Five airports see record numbers
Most airports in the former Yugoslavia ended 2012 on a high. With the exception of Ljubljana, there were no major changes on the leader board. Belgrade maintained its position as the busiest in the former Yugoslavia, strengthening its lead over second placed Zagreb and third placed Priština. It was a year to forget for Slovenia’s busiest airport as it dipped from fourth to sixth place, behind Dubrovnik and Split but ahead of Skopje.
Ljubljana and Sarajevo were the only two EX-YU capital city airports to see their numbers decline compared to the year before. In 2011 only Podgorica saw its numbers slip. As was the case in 2011, a total of six airports managed to handle more than one million passengers. Furthermore, the top five EX-YU airports recorded their busiest years on record.
Below you can review the top ten busiest airports in the former Yugoslavia in 2012. Missing from the table are Podgorica and Tivat which are yet to announce their annual data separately. Together, the two airports welcomed 1.345.150 passengers, an increase of 7% compared to the year before. Despite Podgorica’s slow start to 2012, both airports saw their numbers rise last year.
|Airport||Passengers 2012||Passengers 2011||Change (%)|