Jat figures continue to riseIn October Serbia’s Jat Airways welcomed 107.624 passengers onboard its flights, an impressive increase of 23% compared to the same month last year. During the month the airline also welcomed its millionth passenger of the year who was travelling from Amsterdam to Belgrade. The average cabin load factor stood at 74%, an increase of 16 points compared to 2010. The good results were recorded despite a fall in the number of operated flights, down 4% on the same month last year.
Compared to October 2010, the state carrier saw a 34% increase in the number of passengers travelling to and from Montenegro, 22% on Euro Mediterranean services and for the first time this year Jat also recorded passenger growth on charter flights. However, it should be noted that this growth stood only at 1%, aided by an increase in the number of charter flights operated during the month.
In the first ten months of the year, Jat handled a total of 1.063.725 passengers, an increase of 15% with an average cabin load factor of 70%. The airline has surpassed its 2010 end of year result. Driving the increase in passenger numbers, despite wide competition, are constant promotional ticket sales being offered by the carrier. While the promotions have generated more sales they are also expected to generate more financial losses come year’s end.
You can review all of Jat Airways’ results from this year in the table below.