checks.

B733s in operation with other companies:
YU-ANI (MAT Macedonian Airlines as Z3-AAA)
YU-ANL (MAT Macedonian Airlines as Z3-ARF)
YU-ANV (Aerocontractors, Nigeria)

B734s in operation: YU-AOO, YU-AOR, YU-AOS.

I'm really not sure about DC-9-30s. Many are being scrapped, but these should still be operational: YU-AJI, YU-AJJ, YU-AJL, YU-AJM. YU-AJK flies for Eastern SkyJets.

And the last one - DC-10-30 - is a very sad news (unconfirmed but very reliable): YU-AMB was supposed to take off for the very last from BEG on June 24, 2005 with all the spare parts on board. It should have left for Nimes, France, where it would be most probably scrapped. This was my favorite plane. I just can't believe not being able to see it again.  


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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sat Jun 25, 2005 10:30 pm

That's probably why I saw it parked near the Jat maintences facility. I don't think it took off yesterday, because the BEG website had nothing about Nimes france, in my preparation for going spotting, unless it left in the morning.
The DC-9s COULD be doing charter runs, but I've never seen them flying. Jat has been doing a lot of charter flying, but the DC-9s likely don't have the range to do most of it.
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:19 am

Unles theres a misorint, the Summer 2005 JAT timetable lists no scheduled flights with 727s, 734s, or DC-10s. WIth the exception of the DC-10, perhaps all of the other aircraft are operating charters.
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:25 am

Planenutz,

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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sun Jun 26, 2005 12:28 pm

I checked JAT's schedule and all flights to CDG and LHR are operated by B734s. Many flights to ZRH are on B734s too.

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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:47 pm

Quoting Planenutz (Thread starter):
I was able to get a copy of the printed summer 2005 timetable for JAT

Good for you. I thought they didn't print them.

You are right. Majority of flights are operated by 733 and ATR-72s, but JAT still has two 722s in service. They will definitely use them on charter flights to Turkey and Egypt and as for DC-9s, well, I live close to the airport and haven't seen any landing here for some time. Several of them were hush-kitted and could be used on flights to EU destinations.

Unfortunately, beautiful DC-10 went for good. I will miss her a lot and I still don't understand why JAT decided not to make some kind of farewell party.

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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:46 pm

Does somebody know where they are about their fleet renewal plan ?
I know the new CEO had in sight to cancel the A319 order , and goes 737NG.
Any firm decision taken ?
 
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:55 pm

FCKC,

Nobody knows it. The last story I know of is that a contract with Airbus will be changed, so that JAT would get 4 instead of 8 planes. Somebody mentioned A318 to be delivered soon, but it hasn't happened yet, and I have no idea how would JAT benefit from an A318.

Another "story" says that JAT would be leasing 4 regional aircraft in the Fall. These would probably be EMB170s, but again, nothing sure or confirmed.

As far as 737NGs go, there is no mention of them in the last year or so.

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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:09 pm

BEG2IAH: Maybe the printee timetable isn't in sync with the online shcedule.

According to the timetable:

BEG-LHR (HeathrowTerminal 2)
12-4-67 1045 1240 JU210 733
----5-- 1105 1300 JU210 733
--3---- 1220 1415 JU210 733

BEG-PAR (Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2B)
12-4-6- 0810 1045 JU240 733 disc. 6/11
1234567 0810 1045 JU240 733 eff 6/12
--3-5-7 1400 1635 JU242 733 disc 6/12
----567 1400 1635 JU240 733 eff 6/17
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:15 pm

In addition, I saw a 737-400 land from Stockholm on Friday, even if it wasn't scheduled to do so.


Aleksandar, when did the DC-10 go? You must love when SU or Gazprom comes in with their Tu-154s or Yak-42s. :P.
I assume that Jat didn't have a farewell party due to the looming bureaucracy inside of the airline.

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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:55 pm

Planenutz,

Maybe a guy who typeset it didn't know what B733 or B734 meant in the first place.  Smile There's something wrong with that printed version definitely. Anyway, they fly their B734s a lot. I had a chance to fly on YU-AOO last year from CDG. That flight was was 100% full, and I felt like we had a few passengers in overhead bins.  Smile We took off like a rocket!

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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:18 am

Quoting BEG2IAH (Reply 13):
Another "story" says that JAT would be leasing 4 regional aircraft in the Fall. These would probably be EMB170s, but again, nothing sure or confirmed.

It would be veery nice, but... They mentioned regional planes with capacity for 70 passengers, which could easily mean more ATR-72s. I hate when JAT's PR does this to us and they do it all the times. They give piece of information which usually means little or nothing. Once again, I'd love to see those Embraers but they also announced leasing of at least one 767 for this summer.

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 15):
Aleksandar, when did the DC-10 go?

As far as I know, two days ago. Sadly, I always hoped to fly on it at least once, but never did it. Now, there are no more chances for that.

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 15):
You must love when SU or Gazprom comes in with their Tu-154s or Yak-42s. :P.

Tu-154 is very noisy but it doesn't bother me. In fact, I love it.

Quoting BEG2IAH (Reply 16):
Maybe a guy who typeset it didn't know what B733 or B734 meant in the first place

Probably. Most of the people there don't. OK, sorry for sarcasm, but I couldn't help it. One of the reasons for that might as well be to save some space and print less pages. For example, on a daily flight to LHR, 733 is used on Mondays and Thursdays and 734 on the rest of the days. It would mean to rows. Remember, many printed schedules use abreviations such as 32S (all types of A320 family) or 737 (all versions) for that reason.

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 15):
I assume that Jat didn't have a farewell party due to the looming bureaucracy inside of the airline

Well, during the Olympics in Athens last summer, they easily remembered the anniversary of JAT's first flight there, packed their stuff, made a party there and had an excuse for several days in the most popular city on the planet at the moment. Then, they didn't ask question about cost cutting measures, but seized the moment.

On this oaccasion, farewell party for DC-10 would give little benefits for "hot shots" in JAT. After all, it doesn't mean free trip and nobody gains anything, so why bother? Sometimes, I really hate the way people in JAT thinks. So selfish and arrogant.
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:21 pm

It seems that YU-AMB will not be scrapped, but converted to a freighter. At least this great bird will be flying again.

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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:09 pm

The Hotel Metropole has JAT timetables. Just go to the little travel agency inside the main entrance. Gazprom flies to BEG. Where do they operate from. I photographed a Pylkovo TU-154 in Nov. last year taking off from BEG.
 
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:47 pm

I cannot believe YU-AMB has left Belgrade, I am pretty upset about this. I will always remember her flying into Tullamarine during the 1980's. I have a framed picture of her ready for take off from runway 34 on a sunny day at Tullamarine. I will miss that beauty!

Very sad VH-TAE.
 
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:15 pm

Quoting BEG2IAH (Reply 18):
It seems that YU-AMB will not be scrapped, but converted to a freighter. At least this great bird will be flying again.

I wish you were right but considering that she is now due for a major D Check which will cost more than what she's worth, I think she's off to the vultures.

As for the fleet, two hushkitted DC-9s still fly on domestic and very occasionally fill-in on certain European hops to replace ATR's. But that is very rare and these two last birds will be retired from service by the end of the year.

The 722s are in their final days and they too, now operating charter flights only, will be scrapped. There is a rumor that one will go to the Aviation Museum.

As for the rest, the 733s and 734s are now the backbone of the fleet, complimented by the ATRs on domestic and regional services. With regards to fleet renewal, highly unlikely that it will happen anytime soon; JAT is still fighting for bare survival!
 
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:26 am

With best reagrds from Nîmes airport ,where the JAT DC10 is on TAT Industries maintenance..


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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:13 am

Beaucaire,

Thanks for this picture. I really like this plane a lot, and I still can't believe that it will never be in Belgrade again.

Do you have any information what's going to happen to it? Guesses and unconfirmed information range from freighter conversion to scrapping.

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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:26 am

Quoting BEG2IAH (Reply 23):
Do you have any information what's going to happen to it? Guesses and unconfirmed information range from freighter conversion to scrapping.

Well I was told by the Director of Nîmes Airport,who is a friend of mine,that the aircraft is with TAT industries for maintenance- so I suppose you don't invest in maintenance and then scrap the aircraft.I shall try to find out and let you know

below another view of the DC 10 in front of the TAT -Hangar ( the guy is the director of Nîmes airport )

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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:29 am

Beaucaire,

This makes perfect sense. Thanks so much for the information! I really appreciate it.

A bientot,
BEG2IAH

P.S. BTW, what's the temperature at Nimes? When I was there in 1998 it was around 40 C.
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:36 am

It was 38 three days ago -today some light rain ,32 celsius - but supposed to drop a little over the next days. ( not enough rain here -all the fields are dry )
But then - we are in the Provence where it is supposed to be hot !  Smile
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:36 am

Maybe off-topic, but last saturday a JAT 733 YU-ANH had a minor incident at AMS. When I talked to the crew they told me that they were continuing to Lagos via BEG. Does JAT serve Lagos? And if so with a 737.

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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:49 am

N774UA,

I know that YU-ANH was on a wet lease to AeroContractors of Nigeria. Now YU-ANV does the job, and YU-ANH should be flying for JAT only. Maybe they had to fill in for some reason, but JAT does not serve Lagos. By the way, check a recent picture and see the description.


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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:16 am

BEG2IAH thanks for the info.

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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:21 am

I'll make a run to the Metropol tomorrow then. If I am able to take more than one copy, I'll make them available first come-first serve. The Tu-154s come in from Moscow/Vnukovo every saturday, I believe the Yak-42 goes to LED, but it might occasionally be the Tu-154, also Saturday only.
Also off-topic, but why in the world does JAT fly TIV-LED? I see no demand for this route whatsoever. Wouldn't at least TGD make more sense?
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RE: Question About JAT's Fleet

Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:49 am

Hello gentlemen, its been quite a while since I last visited this site, but could not go without sending my greatings to everyone. It is sad to see the DC-10 finally leaving JAT, but it was definately inevitable. The remaining DC-9s and Boeing 727s should follow this year, though we have been saying this for the last few years!

The new jetways at second terminal of Belgrade airport look terrific. I hope the next plan of action is to give the control tower a face-lift.

UN_B732,
With regards to your question, the flights from Tivat to St. Petersburg are seasonal, and reflects the demand of Russian tourists visiting the Adriatic coastline. I am sure that some Russian operators also fly to Tivat over the summer season.

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