Niš Airport registers record year

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Niš Constantine the Great Airport has registered its busiest year on record by handling 331.582 passengers, up 165.4% on 2016. During the year, the airport recorded 1.477 aircraft movements, an improvement of 104.6% and processed 2542.9 tons of cargo, up 29.2%. During 2018, the Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services Agency will put into operation an instrument landing system (ILS) at Niš Airport. The equipment provides guidance to aircraft approaching and landing on a runway during low ceilings or reduced visibility due to fog, rain or snow. Furthermore, a 3.5 million euro expansion of the terminal building is scheduled to commence during the year. Niš Airport estimates handling some 450.000 passengers in 2018.

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  1. Bravo INI! I hope we'll see the numbers grow steadily in the next few years reaching 2.5 million pax by 2025. That should be a major step forward for the whole surrounding region and it can be done by greater focus on LCC.

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    1. Easy there big guy, one day at a time.

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  2. Where do they rank in terms of cargo handled?

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  3. Based on which flights do they expect +120000 passengers?
    One more destination of FR (Stockholm) comparing to last year but 1 less from GM (ZRH) and W6 (EIN) cannot increase passenger numbers at all

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    1. Swiss je povećao broj letenja, tako da to što je GM izašao nije problem. Neki letovi su uvedeni od polovine godine, novi letovi će biti najavljeni uskoro.

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    2. Koliko mi je poznato LX je povecao broj letova nedeljno za jedan i to tek od juna 2018 (dok je GM leteo 2 pw) tako da to ne bih uzimao kao vazan faktor za povecanje broja putnika od preko 35%.
      Ponavljam da je ce W6 ukinuti liniju za EIN od 21.3.2018.

      Ti novi letovi ako budu najavljeni ce biti dobra vest, ali bojim se da ce, ako ih bude, to biti tek opet od nekog oktobra ili novembra 2018 sto nece bitno uticati na broj putnika na INI u 2018.
      U svakom slucaju bi INI trebao da bude prezadovoljan ako ovu godinu zavrsi na max 380000

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    3. that sounds more reasonable

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    4. Swiss is also sending larger aircraft such as the A320. I am sure INI management knows what they are doing.

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    5. Covek lupeta svoju prognozu i po drugim sajtovima. Mora, dodje mu tako da omalovazava sve. Koje su to teske muke?

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  4. If the dispute about SKP name change does not resolve soon between Macedonia and Greece maybe the INI authorities could approach A3 about starting flights to INI instead.
    Q400 is ideal for INI-ATH.

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  5. INI champion :)

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  6. The Government of Serbia should support efforts done at INI to compete better with SKP and PRN. There is a lot of potential there and I'm sure INI can attract a lot of pax from those airports with proper financial support.

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    1. +1000
      But I am afraid the government is laser focused on the Belgrade Airlines project to support a competing airport.

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    2. Agreed with you both... BEG has much support from the government. Every function outside of BEG operates at almost 3rd world levels. It’s a shame because they are turning the country into a stopover destination instead of a destination where you can fly into one and out of another airport.

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  7. The highest percentage increase in traffic in the entire ex-Yu. I am condifent we may soon see W6 basing an aircraft or flights to DOH.
    I think within a couple of years it will soon be comparable to SKP.
    Good luck!

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    1. budimo realni,mozda za 20-30 god.:-))))

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    2. Take it easy amigo, let's be realistic here. Skopje is about three time larger than Niš, with a larger catchment area, not to mention the airport itself which cannot compare to INI.
      So, INI will never catch up to SKP, it may narrow the gap in the years to come though. INI dose have a chance to take some pax from SOF, SKP and PRN, even BEG, but at the same time pax from Niš and southern Serbia also use the neighbouring airports.

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    3. And passengers from SKP's catchment area can only use SKP while those from INI's can use like five different ones? Sure.
      Nis has lower costs and a larger catchment area. Unlike SKP it didn't need to pay Wizz for it to start flying from there.

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    4. You did not seem to understand my post. I also said that "INI does have a chance to take some pax from SKP ..." but it seems you choose to ignore that part.
      INI offers subsidies in the form of much lower charges, so, same affect as direct gov. subsidies.
      Cheers amigo.

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    5. Not really. In INI everyone pay the same while in SKP only W6 received cash so as to open a base there. You seem to ignore that part. Why is that?

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