Air Serbia » Er Srbija | 53 Er Srbija vesti Air Serbia news In the first three quarters of 2021, the Serbian national airline carried 40% more passengers than it did throughout the whole of 2020, a year that was marked by the biggest crisis in the history of global air transport, when it carried a total of 899,877 passengers. Air Serbia managed to achieve better results than the industry average in 2020 and 2021, according to the majority of indicators, despite the coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions. With the summer season and increased demand for scheduled and charter flights, Air Serbia slashed the difference in the number of passengers carried in August 2021 to -24.3% compared to the same month of the record-breaking 2019, while the global average was -63.3% and the European average was -52%. “We are proud of the results achieved in the first nine months of 2021, especially having in mind the specific circumstances under which we are operating. We constantly and carefully monitor demand and adjust our capacities on the most popular destinations in our network. We believe that it was this flexibility and quick response that contributed the most to the result. We are particularly happy that, as the largest carrier at Belgrade airport, we have made a significant contribution to the overall recovery of traffic. In the coming period, we will remain committed to our goal of fully returning to the 2019 level, but with a dose of caution, focusing on monitoring the development of the situation”, said Jiri Marek, General Manager, Commercial and Strategy, at Air Serbia. Air Serbia carried a total of 193,000 passengers on scheduled and charter flights in September, which is 80% more than the same month in 2020, when it carried 107,464 passengers. The national airline has achieved constant growth in passenger numbers since the start of the summer season, having carried 68% more passengers in June than in May, while the July result was 63% higher compared to June. In August, Air Serbia carried more than 300,000 passengers on scheduled and charter flights, representing the monthly record for 2021