Belgrade Airport sees record August

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Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport registered its busiest August on record by handling 757.062 passengers, representing an increase of 9.8% compared to the same month last year. The number of commercial aircraft movements grew 9.5% to 6.896. During the January - August period, Belgrade Airport welcomed 4.104.941 travellers through its doors, up 7.3%, while aircraft movements improved 6.5% to 41.631.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN347.544 4.1
FEB315.717 6.1
MAR372.122 1.6
APR467.469 4.4
MAY507.633 5.9
JUN602.466 11.7
JUL734.898 9.4
AUG757.062 9.8

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  1. oh wow! that must be higher than Solun and Sofija! Good Job BEG and AS

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    1. August

      SKG 820.904 (-2.3%)
      BEG 757.062 (+9.8%)
      SOF 674.443 (+2.1%)

      SOF had a really bad September though, 622.615 or -4% compared to last year.

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    2. January-August

      SKG 4.670.915
      SOF 4.801.142
      BEG 4.104.941

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    3. This is not the first time BEG had more passengers than SOF, I think it was also the case in July. I think winter in SOF will be really bad.

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    4. SOF will still surpass 7m and strong November.
      Plus, it will be difficult for BEG to maintain the same figures in 2020.
      SKG will recover, too.

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    5. That's what you said six months ago yet here we are.

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    6. Are you ok Anon 14.26?

      BEG has been growing nicely year over year, this result this year is nothing new. Don't see why it won't be able to keep up this growth in 2020 when H1 will see all these new destinations we got in H2 2019.

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    7. Didn't many on here claim BEG won't come close to a double digit growth in 2019?

      Hmmmm.....

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    8. 7.3% is nowhere near double digits!

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    9. Last three months are!!!!

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  2. Wow!!!!! Impressive numbers.

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  3. What are the cargo numbers?

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  4. JU had a 28.5% increase in passengers numbers to Heathrow in August so loads on the second daily flight must have improved.

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  5. With this pace, BEG will have one million passengers in August in next 4-5 years

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    1. This pace isn't sustainable in a long term small market is a big issue for Serbia

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    2. Yet this trend has been going on since 2010.

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    3. Exactly BEG's passenger numbers have not declined a single month since 2010, that's 9 years and counting.

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    4. Search for XXXXX1111 comments. Most are in English but there is also an entry in Croatian. Every single comment about (Air) Serbia is negative: "they are next to go bankrupt, they are loosing [sic] money" etc. When you look up dictionary under "jealous neighbor" it should say XXXXX1111.

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    5. So true, I remember the other day he said JU was next to go bankrupt.

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    6. If JU didn't get subsidies every year it would go bankrupt.

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    7. So? Serbia is still recovering from wars, sanctions and whatnot. It will take time for the economy to recover and Air Serbia is part of that. So please, no need for your malicious comments.

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  6. Impressive result, really goes to show how needed JU growth is! Hopefully next year we come to 6.6 million!

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  7. Wow nice so 4.6 in September.

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  8. So, with substantial growth coming in winter (combo of frequency increases, new flights and Adria demise shifting passengers to Belgrade) we're looking at somewhere between 6.1 and 6.2 million this year, which is amazing!

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    1. I think TIA will bring a lot new passengers. Three flights a week on A319!

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    2. Interesting you mention TIA - had a look at flights on Skyscanner in mid November (week of 11-17th) out of LJU and TIA for the destinations that JU flies and saw some pretty astonishing things.

      If you're looking to fly out of LJU your best choice hands down is JU via BEG looking at the prices and flight times for all of the following (some destinations best via BEG on ANY given day of that week and others best via BEG on certain dates):

      Tirana, Skopje, Sarajevo, Tivat, Podgorica, Sofia, Bucharest, Athens, Thessaloniki, Tel Aviv, Beirut, Krasnodar, Larnaca, Cairo, Prague, Kiev, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Zurich, Dusseldorf, Rome, Milan, Amsterdam, Paris, New York.

      For TIA the list is no less impressive either:

      Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Moscow, Kiev, Krasnodar, Prague, Sofia, Vienna, Zurich, Paris, Barcelona, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Sarajevo and Cairo (assuming noone flies to TGD due to proximity).

      I thought that was astounding, so really it's no wonder JU is gearing up for a massive load of passengers in winter from those two destinations. And these passengers will all count twice in BEG airport figures as they're transfers (as per the norm in aviation). That's just insane. I know LJU is all due to Adria, but with TIA, was this the case last winter as well??

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    3. Of course it was! Most of TIA-BEG pax are transfers (obviously) and the loads are great even during the weakest months

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  9. September will be interesting due to thousands of Adria passengers who flew through BEG.

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  10. It would be very difficult to rely on LJU passengers in the long run if JU continues to send ancient ATR72s and 737 to LJU.

    LH Group is not sitting idly by.

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    1. Huh? JU is sending its Atr to PRG or OTP and they seem to be doing just fine. At the end of the day price and schedule what matters.

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    2. PRG and OTP are routes with no competition and with ATR competitor. Not relevant to real competitive situation.

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    3. Ok, take MNE flights then. Despite than JU is killing YM.
      VIE is another example since OS sends it's jet planes now. So what now? Huh?

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  11. Vinci releases quarterly numbers soon so we will know in a couple of days how September looked like. If it was as strong as Jul/Aug or better, BEG would only need to repeat Q4 results from last year (0% growth) to pass 6 million for the year, so it looks very likely BEG will go beyond 6 mil mark.

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  12. Turkish Airlines seems to reduce Belgrade flights massively .
    Only a single flight on most days of the week .

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    1. System shows they are operating double daily for the entire winter as usual.

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    2. @17.24 you only have to go to their website to see they are flying double daily the entire winter. Don't understand the need to spread fake news.

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    3. But we have not winter yet . People look on Flightradar and you will see that today and most days of the week TK flies no more than daily !

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    4. FlightRadar still shows Air Arabia's flights to Belgrade. They are not very reliable.

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    5. Search Belgrade airport site . No second flight from Istanbul today with TK ...

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    6. Search their website and you'll see two flights. Today's might have been cancelled for whatever reason. Don't forget they wanted more flights, not less.

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    7. On monday and the monday last week there were no evening flights -
      Obiously TK flies ten weekly to Belgrade since begin of october .

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    8. Actually this is not true. First of all if they had one weekly flight less they have 13 weekly flights (not ten).

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    9. @00.23

      Please stop trolling. Turkish Airlines does not fly 10 times per week to Belgrade. It flies 14 times per week. On occasion European points flown 14 weekly or more loose a flight in certain periods of the year for a very short time due to aircraft needed elsewhere. Same story with Zagreb in August/September with evening flight, or Skopje in late August/September with morning flight. In total, BEG had 3 flights that did not operate for the whole month. Somehow you managed to calculate that as them flying 10 weekly.

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    10. 00:43 i was not trolling at all but must say that your explanation with ac needed somewhere else is convincing . This month it happened many times and maybe has to do with shifts in operations as you said .

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    11. I literally check BEG arrivals every day and in the last 2 months I only saw once that the night flight didn't happen.

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  13. I think November should be extremely strong because it's generally weak and this year there are going to be a lot more flights.

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  14. Here goes the Bravo boy again.

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  15. BEG keeps on thriving more and more each month.

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  16. Speaking of BEG airport, there is a new object at least 200m x 300m in size created next to Surcin Road, right across from Aero Park 011 parking. Does anyone have info what it is?

    Also, there was some work done at runway 12 threshold. Has Vinci finally awoken?

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    1. The runway is being refurbished, it's been going on for a while now.

      Some sort of construction has begun around C7-10 remote stands, let's see what happens in the end.

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    2. Some photos of runway resurfacing surfaced on BEG instagram. Resurfacing alone is not enough for what RWY12-30 needs done in the long run but I am going to keep my mouth shut.

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    3. Maybe it's a temporary solution until the inserted runway is completed? Honestly BEG needs a terminal expansion with more gates and shops. Next year it will most likely come close to 6.8 and current facilities are just not enough.

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    4. AirTransat should be announcing 2x weekly service YYZ BEG in the next 2 weeks. Looks like on Tuesday and Sat departures . Stay tuned for more info.

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    5. They just mentioned Croatia (SPU and DBV) as their potential routes, not BEG. Are you sure?

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    6. YYZ would make a lot of sense and I think it could even run the whole year as two a week. BEG is truly shaping to becoming a serious regional player. Next year with all the additions we are looking at 6.6 to 6.8 million.

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    7. Air Serbia was mentioned as likely airline for Toronto in 2020. Are both airlines launching service next year?

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    8. I really would not trust Hot lane around here. He is known for making false announcements.

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    9. What false announcement have I made ?

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  17. 757K is amazing figure. Unbelievable how quick they are growing and once again happy to see that living standard in and around BEG is improving and more and more people can afford travelling.

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  18. Kuwait government A340-500 landing at Belgrade on saturday 13:40

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    1. Kuwait Investment Fund provided a €25 million loan for the completion of Prokop Station. It was the first time they issued a loan to a non-Muslim country. Yugoslavia had really strong ties with Kuwait and many companies even today do business there. Would be nice to have KWI flights once again. BEG could definitely sustain them.

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    2. Also citizens of both countries do not need visas for each other .

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  19. How many passengers did BEG have last September?

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    1. 577.862 (+1.8%)

      This year it will be the first time September had over 600.000 passengers!

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    2. So if BEG had 12% more in September it should have 647.205 passengers! That's really strong.

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    3. Maj je impresivan mesec. Prosle godine rast od 10.8% a ove godine 5.9%! To je skoro rast od 17% u dve godine!

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