All smiles as Jat records significant growthJat Airways has posted impressive growth for the fourth month of the year. In April, Jat welcomed 107.555 passengers, a notable increase of 21% compared to the same month last year. The average cabin load factor stood at 78%, an eight point boost. The Serbian national carrier saw a large amount of transit passengers from the United States, Canada and Australia, filling up its flights from London Heathrow, Amsterdam, Rome and Frankfurt. As a result, passenger numbers on Euro Mediterranean services surged 23%. Despite operating the same amount of charter flights as in April 2011, passenger numbers increased 41%. The positive trend was also felt on flights to and from Montenegro as the airline welcomed 6% more passengers than last year.
In the first four months of the year a total of 328.121 passengers boarded Jat’s aircraft. Compared to the same period last year, figures have improved by 7%. The cabin occupancy rate for the first four months averaged at 68%, which is eight points up on last year. The positive figures were recorded despite a 3% slump in the number of operated flights.
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