Weekly flights during the summer months between the Serbian capital Belgrade and Pula, Split and Dubrovnik on the Croatian coast, have proved to be extremely popular this year as passenger numbers between the two countries reaches a 22-year-high, reports EX-YU Aviation News.
Jat Airways, which is set to be rebranded to Air Serbia after the airline signed an agreement with Etihad Airways, have recorded 50% passenger growth compared to last year with its Croatia services. Jat Airways operates 13 weekly flights to Croatia (Split, Pula and Dubrovnik). The most popular destination from Belgrade was Dubrovnik, followed by Split then Pula. Croatia’s national carrier Croatia Airlines operates two weekly services between Split and Belgrade.
EX-YU Aviation News reports that in June, Croatia Airlines welcomed 656 passengers on board its Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft on its inbound and outbound flights between Split and Belgrade. Competing against Jat, in July, the Croatian carrier handled 1.203 passengers on the route, leading to a 5% passenger decrease compared to the same month last year.