Air Serbia welcomed 2.76 million passengers on board its aircraft during the January – August period and is on course to surpass its 2019 end-of-year result, which stood at 2.81 million passengers, next week. The busiest destinations during July and August 2023 in the region were Tivat and Podgorica. In Western Europe, Zurich, Paris and Amsterdam had the most passengers, while in the wider Euro-Mediterranean zone, popular destinations included Istanbul, Larnaca, Athens, and Barcelona. Among long-haul destinations, New York was the busiest during July and August. Commenting on the result, Air Serbia’s CEO, Jiri Marek, said, “The current summer season will be remembered for numerous challenges. Bad weather conditions, frequent refuelling bans, insufficient staff at airports, a global shortage of spare parts, and other unfavourable circumstances, which have affected operations throughout the summer. Despite it all, during July and August, we carried over a million passengers to more than eighty destinations worldwide, thus breaking our records set even before the Covid-19 pandemic. The busiest month was July, during which we carried 27% more passengers compared to July 2022, and 39% more compared to the same month in 2019. Good results were also recorded in August, which was our 14th consecutive record-breaking month. At this moment, we are already intensively preparing for the upcoming winter season, which is expected to be very dynamic”.