Belgrade route a successThe low cost airline Wizz Air, which this month commenced flights to the Serbian capital from Dortmund and London, has been reporting extremely good loads, the “Aviokarta.net” portal reports. On Monday, June 20, the airline commenced flights from London Luton Airport, carrying 139 passengers to Belgrade and 128 on the return leg. This means that the load factor on flights to London (for the first inaugural service) amounted to 77%. For comparison sake, Jat Airways’ average load factor on the Belgrade - London Heathrow – Belgrade service amounted to 68% in May. Wizz Air initially planned to commence flights from London to Belgrade in July. However, flights were brought forward upon the request of the director of Belgrade Airport. The airline is hoping to profit from the upcoming EXIT music festival, held in Serbia’s second largest city Novi Sad, which is extremely popular with younger Brits. EXIT is one of Europe’s most popular music festivals and together, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance, Jat will be increasing frequency numbers to key Western European and regional destinations prior to and during the EXIT festival.
Meanwhile, Wizz Air flights from Dortmund to Belgrade are going from strength to strength. The average load factor climbed from 70% last week to 85% this week.