|Belgrade Airport breaks three million passenger mark in August|
The airports in Belgrade, Zagreb and Sarajevo have all registered strong passenger growth in August with several records broken. Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport welcomed 576.461 passengers through its doors, the busiest month in its 52 year history. The numbers represent a 30.7% increase compared to the same month last year. Complementing the growth was an increase in the number of operated flights. The airport saw 6.047 operations during the month, up from 5.123 on August 2013. So far this year, Belgrade Airport has handled 3.104.848 travellers, an increase of 30.4% when compared to the same period in 2013. Belgrade is now close to overtaking its 2013 end of year result, when it saw 3.543.194 passengers in total.
Croatia's busiest airport, Zagreb, registered its highest growth rate so far this year with numbers improving by 10.5%. The airport welcomed 269.500 travellers compared to 243.954 in August last year. As a result, Zagreb achieved its fifth consecutive month of passenger growth. The improved performance comes despite a decline in the number of flights operated to and from the airport. A total of 3.542 flight operations were recorded, down from 3.720 the year before. Overall, Zagreb Airport has handled 1.613.983 passengers so far this year, up 3.8% on the same period last year.
Finally, in August, Sarajevo Airport recorded its busiest month of the year so far. It welcomed 88.591 passengers through its doors, an increase of 11.0% on 2013. Furthermore, Bosnia and Herzegovina's busiest airport saw an increase in the number of operated flights. A total of 609 operations were registers, an improvement of 11.5%. Cargo traffic was also up at Sarajevo Airport last month, as it processed 148.836 kilograms of commercial cargo, an increase of 4% compared to August last year. Over the first eight months of 2014, Sarajevo Airport has welcomed 483.962 travellers though its doors, up 6.8%.