Jat’s busiest May in 12 years

Record May for Jat Airways
Jat Airways has recorded its best May results since 2000. The Serbian carrier welcomed 122.273 passengers on board, an increase of 16% compared to the same month last year. Furthermore, its average cabin load factor stood at 78%, an increase compared to 2011’s 70%. The airline’s most popular destinations were London Heathrow, Paris, Frankfurt and Zurich. Jat’s new evening service to Moscow and its red eye return flight have also proved to be a hit with passengers. The airline has also seen sensational results on flights to Skopje and Sarajevo, with the bulk of passengers on the flights transiting from Australia and the United States.

In the first five months of this year Jat Airways has welcomed 450.394 passengers, up by 9% on last year. So far, its average cabin load factor has stood at 71%. In the coming weeks Jat will introduce flights to Pula, Dubrovnik, Split, Malta, Girona and London Gatwick which will all go towards boosting passenger numbers.

Meanwhile, Egypt Air and the Egyptian government have announced their interest in entering a strategic partnership with the Serbian national carrier. “Serbia must not sell Jat, rather it should find a strategic partner. We have many examples in Africa where airlines were sold but this wasn’t a good move. A national airline forms is a part of the country’s identity and therefore it must stay government owned”, Huessin Massoud, the Egyptian Minister for Civil Aviation said. At the same time Egypt Air has announced that its subsidiary, Air Cairo, will commence regular scheduled flights from the Egyptian capital to Belgrade this coming winter season. The airline already operates summer charters from Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.

MonthPAXChange (%)Average load factor (%)
JAN74.908 866
FEB62.289 963
MAR83.369 468


  1. Anonymous15:00

    Great. Hopefully June will do good as well but I heard that they are having a fleet shortage.

  2. Anonymous15:12

    Wizz new destinations from SKP starting with Winter timetable are: Basel, Dortmund, Milan (BGY), Eindhoven, Malmö! Total six new destinations out of SKP this year!

  3. Anonymous15:45

    Off topic but how are the flights from kraljevo going?

  4. Purger15:58

    If only we had the same news for Croatia :(

    1. Anonymous06:27

      In vain Musicians

  5. Anonymous16:04

    OT sorry: Just read the new article on aviation overview. Finally some sense when it comes to the creation fo that pan-Yugoslav airline!
    com/ Pozdrav iz Kragujevca! :)

    1. Anonymous16:33

      The arguments are stupid in that blog post.

    2. Anonymous18:17

      Quite the opposite...
      but everyone has his opinion.

    3. Anonymous18:23

      Yes, even the most stupid people.

  6. Where is that picture of the inside of the plane/plafond falling apart at the old 733? with that quality planes and still getting around 80% load factor.. RESPECT!

    And for those who dare to fly them _0-

    1. Anonymous16:32

      Erm... I fly them very often and I am going to be flying them this Friday. I see nothing fine with Jat. There are far worse airlines around.

      Try flying on Lufthansa's B737-500.

    2. BEG2IAH18:08

      I gave a plastic part of a LH A319 PSU that fell on the seat next to mine during my last flight BEG-FRA. The flight attendant looked ashamed when I gave her the part, but the point is it happens to other airlines too and it's not that big of a deal.

    3. Anonymous18:13

      Any new destinations for BEG from Wizzair?

    4. Anonymous18:13

      JFK and PEK

    5. Anonymous18:18

      Same thing happened to me when I flew BEG-VIE on OS' F100. Then again, those planes are archaic.

    6. Anonymous18:20

      Mumbai too:-))

    7. Anonymous18:32

      No, it's New Delhi via Mashhad first.

    8. Jat has a fleet shortage and Egypt Air has overcapacities in aircraft...
      working together in this case could really benefit both airlines.

    9. Anonymous18:48

      I'm fine as long as it is not zagreb...

    10. Anonymous21:08

      Aeroflot, Air-India, Azerbaijan AZAL, Air Baltic, Turkish, and finally Egyptair... nonsense!

  7. Anonymous07:33

    Why in last 12 years? Is that their record year since 1992?


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