Friday, June 1, 2018

Belgrade Airport records strong May growth

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Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport has registered growth of 10.8% in May by handling 479.402 passengers. It marks the airport's highest growth rate over the past thirteen months and comes on the back of the city hosting the EuroLeague Final Four basketball championships. In May, the airport recorded 5.164 aircraft movements, up 4%, while the amount of processed cargo grew an impressive 50%. It set its own record for the number of arriving travellers on May 18, during which 11.828 passengers were handled, while the record for the number of departing travellers was achieved on May 21, when a total of 13.062 boarded their flights. During the first five months of the year, Belgrade Airport welcomed 1.924.608 passengers, representing an increase of 6.6%. The number of aircraft movements increased 2.1% to 22.195. The airport anticipates welcoming its two-millionth traveller of the year in the coming days.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN333.989 1.3
FEB297.430 5.3
MAR366.099 6.5
APR447.688 7.5
MAY479.402 10.8

28 comments:

  1. Belgrade rocks!

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  2. Great growth but what's more important is that even without the Final Four growth would have been between 6% and 7% which is in line with other months this year.

    I am sure BEG will handle 2.000.000 passenger in the next next week or so.

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  3. Bravoooo Beg!!!

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  4. Healthy growth, when can we expect building the new control tower, they said it would start before Vinci come ?

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    1. "Construction of the tower will begin in the autumn of 2018 with the structure to be completed and operational within a year"

      http://www.exyuaviation.com/2017/07/new-belgrade-airport-control-tower.html

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    2. The current was is also under reconstruction, I think it is getting a new facade. Badly needed facelift.

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    3. It got a fresh coat of paint.

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  5. Another strong month! Nice to see May closer to 500.000 than 400.000.

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  6. WOW! NICE!

    BEG added 119.483 passengers this year so we are at 5.462.903 so far if there is no growth until the end of the year.

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    1. So if they grow at this rate this year there will be 5.6 million.

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    2. That is in line with what they announced for this year.

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    3. If summer does well then we are looking at 5.7. Growth rate has been steadily increasing.

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    4. The oil crisis and subsequent fare growth might slow it down a bit.

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    5. Well given that easyJet is adding 7 weekly departures I think fares are not going to skyrocket.

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  7. Odlicno, jos kada dodje Vinci ocekuje se veci rast. Air Serbia radi na uvodjenju druge long haul linije na jesen, pregovori su i sa kinezima oko linije za Sangaj, s tim sto se ovaj put ne radio o Hainan-u. Preuzimanjem od strane Vinci-ja sprema se i "veci" dolazak jednog low cost prevoznika...medjutim to nije Ryan sto ne iskljucuje mogucnost da i oni uvedu par linija ali sa svojom cenovnom politikom to mi sada ne deluje realno.

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    1. Једино ако Изиџет планира да се шири у Београду јер не видим ко би други могао а да није Рајанер.
      Вуелинг је могућност али само на линији из Беча, остало је све танко.

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    2. I am surprised LO didn't go double daily. They more or less operate E95 all the time.

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    3. Nisam ljubitelj LCC prevoznika i ne volim da me pretresaju pri ulasku u avion, oni su izmejdu ostalog doveli do toga da skoro ni jedan prevoznik u Evoropi vise za najnizu tarifu ne nudi prtljag. Sve se svelo na reket iza coska.

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    4. Vueling might extend Barcelona and introduce Vienna. They could also introduce Rome as they have a big base there

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    5. Doubt it, all those destinations are already maxed out.

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    6. Barcelona could go to year round with good promotion of Belgrade there.
      Vienna is badly needed as market is huge. For good price people will switch from buses and cars.
      Rome is hard but if used for transfers might work (they have a huge base there).

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  8. Of course the results are brilliant although I was secretly hoping for 550 thousand.

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  9. Cool! Nice to see more growth in BEG. This should be a good summer season.

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  10. Great! May 2017/May 2018 +46.574 passengers

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  11. INI welcomed some 29.906 passengers in May. So far this year the airport had 145.067 passengers up from 124.917 last year.

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    1. Bravo INI! Hope citizens manage to defend their airport!

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    2. Defend their airport? Lol. Defend it from higher level of funding needed for future growth. Everything in Serbia has to be so politicised.

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    3. Nothing prevents the Government to invest in locally owned company. Bad intentions and shaddy deals are problem here.

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