Niš Airport continues disappointing run

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Niš Constantine the Great Airport has recorded its sixth consecutive month of declining passenger numbers. In March, it handled 26.448 travellers, representing a decrease of 9.1% on 2018. Overall, during the first quarter, the airport welcomed 75.320 passengers, down 11.34%. The Serbian government recently approved five million euros to subsidise the launch of twelve new routes from Niš. The tender to select the operating carrier is set to close on May 6.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN25.221 11.4
FEB23.651 15.6
MAR26.448 9.1

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  1. Hopefully MMX helps them out return to growth or at least stop the fall.

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  2. Did INI - Weeze operate only 1x during the winter?

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  3. It might be disappointing news for Niš and the south of the country but it is great news for Air Belgrade and that is what matters.
    The new management appointed by the GoS does the job it was hired to do very successfully. ;)

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    1. come on, they will a dozen of routes....stop the drama

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    2. They also made sure that most of this routes are in villages in the middle of nowhere instead to major cities.
      We have to drive to BEG to catch flights to popular destinations.

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    3. Why? You can connect via Zurich to one of the popular destinations. No need to drive to Belgrade.

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    4. Connecting at major airports is easy and well indicated, no need to be afraid.

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    5. 5 years ago they would have killed for those numbers...

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    6. By that logic, GoS also appointed management at Tuzla. They had 14.8% drop in March and similar results for the year so far. Air Belgrade haters how do you explain this:

      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/04/tuzla-airport-downturn-continues.html

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    7. It is too difficult for them to explain

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  4. This is all temporary. The new routes will be launched and the numbers will go up again.
    There is extremely a lot of potential for INI being the second largest airport in Serbia.

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  5. The numbers in and of themselves are irrelevant. What matters here is that the market finds its right "level" to match the demand. The new route incentives may well distort the market... might not be the right move long term.

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    1. Yes but the suspension of MMX-INI wasn't driven by the market but rather by circumstances. Hopefully its resumption stabilizes the numbers.

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