Belgrade Airport eyes busy 2019 after record year


Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is expected to see another successful year after handling a record 5.641.105 passengers in 2018. The figure represents an increase of 5.6% year-on-year, or an additional 297.685 travellers. In its quarterly report, airport operator VINCI said, "Over the full year, traffic at the airport rose to 5.6 million passengers. This solid performance mirrors the capital city’s vitality". Traffic at Belgrade was buoyed by foreign carriers in 2018, with most increasing either frequencies or capacity to the Serbian capital, while Air Serbia saw its passenger figures decline. Overall, VINCI's portfolio of airports processed a total of 240 million travellers during 2018.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN333.989 1.3
FEB297.430 5.3
MAR366.099 6.5
APR447.681 7.5
MAY479.384 10.8
JUN539.169 6.4
JUL670.354 6.4
AUG689.308 7.5
SEP577.862 1.8
OCT495.881 3.2
NOV370.456 5.8
DEC373.492 3.1

Over the past twelve months, a total of five new airlines launched operations to Belgrade, including Russia's Red Wings, Egypt's AlMasria Universal Airlines and three Iranian operators. Subsequently, the Iranian carriers scrapped their services to the city due to the reintroduction of visa requirements for Iranian nationals. During the year, China's Hainan Airlines discontinued flights to Belgrade, while low cost easyJet introduced two new routes to the city. In 2018, the Serbian Civil Aviation Directorate rejected Turkish Airlines' application to operate one of its two daily services with a wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft throughout the entire summer season and later rejected the carrier's request to add an additional four weekly flights between Istanbul and Belgrade as of September 2018. The regulator also blocked Syria's Cham Wings Airlines from launching three weekly flights from Damascus during the summer of 2018.

Belgrade Airport is expected to continue growing this year, with three new airlines having already announced their arrival to the Serbian capital this summer season, including Air France, Air Arabia and ASL Airlines France. Numerous carriers will also be adding frequencies on their existing services to Belgrade, among which are Lufthansa, Aeroflot, Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Etihad Airways and Atlasglobal. Eurowings, which is yet to schedule the resumption of its seasonal services between Stuttgart and Belgrade, has confirmed it will soon be putting tickets on sale for the route.

Meanwhile, Germany's development finance institution DEG, which has provided VINCI Airports Serbia with a long-term loan of 22.4 million euros, has said the French operator will build a new terminal and runway at the airport during its 25-year concession. "The expansion of Belgrade Airport, which was built in 1962, will include the addition of a second runway and a new passenger terminal. This will increase the airport’s maximum capacity to twelve million passengers a year. VINCI Airports will also upgrade the existing terminals and taxiways. The company is one of the leading international airport operators and plans to make Belgrade Airport the company’s base in Central and Eastern Europe in future", the DEG said in a statement.

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  1. Congratulations to Belgrade. Solid growth supported by a solid mix of low cost and legacy carriers. Let's see what 2019 brings.

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    1. I would love to see Laudamotion launch VIE-BEG and end the duopoly and high prices offered by Austrian and Air Serbia.

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    2. I don't see this soon anytime as you already have INI-BTS and INI-VIE.
      A slight possibility is to launch BEG-BTS instead with W6 and swap it with any existing weak route.

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    3. I would like to see easyJet introducing FRA-BEG

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    4. EasyJet will make BEG-ORY or LGW more likely..otherwise Transavia France will take ORY and Easyjet LGW...Let's see

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  2. Good result. Could they manage 6 million in 2019?

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    1. Highly likely. There are a lot of frequencies being increased and a lot new destinations being introduced. There could be some surprises along the way too.

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    2. The lack of Iranian carriers will probably be felt from March. Also let's see how May performs. Last year we had the final 4 basketball event.

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    3. Oh and a lot will depend on Air Serbia too.

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    4. Increased charter traffic by JU might compensate for the loss of Iranian flights. Also, if JU is adding more charters then it's logical to assume others will as well. Hopefully Al-Masria returns with its A332, they were a nice add to the airport, especially since they flew during the slow hours.

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  3. So BEG will get a new terminal after all.

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    1. Yes but who knows when. They could do it in like 10 to 15 years.

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    2. I think the "new terminal" may be the extension of the C concourse.

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    3. Why do you put it under quotation marks? That would be a new terminal. If you look at the old plans for the third terminal it would have a separate entrance. It being connected to T2 and C concourse is a bonus for transfer passengers and quite normal. According to those earlier plans I think it would have something like 6 airbridge gates, which in my books is a new terminal for an airport Belgrade's size.

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    4. this is the investments they put into obligation. it is from official website. if you ask me, the quotation marks are well placed. they will work only on extensions.

      "Амбициозни инвестициони планови за развој, унапређење и обнављање Аеродрома Никола Тесла укључују 732 милиона евра и биће реализовани током периода концесије.

      Планови обухватају:
      - Интегрисани концепт пословања терминала са повећаним капацитетом (проширење и реорганизација терминала, проширење стубова укључујући и галерију) и бољу општу атмосферу унутар терминала.
      - Побољшање дела аеродрома који се налази унутар пасошке контроле и контроле безбедности са додатним авионским постољем, новом пистом, новим раскрсницама и рехабилитацијом постојеће писте.
      - Повећање капацитета паркинга за аутомобиле.
      - Изградња нових комуналних објеката и постројења, као што су нова постројења за пречишћавање отпадних вода и уградња соларних панела.

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    5. An extension of the current terminal is more urgent than the construction of a new one. This extension should finally include a normal area for shops, restaurants, cafes... because what we have now leaves a lot to be desired. Yes, BEG has not reached its maximum number of passengers but I think at certain periods of the day it's way past it, that's why an extension is needed.

      Also, another thing they should do is add bus gates and more remote stands. In such a way they can move Wizz Air, Pegasus, easyJet... there and free up gates. This would be especially welcome in the morning and around noon.

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    6. Agree with Nemjee. New terminal is not a necessity at the moment.

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    7. New terminal IS a necessity in the first five years. Not because of capacity constraints, but if it doesn't get built in the first 5 years, operator will instead keep adding cheaper terminal "extensions" and upgrades until 15-20 years into the contract. At that point new terminal would be sorely needed but concessionaire would not have to build it with only 5 or so years left on the contract. That's WHY new terminal is needed NOW, because if not now then it will not be built in the next 25 years.

      However new terminal and "non-inserted" runway were not tender requirements in the first five years, so that's no fault of Vinci. Ask govt and previous BEG CEO why they didn't insist on it. Seems like they used all kinds of subterfuge to maximize upfront payment while minimizing concessionaire investments.

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    8. No one is saying a new terminal is not needed but an extension is more urgent so as to keep the airport comfortable until a new terminal is built. We are talking about adding 4 new airbridges, C7-C10.

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    9. Those urgent needs are a slippery slope. Add C7-C10, then as soon as you are done you need to renovate A5-A10 as they look like Chernobyl airport. You finish that, now you need to add more remote stands for props that are currently using C7-C10 area and additional planes using bus gates. As soon as you finish you need to expand arrival passport control area, then someting else and 15-20 years of contract are gone, and no one wants to invest $$$ into a new terminal with 5 years left.

      That's why there is nothing more urgent than building a brand new terminal. Start with new and then expand, just like ZAG.

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    10. I wholeheartedly agree with you but I also think BEG might start becoming unbearably overcrowded by the time a new terminal is constructed. We are looking at at least 7 years until the new terminal is constructed and opened. Maybe you are onto something, maybe what you described in your post is what Vinci plans on doing which is why they are saying they plan on building a new terminal in the next 25 years.

      I just returned from BEG, a family member arrived on TK. The whole access road and parking are so dark and unappealing. They should really start with that... it looks depressing.

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  4. So BEG and INI handled 5,992,687 passengers in 2018. Not bad for a country that isn't too tourism oriented.

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  5. Good to hear Eurowings coming back but there flights are laughable. They operate for a couple of weeks per year only. They could at least go for the entire summer season.

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    1. It's finny how Norwegian is much more proactive on the Serbian market where there are much fewer Serbian gastos (Scandinavia) than Eurowings from Germany.

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    2. Let's be realistic here and say that Germany is already very well covered from BEG by Lufthansa, Air Serbia, Wizzair and easyJet (year-round) and Eurowings (seasonally)
      Norwegian does not have so strong competition in Scandinavia although W6 and JU are present there.
      Two players are still less than 4 or 5 in the season.

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    3. True.

      I remember when SAS used to fly to BEG around 15 yrs ago through Snowflake airlines. That didn't last long. Scandinavian market is also extremely seasonal.

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  6. I love the new BEG website. Finally it looks professional

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    1. I like it too. Refreshing and professional. And they are still adding content so some of the things people are missing that were on the old website will be added soon.

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    2. And they had to issue a press release to Serbian media that they have not renamed the airport because the logo doesn't have "Nikola Tesla" in it :D they said all airports they operate which are named after someone are not include in their logos.

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    3. bah! they removed passenger, cargo and movement figures :(

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    4. The BEG website is exactly the same as for Lisbon Airport, which they also operate.

      Lisbon - https://www.ana.pt/en/lis/home

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    5. Re: Petar

      Price tariff has been removed too. I have a feeling that things were more transparent before Vinci.

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    6. ^ No, they have not removed it actually
      https://beg.aero/cir/poslovno/cenovnici

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    7. The pricelist is actually more transparent then before when you had to download pdf documents to see the prices.

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    8. The new website is poor for aviation fans. No more AC type, no more code-share flights and MINIMAL presence of Nikola Tesla name.

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  7. If Vinci introduces better incentives then the existing one from which mostly Air Serbia can benefit from, I could see Wizz Air introducing a third plane. Their flights have a great LF from BEG.

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    1. What destinations could be of potential interest for W6 if they were to base a plane in BEG? INI could also benefit since that plane could do one of the rotations BEG-XXX-INI-XXX-BEG. Like the Belgrade plane currently does the Basel-Osijek rotation.

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    2. Wizz should station an A321 and launch it on the busier routes to Sweden and Germany.

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    3. I think Wizz Air could add very few routes that are currently unserved. Maybe they could think outside the box and add a seasonal BEG-LJU? It could work given the amount of traffic between the two countries- especially as numbers grew in 2018.

      Other options are Milan, Treviso, more flights from Luton and Beauvais...

      Like I said, there isn't much they can add that's not already served by someone else.

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    4. With easy jet becoming more present in BEG and now going after one of Wizz's routes, I think they will start paying more attention and make some changes.

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    5. I really hope Wizz Air will diversify its offer from BEG soon.

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    6. I really hope BEG will become U2 base!

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    7. Me too. And I think it is a possibility in 2020.

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    8. easyJet should add ORY-BEG, JU/AF prices to Paris are out of this world. The other day I was looking at some flights and JU was 42.000 to CDG, Wizz Air was about the same. In the end LH was the cheapest option, 28.000 RSD, luggage included.

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    9. Isn't there an option with ASL France as well to Paris? What are their fares like?

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    10. Only seasonally starting from this summer

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    11. Their fares are not bad but they stop flying on 05.09. Hopefully bookings are good so they extending it at least to the end of the summer season.

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    12. Issue with high fares also to London. I would love to see BA launch flights.

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    13. Interestingly JU sells fares at half price to Paris from places like Athens.

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    14. I think BA wouldn't change much, they would be the same as OS from VIE or AF from CDG. We need a third player like DY or U2 from LGW.

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    15. Any hope we get some low cost alternative to CDG/ORY from BEG, by May? I am supposed to fly the end of May and prices are just outrageous. I'm not sure is it smart to book anything now or wait a bit more? Any suggestions?

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    16. Fly on Wizz Air. They fly to BVA which is a bit further out but they are much, much cheaper than JU!

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    17. "JU was 42.000 to CDG, Wizz Air was about the same"

      So much for the *****s who repeatedly ask for more Wizz "because they are cheaper". They ARE NOT. Wizz should close BEG and move planes to ZAG or else.

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    18. They will keep their prices as long as there are people who will pay it.
      No need to be moved to ZAG at all

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    19. Same logic from the first sentence applies to AF or JU. Furthermore, JU creates greater benefit for the country than W6 and it's better if they go.

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    20. Just checked flights for February, BEG-BVA (one way) on average comes out to be 9.400 RSD with no luggage.
      For the same month BVA-BEG average right now is 10.750 RSD.

      So at the moment average return fare on Wizz Air for February is 20,150 without luggage!!! That's €170! Crazy prices for the low season.

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    21. we were talking about nemjee's quote "JU was 42.000 to CDG, Wizz Air was about the same".

      we can always shift to some other topic if you like.

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    22. I think that shows we need a new LCC on the market. easyjet helloooooooo

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    23. Easyjet instead of Wizz? I agree.

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    24. Everybody flies to Paris with LH group. It is much cheaper. Direct flights are used by transfer passangers, business travelers and few others. Really do not know who is Flying to BVA for 300 EUR?!

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  8. Good result. Congrats BEG!

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  9. Pretty much every single foreign airline has boosted frequencies or capacity for S2019.

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  10. Well the previous management was announcing between 5.7 and 6 million passengers, which they obviously did not achieve.

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    1. Adding almost 300,000 passengers is not bad at all.

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    2. well, they counted on Iranian companies & Hainan when they made predictions, and decided to stick to them until the end

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  11. How come November was so much stronger than usual?

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    1. Aeroflot jumping from two to three daily and new Red Wings flights might have helped.

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    2. Also Norwegian keeping Stockholm throughout the winter helped.

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    3. Also wasn't this the first winter season when OSL was three weekly?

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  12. Kakvi smo mi srbi narod da niko nema da zapazi da toranj nije ofarban 30 godina i ruzi ceo kompleks.. Operisani smo od svega sto je lepo izgleda, a para je bilo bio je BEG profitabilan i pre prodaje. Nikad mi to nece biti jasno..nadam se da ce bar ovi zabari da ga sravnaju i naprave lepsi!

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    1. Toranj je ofarban i fasada obnovljena u 2018. godini. Slika je starija.

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    2. živo me zanima šta to govori o nama što niko nije obratio na detalj u slici u članku? zaboga.
      plus ovde ne dolaze samo srbi već ima i dosta ljudi van granica srbije

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    3. Novi toranj bi vec trebao da se gradi.
      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2017/07/new-belgrade-airport-control-tower.html

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  13. Nice to see. I think this year will be very strong for BEG.

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  14. Great work BEG. Nice to see so many legacy carriers introducing extra flights.

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  15. What is really interesting is that the registered cargo for BEG was +16%.
    SOF and BEG have close cargo figures, and inspite the closer aircraft movements there is still a significant difference in the traffic figures. SKG is somewhere in the middle:

    Traffic:

    BEG 5,640,613
    SKG: 6,689,193
    SOF 6,962,040

    Cargo:

    BEG: 20,065
    SOF: 22,251

    Aircraft movements:

    BEG: 56,178
    SOF: 60,771

    This clearly shows the need of a bigger A321 W6 aircraft to be based in BEG.
    With a 4 thousand difference aircraft movement, the difference in traffic is over a million.

    However, it seems that the cargo in BEG is likely to continue increasing.





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    1. What is the source of all those numbers?

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    2. Belgrade airport is the one on Wiki and Sof one is:

      https://www.sofia-airport.bg/en/content/statistics

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    3. Don't know who wrote that one on BEG wiki page but passenger number is a bit off. The correct one is the one in the article here. But it's almost the same anyway.

      Good results for Sofia btw. They are doing very well. Any announcements concerning their concession and new airlines coming?

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    4. Yep, even though W6 made cuts, they were compensated by other carriers such as U2, SU, TK and new winter, warm destinations, etc.

      Concession date: 05.02.2019

      No new airlines for 2019, only new routes and increase in capacity and frequencies similar to BEG.

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    5. What do you mean similar to BEG? Belgrade is getting three new airlines next year.

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    6. Sorry, I meant that the increase in frequencies and capacity are applicable for both airports.
      Example LH, SU, TK, LO, etc.

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    7. @Anon at 9:40 your BEG numbers are so wrong, cargo and movements you listed are 2018 numbers for months 1-11, so without Dec. Stop making conclusions if you don't have real numbers, you end up looking silly. How come no one else noticed it, experts?

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    8. Silly or not, this is the info on Wiki:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgrade_Nikola_Tesla_Airport

      It says: 01.01 - 31.12

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    9. LOL, you trust Wikipedia? Those are Jan-Nov for ops and cargo, and pax are just wrong. Horrible.

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  16. So is 6 million possible this year?

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    1. Lol troll alert.

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    2. haha, everything is possible until it becomes impossible. Last Year the figures were believed to be between 5,7 and 6 million. At that time it was possible. No it is impossible :D

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    3. They were fairly close to it anyway. Sasa Vlaisavljevic's estimates should never be taken seriously. He said when the concession was signed that BEG would have 8 million pax in 2 years. For 2017 he estimated 5.5 million.

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    4. I would say BEG will not reach 6 million in 2019 because of the JU stagnation. Figures have been increasing by 300-400 thousand every year.
      If BEG maintains 5% it will be 5,9 million and NOT 6.

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    5. There will be from next summer season 39 new weekly rotations to BEG not taking in consideration possible new JU destinations.

      And you are saying there will be no 6 mil?

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    6. JU won't be stagnating, there will be a 10% increase in charter traffic. July and August should be finally over 700.000.

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  17. Congrats BEG on the growth. 2019 will definitely be the strongest year ever.

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  18. The CAD are absolute idiots for not allowing TK to add frequnecies or capacity!

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    1. But you got to give it to TK. They keep trying year after year and applying for permits.

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    2. They (ie. CAD) are not idiots, they are only enforcing the bilateral agreement that the Turks freely signed. TK is NOT the only Turkish carrier. JU have a partnership with Atlasglobal and they are utilising JU's traffic rights - which is perfectly ok and in line with the bilateral.

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    3. Who are they trying to protect? It's not like JU is flying to IST anyway...

      Good think Serbia has CAD. You don't want open market like EU, look at all those loss making low cost airlines with small fleets.

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    4. Директорат овде не штити Ер Србију већ компаније попут Етихада или Атласџета. Не би ме чудило да се и Руси слатко смешкају јер ова рестрикција олакшава Аерофлоту да пуни три лета на дан из Београда.

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    5. To sto TK konstantno trazi dozvole ukazuje da su im letovi puni.

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    6. Any EU company can fly between any EU point and Serbia without asking for any permission

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    7. And TK is not an EU company, hence they need to get approval. Which makes sense - why allow TK open access to the market when they have received tens of billions of dollars in state-aid just in the past decade. It would be impossible for airlines working from free market economies to fend off dumping pricing offered by the Neo-Ottoman money burner corp that is TK. If TK is dissatisfied, Turkey is free to try and renegotiate the bilateral agreement.

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    8. But would't it be hypocritical to block TK while allowing free access to airlines such as Qatar, Etihad and even Aeroflot? They are all beneficiaries of state aid.
      In my opinion, the CAD should not allow more frequencies by TK but they can allow them to increase as much as they wish.

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    9. Alitalia too!!

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    10. Nemjee - it's got nothing to do with hypocrisy and everything to do with bilateral agreements between countries (excl the ECAA in which Serbia has an open skies agreement) that determine traffic rights that carriers are able to avail themselves of.

      Qatar, UAE and Russia are all covered by bilateral agreements - as is Turkey - and the CAD's role is to ensure that all carriers flying between Serbia and the country in question are in line with the agreements that have been negotiated and signed.

      You might not like or even agree with the current state of some of these agreements, but they hold unless they are renegoatiated by both govts. I don;t understand why the concept is a difficult one for you to grasp.

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    11. Huh? I understand the concept very well but it seems you don't understand that bilateral agreements can be negotiated and changed.
      However, saying that TK should be limited in Serbia because of government funding while giving Alitalia, Qatar, Etihad... unlimited access is hypocrisy. In my opinion Serbia and Turkey should sign an Open Skies Agreement. Let airlines fight it out between themselves. No need for double standards.

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    12. Nemjee - you might understand the concept of bilaterals "very well" as you say, but you suffer from either dyslexia or are challenged with comprehending what you read .... so please re-read PROPERLY my comment before shooting from the hip - or else. get that dyslexia sorted out ...

      To recap....

      1. I said that "these bilateral agreements hold unless they are renegotiated by both govts". You said I don't seem to understand that bilateral agreements can be negotiated and changed ... er, as I said - read again buddy

      2. I made no reference whatsoever to limiting Alitalia, Qatar, Etihad due to govt funding ... what i said was that access to markets for non-ECAA jurisdictions are dictated by bilateral agreements .... er, as I said - read again buddy

      You should read comments properly before you respond

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    13. 'And TK is not an EU company, hence they need to get approval. Which makes sense - why allow TK open access to the market when they have received tens of billions of dollars in state-aid just in the past decade.'

      My comment on Alitalia, Etihad and Qatar was a direct reply to this nonsensical comment. My whole argument is that the bilateral must be re-negotiated and an open skies agreement signed because it makes no sense to block one government sponsored business while allowing others to operate without any restrictions whatsoever. I am not talking exclusively about the current situation but a future one and what's in the interest of the Serbian market.
      Everyone knows why TK's expansion is limited in Serbia. To me it seems like you jumped to attack me before fully understanding what my argument was.

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    14. ...and just for the record, it has nothing to do with them being in the EU or not. It all boils down to bilateral agreements Serbia signed with other countries. The same way no UAE, Israeli, Russian, Albanian... registered airline needs the government's approval before launching flights to Serbia.

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    15. Nemjee - you need to take the emotion out of your responses. There was no attack - it was merely a response to what you wrote... you did write it, yeah ?

      So if you make a direct comment on a post, you need to lucidly state your position / argument - which you didn't at the time but have since done so ....

      The Govt of Serbia has every right to make policy that is IN ITS best interests and in the interests of it's investments - JU being a significant investment at that.

      Open skies between Serbia and Turkey would result in TK completely overwhelming every carrier on the route - irrespective of whether or not JU flies. There are other Turkish carriers flying the route that would be forced out of the market if an open skies regime was in place.

      The bilateral and what it allows for, is in place for good reason - and it keeps the skies fair for ALL carriers. It is not just there to serve the exclusive interests of TK

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    16. But if bilateral agreements keep the skies fair for all carriers, why did we sign it with Russia and the UAE? JU is getting massacred in Russia while UAE carriers keep on adding frequencies while JU was completely pushed out. Why make an exception of Turkey?

      Mind you, JU didn't fail in IST because of TK. It failed because it had an idiotic schedule which didn't offer connections to key markets and which was unattractive to O&D passengers. They should have realized that they had two choices:

      1. concentrate on O&D by introducing flights which would depart early in the morning and late in the afternoon.
      2. concentrate on transfer passengers meaning they would have to operate overnight flights to IST- something Turkish authorities recommended when they gave them those initial slots.

      JU went for neither and within two years the route was completely suspended. The only real loser of the market liberalization would be KK which seems to be struggling in general. They are being protected for no good reason. Pegasus is competitive on its own and they know how to deal with TK. One might even argue that they don't compete with each other because their customer base is fundamentally different.

      Turkish arrivals in 2018 only grew by 3%. This is partly because airlines such as Pegasus and Turkish Airlines are not allowed to expand as they please... all the while KK keeps on cutting and adding flights to Belgrade. Air Serbia doesn't seem to be interested in returning to IST so who are we protecting here? Why didn't our CAD allow TK to launch ESB-BEG?

      Serbian hotels, restaurants, shop owners... are being affected by this restraint.

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  19. JU will also add some new destinations in 2019.

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    1. When will they announce it?

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    2. Maybe at the tourism fair. But when they launched 5 new routes in 2016 they announced them in mid March.

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    3. Wait and see.

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    4. JU needs regional jets, and then new routes. 319/320 are too big for some routes

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    5. anon @ 11.07 - should I hold my breath or would that be suicidal ? I mean, how long do we "wait and see" ? Other airlines have already released their summer schedules and have been selling them for mths. What's JU going to do - wait for another 2 or 3 mths ?

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  20. Congrats Belgrade. I hope we some some more new airlines add flights.

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  21. What about financial result?

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    1. Those are published around April. They had 24 million EUR net profit for first three quarters.

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    2. Ok thank you. That's a good result.

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  22. Nice work. Expecting a much more exciting year from them in 2019.

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  23. Why does OU give JU such a free pass on the summer traffic between the Croatian coast and BEG ? Given the demand, how full JU's flights are and the prices they charge, OU should be muscling in on this monopolistic position that JU currently enjoys....

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    1. They're obviously not interested (mostly because they lack aircraft during the summer).

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    2. Because BEG-Croatian coast is not large enough? OU didn't bring back its DBV-BEG while SPU-BEG has remained unchanged for a few years now. As for JU, I suppose most passengers are transfers.

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    3. Will JU consider BWK anytime soon?

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  24. Anyone know why there is a BEG-ZAD charter flight today?

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  25. Couple of facts, please do not flame me for factual numbers:

    1: SPU grew faster than BEG in 2018 by exactly 8206 pax. Difference between the two is now 2,517,038 pax.

    2: BEG grew faster than ZAG in both 2017 and 2018. In fact, BEG added more than a million extra pax compared to ZAG grwoth since 2013. Gap is currently 2,274,795.

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    1. Ok, thanks for the numbers but what are you trying to imply?

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    2. Is SPU registering more pax than BEG in July and August?

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    3. Only in July.

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    4. Not tryna to imply anything.

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  26. Kada ce VINCI Airports objaviti tekst i maketu objekata koje ce izgraditi, dograditi, rekonstuisati...
    Verujem da ce biti u ovoj godini. Kao sto verujem da koncesionar VINCI vodi racuna na public image.
    Ostaje da vidimo kako ce sve to izgledati.
    Rodney. Kraljevo // Sydney.

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  27. I am sorry to comment with one day delay but seems to me that nobody pointed to two obvious issues:
    1. BEG growth is humble when considering aviation boom in the whole Europe, especially in South-East Europe and relatively low starting point. It only shows how the lack of proper LCC competition is hampering the aviation development in the country. Cargo is the only bright point.
    2. JU numbers are falling in spite of a record charter seasons. That project is just not working out well.

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  28. Dobijamo novi aerodrom:
    The GEK Terna construction group has landed another significant contract, as it has undertaken the construction of the new Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade, Serbia, in a consortium with Vinci.

    This is a contract worth 262 million euros, and the consortium of Vinci (with a 51 percent stake) and GEK Terna (with 49 percent) will have five years to implement the project.

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