Thursday, June 14, 2018

Niš Airport General Manager dismissed

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Niš Constantine the Great Airport's General Manager, Vladica Djurdjanović, has been controversially relieved of his duties by local authorities as the city's ruling party attempts to transfer ownership of the airport to the state government. Mr Djurdjanović oversaw the rapid development of the airport, including the arrival of Wizz Air, Ryanair and Swiss International Air Lines, as well as the overhaul of the airport's facilities. The city assembly must now confirm Mr Djurdjanović's dismissal. However, the assembly has not held a session since plans to transfer the airport's ownership sparked city-wide protests and split the ruling party. In April it was revealed that Serbia will cap passenger growth at its secondary airports on a temporary basis as part of the 25-year concession agreement for Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport with France's VINCI worth 1.2 billion euros. Despite initially denying that limitations would be imposed on the number of travellers outside the capital, the Serbian government later admitted that figures will be confined to one million passengers for each airport in the country within a 230 kilometre radius of Belgrade until Nikola Tesla Airport reaches twelve million travellers per year. However, the government argues it is unlikely for any secondary airport to get to this figure before the country's busiest achieves its target. Conversely, VINCI would be either subject to a cut in its annual concession fee to the state or the concession itself would be extended past the 25-year period, Earlier this week, the Serbian President, Aleksandar Vučić, said that a final decision on Niš Airport has not been made and that it could remain in the hands of the city authorities.

43 comments:

  1. Very sad the way they are acting.

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  2. Yass, GoB made it

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    1. I suppose Nis did not support people from ruling party and its president

      https://www.danas.rs/politika/kako-je-glasao-nis/

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    2. Urban areas haven't but as usual his success was secured thanks to less developed areas.

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    3. you stil cannot call yourself urban when over 40% of central Nis is voting for such a figure

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    4. The airport actually needs funds from the government to continue expanding. These petty Serbian political discussions where one's intellect is proportionate to the amount of anti-government talk, is pathetic. The airport is in Nis. It will remain in Nis. No matter who is pumping funds into it. And GoS can definitely pump in more than the city of Nis.

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    5. Airport should earn money not to milk it from whoever is an owner.

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    6. @1:41
      Why does the Gov. of Serbia have to own Niš Airport in order to pump more money into it?

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    7. @1:41
      Do you at least get a sandwich for this trolling or you do it for free?

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  3. Either or without GoS, INI has a bright future. It is no longer a tertiary but rather secondary airport. The Protest itself was quite Big with crowds and crowds of unhappy people outside.
    In case W6 bases an aircraft, it will grow with 300,000 more passengers annually meaning that it will get closer to SKP.

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    1. I think INI first needs to stabilize with what it has and to work on reaching 500.000 passengers. Once that is achieved then we can discuss about a Wizz Air base in the future.

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    2. i dont get his obsession with SKP

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    3. The director of the INI airport already pointed SKP and PRN as competitors.
      SOF is also looked as a bigger one.

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    4. The comparission between INI and SKP is the same like SKP and LED. So please stay realistic

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    5. You mean like SKP is obsessed with staying ahead of PRN?

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    6. INI will hit 1 million by 2022...

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    7. Nostradamus left and right.

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    8. Aren't you one as well?

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    9. Please, could you find one post where I made any predictions?
      Thank you.

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    10. Well you are being a visionary like Nostradamus when you debunked the other two above.

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    11. I think frishki is just being jealous of INI.

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    13. And I think you need a fresher comeback that doesn't sound like 11 yo's.

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    14. Looking how long it took Prague, Warsaw and Budapest to reach 12 million,I am not sure how Belgrade can be optimistic in their assessment and targets.

      Reaching 5 million is easy, for a capitol airport,reaching 12 million would take some doing. Belgrade has very few tourists, a few business travelers and very poor population that can't afford to travel much.

      @annual expansion of 400 000 passengers, airport could reach 12 million pax by 2035. If growth magically increases to 600 000 passengers per year, it'll still take 12 years at that rate, that is 2030.

      Are you really telling me Nis Airport can't reach 1 million pax by 2030 ? Serbian Government is most corrupt government in Europe, baring Ukrainian,Turkish and Russian governments.

      Time for change.

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    15. 2035 ? You gotta be kidding !
      Nis will reach this by 2025,just when Serbia becomes EU and after that... figures will rocket even more !

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    16. Opet ovaj idi** u 8:07, opsetdnut omalazavanjem svega sto je Beograd i Er Srbija. Ako je stici do 5 miliona lako, kako to da druge ex yu prestonice nikako da stignu ni blizu tog broja?

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    17. FYI BEG reached 5 million, it's about to pass the six million mark despite its poor population and not having any tourists.

      Just for the record, foreign arrivals to Belgrade at up 11% this year and it is expected to hit 1.4 million tourists.

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    18. @AnonymousJune 14, 2018 at 10:40 PM

      Serbia won't be in the EU before 2029, no EU expansion before 2028, and also few EU members will hold a referendum on future members.

      So hold your horses.

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    19. Ко си ти да то одлучујеш, Меркелова лично? Опет исти случај коментара који нема везе ни са истином ни са авијацијом а циљ је искључиво да омаловажава Србију.

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  4. Say what?
    Please, read again. You must be confused.

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  5. A sto niko ne prica o tome da od pocetka maja nijedan duty free proizvod kupnjen na drugom aerodromu ne moze se prenjeti u tranzitu preko beogradskog aerodroma.

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    2. Milutine lazes. Kupio sam boks cigara i preneo ga u tranzitu pre 2 nedelje bez problema.

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    4. a meni nisu dozvolili bocu viskija kada sam se vracao iz njujorka...

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    5. Zato sto ne znas da citas Milutine:

      https://www.airserbia.com/en/travel-alerts/important-note-request-of-nikola-tesla-airport-belgrade

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    6. @AnonymousJune 15, 2018 at 12:50 AM
      Cut the bitchy attitude.
      Ovo je potpuno nerazumno! Nigde na svetu ne postoji problem da se prodje u tranzitu sa propisno upakovanim picem i racunom. Mozda ponegde u trecem svetu.

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    7. "Cut the bitchy attitude"

      Probaj tako da odgovoris TSA agentima kad ti pokazu na natpis sa pravilima.

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    8. @Anon at9:11

      Ovo je potpuno razumno i dogadja se na drugim mestima, recimo u Singapuru:

      Australia and U.S. security checkpoints do not recognize the use of Security Temper Evident Bag (STEB). Hence, passengers with connecting flights after arrival to Australia and U.S.A. will be required to discard the items

      U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration: http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/duty_free.shtm

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  6. This article is a microcosm of everything that is wrong in the Balkans.

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  7. EX YU administrator, this deserves to be a main story of a day in coming period. There will be lots of developments.

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