Double digit September growth for JatJat Airways recorded strong passenger growth in September, continuing its positive run which began late last year. In September, Jat carried 125.431 passengers, an increase of 18% compared to the same month last year. If the fledgling charter traffic was to be excluded from the statistic, growth in September would reach 21%. The airline’s average cabin load factor increased eight points on last September and stood at 74%. The national carrier saw passenger figures improve by 33% on flights to and from Montenegro, although it should be noted that the number of flights operating from Belgrade to Podgorica and Tivat increased by 22%. With the number of flights increasing only by 1% on Euro Mediterranean routes, Jat saw passenger figures increase an impressive 19%. Despite the number of charter flights increasing by 4%, passenger numbers declined by 8%.
So far this year Jat has welcomed onboard 956.101 passengers, an increase of 15% compared to the same period last year. The airline should surpass the one million passenger mark this month. During September, Jat surpassed Adria Airways as the second busiest airline in the former Yugoslavia. By the end of September Adria carried 942.856 passengers, with numbers sliding on recent rumours of debt, bankruptcy and cost cutting. Croatia Airlines remains unbeatable as the busiest airline in the former Yugoslavia. The Croatian national airline carried its one millionth passenger back in July.
You can review all of Jat Airways’ results from this year in the table below.