Most capital city airports in the former Yugoslavia are expected to see passenger growth during June when compared to last year, based on available scheduled seat capacity levels. Ryanair will retain its position as the region’s largest carrier, ahead of Air Serbia and Wizz Air.

Belgrade Airport has the most available seats on scheduled flights in June, standing at 894.476. The figure represents a decrease of 1.4% on 2023, despite a 1.3% increase in the number of operated flights. It does not include charter services which see a notable volume during the month. The drop comes as a result of Wizz Air, which has a 13% reduction in capacity during the month. Air Serbia, which will grow its capacity by 1.2%, will continue to maintain its position as the largest carrier, holding 55.7% of all available scheduled capacity at the airport. Zagreb follows as the second largest with 513.743 available seats on scheduled flights during the month. It represents an increase of 18.4% on last year. Croatia Airlines will retain its position as the largest carrier at the airport, with 33.4% of available capacity. It is followed by Ryanair with 30.7% of all available seats.
Skopje Airport, will also be impacted by Wizz Air’s frequency cuts. It boasts 295.103 seats in June, down 5.9%, despite a 8.1% increase in the number of operated flights. Wizz Air, which has wiped out 15% of its capacity, will hold a 53.8% share of available seats. Sarajevo Airport has 260.668 scheduled seats on the market in June, a notable increase of 47.1% on 2023. Pegasus Airlines is the largest carrier with 10.8% of capacity. 

Pristina Airport will have 256.634 available seats, however, it has numerous flights sold exclusively through tour operators which are considered as charters. Therefore, these are not included in the overall scheduled seat capacity. If only seats on scheduled flights are taken into account, the airport sees an increase of 5.5% in capacity on last year. easyJet has the largest volume of scheduled seats, holding a 18.8% share, ahead of Chair Airlines with 14.7%. Podgorica Airport has 191.346 seats on scheduled flights in June, an increase of 5% on 2023. Wizz Air is the largest with 20.1% of total capacity, while national carrier Air Montenegro is the sixth-largest. Finally, Ljubljana Airport has 156.534 seats on scheduled services available this June, which is up 15.8% on last year. Lufthansa will be its largest carrier with a 17.5% capacity share, ahead of Turkish Airlines with 12.1% of scheduled capacity.
Largest carriers by scheduled seat capacity in the former Yugoslavia, June 2024

Article source: http://www.exyuaviation.com/2024/05/ex-yu-airports-see-mixed-june-prospects.html

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