Sunday, September 9, 2012

Record August for Belgrade Airport

Belgrade grows, Niš slumps
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport has recorded one of its best August results since opening its doors in 1962. The airport welcomed 411.340 passengers, an increase of 7.5% compared to the same month last year. The number of flights operating to the Serbian capital also increased, from 4.631 last year to 4.731 in August 2012. During the first eight months of the year, Nikola Tesla Airport saw 2.303.129 passengers, an increase of 9.5% compared to the same period last year.

On August 10 the airport recorded its busiest day in history by handling 15.803 passengers. Belgrade is now neck and neck with its regional rival Sofia Airport when it comes to passenger figures. The airport anticipates continuing the upward passenger trend throughout the coming winter months with the arrival of Air One, Qatar Airways and the launch of new flights by Wizz Air.

However, Serbia’s second international airport, Niš, saw a big drop in figures this August. Constantine the Great managed to welcome only 2.889 passengers, a plunge of 13% compared to the same month last year or 456 passengers less. Overall, Niš handled 18.376 passengers so far this year, which is still a 16% increase compared to 2011. The airport’s managing director has announced that Montenegro Airlines will apply for a license to operate flights from Niš to Zurich over the winter months. The airline has been previously knocked back by the Swiss aviation authorities. Next April, the European Union funded flights from Trieste to the Serbian city will be launched.

22 comments:

  1. The Pegasus flights aren't mentionned? Is that topic censored or what?

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  2. I hope that renovations of gates A6-A10 will commence now that A1-A5 are open. Maybe they could even do the terminal space around that area too considering it wouldnt disrupt much traffic, and just use the gates temporarily as remote stands.

    Btw there has been a public tender called for the replacement of air bridges A1-A5 as well as the damaged C6 which is open to the 8th october. Whatever they opt for i hope they will retain 1 brand and model to remain consistancy and making repairs cost efficient for all gates, i mean, there are only 15 of them!

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    Pegasus was rejected licences to fly to Serbia. So what is there to be mentioned?

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    1. I guess there is the fact that Pegasus was rejected licences to be mentioned

      Damn. I was really looking forward to those Pegasus flights.

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    2. Thank Turkish Airlines and the corrupt people in the civil aviation directorate.

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    3. They are currently expanding the C gates, so probably after that they will do A6-A10

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    4. And thank God they are doing that now, that area looked quite nasty. C1 and C2 are completely closed off at the moment. I flew from C3 recently and was quite happy to see that there is work being done.
      Belgrade airport looked outdated, these changes will make it look modern and cool.

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  3. A6 is redone, it is A7 - A10 that need work. You can see from new pix. Everything looks amazing, but I think C gates will be huge, perfect for widebody size.

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  4. There was not a single mention of that fact on Ex-Yu neither in the media. How is that possible? They're trying to cover it silently that we'll still need to pay 400-500 Euros to fly to BEY with TK thanks to their corruption? Damn they are all.

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    1. With the current price of oil Turkish Airlines is not ripping people off when charging €400 for the flight. Do not forget that airlines are not social services, they are businesses that need to make money.

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  5. If JAT can be successfully taken over and turned into a profit-making company, and flights to North America commence as planned, Belgrade could easily compete with Budapest and Bucharest and possibly Athens in the future.
    This is all great news for Belgrade. It is finally becoming the hub of Ex-Yu as it was intended :)

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    1. ...and than UN will change headquaters from New York to Belgrade. It will happen lattest in summer 2013.

      USA is totaly in panic of Belgrade Airport and LHR start to sell shares.

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  6. Regarding Pegasus flights...
    As long there is a billateral treaty between Turkey and Serbia that only allows one single airline from each country to get rights...nothing will change !
    Unfortunately no open skies treaty exists !

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  7. ...and than UN will change headquaters from New York to Belgrade. It will happen lattest in summer 2013.

    USA is totaly in panic of Belgrade Airport and LHR start to sell shares.

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    1. WOW I didn't know that, thank you for sharing that!! It only goes to prove that Belgrade is indeed the centre of the world a we knew it already! <3

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  8. As previously mentioned, you cannot compare Sofia Airport with BEG because Bulgaria has 4 operational all-year airports and Serbia has only Belgrade's one.

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    1. That wont stop delusional Serbs on here

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    2. that is true, however, when you do compare the 2 airports, Beograd is still competing with Sofia as they will possibly overtake them soon... and Bulgaria on top of that is a more developed nation, economically, so of course they will have more passengers per capita than BEG..

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  9. So much discussion over which piece of excrement is blessed with more or less kernels of corn in it.

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  10. Bulgaria more developed....even with money from Eu .....they are not in much better position than eastern part of ex Yugoslavia..

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  11. Belgrade should compare and look at Zurich,Budapest,Prag-catch their numbers and then we will talk-now you are just a ruralni aerodrom.

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  12. Sofia is a lowcost airport wizz air and EJ have 50% share of market. Beg has like 10% of LC traffic. Get real and your sofia. It took 25 years to reach beg thank to embargo. Compare sofia with Athens and see

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