Belgrade “Nikola Tesla” airport, operated by a concessionaire VINCI, handled 717,636 passengers in August, representing a decrease of 5.2% on the same period during pre-pandemic 2019. The number of aircraft movements declined by 4.6%.
Over the January-August, the airport welcomed 3.57 million travelers through its doors, reaching 87% of pre-Covid passenger levels.
“Belgrade Airport’s pace of recovery, even during the pandemic, was above the regional and EU average. The local market has shown great resilience to restrictions as people were ready to actively travel again as soon as the first opportunity arose, both for business and leisure. The year 2022 is very dynamic as almost all destinations from 2019 have been restored with as many as sixteen new routes already added,” Francois Berisot, CEO of the Belgrade Airport, told EX-YU Aviation News last week.
VINCI Airports reached a financial close and took officially over the 25-year concession of Belgrade “Nikola Tesla” airport in December 2018.
Source: EX-YU Aviation, Momentum