Jat continues record summer

Jat’s new seats await new passengers
The Serbian national carrier, Jat Airways, has recorded its busiest July since 2000. The airline welcomed 180.192 passengers, an increase of 15% compared to the same month last year. A total of 121.336 passengers used Jat’s scheduled services, while a further 58.856 used the carrier’s charter flights. The numbers were accomplished despite a decrease in the number of scheduled traffic. The airline sees an average of 6.000 passengers per day.

So far this year, Jat Airways has welcomed 755.555 passengers on board, an increase of 12% compared to 2011 or up 10% on scheduled flights. The airline had its busiest May since 2000 and recorded its best June results since 1991. The average cabin load factor, in the first seven months of the year, stood at 74%, which is up 6% on last year.

Meanwhile, the Serbian carrier had an eventful end to the traditional working week. Early Friday morning, just prior to landing in Belgrade from Mallorca, a fight broke out between two passengers onboard. The crew managed to restrain the two men which were held for questioning at Belgrade Airport before being let off with a warning. According to media reports, the fight broke out over the shared use of the armrest. Passengers said they were frightened when the fight eventually broke out but praised the crew for their swift reaction. Furthermore, on Friday afternoon the Serbian carrier operated an evacuation flight from the besieged Syrian capital Damascus. Serbian citizens were evacuated from the city as civil war rages in the country.

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


  1. Anonymous09:24

    Wow the gap between Jat Airways and Croatia Airlines is narrowing. In July Croatia Airlines carried only 57,000 more passengers.

    I am going to ask if anyone knows that numbers for Zagreb because they have not published them since February.

    1. ZAG JAN-JUN - 1.038.479, -2.3%

    2. Anonymous14:31

      At zagreb-airport.hr it is written that total number of passengers for the first six months in 2012. is 1045656 , there are data for every month, everything is published.

    3. Anonymous14:53

      I am curious where is this information because I can not see it

    4. It's there, go in on the Croatian page.

    5. Anonymous19:04

      Well I do not speak the language so what good is it to me if it is in Croatian?

      Quite unprofessional of the airport.

  2. Anonymous09:41

    Go JaT
    Go BEG

  3. Anonymous12:02

    Interesting sign of desperation, Adria has slashed its fares from Ljubljana to Belgrade from €160 to just over €89.

    1. Anonymous12:04

      €109, but it is still a nice decrease.

  4. Anonymous12:37

    Only 57.000 pax??? Congratulations!

    1. Anonymous12:44

      Yes, quite impressive. Jat Airways had a really good year passenger wise.


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