Air Serbia sees cargo tonnage increase in Q1
Cargo tonnage increased 46 per cent to 175 tons in the first three months compared with the same period last year.
June 3, 2014
Air Serbia has announced significantly improved performance in the first three months of the year with increased passenger numbers and cargo tonnage that resulted in a 47 per cent increase in revenue during the first quarter of 2014.
Over the same quarter, Air Serbia inducted three Airbus aircraft – two A319s and one A320 – into its fleet.The networks connectivity is boosted by the connection to the Etihad Airways global network.The CEO of Air Serbia, Mr Dane KondiÄ‡, said: “Air Serbia has built a solid foundation in the six months since it was launched and is on track to break-even in 2014.
Cargo tonnage increased 46 per cent to 175 tons in the first three months compared with the same period last year, as the network expanded, reliability improved and the cargo capability has been marketed effectively to customers. Cargo comprises general cargo items, perishables, including exports of local Serbian cheese, as well as spare industrial parts and electronics.
In the first quarter, Air Serbia launched new routes to Sofia (Bulgaria) and Budapest (Hungary). These two routes bring the current Air Serbia network to 34 Euro-Mediterranean destinations serviced directly from its hub at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla International Airport. More destinations will be launched over the remainder of the year. In the first three months of 2014, Etihad Airways finalised new codeshare agreements on Air Serbia flights from Belgrade to: Amsterdam, Stockholm, Banja Luka, Milan, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Berlin.