Jat’s busiest June in 21 yearsAfter a record breaking May, the Serbian national carrier has recorded its best June passenger results since 1991. The airline welcomed 134.969 passengers onboard, up 16% compared to the same month last year. Figures were particularly impressive on Jat’s Euro Mediterranean flights with 100.665 passengers choosing the Serbian carrier. The average cabin load factor stood at 74%, up 2 points on last year.
Jat’s most popular destinations continue to be towards its traditional markets - London, Moscow, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt and Zurich. However, this June also saw full planes to Skopje, Sarajevo, Girona and Athens. In the first half of the year Jat has handled a total of 585.363 passengers, an improvement of 11% compared to the same period last year.
In late June Jat was forced to cancel numerous flights because it has obliged itself to operate hundreds of charter services while its fleet goes in for regular maintenance, leaving the airline without enough aircraft to operate its full schedule. The situation will worsen in July. While the charters will substitute the regular flights, thousands of passengers on Jat’s regular services have been rebooked onto other airlines or have been compensated, making the move extremely costly. As a result, it remains to be seen whether Jat will maintain its strong passenger results in July as well.
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