Success for seasonal flights between Croatia and SerbiaThis summer season marked the resumption of flights between Belgrade, Split, Dubrovnik and Pula. It is the first time since the break of Yugoslavia that the Serbian capital has been connected with up to three cities in Croatia. With services now operating for over a month they can be deemed as very successful, with high load factors and low operating costs recorded. Croatia Airlines has been carrying out two weekly flights between Belgrade and Split while Jat Airways has also been operating two weekly services between the two cities in addition to three weekly flights to Dubrovnik and two weekly flights to Pula.
Both Croatia Airlines and Jat Airways are using their turboprop aircraft for the flights, a 76 seat Bombardier Dash Q400 and a 66 seat ATR 72-200. On the back of good results, Croatia Airlines has said it will be increasing frequencies from Split to Belgrade next summer and will consider extending them throughout the 2013/14 winter season. On the other hand, Pula Airport’s management has said they hope that Jat will consider extending flights between the two cities throughout the winter season with a one weekly service.
Below you can review the average load factors for each of the abovementioned airlines and routes. The data has been accumulated over the month of August.
|Airline||Route||Average load factor (%)|
|Croatia Airlines||Split - Belgrade||96.1|
|Jat Airways||Split - Belgrade||92.4|
|Croatia Airlines||Belgrade - Split||94.7|
|Jat Airways||Belgrade - Split||94.0|
|Jat Airways||Belgrade - Pula||93.9|
|Jat Airways||Pula - Belgrade||95.6|
|Jat Airways||Belgrade - Dubrovnik||92.4|
|Jat Airways||Dubrovnik - Belgrade||95.6|