Serbian national airline Air Serbia announced it has now carried more than one million passengers this year, having hit that goal on May 8, a full two months sooner than in 2022 and a month sooner than in any year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We knew this outcome was outstanding when we registered our 500,000th passenger in 2023 in mid-March, and we thought that more successes would come fast,” said Jiri Marek, CEO of Air Serbia.
“Just two months later, we are breaking our records again,” he added. “For the first time since we have been operating under the name of Air Serbia, we already handled one million passengers in May. We have reasons to be satisfied with outstanding monthly results, ten consecutive record months in terms of the number of flights and passengers carried and a profitable first quarter of 2023.”
Bearing in mind this year’s performance thus far, Air Serbia expects to exceed 3.5 mln passengers in 2023.
“The achieved results motivate us to be even better and more efficient in the coming period,” Marek said.
The airline has also rapidly expanded routes this year, and is slated to more than 80 destinations worldwide this summer. In addition to the national Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, the company also flies from the Niš Constantine the Great Airport and the Morava international airport near Kraljevo. Nearly half, or 49%, of all passengers who flew from Belgrade airport to their final destinations in Q1 2023 did so on an Air Serbia flight.
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