The airline recorded the biggest passenger increase on flights to Amsterdam and Podgorica, at 69% and 68% respectively. The greatest passenger decrease was reported on flights to Thessaloniki and Trieste. The biggest average load factor per flight was recorded on services to Stockholm (97%), Frankfurt (95%) and Zurich (92%).
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Jat sees passenger increase
Charter competition impacts Jat figuresIn August, Serbia’s Jat Airways recorded a 4% passenger increase on scheduled flights when compared to the same month last year, according to company statistics. This is despite the fact that the number of operated flights decreased by 3%. However, Jat was hit badly by competition from charter airlines. If passengers on charter flight are included, the airline saw an overall 5% passenger decrease in August. In total, Jat carried 145.933 passengers, while its average cabin load factor stood at 74%, an increase of 3%. The airline carried 25.233 passengers to and from Montenegro, 6.525 passengers more than in August 2009. However, there was a 37% passenger decrease on charter flights. The number of charter operations plummeted by 49%. Jat faced competition from Aviogenex, Koral Blue Airlines, Lotus Air, Nouvelle Air and Atlasjet on charter flights out of Belgrade this summer.