Passenger numbers on the riseBelgrade Nikola Tesla Airport has continued to post impressive results, rounding off its 28th month of consecutive growth. In July, Serbia’s busiest airport handled 409.807 passengers, up 6.6% compared to the same month last year when it welcomed 384.256 travellers through its doors. During the month, the airport also saw its busiest day in history. On the other hand, the number of operated flights to and from the city rose only slightly, by 0.8% to 26.037 flight operations.
With the positive run continuing, Belgrade can expect to break the two million passenger mark in the next few days. In the first seven months of the year Nikola Tesla Airport handled 1.891.789 passengers, an increase of 10% to last year’s 1.719.665 passengers. In the following months the airport will welcome new airlines including Air One, Pegasus Airlines and Qatar Airways. Belgrade is now coming extremely close to surpassing its regional rival, Sofia Airport, passenger wise.
Meanwhile, Serbia’s second international airport, Niš Constantine the Great, had to settle with 3.069 passengers in July, up 12% on last year. So far in 2012, the airport has handled 15.487 passengers, up 23% on the same period last year when it saw 12.586 travellers.