Monday, April 22, 2013

Jat holds off passenger plunge

Jat’s numbers similar to last year

Jat Airways welcomed 82.336 passengers in March, managing to avoid a major passenger plunge due to a big reduction in operations. Compared to the same month last year when it handled 83.369 passengers, the Serbian carrier registered a passenger decrease of 1.2%. This is despite the fact that the number of operated flights plunged 12%. The average cabin load factor was up on last year, standing at 70%, an improvement of two points. Services to and from Montenegro were hardest hit. With a 17% reduction in flights, passenger numbers fell 11%. Euro-Mediterranean flights saw a 1% passenger decrease on top of an 11% reduction in operations, while charter flights registered a 74% passenger increase compared to March 2012.

Thanks to a strong January, the Serbian national carrier has recorded a 0.5% passenger increase in the first quarter. A total of 221.573 passengers used the airline’s services in the first three months. The average cabin load factor stood at 64%, down one point, while the number of operated flights decreased 8%. Jat has managed to divert a major passenger plunge thanks in part due to constant promotional ticket sales to various European destinations.

Yesterday, the Serbian Minister of Transport, Milutin Mrkonjić, confirmed that the carrier is in the process of acquiring new aircraft which are to begin arriving later next month. This Thursday Jat’s cabin crew will begin training for the Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft. The training course will run for 25 days. Last Friday, Jat Airways CEO, Vladimir Ognjenović, said that the Serbian airline plans to end the year breakeven. He added that if a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways materialises, the airline should be operating with a profit next year.

MonthPAXChange (%)Average load factor (%)
JAN77.962 463
FEB61.275 259
MAR82.336 170

45 comments:

  1. Ognjenovic should save Jat and kill himself.

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    1. make sure he takes Mrkonjić with him.

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    2. Come on, you want to make Ana Bekuta widow ?, plus what is gonna do Sasa Mirkovic in his life without Mrka? By the plan of mr. Mrkonjic: Sasa Mirkovic will be in charge for cleaning the snow from the airplanes wings.

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  2. Нема авиона, не свињетина, не ракија.

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    1. Stop using google translate.

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  3. Actually jat have seen a steep decline in passenger numbers if just scheduled traffic figures are included. As for the new aircraft, this is just boring news. It isn't going to happen this year!

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    1. Actually if just scheduled traffic figures are included in the first quarter Jat recorded a 1% decrease. I wouldn't say it’s a steep decline but a decline nonetheless.

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  4. "IF a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways materialises"

    Let me point "IF"!

    Adria and Jat today sighn letter of intent for 2 A319.

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    1. I was at the conference, everybody, i repeat - everybody was instructed to keep his mouth shut concerning the upcoming deal.
      I see nothing surprising in Ognjenovic's statement or as indication of pessimism.

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    2. That's standard business practice and etiquette.

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  5. Anyone know what Jats deficit was last year?

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    1. JAT's operating loss in 2012 was 32 million euros. By the way, JAT's stats for April 2013 are terrible : number of flights -10%, number of passengers -20%, compared to April 2012. Incredible ! Boycott ?!

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    2. Wow thanks for that info

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    3. Please can you give us the sources of your info?
      Cause i've got quite different data.

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    4. Ex-Yu, what do you think of that claim? Is Jat 20% down in April?

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  6. http://www.etravelblackboardasia.com/article/90646/airberlin-and-jatairways-are-planning-codeshare-agreement

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    1. I guess that shuts up a bunch of dirty mouths.

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    2. That proves that Jat-Etihad partnership is clearly in the works.

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  7. Last year there were a bit more than 25,000 passengers flying between Belgrade and Australia. That is about 70 passengers per day.

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    1. nice! do you know numbers USA & / or Canada - Serbia numbers ?

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    2. Nope, sorry, these were given to me by someone who works for Qantas.

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    3. "Poznato je da je nedavno završena studija o opravdanosti direktnih letova prema Severnoj Americi.

      Prema nezvaničnim saznanjima do kojih je došao sajt Aviokarta.net između Beograda i Severne Amerike postoji godišnje preko 160.000 putnika (više od 120.000 do SAD, i više od 40.000 do Kanade). Najprometnija ruta je Beograd - Toronto, koja sama ima preko 30.000 putnika na godišnjem nivou.

      Sa ovakvim potencijalom ova ruta bi mogla da bude isplativa za eksploataciju tokom cele godine uz dva do tri leta nedeljno, uz realnu pretpostavku da bi direktan let snizio cene i dodatno povećao tražnju."

      Ceo tekst: http://www.aviokarta.net/vesti/1513-veliki-broj-potencijalnih-i-trazenih-ruta-iz-beograda/

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  8. 25,000 Australians travelled to Belgrade while more than 100,000 travelled to Croatoa. Now you tell me where the real potential is.

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    1. The potential is in 1 Gulf airline in Zagreb and 3 in Belgrade. Peace.

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    2. Hahahah well said, not to mention that this Gulf airlines doesn't even fly directly.

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    3. Gulf airline*

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  9. Nobody except JAT uses term Euro-Mediterranean.

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    1. Well, soon OU is not gonna use anything.

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  10. Један интересантан авион и интересантна компанија сутра слеће на Теслу у 14.00

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    1. ??? Malo vise detalja molim

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    2. POGLEDAJ TE NAJ NOVIJI KOMENTAR DOLE :)

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  11. OT Anybody knows any decent hotels near BEG to stay overnight while waiting for the early morning flight out of BEG. Preferably with a shuttle but that is probably hoping for too much.

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    1. There are hotels in New Belgrade which isn't far. Write to 058@beotel.net if you need more precise informations or airport pick-up. Cheers.

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    2. IN - not really cheap, but very nice and right on the highway to the airport, shuttle 10 eur p.p

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  12. WOW AIR BERLIN A330-200 FLYING INTO BELGRADE TOMORROW AT 14:00! :) somebody must take at least a picture and hopefully a video tape too! Hopefully this is a signal for start of Belgrade - Berlin - Chicago? Pozdrav!

    http://beg.aero/passengers/flights/arrivals.121.html?brojLeta=&destinacija=&datum=2013%2F04%2F23&vreme=&timeZone=2&type=IA&flightSearch=true

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    1. samo stize iz Dusseldorfa, a ne iz Berlina

      it's arriving from Dusseldorf not Berlin though but still

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    2. This is the real-deal.

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    3. But does anyone know why they are operating the flight tomorrow?

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    4. I guess it still "doesn't mean a shit to Etihad", so they decided to send a wide-body to Belgrade 10 days after that...

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    5. I believe to bring in Air Berlin officials to implement code shares with Jat and for other possible topics, it is to be seen!

      ^ exactly ***** .. but let delusional people believe what they want, everything is slowly coming to light

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    6. By what we can see Serbs, because they don't have real successes, have to dream a lot, this makes their unperspective live easier. It is just code-share! Nothing else. With Etihad and with Air Berlin. Code-share – they will not make Belgrade a hub, there will not be hundreds of thousands of transfer passengers, there will not be huge investments. Even more that will make Jat feeder and in end will stop Belgrade expansion. Why you try to make simple code-share interplanetary agreement which will make Jat what it once was? Are you really so desperate that you have to make this? If Etihad will buy 49% of Jat than God smile on you. But with simple code-share? What good comes from Croatia Airlines code-share with Lufthansa, Turkish, Austrian, US Airways, Brussels, TAP, SAS, Swiss?

      Etihad has 41 code-share agreements, Air Berlin 15. Etihad did not even put this code-share in their time-table and global systems. This shows how important that is for them.

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    7. You're right, nothing is important for them - that is why they're about to dedicate a jet for 14 hours a day only for the daily service to Belgrade, instead of some other city. That's also why Hogan came to Belgrade and why they're coming in an A330 today, cause it just means nothing to them actually... more exactly they're morons. They're fooling around. By the way they're Serbs, Hogan is also an undercover Serb, maybe even the Sheik is a Serb without perspective who likes to dream...on the other hand, Zagreb airport seems to never be able to take-off from the 'dream' stage. So i wonder who's the one having delusions and refusing to see the reality.

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  13. http://www.slobodnadalmacija.hr/Biznis/tabid/69/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/208181/Default.aspx


    hahahaha

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