September growth for Belgrade as Kraljevo opens its doorsBelgrade Nikola Tesla Airport handled 316.711 passengers this September, an increase of 15.4% compared to the same month last year. As a result, September was the airport’s third busiest month after July and August. The number of flights operated to and from the airport was virtually the same as last year. The September growth can be attributed to several factors. They include a growing number of people travelling and several major international events which took place in the city. During the month, Belgrade was host to the summit of the Non Aligned Movement which saw over 100 delegations and members of the press. Furthermore, the city hosted a European Union forum and the European Volleyball Championship for Women. So far this year Nikola Tesla Airport has welcomed 2.419.163 passengers.
Serbia’s main airport received good news during the week after LOT Polish Airlines decided to extend its flights from Warsaw to the Serbian capital throughout the winter. Originally, the airline planned to suspend the flights during the winter period due to highly seasonal passenger movement. Flights will operate three times per week and will be code shared by Jat.
Meanwhile, today will mark an important day for another airport in Serbia. Morava Airport in Kraljevo will handle its first flight. A Jat Airways ATR72 is expected to land in Kraljevo sometime during the day, carrying government officials and investors. More about this on the blog later on in the week.