Air Serbia issued this traffic report:
This past weekend, Serbia’s national flag carrier Air Serbia exceeded 1,500,000 passengers carried in 2021. This result represents an increase of no less than 76% compared to the number of passengers carried throughout the entire 2020, which was marked by the biggest crisis in the history of global air transport. Since the start of the year, Air Serbia has had a load factor of 66 percent.
“We are proud of the results we have achieved, despite the changing travel restrictions. This year was more successful than the last, and let’s hope this trend continues in the future as well. Our goal is to fully recover and get back to the 2019 level, and we are on a good path in this regard. Still, we are aware that the situation with the coronavirus pandemic is getting worse, and we are cautiously planning for the upcoming period, relying primarily on our flexibility and ability to quickly adapt to circumstances on the market”, said Jiri Marek, General Manager Commercial and Strategy at Air Serbia.
Serbia’s national airline carried 2.8 million passengers in record-setting 2019. During that year, the company introduced as many as 23 new routes, launching operations at another two airports in Serbia, after which its expansion was halted by the global pandemic. Air Serbia’s passenger numbers currently stand at 57% of the numbers from 2019. In the first three quarters of the year, Serbia’s flag carrier had a 51% market share at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, up 6% compared to the same period in 2019.