Air Serbia handles 1.5 million passengers

Air Serbia handled 372.638 passengers last month, marking its busiest May since launching operations under its new brand name in 2013. The figure represents a strong increase of 11% on the same month last year, despite just a 4% increase in the number of operated flights, which totalled 3.869. The airline’s busiest routes in May were Zurich, Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt in Western Europe, as well as Podgorica and Tivat in the region. The busiest routes in the broader Euro Mediterranean zone were Istanbul, Athens, and Larnaca. As a result, the Serbian carrier last week decided to schedule an increase in frequencies to the Cypriot city from August until October, which will now be maintained thirteen times per week, up from the initially planned twelve weekly rotations.

During the January – May period, Air Serbia handled just under 1.5 million passengers. Commenting on the result, the carrier’s General Manager for Commercial and Strategy, Boško Rupić, said, “Since the start of the year, we have carried close to 1.5 million passengers on flights to European and global destinations in our network. After a very successful April, we continued with the same pace in May, when we carried over 300.000 passengers and operated over 3.000 flights for the second month in a row. The results achieved further motivate us to continue working on improving our services to provide our passengers with an even better experience”.
The Serbian airline anticipates breaking JAT Yugoslav Airlines’ annual passenger record set in 1987, when it handled 4.531.000 travellers, either this year or in 2025. During the first five months of 2024, destinations in its network with the most capacity were Podgorica, Istanbul, Zurich, Paris, Tivat, Athens and Moscow. The biggest year-on-year increase in available capacity was recorded on flights to Madrid, Thessaloniki, Oslo, Frankfurt, and Barcelona. Air Serbia is expected to have a dynamic remainder of the year. It is due to take delivery of its final ATR72-600 aircraft, two Embraer E195s, and a wet-leased E190 jet. Later in the year, the carrier is due to take delivery of two Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

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