Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport saw its ninth consecutive month of growth. In January 2011, the airport handled 178.732 passengers, up by 14.2% compared to the same month last year. The sound result achieved was aided by a 7% increase in the number of flights operated to the airport. Serbia’s main hub expects to post even more convincing figures in the months come with Wizz Air opening new routes in April, Croatia Airlines and Jat Airways beginning flights to and from the Croatian coast, Eagles Airlines commencing flights from Forli and Ryan International Airlines inaugurating services to North America in the summer. In 2010, Belgrade handled 2.698.730 passengers, up by 13% on 2009.
Meanwhile, from Monday, Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport shares have been placed on the Belgrade Stock Exchange with a starting share price of approximately 6 Euros. On Monday, most Serbian citizens over the age of 18 became owners of 1 airport share.