Air Serbia, the national airline of Serbia, has announced significantly improved performance in the first three months of the year with a 66 per cent increase in total passenger numbers. The increase in passenger numbers is being seen across the network, boosted by connectivity with the Etihad Airways global network.
The CEO of Air Serbia, 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. The improved passenger numbers and revenue reflects the growing appeal of the airline for leisure and business travel across the Balkan region and beyond. In addition to strong growth in passenger revenue, we are also growing very important cargo revenue, which provides more stability to the revenue base of the business.”
Cargo tonnage increased 46 per cent to 175 tonnes 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.