2019 a record year for Air Serbia

In addition to introducing new routes and establishing operations in two more airports in Serbia in 2019, Air Serbia delivered growth and accomplished record results in the number of passengers carried, the airline announced Wednesday.

29 Jan 2020 15:54

BELGRADE - In addition to introducing new routes and establishing operations in two more airports in Serbia in 2019, Air Serbia delivered growth and accomplished record results in the number of passengers carried, the airline announced Wednesday.

"During the year, the airline carried a total of 2.81 mln passengers on scheduled and charter flights from Belgrade, which represents a milestone result since it began operating as Air Serbia. The number of passengers carried increased 9.5 pct, compared to 2018.

Regular flights increased by 9 pct, and charter flights by 23 pct more passengers compared to the previous year. After a successful summer season, the positive results continued in the off-peak season period of 2019, when almost 25 pct more passengers were carried compared to the same period last year.

At the end of October last year, Air Serbia celebrated another historic moment and welcomed its 15 millionth passenger in its six years of operations.

During 2019, Air Serbia operated a total of 33,322 flights, 2,370 of which were charter flights of Aviolet, the charter brand of the Serbian national airline.

Network capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres (ASK), rose to 4.45 bln. The average passenger load factor in Air Serbia was 72 pp in 2019, while sales of increasingly popular ancillary services grew 28 pct," it said in a statement.

"In 2019, we delivered the largest network expansion and carried more passengers since we had started operations as Air Serbia. By launching new flights from as many as three airports in Serbia, we have confirmed our position of regional leader in the sphere of commercial aviation and given our contribution to the development of business and tourism in Serbia, as well as regional interconnectivity.

During the previous year, we have carefully selected new destinations, further improving the integration of our international network and providing our guests with more choice and more benefits," said Air Serbia CEO Duncan Naysmith.

Photo: Tanjug/Air Serbia

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