EX-YU airport race 2019


Airports across the former Yugoslavia handled a record 29.4 million passengers in 2019. For a second consecutive year, ten airports managed to welcome over one million travellers. Belgrade processed the largest number of new passengers, adding over half a million, and saw the biggest percentage growth among capital city airports. As a result, an airport handled over six million travellers in a single year for the first time. Overall, the biggest percentage growth was registered in Banja Luka, which overtook Osijek. On the other hand, Zadar overtook Pula to position itself as Croatia’s fourth busiest airport, while Mostar and Portorož outperformed Brač.

AirportPassengers 2019Passengers 2018Change (%)Difference
Belgrade6.159.0005.641.105 9.6+ 517.895
Zagreb3.435.5313.336.310 3.0+ 99.221
Split3.301.9303.124.067 5.7+ 177.863
Dubrovnik2.896.2272.539.412 14.1+ 356.815
Pristina2.373.6982.165.749 9.6+ 207.949
Skopje2.360.4002.158.258 9.4+ 202.142
Ljubljana1.721.3551.812.411 5.0- 91.056
Tivat1.367.2821.245.999 9.7+ 121.283
Podgorica1.297.3651.208.525 7.4+ 88.840
Sarajevo1.143.6801.046.635 9.3+ 97.045

Croatia cemented its position as the busiest market in the former Yugoslavia with almost 11.5 million travellers handled at nine commercial airports. Zagreb registered over three million passengers for the third time, while Dubrovnik added over 300.000 travellers when compared to the year before. Skopje Airport surpassed the two million mark for a second consecutive year, although the gap between its traditionally busier counterpart in Pristina widened, with 13.298 travellers setting the two apart. Ohrid Airport continued with impressive growth, adding over 132.000 passengers in 2019, resulting in a 72.1% increase in travellers. Both Podgorica and Tivat continued to post strong figures, fuelled by the introduction of a number of new routes. In total, Podgorica Airport saw 636.726 arrivals and 660.639 departures, while Tivat welcomed 684.203 arrivals and saw off 683.079 departures.

AirportPassengers 2019Passengers 2018Change (%)Difference
Zadar801.347604.039 32.7+ 197.308
Pula777.568718.187 8.3+ 59.381
Tuzla592.384584.589 1.3+ 7.795
Niš422.255351.582 20.1+ 70.674
Ohrid317.218184.283 72.1+ 132.935
Rijeka201.697183.606 9.9+ 18.091
Banja Luka149.96636.180 314.5+ 113.786
Osijek46.37867.235 31.0- 20.857
Mostar32.86628.463 15.5+ 4.403
Portorož28.88124.840 16.3+ 4.041
Brač25.34230.170 16.0- 4.828
Mali Lošinj6.4956.939 6.4- 444

For only the second time in its 50-year history, Sarajevo Airport managed to surpass the one million passenger mark in a single year and narrowed the difference with its closest competitor in Podgorica. Zadar is on course to handle over a million passengers this year following a record 2019, with Lauda to station three aircraft in the city during the summer. Despite having no commercial flights, Portorož Airport welcomed almost 29.000 passengers, primarily leisure travellers visiting the city and its surroundings.




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  1. Anonymous09:01

    Congratulations to mot of them. Some very impressive results.

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  2. Anonymous09:05

    So top 5 airports with most new passengers

    1. Belgrade + 517.895
    2. Dubrovnik + 356.815
    3. Pristina + 207.949
    4. Skopje + 202.142
    5. Zadar + 197.308

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    1. Anonymous10:25

      5 Countries with most passnegers added.

      1. Croatia + ‭882.550‬
      2. Serbia + ‭588.569‬
      3. North Macedonia +‭335.077‬
      4. Montenegro + ‭210.123‬
      5. Kosovo + 207.949

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    2. Anonymous11:23

      Well for most visitors on here that list is not correct. ;)

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    3. Anonymous11:25

      Not true, Bosnia added more than Kosovo and Macedonia.

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    4. Anonymous11:37

      Sorry my bad. Here´s the correct list.

      1. Croatia + ‭882.550‬
      2. Serbia + ‭588.569‬
      3. North Macedonia +‭335.077‬
      ‭4. Bosnia and herzegovina +263.989‬
      5. Montenegro + ‭210.123‬

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    5. Anonymous12:01

      Anonymous at 11:37
      +1

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    6. Anonymous12:40

      Now let's compare only passengers in non coastal airports in ex-yu countries (as no each ex-yu country has a coast)

      Serbia: 6.581.255
      Croatia: 3.481.909
      N.Macedonia: 2.677.618
      Kosovo*: 2.373.698
      BiH: 1.911.101
      Slovenia: 1.721.355
      Montenegro: 1.297.365

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    7. Anonymous12:47

      Wow fantastic analysis Anon 12.40, that's a very interesting perspective and shows how impressive aviation in N. Macedonia has become.

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    8. Anonymous17:19

      Shall we then also compare traffic or pax only in cities without a big river flowing thorough it or maybe only all those airports that don't have a certain letter in the name? Seriously smashing my head here.

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    9. Anonymous17:32

      But why last Anon? we are here comparing non-tourist airports, nothing odd about it. You can compare a list of only tourist heavy airports like OHD, TIV, DBV...

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    10. Anonymous17:57

      Once you stop smashing your head you may realize that coastal/island airports in tourist hotspot areas distort traffic figures in a positive way. Look at PMI or ANT traffic figures, they are massive and have nothing to do with other travel components relevant in ex YU region such as diaspora, business travel, or being EU member state-or not.

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    11. Anonymous18:10

      I guess you meant AYT which is the airport code for Antalya, a coastal city on the southern coast of Turkey. As for AYT, not ANT, I disagree, given it's location and the massive Turkish diaspora, I would say that in addition to tourists it gets a lot of gasto demand. Antalya has a population of 2.3 million, that's massive.

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    12. Anonymous18:17

      It is obvious that coastal airports have huge advantage comparing to those not located on the sea coast and have totally different structure of passengers.

      It is like comparing apples and oranges. Continental airports like ZAG and BEG should be compared or BEG and SOF, but comparing number of passengers in land locked country with country that has long and warm sea coast is simply wrong.

      Why do Croatian airports on Adriatic coast have much better results that ZAG and OSI? More clever people? Surely not.

      One and only advantage - warm and beautiful sea coast that by deafult attract passengers and where local airports actually do not have to do a lot.

      On the other side airports like BEG, TZL, ZAG, OSI, BNX, SKP need to do a hell more to achive at least similar results like those on the caost.

      Therefore you can't put in the same basket Serbia and Croatia but you can surely do it with BEG and ZAG

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    13. Anonymous18:21

      I agree and that is why I like when people post about the comparison between BEG and SOF because those two are similar in many ways. ZAG has more in common with those two than it does with the coast.

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  3. Anonymous09:05

    So Zadar will be joining the millionaires club this year :D

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    1. Anonymous09:14

      It's Impressive how much Zadar has grown over 10 years.

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    2. Anonymous09:15

      Ryanair effect.

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    3. Anonymous09:41

      Actually mix of Ryanair, Eurowings and Easyjet.

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    4. Anonymous10:13

      It's good that Zadar has started attracting other airlines and is not only depending on Ryan.

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    5. Anonymous10:17

      Well with Austrian, Lufthansa, Brussels, Luxair, Croatia, Air Serbia, LOT and SAS ZAD has a good number of leagcies as well connecting it to the world through their hubs.

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    6. Anonymous11:24

      Some would say ZAD has more legacies than ZAG which is impressive to say the least.

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    7. Yeah for sure, very impressive what Zadar has achieved, 1 million is impressive

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  4. Anonymous09:06

    So if DBV continues with this trend it might actually surpass SPU, the gap has really steepend.
    The same goes with OHD which is most likely to surpass INI.
    Overall the results are impressive!

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  5. Anonymous09:06

    Ryanair has really turned things around for Banja Luka.

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    1. Anonymous09:07

      Yes like Wizz did for Tuzla.

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    2. Anonymous09:08

      Let's hope Mostar is next.

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    3. Anonymous10:14

      Shame that TZL has started to stagnate. I think Wizz Air has not announced anything new for 2020.

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    4. Anonymous20:15

      Stagnate?? With +9.1% growth? You have trouble with basic math.

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    5. Anonymous23:30

      Last anon 20:15 - the numbers aren't correct for Tuzla and I think it compares 2018 to 2017. Tuzla recorded an increase of 1.4% (+8438) in 2019 compared to 2018. It is obvious that it is stagnating and it becomes more apparent when you consider there is no new routes planned for 2020.

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    6. Anonymous06:43

      Not only that but Tuzla also had months when it's passenger numbers dropped.

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  6. Anonymous09:07

    Half a million extra passengers is quite big for BEG. Although I think in 2014 they added over a million passengers. Overall nice to see all the airports growing (with exception to LJU).

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  7. Anonymous09:09

    11.5 million is a great result for Croatian airports. What's the expectation for 2020? Can we reach 12.5 million or is that too optimistic?

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    1. Anonymous09:12

      I think 12.3 is more realistic. Zadar will add a lot of new passengers but don't expect big increases in SPU this year.

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    2. Anonymous11:24

      Not just SPU, we should be extremely lucky if ZAG adds 150.000 next year.

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  8. Anonymous09:12

    So SKP did not take over PRN in the end. Difference last year was around 7,000 now its double that.

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    1. Anonymous09:13

      I'm surprised by the amount of demand from both airports.

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    2. Anonymous18:18

      Well both airports serve a catchment area of around 4mil people, both countries have huge diasporas which are quite far (skp-lju is 15-20h by bus and multiple borders), both have cheap flights so it's not unusual for both to have such demand :)

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  9. Anonymous09:18

    From the figures above one can see that the passenger gap between PRN and SKP has widened (from 7491 in 2018 to 13298 pax in 2019). Overall great performance of both airports!

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  10. Anonymous09:19

    2020 will be very fun to see.

    I believe Sarajevo will pass Podgorica and Skopje will pass Pristina.

    As a Turk I know Turkish Airlines is increasing Sarajevo to 3 daily and Pegasus increasing to 10 weekly; Pegasus also increasing Skopje frequencies.

    Air Serbia will most likely go daily to Istanbul (Since Atlasglobal frequently sent A321 daily to Belgrade last year). Serbian CAD should allow Turkish widebodies in BEG if it wants to increase passenger numbers, BEG is a very popular destination among Turks. It would be great to see the dreamliners in BEG! :)

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    1. Anonymous09:30

      I actually think the gap between SKP and PRN will further increase. We will see.

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    2. Observer09:35

      Am I the only one who is tired of this SKP will overtake PRN for the last 5 years of so?

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    3. Anonymous10:03

      Both airports have always been competing and INI also joined the club being close to the regional triangle.
      PRN, SKP, INI and SOF are all very close to each other!!

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    4. Anonymous10:19

      INI first needs to overtake Tuzla which I think is not unrealistic since Wizz Air has not based a third A320 there. Hopefully they do soon!

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    5. Anonymous11:22

      With the arrival of Serbian Airlines in INI, there will be a boom in 2020 and expect maybe an additional A319 in INI.

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    6. Anonymous12:57

      Observer, I very much feel with you!

      I also don*t get why this "race" would be so much more important or more interesting compared to ZAG/SPU or TIV/TGD

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    7. Anonymous13:06

      count me in there too Observer. especially since one of them is only focused on D-CH-A

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  11. Anonymous09:21

    What on earth is going on at Brac. Overtaken by PORTOROZ!!

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    1. Anonymous12:58

      Agreed! What a shame, what's going on there?

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  12. Anonymous09:22

    Impressive for most airports.

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  13. Anonymous09:24

    Very good year for airport in ex-Yu in general. It will be interesting to see how they will perform in 2020. Anyone have any predictions?

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    1. Anonymous09:50

      I assume BEG will reach around 6.8 in 2020.

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    2. Anonymous10:20

      I think H1 2020 will be decisive for Belgrade. If they manage to score a 10% increase then H2 should help in bringing them really close to 7 million. I mean that's when we will have an even stronger charter season. What I am curious to see is how long the charter season will last. In 2019 JU operated Hurgada charters until mid-November, Antalya until mid-October.

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    3. Anonymous11:23

      How many times do we need to repeat that BEG will need a 15% increase in 2020 to reach 7 million? Please, use your calculator it´s not very complicated.

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    4. Anonymous12:23

      They had 15% in Q4 2019 so why wouldn't they have it in Q1 and Q2 of 2020?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Especially since many destinations like ATH, SKG, SKP... will have more flights than Q4 2019!!!

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    5. Anonymous15:45

      2019 expansion was waaaay much bigger than 2020. So, no Felicia...and you can´t use the present tense for something in the future. "We have more flights in Q1 and Q2 of 2020"...really?

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    6. Anonymous15:54

      How do you know 2019 was way bigger when this expansion will have higher frequencies on new routes plus a general increase in frequencies on other routes.

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    7. Anonymous16:12

      In 2019 JU barely increased any existing destinations, I think only LJU saw extra frequencies and capacity. In 2020 not only is JU adding the same number of destinations as in 2019 but they are also boosting many existing destinations: ATH, SKG, LCA, PRG, SKP, TIA, OTP, MAD, BCN... so 10 new destinations and 10 destinations getting extra frequencies compared to 2019.

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  14. Anonymous09:29

    Congrats to all airports!
    We should keep in mind how far behind we still are compared with western Europe nations though.
    VIE alone has as much traffic as all our 20 airports. 7 countries with a combined population of 20 million and massive diaspora still managed to have as much air traffic as one city of under two million. Whose market also is serviced by neighboring BTS.

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    1. Anonymous09:32

      +1

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    2. Anonymous09:51

      I posted last week that we’re still so small that with these record figures BEG only achieved half of total passengers of Turkey’s 5th busiest airport. We as the Balkans are tiny in aviation terms.

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    3. Anonymous09:57

      What's Turkeys 5th busiest airport? Ankara or Izmir?

      There is an incredible demand from all Turkeys cities to especially Belgrade but Serbian CAD doesn't allow more flights from Turkey.

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    4. Anonymous12:59

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

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    5. Anonymous13:35

      Turkey has 82 million people, large diaspora, mass tourism, government supported transfer airline. Vienna had less passengers than BEG in late seventies. VIE used sanctions in the 90s that eliminated well established hub in BEG to promote itself as a new hub of the Balkans. Atlanta metro area is only double the size of Vienna but has more than 70 million passengers more than VIE.

      Most importantly, none of those are in ex YU. BEG is by far the king of ex YU airports.

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    6. Anonymous15:13

      BEG has something few airports in the wider ex-YU area have: a growing airline that's after transfer passengers. That's one of the better investments.

      Poland did that a few years ago and today we read that LO has bought Condor.

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  15. Anonymous09:30

    Croatian airports smashed it last year. Really good performance. But what's up with Brac?

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    1. Anonymous10:22

      The coast did well, ZAG and OSI not so much. I mean ZAG should have much higher growth.

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  16. Anonymous09:30

    Nice job everyone! Thank you for the data.

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  17. Anonymous09:33

    TGD has been really impressive over the last few years even if it has Tivat to compete with.

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  18. Anonymous09:33

    I would say Portoroz is most impressive. No commercial flights but it handles 28,000+ passengers.

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    1. Anonymous09:37

      Yes, surprisingly ahead of Brac.

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  19. Anonymous09:37

    Really poor result for Osijek. Wizz leaving really cost them.

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  20. Anonymous09:38

    First of all thanks for all the data, but missing data for KVO :-)

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    1. Anonymous09:40

      It had fewer than 150 passengers

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  21. Anonymous09:40

    I am impressed how close SPU came to overtaking ZAG.

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  22. Anonymous09:42

    Just imagine what would happen if ZAG had a low cost airline based there.

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    1. Anonymous10:13

      They should be working on it.

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  23. One of the factors that help SKP and PRN to have such high numbers is the large population of people working for the UN, OSCE, EULEX/EUSR and KFOR who travel frequently between 3-5 times a year for each person. They also send their local staff frequently for training.

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    1. Observer09:53

      Nope. Wishful thinking.

      The number of foreign missions in KS and MK is continuously going down, particularly compared to 20 years ago, and they passenger numbers go up. Completely the opposite of what you’re claiming.

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    2. Anonymous09:54

      Don't forget the emigration levels to Germany and Schweiz.

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    3. Anonymous10:51

      KS and MK have very large gastarbeiter populations and at the same time poor road connections. So air travel is both the cheapest and more convenient way in and out of their countries.

      Just my2cents

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    4. Anonymous15:47

      Skopje is a much larger capital with huge tourism boom going out and coming also. It is not just gasterbeit.

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  24. Anonymous09:50

    I hope that in 2020 we finally see OMO get its act together.

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    1. Anonymous09:52

      Didn't they say will sign a contract with an LCC by the end of the year?

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  25. Anonymous09:56

    Wow nice figures and good to see that all of the ex YU regions are making progress. Keep it going

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  26. Anonymous10:24

    BEG killed it in 2019! Spectacular growth and impressive result with over 6.1 million passengers being handled. I am sure these great results will continue in 2020 when the airport will have close or even maybe 7 million. Nice to see Air Serbia eventually handling 3 million passengers, that's more than many ex-YU passengers handle in a year.

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    1. Anonymous10:29

      Killed who?

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    2. Anonymous11:26

      BEG killed bad results in 2019, that's who they killed. They also killed monopolistic tendencies among airlines, they killed stagnation and so on.

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    3. Anonymous12:02

      Oh, molim te with this killing stuff. 9% growth is just decent but nothing comes close to the booms in airports like KBP, MXP, VIE and KRK in 2019 ;) THIS is real stuff! Take a look:

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

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    4. Anonymous12:25

      Bruh... KBP will collapse next year with the PS cuts. BEG will continue to grow in the future, 7 million next year and soon enough 12 million.

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    5. Anonymous12:48

      There is a reason why Vinci paid so much for BEG, they know it's true potential.

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    6. Anonymous13:01

      Nom, it is not just decent BEG growth, it is way more than that.

      The average growth rate for first 100 European airports is 3.75 % and Belgrade has 9.6%!

      It is 2,5 times more than average growth in Europe. And it is surely not just "decent"

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    7. Anonymous15:14

      I think on here we can only read how BEG's growth is not decent, all others are being congratulated no matter what their result or performance was.

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    8. Anonymous15:52

      9% is decent growth and have no idea how you calculated that the European average is 3% :D
      Look at SVQ, look at KBP and oh yes, look at KRK and how many new routes are announced for 2020...not to mention MRS, our lovely BUD.
      Finally, we will still need to wait for the NCL airport results. BEG has been neck to neck with it for many years now with a very few difference in passengers.
      Interestingly, NCL is served by EK! Also a base for Jet2.com TUI.

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    9. Anonymous16:04

      He is absolutely correct.

      January - November average growth at European airports is +3.3%
      EU airports - +3.3%
      Non EU airports - +3.1%

      All data is according to ACI Europe.

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    10. Anonymous16:14

      Some airports underperformed. For example AMS only grew by 1% last year! ARN had a drop of some 1.2 million passengers.

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    11. Belgrade can't be compared with any other European country in terms of growth, Europe have competition which is not the case w Belgrade. Imagine Croatia has only 1 decent airport just like Serbia ?

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    12. Anonymous06:49

      If Croatia had only one airport do you still think they would all fly from ZAG? If DBV closes down would people take the bus for hours to reach ZAG or would they fly out of TIV? If SPU closes them OMO would flourish and as for Istra well those would fly out of Trieste which is 119 km away, then Ljubljana and then Zagreb which is the furthest one away.

      Also can you please provide a valid source how TSR, INI or TZL are not direct competitors for BEG?

      These accusations are getting really old. Unless you have some concrete examples to give then please give us a break. This same repetitive trashing of Serbia is really boring. I know that for many on here it's too much to handle but this is not the place to vent.

      And tell me, when will INI qualify to you as a 'real' airport since it passed the 400.000 passenger mark? Also there are so many European airports out there with no real competition, some from the top of my head are: HEL, RIX, TLL, VNO, OTP, SOF, SKG, ATH, BCN, MAD, LIS, LYS, MAN, DUB...

      So sad.

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  27. Anonymous10:50

    So Croatia is EX-Yu biggest aviation market- congrats.

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    1. Anonymous10:51

      It's been like that for the past 25 years.

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    2. Anonymous10:52

      it was the biggest during the Yugoslav times too. it has always been Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Croatian seaside airports

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    3. Anonymous10:54

      Ljubljana has faded away..

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    4. Anonymous11:18

      Don't forget that Ljubljana's got ZAG, GRZ, TRS, VCE, TSF, VIE, MUC, BGY, MXP all within a few hours' drive + RJK, PUY, KLU, BUD, VRN, BLQ, SZG,...

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  28. Anonymous10:51

    Hope this year will be better for Ljubljana with new carriers and routes!

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    1. Anonymous10:54

      It is true there are new additions - IB, LH, LX and SN. Plus extra frequencies by SU, JU, LO, HV and YM. There is also extra capacity by TK but on the other hand Wizz is not resuming London and there is no Adria. Will it be enough?

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    2. Anonymous10:58

      Let''s wait and see if Air Adriatic is launched. That could have a significant impact.

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    3. Anonymous11:05

      * I would not get my hopes up.

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    4. Anonymous11:20

      LJU has the biggest competition among all ex-yu airports and is good as the PAX can pick the best offer.

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    5. Anonymous13:35

      that sounds like an excuse tbh ;)

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  29. Anonymous10:52

    Seems like Belgrade was around 86-87th busiest airport in Europe in 2019.

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    1. Anonymous13:40

      On the list of 100 busiest airports of Europe according to Wikipedia Belgrade was:

      BEG:
      Year rank passengers
      2011 92 3,124,633
      2012 93 3,363,919
      2013 90 3,543,194
      2014 75 4,638,577
      2015 77 4,776,110
      2016 82 4,924,992
      2017 81 5,343,420
      2018 82 5,641,105

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    2. Anonymous14:15

      The only one from ex-yu among first 100

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  30. Anonymous10:55

    Oh come on Ljubljana. You can do better!

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    1. Anonymous10:57

      They did great considering they lost an airline which held 50% of its traffic.

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    2. Anonymous11:26

      Tbh, the winner in this chart is LJU and not the rest. An airport that relied so heavily on 1 airline still concluded with a -5% negative growth. The figures will likely turn green after September 2020 following the demise of JP.

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    3. Anonymous13:13

      But Adria ceased operations only in October, thats why its only -5%. Lets see how big the minus will be for 2020...

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  31. Anonymous11:03

    Croatian airports close to 12m pax and OU scrambling to find funds to service aircraft? There is something seriously wrong with their business plan. Seriously in need of a new dynamic energetic management team (or owner) to realise the opportunities

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    1. Anonymous11:04

      +1

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    2. Anonymous11:05

      I agree. A lot of unrealized potential.

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    3. There is nothing wrong with their business plan because they don't have any business plan. And they are simply not interested in improving company (managing and administrative part), as they have all what they want and need - good positions and good salaries, no matter of the results. And only new owner (hopefully not Adria scenario) who will bring skilled and energetic management, and thoroughly change everything, starting from the mindset, could help OU survive by growing and taking advantage of the potential of the market. Whether would that happen at all, remains to be seen.

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    4. Petar12:15

      There is huge potential for a well run airline in the Croatian market.
      But today's OU is the exact opposite of well run. Their "strategy" is non existent and its managers shouldn't be allowed to run a taxi, not a company!
      Hopefully it gets properly privatized this year (i.e. the state is no longer able to dictate to the owners what to do) and realizes its full potential.
      Fingers crossed for Aegean!

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  32. Anonymous11:04

    Nice job everyone!

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  33. Anonymous11:16

    Congratulations to Skopje! Who would have thought a few years ago. It will be very interesting how things move on in this year. Not many new routes or frequency increases planned.

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  34. Anonymous11:39

    I am thinking about 2020 in BEG and I am trying to calculate the total new frequencies that will be added, basically brand new ones. Am I missing something?

    1. LO +8
    2. LX +5
    3. EW +3
    4. LCA +2
    5. MAD +1
    6. BCN +1
    7. ZAG +2
    8. TIA +4
    9. SKP +1
    10. OTP +1
    12. IST +7
    13. AMM +4
    14. KIV +4
    15. ROV +4
    16. LWO +4
    17. FLR +2
    18. BUD +4

    Losses:

    1. ATH -1
    2. NYO -1
    3. KK -4

    In total BEG (so far) will have 51 extra frequencies in 2020 or 7 extra daily flights. I did not add extra winter flights to ATH, SKG, TIA which operate in H1 2020 or even the LJU flights which were increased in Q4 2019.

    All in all busy year ahead of us that's for sure.

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    1. Anonymous11:44

      AUH -7

      EY is not bringing back the second daily in SUTT

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    2. Anonymous12:06

      You forgot +1 FKB (looks like the top German destination increase) and BUD will be daily.
      Plus ASL must announce the second batch of new destinations:

      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/12/air-serbia-set-for-major-network.html

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    3. Anonymous12:44

      Obviously there will be PRN as well

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    4. Anonymous12:45

      There will be also VLC

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    5. Anonymous15:04

      OS to VIE: +3

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    6. Anonymous15:16

      So that's an increase of 56 weekly flights, that's really impressive. Also if JU carried 100.000 passengers on charters this year that number should be around 115.000 which isn't that bad.

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    7. Anonymous10:02

      YM is also considerably boosting TIV-BEG next year.

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  35. Anonymous12:19

    Bravo Beograde, +517.000 putnika je odličan rezultat, koji se u današnjim komentarima malo pominje.. Samo napred!

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  36. Anonymous12:57

    Is this the first time ever that Macedonia has overtaken Montenegro in total pax?

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    1. Anonymous13:11

      And Bosnia has taken over Slovenia :)

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    2. Anonymous18:05

      Bosnia has indeed taken over Slovenia in a way, but what you probably meant to say is that Bosnia has overtaken Slovenia.

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  37. Great development for all exYU airpirts.

    Only 5 years ago these number were half of what they are now!

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  38. is there any data how much revenue exYU Airports generate?

    I read VIE with 30+mln PAX anticipates with almost 900 mln EUR annually!

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    1. Anonymous23:44

      Sarajevo had a profit of 7.15 million € for 2018 which actually placed it as 19th company by profits in FBiH for 2018. Don't know what we can expect for 2019 as the airport started major widescale infrastructure projects which will have an impact on the numbers.

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  39. Anonymous15:18

    BEG has really come a long way in the past decade. Numbers are growing nicely and it's cool to see JU do so well with transfer passengers. Good luck to BEG this year!

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  40. Anonymous15:24

    Bravo Београд! I was looking at the destinations served and I was impressed that it is actually very decent. What BEG lacks is volume which is slowly building up. JU is key in this regard.

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    1. Anonymous18:20

      Let's wait for official JU announcement to see how many new destinations will be available this year. Combined with charters, JU could be present at over 100 airports this summer.

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  41. Anonymous16:20

    So far 12% growth in January at BEG ;)

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  42. Anonymous09:58

    On FR24 it shows that BEG-VIE is the busiest route in the next seven days. Interesting, it was usually TGD or ZRH.

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  43. It is really great statistics, and thank you for keeping us up to date with traffic trends in ex YU. One comment, my calculation, from number you provided, gives grand total of 29,458,865. Will you please double check on your side since you mentioned 29.8 millions. Srdjan

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