With turmoil in Northern Africa, Jat is set to heavily reduce flights to Monastir, Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada this summer. The airline has also suspended flights to Tripoli in Libya as battles rage in the country.
Jat has also announced its results for 2011 so far. In the first two months of the year the airline handled 136.385 passengers, up by 11% on the same period last year. The average cabin load factor stood at 56%, an increase of 6%. In February alone, Jat handled 67.635 passengers, an increase of 24%. If the evacuation flights from Libya were to be added, passenger numbers increased by 28%. Flights to Montenegro continued to see an increase in passengers, with figures rising 18% compared to February last year. The number of passengers on charter flights, on the other hand, continues to plummet.