Belgrade airport traffic is 17% lower than pre-pandemic levels
Many carriers have stepped up operations in the Serbian capital in recent weeks, some exceeding pre-pandemic levels. Several new routes, launched this summer, are doing well. Among them, KLM, which recently announced that it will add five additional weekly rotations between Amsterdam and Belgrade for a total of twelve weekly flights, has further increased its services and will now perform two daily operations on the route until August 29, at with the exception of July 25, 30, 31 and August 1, 7 and 8. On the other hand, Luxair, which launched services to the Serbian capital last month on a seasonal summer basis, has upgraded the route for year-round operations and will maintain flights throughout the winter. Tickets for the winter season 2021/2022 are now on sale. In addition, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, which also started serving Belgrade last month, will increase its frequencies by two to three per week from the start of the winter season in late October.
A successful summer charter program, which surpassed 2019 levels, also had a positive impact on the airport’s performance. Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways is the latest airline to launch a series of charter flights to Belgrade. Starting tonight, the carrier will make several weekly rotations out of Kuwait City over the next three weeks. “The positive dynamics of Belgrade Airport are enjoying increasing recognition from the aviation and tourism industry in Europe and the Serbian government. As Europe prepares for the resumption of tourism, the creation of a new smart and sustainable airport hub in Belgrade will support Serbia’s future prospects, ”said Nicolas Notebaert, CEO of VINCI Concessions and President of VINCI Airport.