Busy summer for Jat
Jat Airways has recorded solid passenger growth this August by handling 192.303 passengers, an increase of 4% compared to the same month last year. The carrier’s average cabin load factor stood at 73%, down six points. The airline recorded a passenger boost on all of its main markets. Flights to and from Montenegro saw numbers improve 18%, Euro Mediterranean flights performed better by 1% while charter flights saw a passenger increase of 5%. Overall, Jat saw a 4% increase on scheduled flights across its network.
Trends in August show that flights to and from Croatia recorded the most significant passenger growth compared to last year. Numbers were up by 94% to Split, 58% to Pula and 50% to Dubrovnik. The good results come on top of record air travel between the two countries, as reported recently by EX-YU Aviation News. Also seeing a major increase in passengers numbers in August were flights to Ohrid, Paris, Brussels and Athens. The best average cabin load factor in August was recorded on flights from Belgrade to Amsterdam at 98% and Malta to Belgrade and the Monastir to Belgrade service with the load factor throughout the month standing at 98% as well.
So far this year, Jat Airways has handled 933.471 passengers. Recent growth has eased poorer results recorded earlier in the year, though overall numbers are still down 1% on 2012. The average cabin load factor throughout the past eight months has stood at 70%. Jat is expected to handle its millionth passenger for the year this weekend, a few days ahead of 2012.
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