Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Belgrade Airport records busiest day

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Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport has registered its busiest day since opening its doors to the public over five decades ago. On September 2, it welcomed 21.187 travellers within 24 hours. It follows on from the airport’s busiest month in history this August during which it handled 590.292 passengers. During the January – August period, the airport saw a total of 3.291.141 travellers pass through its doors, which is up 0.4% on last year.

18 comments:

  1. Do arriving passengers count as well in the passenger count formula?

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    1. No, only leaving passengers with silly hats.

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  2. Each arriving passenger counts as one.
    Each departing passenger counts as one.
    Therefore, each passenger that does a round trip counts two times.
    Also each transiting passenger that does a round trip through the same airport counts four times at that airport.

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    1. Are that counted like that in Zagreb? And in Split and Dubrovnik? What about Istanbul?

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    2. Yes, that's how ALL airports in the world count them.

      That's how JU, TK, OS, LH... count their passengers. Someone flying ATH-BEG-VIE counts as two passengers since they had two segments.

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  3. Yes, you are absolutely right. Every boarding counts as one as well as every disembarkment. Both boarding and disembarkment is the movement and processing of a passenger, so it should count mutually, although charges and expenses for a boarding are normally different than for disembarkment.

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  4. Another interesting question ... if one purchases a JU ticket and flies with a codeshare operated airline doe it count as a JU passenger or a passenger of that respective codeshare airline?

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    1. It counts as the passenger of the airline that is actually operating the flights. So an Alitalia flight on which JU has its code is counted as an Alitalia passenger only.

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    2. thx! that is what I thought but wanted to confirm. appreciate your info

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  5. OT: has anyone else noticed the misleading advertising from Air Serbia? They currently have a promotion where two can fly for the price of one. I tried to book a return ticket, for two, from FRA to BEG in late October, using the applicable dates. The advertised price is from €229, return for two. When I started to book I got a price of €460. I couldn't believe it! I mean what is the regular price? I would have expected a price of up to €300 or so for two return tickets during this promotion.

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    1. That is probably because the promotional tickets for the dates you selected are already sold, or for one of two dates you have chosen. The number of promotional tickets is always limited. Only the regular tickets that are not on promotion were left. It works like that with the promotions of other airlines.

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    2. By the way, it is always a good idea to think first about why something happened in good faith, before engaging in accusations and conspiracies.

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    3. Thanks for your reply, but I searched for these tickets the same day the promotion started. I also checked a few other cities and got the same result, basically double what they advertised. But they can always claim, we said starting from... And you are stretching it by implying that I am engaging in conspiracies. What I suspect is that AS had only a few tickets per flight at these reduced fares. In the end this promotion was much ado about nothing, and they lost me as a potential customer.

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    4. Try different dates and different cities. If there are no promotional tickets anywhere, that is indeed strange. I suggest you call Air Serbia ticket service and ask them directly.
      Let us know what they said. Good luck!

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    5. Thanks for the advise. I sent them an email yesterday, but no answer yet.

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    6. It is always better to call. Not just with Air Serbia. With Lufthansa it takes about 1 month to receive an answer.

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    7. *an answer to an email.

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