Air Serbia, Croatia Airlines set for busiest month in four years

The two leading flag carriers from the former Yugoslavia, Air Serbia and Croatia Airlines, will see their busiest month in four years this August, as demand for air travel during the 2023 summer season peaks.

Air Serbia will lead the way with a total of 4.683 scheduled operations this month. The airline has put 568.676 seats on sale. August 7 is expected to be its busiest day, in terms of available capacity. This month, the airline has the most seats on flights between Belgrade and Tivat (42.268), followed by services between Belgrade and Zurich (26.464), and between Serbia’s capital and Turkey’s largest city (25.360). The carrier will deploy the Airbus A319 aircraft on 40% of all flights, followed by the ATR72 on 35%, the A320 on 9% of operations, the Embraers on 6.5%, the Dash 8 Q400 on 4.2%, the Boeing 737-800s on 2.8% and the A330-200s on 2% of all flights in its scheduled network.
Croatia Airlines is also expected to see a busy August. It has 2.564 scheduled operations this month, offering 272.998 seats on sale. August 31 is slated as its busiest day of the month in terms of available capacity. During August, the airline has the most seats on flights between Zagreb and Dubrovnik (31.530), followed by services between Zagreb and Frankfurt (22.320), then Zagreb and Split (21.412), and between Split and Frankfurt (12.128). The Croatian carrier will utilise its Dash 8 Q400 turboprops on 58% of all flights, followed by the Airbus A319s on 36% and the remaining 6% of operations.
Overall, Air Serbia has increased its number of flight and capacity this August by 40% and 42.1% on last year respectively. In comparison to the pre-pandemic 2019, the number of operated flights has risen by 33.5%, while capacity is up 39.1%. On the other hand, Croatia Airlines has increased its number of operations by 3.6% compared to last year, while capacity is up 2.5%. The Croatian carrier is yet to recover its number of flights and capacity compared to the pre-Covid 2019, with both down 12.9% and 13.9% respectively.
Air Serbia and Croatia Airlines flights and capacity, August 2023

Article source: http://www.exyuaviation.com/2023/08/air-serbia-croatia-airlines-set-for.html

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