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Monday, November 16, 2009

Aeromak on track

Skopje awaits Aeromak
The launch of Jat Airways’ subsidiary in Macedonia, Aeromak, seems to be on track. The airline is awaiting a license approval from the Macedonian Aviation Directorate but is expected to receive it soon. On November 3, the airline registered its website http://www.aeromak.com.mk/, which is currently under construction. The airline has also revealed its logo, which comprises of the word “Aeromak” written in capital letters. The first half of the word, “Aer”, is in dark blue while the second, “Mak,” is in light blue with the “O” having outlines of what look to be mountains within it.

Aeromak is owned 100% by Jat Airways and the airline has registered its headquarters at Partizanski Odredi Street, number 17, in Skopje in Macedonia which is where Jat’s, recently completely renovated, headquarters can be found. Stanislav Zaharieski has, according to registration documentation, been named as the airline’s commercial director for sales and marketing. In its registration papers it says that the company will have 150 employees.

In September 2009, Mile Janakieski, Macedonia’s Minister for Transportation and Communication, said that Aeromak will begin services in Macedonia. An operating license is believed to be issued to the airline in return for the millions of Euros owned by the bankrupt MAT Macedonian Airlines to Jat Airways. Aeromak was registered as a Macedonian company in 1999 but has now applied for on operating airline license. Aeromak is scheduled to launch in late March and is part of Jat Airways’ 2010 recovery plan.

19 comments:

  1. I wonder how long this airline will survive for.....

    I think their fleet will be composed of Boeings mainly. Will they by any chance have flights to Pristina?

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    1. A flight from Skopje to Pristina? It is about 100 km driving distance...flights wouldn't make sense

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  2. I'm surprised how quickly they are moving ahead with this. Jat and FYROM govt obviously believe it will work - but hopefully not at the expense of JATs recovery plan.

    How quickly though will we actually see a licence issued, and services in operation? And any idea of a operations TT? They'd want flights connecting with waves of JAT planes, plus their own direct lines...

    @ Bosnian

    From earlier threads, it seems they will get two 733s out of JATs fleet (perhaps the ones being returned from Air Ivorie?), and they will be operating flights to PRN and BEG (ensuring JAT flights aren't directly operated between the two cities).

    They are the wrong planes though for this setup (jets yes, size no) - they really need two modern fuel-efficient planes in the 90-100 seat region flying to sensible destinations to be most profitable...

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    1. How about you take that FYROM word and shove it up yours you low dirty pond scum

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  3. It's so funny how things turn out - although JAT on its own already has so much trouble and hardship in keeping up with the minimal standards of quality (i.e. safety) in operation, it still upholds a (ad)venture with a subsidiary in a neighboring state...

    Smells fishy...

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  4. I don't know... Stanislav Zaharieski - the gentleman they have appointed Commercial Director is a no-name in the civil aviation of Macedonia. He has no aviation background, and built his carrier in the IT sector (Login Systems, On.net, AMC Computers). I am not saying a person who has IT background can't do sales and marketing in aviation, but is it a wise decision for a start-up company?

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  5. I'm really shocked by frequentflyer to use a non existing abbreviation for a country and it's people who until 20 years ago were living in the same federation. Balkan syndrome I guess.

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  6. Comments that insult others have and will continue to be deleted.

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  7. @ Macedonian

    The abbreviation indeed exists is still used by the EU and UN for the country and by many international news networks (including the BBC) - I guess that is the name that will stick in peoples minds for years to come. I understand the name issue is controversial and being sorted out diplomatically, and meant no ill by using it on this forum...

    I'm pretty sure we're here to discuss aviation issues though, not political ones!

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  8. I wonder whether extra workers at JAT will be sent to Skopje or former MAT workers be re-employed at Aeromak. I cant wait to see the livery of the first aircraft :) hope it'll be something as nice as MAT's :)

    Being run by JAT, does that mean that the crew will introduce passengers and do safety instructions in Macedonian or in Serbian along with English?

    @ Bosnian

    Im sure Aeromak can get licenses to PRN as Aeromak is a Macedonian registered company, and am sure they will have Macedonian registered aircraft.

    @ frequentflyer

    im skeptical also as to the profitability of having 2 B733's based in SKP operating flights.

    @ anonymous

    JAT's current CEO is a lawyer who previously ran Grand kafa. Your point being?

    @ Macedonia

    Serbian people were shocked when in thanks for Serbia recognising the Republic of Macedonia (not FYROM) the Skopje government recognises the Republic of Kosovo but you dont see people here complaining and writing about it.

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  9. Well it is really not good place to talk about names( noone of you out of Macedonia has right to tell me which name is my country name! )
    and who i am!
    this has to be clear , now let's talk about aviation issues.
    I really hope Aeromak will have a good price to passengers and hope they will have a good start.
    when all we know how is it in Balkan states looks will be nothing good, but always we need to HOPE :) for better tomorrow.
    the schedueled flights are not bad but we need something more.
    anyone know what will be with
    www.lalunaair.mk ???

    Greetings

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  10. My question is how do people guess that Aeromak will get rights to fly from Pristina to Belgrade - do all FYROM carriers have at least fifth freedom rights in "Kosovo"? "Kosovo" authorities treat Serbia as a foreign market, so they will no doubt reject an application unless there is a state treaty with FYROM requiring them to issue permits to FYROM carriers.

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  11. Anonymous,

    Could I ask you to refrain from using the the absurd name of FYROM for Macedonia.

    The UN and EU refer to Macedonia by saying the whole name and when representatives from EU Countries with the exception of Macedonia's southern neighbour, visit Macedonia, they do not use that offensive name and refer to Macedonia by it's original name which is Macedonia.

    If you are going to refer to Macedonia by that name as you may be a national of that nation below Macedonia, please use The full name of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia not that athens invented name of FYROM.

    It is quiet clear you are not interested in Macedonia's aviation issues but you are having great pleasure of using that reference which is really only used in Athens and media in that country.

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  12. My appologies my post was intended for frequentflyer:

    frequentflyer,

    Could I ask you to refrain from using the the absurd name of FYROM for Macedonia.

    The UN and EU refer to Macedonia by saying the whole name and when representatives from EU Countries with the exception of Macedonia's southern neighbour, visit Macedonia, they do not use that offensive name and refer to Macedonia by it's original name which is Macedonia.

    If you are going to refer to Macedonia by that name as you may be a national of that nation below Macedonia, please use The full name of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia not that athens invented name of FYROM.

    It is quiet clear you are not interested in Macedonia's aviation issues but you are having great pleasure of using that reference which is really only used in Athens and media in that country.

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  13. frequentflyer man i would love to meet you !!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Obviously, the time when Doctors were directors of clinics and hospitals and when pilots were directors of Airline companies has been gone. Its time for real Management to show up.

    @ anonimous, I know this Stanislav Zaharieski and he has excelent background in Marketing & Sales, its not veru wise to judge for people you dont know, generaly.

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  15. I'll repeat again:

    THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

    Under what AOC are they going to operate? Aeromak does not have an AOC, and you need at least 12 months to get one.

    Then, they can not fly to anywhere unless they are: MAJORITY OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY A MACEDONIAN ENTITY..

    This is simple aero-politics, as set out in the Chicago Convention - why don't you look it up EX-YU AVIATION?

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  16. And can this Mr. Zaharieski tell the nose of an airplane from its tail? Does he know what the difference between aircraft and airplane is? Does he know what an AOC is? Has he heard of the Chicago Convention? LoL...

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  17. They might be able to pull it of if they get an AOC and my guess is probably 3-5 Boeing 737-500 and one ATR-42 since JAT has ATR-72 so I think it will have 7-10 routes. WIZZ Air will then have to close the hub at Skopje international airport. Skopje Airport I'm guessing will have routes to Cairo, Dubai, Shark El Sheik, Turkmenistan, Asian Russia, and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion. Aeromak will probably control 2 intercontinental routes Sharm El Sheik and Asian Russia. Also rumors have it that they might make prilep Regional airport to go to Skopje and Ohrid which they might put in three tunnel installations in Ohrid. But chance of this all happenning is slim.

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