Jat heading for best post breakup result
Following a passenger slump in October, Jat Airways bounced back last month and saw solid growth. The Serbian carrier welcomed 85.047 passengers on board its aircraft, an increase of 9% compared to the same month last year. The average cabin load factor slumped by two points to 66%. Passenger numbers increased across Jat’s network. Figures on Euro Mediterranean flights increased 10%, charters were up by 35% while passenger numbers decreased only on flights to and from Montenegro, by 3%.
In the elapsed eleven months of the year so far, Jat Airways handled 1.277.759, an increase of 12% compared to the same period last year. It has already managed to surpass 2011’s end of year result. From January to November the airline operated the same amount of flights as last year. The average cabin load factor stood at 74%, up four points. Despite strong competition, Jat has managed to lure back passengers and has had its busiest year since the breakup of Yugoslavia.
Meanwhile, weather was again causing problems for EX-YU carriers yesterday. Many airlines operating to Belgrade had to divert due to thick fog during the day. The airport in Podgorica closed in the afternoon until further notice due to the same problem, while B&H Airlines diverted its flight from Zurich, unable to land in a foggy Sarajevo.
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