Passenger numbers on the rise at JatJat Airways has seen its passenger numbers rise in March compared to the same month last year. During the month, Jat welcomed 83.369 passengers on board, an increase of 4% compared to March 2011. The average cabin load factor stood at 68% which is up from last year’s 60%. Jat operated 4% less flights than last year but managed to see a passenger increase of 3% on scheduled services, which was within the airline’s planned growth outlook.
Services to Montenegro, which have seen a constant passenger surge over the last year, were hit by a 9% decrease last month, although the number of flights operated to and from Tivat and Podgorica were also down by 4%. Despite a 5% decrease in the number of flights on the all important Euro Mediterranean services, the number of passengers increased by 5%. However, it was charter flights that proved to be the strong point with the number of passengers surging 823%.
In the first quarter of 2012, the Serbian national carrier has handled 220.566 passengers - an increase of 2% compared to the same period last year with an average cabin load factor of 65% and a decrease in operated flights by 7%.
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