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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Jat unveils new cabin interior

Jat Airways’ new look economy cabin
Jat Airways has begun rolling out its new business and economy class cabin product. The airline will be introducing new seating, with two Boeing 737-300 aircraft (registration YU-ANJ and YU-AND) already featuring the new layout. It marks the first overhaul of Jat’s business class product since the black leather seats were introduced in the summer of 1999. In economy, Jat changed its seats in 2010 but has opted for a new look once again.

The new seats bear a striking resemblance to Lufthansa’s economy class prior to the introduction of the new short haul cabins. The slimmer seats have allowed the Serbian carrier to add an additional row in economy class. In business the seating will be the same as in economy, however, the middle seat will be used as a tray table and will not be sold, giving passengers more space. The new seats also allow Jat to use an all economy class layout for its aircraft, which will come in handy for its numerous charters. The new product will also be featured on the ATR72 aircraft with the first one to enter service next week.

Jat Airways' old cabin interior
Since late June, the Serbian national carrier has been forced to cancel many scheduled flights as it has taken on too many charters while its aircraft have been held up in maintenance due to the slow arrival of spare parts. However, all flights are set to operate normally by the start of next week. “We have a few problems with our suppliers, even though all has been paid for in advance. The overhauled aircraft, which are now entering the fleet, will ease constraints and allow us to add more flights on our overbooked services, particularly to Montenegro”, Zoran Čimburović, Jat’s fleet coordinator at Jat Tehnika says.

Special thanks to the Aviokarta.net portal for the featured photos of the new cabin.

27 comments:

  1. Why are they changing seats when they have to change planes??? Oh this does not sound good. Im only waiting for a bad accident or something with the planes...( hopefully no) / Philswe

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    1. Planes have got lot of cycles left cause they were mostly grounded in the 90's + they've got new engines so no worry.

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  2. Obviously, used LH or CA old seats that both of these companies have put on sale after replacing them with Awarded Recaro seats.

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    1. Again - and hopefully you answer this time: by CA you mean Air China or if not what other airline are you referring to?
      I hardly see the connection between this topic and Air China.

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    2. To "Ceased Application" (CA) airline.

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    3. There is a stupid guy on the forum using CA for Croatia Airlines.

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    4. There is a low IQ guy on the forum that does not understand meaning of "Ceased Application" (CA).

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  3. I am happy. Keep the 737 classics and don not order airbus junk for at least a decade. Go Jat!

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    1. That's right, keep Boeing junk instead!

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    2. They are sımply stıll usable and even relıable. Personally I also lıke OU Aırbuses but I am glad that people praıze JU workhorses as well.

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  4. How come those ageing aircraft have seats like this? This is simply ridiculous...looks like an old Zastava with new BMW leather seats....

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  5. This looks like the end of JU's J class. Hopefully they don't remove the business seats on all planes so that on others they 'refurbish' just the economy section. Anyway i guess now it's over with JU's fleet shortage.

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  6. If it is junk why LH wont phaseout their 737 classics out? The problem is that it's serbian junk and not german junk. Jat's 737 did not fly for long time as well. Go Boeing or go home! It's not our fault because europe is broke and need airbus orders.

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    1. Why would they phase out something that hasn't reached its end-of-life? Besides, the fact that LH is using Airbus overwhelmingly on their short- to mid-haul flights is exactly the opposite of what you're trying to prove.

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  7. @ economy class, no seat in the middle but a tray now? Wtf..

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    1. No. The tray will be present only when it is part of business class.
      When that area is part of the economy class the tray will be pulled up. The same scenario as with Lufthansa.

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  8. Another reason why I am happy to fly on Jat Airways:

    http://www.aviokarta.net/vesti/1291-bahato-ponasanje-wizz-aira-prema-putnicima-iz-srbije/

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    1. You can always count on Serbian paranoia.

      If you checked other languages on their website, you would notice similar behaviour. By the way, gg for misreporting and blowing matters out of proportion.

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    2. It has nothing to do with paranoia if so many people complained.

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    3. if you've got facts there is no room for paranoia! And there are a lot of facts.

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    4. All I see is a number of allegations and nitpicks following a website redesign.

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  9. JU are trying to copy OU.

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  10. can u translate a lit bit the text? Ponasanje means how they treat or behaviour or what? Thanks

    sorry hardly understand serbian language. Thanks for your help

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  11. If its Not a boeing im Not going

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  12. JAT can change its cabin a hundred times a year if it wants to but the problem lies with the rude and unprofessional cabin crew. From the smoking, to their attitude, the hair style, the uniform and grooming standard in general...didnt know smoking in the aft galley after the service on a non smoking flight was deemed professional! JAT also should improve more on catering, the catering is worse and worse each time I fly them! I think that would be a cheaper and better investment the airline can make!

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  13. "the hair style" now that's a good one ... I haven't heard that before. Jat deserves criticism for many things, but hair style ... (hahahaah you made my day :-)

    -- Charlie

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