Friday, July 3, 2015

Belgrade and Zagreb record marginal growth

June growth slows for Belgrade and Zagreb airports

The airports in both Belgrade and Zagreb have seen their passenger growth slow during the month of June, with Belgrade surpassing the two million passenger mark, while its counterpart in Zagreb managed to handle its millionth traveller for the year. Serbia’s busiest airport welcomed 461.490 passengers through its doors during June, an increase of just 2.3%. However, Belgrade still achieved growth despite a decline in the number of operated flights. The airport recorded 5.541 flight operations, down 1.1% on the same month last year. The decline came as foreign carriers reduced their offering to the Serbian capital, with fewer summer charters performed as a result of the Serbian Civil Aviation Directorate’s decision to limit the number charter services by foreign operators.

However, Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport handled its two-millionth passenger for the year, the first time it has managed to so during the month of June. Overall, the airport has welcomed 2.137.489 passengers during the first two quarters of the year, an increase of 7.5% compared to the same period in 2014. On Wednesday, Qatar Airways introduced an additional two weekly flights from Doha to Belgrade via Sofia for a total of seven weekly rotations, while Germanwings will launch two weekly seasonal summer flights from Stuttgart to the Serbian capital on July 30. At the same time, LOT Polish Airlines suspended its daily flights to Belgrade on June 30 as a result of restructuring. The service will be resumed on January 2, 2016. During the first half of the year, the number of flight operations at Belgrade Airport increased from 27.312 in 2014 to 28.189, up 3.2%.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN308.381 13.8
FEB264.816 14.1
MAR315.283 11.6
APR381.401 3.6
MAY406.121 5.8
JUN461.490 2.3

Meanwhile, Zagreb Airport saw its numbers improve 1.8% in June, significantly down compared to the double digit growth recorded throughout most of the year so far. However, Croatia’s busiest airport handled its millionth passenger during the month, eight days ahead of 2014. A total of 248.438 travellers were welcomed in June. The number of flight operations increased from 3.430 to 3.686, up 7.5%. During the month, SkyGreece Airlines launched transatlantic flights from Toronto, however, earlier this week the return leg of the second flight from Zagreb was cancelled due to technical problems with the aircraft, although the carrier maintains it has been affected by the economic uncertainty in Greece. The Boeing 767-300ER has been grounded in Zagreb for the time being but the airline plans to resume normal operations later tomorrow. Furthermore, on June 30, Qatar Airways added another two weekly services from Doha to the Croatian capital. As a result, flights now operate on a daily basis. During the month ahead, Germanwings will resume its seasonal service from Hamburg on July 22. Overall, Zagreb Airport handled 1.159.490 travellers during the first half of the year, up 7% on 2014. In addition, the number of operated flights grew 8.4%.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN150.667 11.0
FEB141.833 10.5
MAR185.693 12.3
APR197.726 2.7
MAY235.133 8.0
JUN248.438 1.8

83 comments:

  1. Wait... so Belgrade welcomed it's 2 milionth passenger in July last year? I am confused?

    Anyone know why ZAG recorded such modest growth? Seems like the loadfactors took a hit.

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    1. yep 2 millionth passenger was handled in early July last year.

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    2. I guess strong winter growth is the reason for this success. I doubt we will see spectacular growth this year again.

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    3. So much about the Zagreb fairy-tale.

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    4. nekako je normalno da je slabiji rast za zg iz razloga što u ljetnim mjesecima dubrovnik, split, zadar imaju hrpu direktinih letova iz svih djelova eu i sa raznoraznim kompanijama tako da većina putnika nema potrebe letiti do zg pa onda presjedati za neku od morskih destinacija.... (barem ja tako nekako razmišljam a možda sam u krivu)

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    5. ...and waiting for the Belgrade fairy tale to end

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    6. Yeah, at double the size even the 7.5% seem flattering.

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    7. The guy is telling truth. With time the importance of Zagreb will only decrease (it will be used only by O&D) while the size and importance of coastal airports will only increase.

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    8. @Petar, ne znači da će važnost zg sa vremenom padati samo je stvar da bi koncesionar trebao privući nove linije izvan eu u zagreb i tu bi mogao biti potencijal zagreba, ali sve će vrijeme pokazati što i kako planiraju...nekako ne sumnjam u francuze i mislim da će napraviti dobar posao kad se završi nova zgrada a do tada im se ne žuri, vjerojatno dogovaraju u pozadini sve za kraj 2016 i početak 2017

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    9. Zbog uslova koncesije za Zg francuzi ne moraju prstom mrdnuti da imaju lep profit.

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  2. Does anyone know the Y2Y growth for the first half of the year?

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    1. read the article. It says

      BEG: +7.5
      ZAG: +7

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  3. Seems LX daily flights to ZAG have not brought too much impact yet

    anyone knows how LX did the last 2-3 months in LJU ZAG SJJ?

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    1. Yeah but Swiss alone can't bring such phenomenal growth. If there was a 7% increase in flights yet only 2% increase in passenger numbers then it's safe to assume that there are some airline/routes which are performing rather badly. Could it be Swiss? Though I have a hard time believing it.

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    2. Lot? Some of OU's routes like SKP or PRN maybe?

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    3. OU is down, they had to cut few flights, they're not permitted to operate more than 50% of flights out of Zagreb till the end of March 2016.

      They are doing well elsewhere, Split and Dubrovnik are up by 8%.

      Foreign carriers are doing fantastically, OU's problems are being exploited well by others.

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  4. SJJ is flat in june (actually 121 pax less than june last year).

    9.83% pax growth and 63% cargo growth (so far in 2015).

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  5. OT: Od danas besplatan internet u oba terminala beogradskog aerodroma ;)

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  6. Zagreb numbers are deep in the red.

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  7. OT: Belgrade - Doha to go direct, without the technical stopover in Sofia, from March 2016.

    http://www.aviokarta.net/vesti/3204-qatar-airways-svakodnevno-od-dohe-do-beograda/

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    1. it's not confirmed at all. They are just speculating and say it's not official.

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    2. Its going ahead, daily direct non-stop eff S16 schedule will be in GDS soon

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    3. It is not technical stop at SOF, it is regular stop with more pax than BEG, nothing technical at all

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    4. Ja kad sam o tome juce pisao bio sam napadnut.
      INN-NS

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    5. Sorry to all members for commenting on this for 2 days in a row but I had to say this to INN-NS
      what is wrong with you? We all said that those flights will go direct from next year! The only thing we did not agree is that B787 will fly to BEG sometimes. We only said that they will have problems filling A320 let alone B787. Please don't exaggerate things. Even the anons did not attack you. Also you do not want to accept that QR is doing bad in BEG in terms of LF.

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    6. YYZ
      Idite juce i procitajte kad sam napisao da se linija razdvaja od Marta 2016 ostao je samo komentar da lupam gluposti a ostalo je obrisano .
      Oni kad razdvoje liniju imace skroz drugu taktiku sa nenormalno niskim cenama i tu je 320 na tolikoj razdaljini ne isplativ zato ja nagadjam da ce slati 788.
      Istina jeste da im ne ide dobro u LYBE ali ja sam se juce raspravljao samo zato sto covek navodno radi za njih i tako prica.
      INN-NS

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    7. Ne lupaj... A319/A320 ce biti na ovoj liniji... ni ''w'' od widebodya neces videti - kad EY nije uspeo, zasto bi QR?

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    8. exactly anon 4:58. BUD, ZAG, OTP, heck even MXP is A320. Many people on here are not aware that QR sends A320 to a number of Western European destinations.

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    9. VIE was A320 until very recently (till INN-NS objected).

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    10. I takodje nije u opste cesto slan 321 kao i slucaj sa BEG i nije bas dobro bio popunjen Avion stalno kako sam cuo.
      INN-NS

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  8. Ponovo dokaz da se LF ASL popravlja na bolje i da je zahvaljujuci transfernim putnicima ponovo postignut rast na LYBE.
    Jedva cekam pocetak sezone 2016 posto ce imati nagli rast kao i prosle godine.
    INN-NS

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    1. aha:
      http://www.aviokarta.net/vesti/3208-air-serbia-ukida-linije-do-larnake-i-budimpeste/

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    2. Kakve veze to ima povecavaju letove za BEY i TIA koje oba dve imaju LF oko 85 % i jos da se uvede AMM .
      Ali nazalost vi zelite samo zlo ASL ali nece vam se ostvariti posto je normalno da neko ukine liniju tako je i OS ukinuo liniju za IST preko zime.
      INN-NS

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    3. So much about the Air Serbia fairy-tale

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    4. ASL nije nikakakva bajka nego jedina EX YU aviokompanija koja ima toliko ogroman broj putnika transfernih.
      I kao drugo za nekoliko meseci imace jedina letove za USA i CAN.
      INN-NS

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    5. What do you think in a couple of months, when the airline it self said that they won't start flights before 2016? And how can that start flights to US or Canada in a couple of months when they haven't put tickets up for sale?

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    6. Couple =2 Few=nekoliko

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    7. Jeste nema nista do 2016 to je za mene nekoliko meseci posto ce za 1-2meseca direktorat odobriti pa ce onda karte biti pustene u prodaju.
      INN-NS

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    8. I am happy they finally decided to axe BUD since it has been doing bad from the start and this comes as no surprise! At the same time I did not expect Larnaca to get suspended till March next year. The question is whether Wizz outperformed ASL or whether from the time A3 established base in Larnaca all the transfer pax went with them.

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    9. LCA kako sam ja cuo preko zime nije nesto posebno isla ali to zna bolje Nemjee .
      ASL je A3 veci ne prijatelj trenutno nego mozda TK .
      INN-NS

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    10. They should use the planes to KBP and MAD.

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    11. The weakest lines are BNX, BUD, WAW, FCO, LJU, ZAG. LCA is very seasonal. AUH is doing ok.

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    12. (mistake, comment was supposed to go down under)

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    13. I've had two return flights BEG-ZAG-BEG in the past ten days, two in the morning and two in the evening. LF over 80% on all four flights. So I definitely wouldn't say ZAG is among the weaker routes.

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  9. AirSERBIA statistics isn't so amazing as someone could suppose. For aforementioned destinations they recorded in June LF to Tirana 66% and to Beirut 68%. In June they flew to Tirana daily, while to Beirut almost daily.

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    1. Talking of Tirana, there will be afternoon flights and one night flight.

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  10. As far as JU goes, this winter 3/7 weekly to Sofia will be with the A319.

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    1. Both LJU and ZAG are being reduced to 12 weekly. I guess things are not as great at JU as some want them to be.

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    2. Cutting from 14 down to 12 and the doomsday guys are already here :))) ROFL

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  11. BEG-STR goes 10 weekly
    BEG-TXL goes 10 weekly
    BEG-PRG goes 12 weekly

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    1. Jos jedan dokaz da nema nista od onog sto su sirili ljudi ovde da se vracaju 2 319 i ja sam bio upravu ponovo i sto se tice da TXL ide odlicno i STR zahvaljujuci saradnji sa AB.
      INN-NS

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    2. I guess that's why AB was contemplating opening flights themselves.

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    3. ARN & CPH are being reduced.

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    4. SKG & TIV too.

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    5. Where do you get info on all this changes? Is Istanbul being reduced like that anon guy said?

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  12. Well I guess we should all congratulate that one anon who was saying that BUD, WAW, LCA, and AUH will be axed. The only reason why WAW was not axed is due to Lot suspending flights till January. AUH surprise will come soon I guess since aviokarte.net hinted further cuts will happen. If you think I am happy because of the cuts I am not, but I hate when people dont want to believe that some lines are doing like sh*t ( which is normal).

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    1. The weakest lines are BNX, BUD, WAW, FCO, LJU, ZAG. LCA is very seasonal. AUH is doing ok.

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    2. Aerologic, you are partly bad informed. AUH is one of the worst JU routes, with the distance of some 2000 nm and only 65-70 PAX per flight on average. On the contrary, once JU had reduced the number of frequencies FCO entered into top ten airline's routes. JU has started to frequently send A320 to FCO recently.

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    3. I was talking in general lines. AUH is doing better than BUD or WAW. FCO has improved since they changed the schedule but Alitalia became much more aggressive as well, we'll see the real results only at the end of the summer season.

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    4. At least ASL will not have any fleet shortage, during WIFI mods on the rest of the Airbus fleet starting from october again.
      Best wishes from Basel

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    5. WAW vadi cargo zato se ne prekida linija AUH trenutno ima preko 70% .
      Kod ASL je problem sto nisu agresivni.
      INN-NS

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    6. Dear boy, for the first time I'll say you are obvious liar.
      In Air Serbia official last annual report it is said the line to Abu Dhabi had 69 occupied seats of LF around 54%. During last couple of months the results are even worse, with load factor rarely surpassing 50%.

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    7. To sto vi pisete mozete vi da verujete posto za ovih 6 meseci varira od 60 do 70% .
      INN-NS

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    8. No guy, that's a lie. Except from January, lf to AUH month by month varies from 47% to 54%, and that's 100% correct and truth.

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    9. Aha svaka vam cast za to Anonymous- e !
      INN-NS

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  13. Zagreb is reduced from 14 to 12 in Winter schedule. Saturday evening and Sunday morning flights cancelled. I consider this as a smart move.

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    1. How about Istanbul and Tel Aviv?

      Thanks.

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    2. IST daily
      TLV 5x

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    3. Are there any other changes that where not reported on here? If there are please do post them

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    4. None of the changes, except the ones announced by JU are final at this point.

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    5. 1-6, 1-5,7 is a good timetable for ZAG.
      is LJU the same?

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  14. Good to know that JU axes Warsaw,Budapest and Abu Dhabi.
    Dont know why they had to compete with Etihad on that route.
    I mean if EY want double dailies they should start a second flight with their own metal.
    Obviously they dont have a problem to fill their seats.

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    1. Where does it say JU is axing WAW and AUH? It's just BUD.

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    2. The best would be that they keep this EY72, upgrade it to something decent wide body and kill JU800. EY71/72 are fully packed most of the time.

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    3. +1 Pera Kojot

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    4. Jeste kad bi imali srece i to bude 332 posto se sklanjaju sa mnogih linija EY jedino bi tako i mogli da budu konkurentni FZ i QR.
      INN-NS

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  15. Belgrade fairy-tail is ending next year. We're seeing that the growth is shrinking every month. For July it's only 2%. Next year the growth of Belgrade won't be more than 5%. Remember what i sadi!

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    1. You are giving yourself +1, isn't that a bit desperate?

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