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Zagreb, Croatia-based operator Jung Sky achieved year-on-year growth by almost every measure in 2022, including revenue, number of flights with passengers, number of contractors, flight-time with passengers and number of destinations covered, and it also added a certified Part 145 aircraft maintenance organisation to its service portfolio.
The MRO team is based at Zagreb Airport (LDZA) and can meet any line maintenance requirements for Cessna Citation 525, 525A and 525B jet types.
During 2022 Jung Fly says it performed 1,246 flights (positioning and passenger), which is a seven per cent increase, and the number of flights with passengers also grew by 10.6 per cent. Total flight time grew by 7.6 percent, to 196 destinations, six more than the year before.
Most of its clients (mainly brokers) came from England, followed by Germany, USA, France, Switzerland and Italy. Its top destination was Rome (Ciampino Airport), followed by London, Nice, Naples, Zurich, Palma de Mallorca, Milan (Linate), Split, Venice and Dubrovnik.
“Each flight is unique and each day is different so you cannot sit back and celebrate the good numbers for too long. We are very excited about the months ahead, we have a lot going on in all fronts so hopefully we will share some growth-related news again very soon. Also, we are very happy to have joined the Air Charter Association and we tend to utilise our membership as much as possible,” Capt Kresimir Jung says.
"Italy has once again (and for several years running) been our top market in terms of flight frequency," the company reports. "If we look at the numbers and calculate the average, it turns out that every fourth flight we did was to or from an Italian destination. The next one are French destinations (nine per cent of all flights), German destinations (also nine per cent) and - interestingly - Croatia, 6.4 per cent and that's not counting Zagreb as our home base."
"Although we are stationed at LDZA, our team is pretty agile and can assist in maintenance-related situations anywhere in Europe. Just recently we deployed them to Lyon for an AOG mission," states Jung Sky's technical director Davor Bujan. "As an operator ourselves, we know what it means to put your aircraft and your trust into someone else's hands. But given the fact our MRO team also looks after our own fleet, you can be sure we've assembled a very skilful team, stocked up with expertise and experience in prominent maintenance companies from around the world."
Besides providing line maintenance for third parties and in-house maintenance activities for its own fleet as much as possible, Jung Sky's long-term plans also include setting up more line maintenance stations, plus establishing base maintenance services at Varazdin Airport (LDVA) in Croatia.