Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport breaks all records
2 million passengers pass through doors

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport today, on the 15th of September, welcomed its second millionth passenger for 2008, a record 3 weeks ahead of last year. Figuratively speaking this means that the whole city has passed through the airport’s doors as the city of Belgrade is called home by 1.8 million people. An increase of 10% in passenger numbers has been recorded this year compared to 2007. It is now more than certain that the airport will be able to break last year’s peak record which stood at 2.5 million passengers on December 31.

The current capacity of Belgrade’s Airport is larger than presently needed. The reconstructed Terminal 2 has a capacity of 5 million passengers. Check-in on average lasts 3 minutes per passenger. The airport has improved services by recently introducing E-check in, new television flat screens with flight information, new air conditioning system, greater parking capacity, the taxi system has been regulated and new duty free shops have been opened. The airport has 2 terminals and is used by 19 scheduled airlines although it is expected this will rise to 20 in November with news that Italy’s Air One is holding talks on commencing new services. The airport is also served by a few cargo airlines and is the largest in the EX-YU region.