In March, most of Jat’s destinations reported an increase in the number of passengers. Once again, flights to and from Brussels are marking the greatest improvement with passenger figures increasing by 145%. These good results can be explained by the fact that Serbian passengers from the United States are now using Brussels as their transit point to Belgrade. Services to Tel Aviv reported an increase of 75% and Amsterdam came in third with an increase of 45% compared to last year. Other notable increases include Podgorica, Tivat, Rome and Dusseldorf while flights to Dubai have also reported impressive numbers and a large amount of bookings for the summer months have been made. The greatest decrease in passenger numbers was recorded on flights to Istanbul (37%). Adria’s new service to Ljubljana impacted on Jat with passenger numbers to the Slovenian capital sliding by 27% compared to March 2009. The low cost Niki is yet to make an impact on Jat with passenger numbers to Vienna also increasing.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Passengers return to Jat
Longer queues for Jat flightsFor a third consecutive month, Jat has reported growth in the number of passengers transported when compared to last year. In March 2010, Jat transported a total of 66.134 passengers, an increase of 5%. The news comes despite the airline recording a decrease in the number of operated flights by 5% compared to March 2009. Serbia’s national carrier continues in its mission to regain the Montenegrin market which was tarnished during the first half of last year. Jat saw the number of passengers to Montenegro increase from 6.913 in March 2009 to 8.980 in March 2010. The airline also reported gains on its Euro Mediterranean services (from 55.495 to 55.944) and its charter flights (from 905 to 1.210). The cabin occupancy index also increased by 5%, from 49.9% to 55%.