Saturday, March 20, 2010

Belgrade records passenger boost

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport
The CEO of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, Velimir Radosavljević, told Radio Television of Serbia that the airport is experiencing an 8% passenger increase so far in March. Although he did not comment on figures for January and February, growth is predicted to have hovered at around 5%, less than the airport authorities originally predicted. Radosavljević believes that growth in April will be in double digits. According to the CEO, the Belgrade – Vienna route recorded “spectacular growth” in February of over 50%, compared to last year. The line is served by Austrian Airlines, Jat Airways and Niki which brings the total number of weekly frequencies to 37. Services to London and Moscow recorded the same passenger numbers as last year while numbers to Tivat and Podgorica declined. The CEO said that the airport will expand its transit zone and that new air bridges will replace old ones at Terminal 1 in order to match those at Terminal 2.

Belgrade Nikola Tesla is currently served by 22 scheduled airlines. This number will increase to 27 during the summer. Recently, Norwegian Air Shuttle announced the resumption of seasonal summer flights from Stockholm to Belgrade. The all year round Oslo to Belgrade service continues as normal.

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