More passengers flying with JatDespite management wrangling last week, Jat Airways has posted an impressive 23% passenger increase in November 2010, compared to the same month last year. The airline carried 70.108 passengers compared to 56.800 last year. Since September, the Serbian carrier has also seen an increase in revenue by 18%. Jat’s media centre has reported that the airline kept a 40% share of all departures out of Belgrade despite competition from 32 airlines. Until the end of November, Jat Airways has carried 988.639 passengers in 2010.
Meanwhile, Jat, which was supposed to commence flights between Portorož and Rome yesterday, has delayed the service until January 13, although it is believed that the route will be cancelled. Jat employees have said that the route is unprofitable and have called on the new management to cancel the planned flights. There has been some good news for employees as most are returning to the airline’s headquarters in central Belgrade, a week after they were moved to neglected buildings near the airport which have not been used in 20 years. This week, the airline withdrew the first 2 million Euros out of a 51.5 million Euro credit, Serbian media report.