National carriers of the former Yugoslavia meet to discuss challenges
Montenegro Airlines, Adria Airways, JAT Airways and Croatia Airlines management announced (19-May-2012) the carriers met to discuss challenges they face in the current operating environment. Adria Airways president Klemen Boštjančič, JAT Airways director general Vladimir Ognjenović, and Croatia Airlines CEO Srećko Šimunović attended the meeting hosted by Montenegro Airlines president Zoran Đurišić. Mr Đurišić said the airlines held "detailed discussions which were highly constructive" and they plan to hold a second meeting in Jun-2012.
The airlines agreed on the following points:
- Future collaboration is welcome and the companies have to cooperate because they are present and operating in the same region;
- The cooperation may include further promotion of already established cooperation at the level of Codeshare Agreements, SPA Agreements, Interline Agreements, and accordingly, continue in terms of mutual fleet sharing subject to the needs of companies, which would maximise the utilisation of individual capacities;
- Harmonisation and development of flight schedule, connecting the current routes and possible joint launching of new routes;
- Joint approach to regulatory bodies, as well as harmonising activities concerning the procurement of fuel, aircraft equipment, technology development, etc., with a view to cut the costs of business operations. [more - original PR]