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  • Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 12:48
    • Passenger traffic rose 8.2% in the second quarter compared with 2023 (7.5% excluding Edinburgh and Budapest)

    • Passenger traffic rose sharply in Edinburgh and Budapest, the two airports that joined the VINCI Airports network in June


  • Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 18:59
    • Major works are in the final phase, increased capacity and comfort at key points compared to the previous summer season
    • Increase of 16 % in the number of passengers during the first 5 months of this year
    • Another season with flights to over 110 destinations available
    • Cooperation with all departments and services at the airport to provide excellent passenger experience


  • Monday, July 1, 2024 - 12:43
    • Chivoine Rem to take over CEO position at Belgrade Airport
    • François Berisot appointed CEO of Budapest Airport


    VINCI Airports announced today that it has appointed Chivoine Rem as the new Chief Executive Officer of Belgrade Airport who will formally take over this role in the following weeks. François Berisot, the current CEO, is named Chief Executive Officer of Budapest Airport.


  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 13:50
    • Key capacity improvements and operational enhancement compared to previous summer season 

    • Enriched variety of commercial offer for passengers 

    • The whole airport community ready for another dynamic season 


  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 11:00
    • Traffic rose 12% in Q1 2024 compared with Q1 2023 

    • VINCI Airports’ overall traffic slightly outpaces 2019 levels, for the second consecutive quarter, buoyed by the strong results achieved in Portugal, Serbia, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica 

    • Traffic growth continues in the remaining recovering markets in the United Kingdom, Chile, Japan and France 


    Nanterre, 16 April 2024


  • Monday, March 11, 2024 - 14:02
    • Belgrade Airport once again among the best in Europe 
    • Belgrade, Porto and Guanacaste from VINCI Airports network awarded for exceptional customer experience


  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 10:47
    • Menzies Aviation in charge of managing ramp handling and baggage, de-icing and passenger services along with PRM and air cargo services at Nikola Tesla Airport.
    • Both companies remain committed to delivering high-quality ground handling and passengers services.


  • Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 14:07
    • Passenger traffic rose significantly in the fourth quarter (up 17% on 2022), bringing the entire VINCI Airports network back to 2019 levels (up 0.6%).
    • Considerable growth in 2023 (up 26% on 2022) driven by record levels of traffic in certain European countries (Serbia and Portugal) as well as Central America and the Carribbean (Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica).
    • Strengthening of the long-haul traffic between London Gatwick and Japan.


  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 15:13

    Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport will by the end of 2023 record more than seven million passengers, which is a record result, surpassing the number of passengers from 2019. The seven millionth passenger was welcomed at the check-in counters at the new Terminal 2 Belgrade Airport CEO, François Berisot and Air Serbia COO, Milan Malović, who presented Ms. Aleksandra Kandić from Valjevo with a gift - a voucher for a free return trip for the destination of  choice. Ms. Kandić traveled on a national carrier Air Serbia flight to Lisbon.


  • Friday, October 13, 2023 - 11:50
    • Overall traffic figures were very good in Q3 2023, a substantial 21% higher than in summer 2022, and very near pre-Covid (2019) levels 

    • Passenger numbers reached all-time highs this September in Central America and Serbia 

    • The seven airports in Cabo Verde joined the VINCI Airports network in July and traffic at them has been increasing for several months


  • Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 18:07

    •    Record number of passengers welcomed at Belgrade airport, 20 % above 2019 volumes
    •    A large choice of summer destinations with more than 120 routes served by Belgrade airport 
    •    The airport takes all measures to facilitate passenger processes and shares specific “travel tips” 

    Belgrade, 26 July 2023

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2023 - 11:44
    • Traffic continued to improve in Q2 2023 (24.1% above Q2 2022, 6.7% below Q2 2019)
    • Excluding Asia, traffic was back at its 2019 level in May and June
    • Passenger numbers remain very high in Portugal, Serbia, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica


    Nanterre, 18 July 2023


    Unless stated otherwise, all variations in following paragraphs refer to traffic levels in Q2 2023 as compared to the same period in 2019. 

  • Monday, June 26, 2023 - 16:14
    • Modern central contact parking lots and reconstructed access roads for easier access to the terminal
    • New Kiss & Fly area for short stays
    • New parking in the vicinity of the terminal for on-line reservations


    Belgrade, June 26, 2023


  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 16:22
    • Strong recovery (54%) in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the same period last year
    • All-time record traffic numbers in Q1 in Portugal, Serbia, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica
    • Excluding Asia, VINCI Airports’ overall traffic numbers are nearing pre-pandemic levels (just 4% below 2019 levels)
    • Improvement in Asia driven by domestic traffic in Japan and international regional travel 


  • Monday, April 3, 2023 - 17:59


    Belgrade, April 4, 2023


    • A new phase of VINCI Airports’ modernization and expansion project of Belgrade airport
    • New central processing building improves passenger experience and offers more efficient flow - check-in, passport, and security control
    • Ongoing major remaining works fully delivered by the end of the year


  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 09:48


    • Belgrade, Porto, Guanacaste and Puerto Plata airports voted best in their region
    • Successful recovery in a very dynamic context thanks to anticipation and innovation


    This year, VINCI Airports ranked four airports in its network among the best in the world in terms of service quality in the ACI (Airport Council International) ranking, which is the global benchmark for airport service quality.


  • Friday, January 13, 2023 - 11:53


    • Traffic up by 51% (46% if including OMA airports) in the last quarter compared to 2021 – down 17% (15% with OMA) from pre-Covid levels
    • Traffic for the entire year doubled compared to 2021, reaching 72% (75%) of the 2019 baseline
    • In Portugal (ANA) and Serbia (Belgrade airport), the last quarter was the first to exceed 2019 levels
    • New arrivals in the VINCI network, OMA airports in Mexico, enjoyed outstanding performance


    Beograd, January, 13th 2023. godine

  • Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 16:43
    • The most relevant information for passengers in real time
    • Two-language app available to Android and iOS users
    • Continuous digital experience improvements

    Belgrade, November 23, 2022


  • Friday, October 14, 2022 - 16:09
    • Passenger traffic in Q3 2022 is 85% higher than in Q3 2021; the gap compared to 2019 has narrowed to 22%, i.e. 5 points better than in Q2 2022 
    • Traffic was vigorous this summer in Europe, where operational disruptions remained limited in the Group’s airports, and at the Central American and Caribbean airports, where traffic is now higher than in 2019
    • Traffic growth in Asia remains limited but may pick up faster this winter with the gradual easing of restrictions in several countries.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 11:46
    • Passenger traffic in Q2 2022 increased threefold on Q2 2021, to 27% below its 2019 level 

    • Momentum in Europe has been very strong since early April; the degree of recovery is now almost the same as in the Americas (at 86% of its 2019 level in June)

    • Traffic is higher than in 2019 at some airports in the Americas, but remains low in Asia due to scant international travel to and from China


  • Monday, July 18, 2022 - 12:38
    • Electricity from renewable sources will help decarbonize airport’s operations (scope 1 & 2)
    • Almost 3,000 solar panels having 1 MWp of installed power
    • Reduction of 900 tons of annual CO2 emission


  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 13:30


    • Belgrade airport offers travel tips for better arrivals and departures experience during the high season and ongoing modernization works
    • Over 100 destinations on offer, with 16 new flight routes including great summer destinations like Valencia, Palma de Mallorca and Rhodes
    • Three hours free-of-charge parking at Tesla car park


  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 21:43


    Nanterre, 14 April 2022

    • Passenger traffic in Q1 2022 increased threefold compared to Q1 2021, to 46.1% below its 2019 level (40.8% below in March) 

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 22:45

    Belgrade, April 12, 2022


    • 13.600 m2 of new terminal extension commence operations

    • New standards applied according to international experience and good practice of VINCI Airports

    • Novelties introduced – centralized security control, segregated passenger flows and open space boarding gates concept  

    • Ongoing environmental projects aimed to reaching Zero emission by 2050


  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 23:55
    • First-ever NFT world exhibition in a global network of airports
    • 21 artists participate in groundbreaking collaboration between VINCI Airports, Code Green, led by Malian artist Inna Modja, and World of Women, led by artist Yam Karkai
  • Monday, February 28, 2022 - 22:39

    Belgrade, Маrch 1st, 2022


    • Additional parking capacities with more than 1,500 parking spaces
    • Parking lots with video surveillance, modern access control system, and LED lighting
    • Free 24/7 shuttle connection enables quick and easy access to the terminal


  • Friday, February 11, 2022 - 15:04

    Nikola Tesla Airport Belgrade received the "Voice of the Customers" award within the initiative of the Airport Council International (ACI World), as an airport that has made significant efforts to collect feedback from passengers, in order to better understand the needs of its service users in the course of 2021.


  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 14:28

    Belgrade, February 8, 2022 - Airport Council International (ACI) has recognized again exceptionally thorough sanitary measures put in place in order to counter the COVID-19 pandemic and re-awarded Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport with the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) for 2022.


  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 12:34


    • State of the art trigeneration system heating plant

    • Switch from heavy fuels to natural gas enables 25% reduction of carbon footprint

    • Important milestone towards VINCI Airport’s goal to achieve Net Zero on all its airports by 2050


  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 14:15

    Tuesday, January 17, 2022


    • Continued recovery in passenger traffic in the fourth quarter (up by a factor of 2.3 compared to 2020, down 46% compared to 2019)

    • Full-year traffic up 12% year compared to 2020, down 66% compared to 2019

    • Passenger numbers continue to grow despite the resurgence of the pandemic in December

    • Announcement of capacity strengthening and new routes in several network airports should encourage growth in traffic in the next few months

  • Friday, November 19, 2021 - 16:03

    Belgrade, November 19, 2021 - BELGRADE AIRPORT, a concessionaire of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport and a member of VINCI Airports, has begun extensive reconstruction of the area in front of the terminal building, which includes the modernization of access roads and parking lots. These works are being carried out in parallel with extensive modernization of the entire airport.


  • Friday, October 15, 2021 - 16:32
    • Passenger traffic continued to recover in Q3 2021 
    • Traffic has climbed back to pre-crisis levels in some countries (Costa Rica and Dominican Republic) 
    • The recovery in continental Europe (France, Portugal) is encouraging, following the relaxation of travel restrictions and introduction of the EU Covid Certificate
  • Friday, October 8, 2021 - 14:22


  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 14:56
    • Passenger numbers down 72.8% in June 2021 versus June 2019, down 79.1% overall in Q2

    • The pace of traffic recovery varies depending on the country

    • Traffic remains near pre-crisis levels in the United States, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica

    • Traffic is improving in continental Europe, but figures are still considerably lower than in Q2 2019

  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 10:47


    • Belgrade, best airport in its category for quality of service

    • Airport expansion and modernization

    • Dynamic traffic recovery at Belgrade airport for the summer season


  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 14:26

    As part of the preparations for the upcoming works on the expansion and reconstruction of the terminal building and access roads, public and passenger traffic regime in front of the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport will be changed from Wednesday, April 21.


    According to the new regime, passenger vehicles will be redirected to a temporary traffic deviation near the end of the departure part of Terminal 2, passing through the local airport parking lot P3.


  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 09:53

    Belgrade, March 2, 2021 – Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport – operated by VINCI Airports – has been recognized by Airports Council International (ACI) in the 2020 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award program as the best airport in Europe in two categories: one of the Best Airport by Size and Region (5 to 15 million passengers per year) and Best hygiene measures by Region (Europe). The Hygiene award is a new award and the airport was recognised along with several other European airports in this new category.

  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 09:44

    Belgrade, January 28, 2020 - BELGRADE AIRPORT has completed works on the enhancement and modernization of the entire central area on the boarding level, worth more than EUR2 million. The works have been completed in cooperation with Dufry, the largest lessee at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport.

  • Friday, January 22, 2021 - 11:19

    Belgrade, January 22, 2021 - Airport Council International (ACI) recently granted Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA), to reward the exceptionally thorough sanitary measures put in place at the airport in order to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Friday, January 15, 2021 - 11:51
    • Passenger traffic down 70% in 2020 as a result of the global health crisis  

    • Traffic penalised during the fourth quarter by new confinement measures in Europe  

    • Improvement in trends at the end of the year in airports in the Americas and Japan 

    Passenger traffic in the VINCI Airports network was down 70% in 2020, with a total of 76.6 million passengers welcomed, versus 255 million in 2019, due to the global health crisis. 

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 12:02

    Belgrade, December 8th 2020 - Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport joins Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation program and achieves Level 1 certificate on November 23 thus recognizing the airport’ efforts to reduce carbon emissions.


  • Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 13:28

    BELGRADE, November 26, 2020 – Extensive works on the modernization and expansion of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport are ongoing on a daily basis, in accordance with all the recommendations and safety and health prevention measures prescribed by relevant authorities, with maximum implementation of protective measures against the Covid-19 virus.

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 10:20

    Belgrade, October 26, 2020 - For the first time in the history of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, the operational testing of new infrastructure capacities, the so-called ORAT (Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer) has been conducted and successfully completed. After completing and equipping of the new gates for access to remote positions, BELGRADE AIRPORT organized series of functional and operational tests which confirm the compliance of newly constructed parts with the standard operating procedures.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 13:22
    • Passenger numbers down 68% at end-September 2020
    • Slight uptick in the third quarter (down 79% after being down 96% in Q2) driven by tourism and people travelling to see friends and family over the summer period
    • September affected by the return of restrictions and subdued business travel
  • Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:45

    Rueil-Malmaison, 16.07. 2020. godine 

    Passenger numbers down 61.4% in H1 2020 due to the global travel restrictions imposed to limit the spread of Covid-19

    Introduction of hygiene measures across the entire VINCI Airports network

    Gradual return of commercial flights in June in the large majority of the network

  • Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:36

    Belgrade, June 4 2020 – At the beginning of the year, BELGRADE AIRPORT started with works on modernizing and expanding of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. Thanks to it’s extensive worldwide airport management experience, the parent company VINCI Airports will boost growth and create additional value for the passengers and partners of the main Serbian airport during the concession project.

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 13:31

    Marked downturn (-20.9%) in passenger numbers at VINCI Airports network facilities during the first quarter of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic:

    • Airports in Japan and Cambodia affected as early as January as a result of reduced traffic with China and South Korea
    • Reduction in traffic extended to other airports in March following widespread introduction of restrictive measures in many countries
    • Traffic now much reduced in network airports, where activity is limited mainly to public and health services, as well as logistics
  • Monday, January 20, 2020 - 13:48


    • World’s second-largest airport operator, serving 255 million passengers in 2019 (+5.7% on a comparable network base)
    • A diversified network of 46 airports in 12 countries: 325 new routes opened in 2019

    • A committed sustainable mobility player


  • Friday, November 22, 2019 - 14:37

    400 enthusiasts across the world to attend VINCI Airports’ Spotters Day 2019 this week-end

  • Friday, October 11, 2019 - 17:08
    • Passenger numbers up 6.9%
    • Good summer season for most airports


  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 14:30

    On the occasion of his official visit to the Republic of Serbia, Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, joined Aleksandar Vučić, President of the Republic of Serbia, to launch the Belgrade airport modernisation project alongside Xavier Huillard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VINCI and Nicolas Notebaert, President of VINCI Airports and Chief Executive Officer of VINCI Concessions.

  • Friday, July 12, 2019 - 14:30

    Passenger traffic up 7.3% in the 2nd quarter (+6.7% in the 1st half of 2019).

    Sustained growth in virtually all countries of operation.

    Ever-increasing number of destinations to better serve regions and countries.

  • Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 14:57

    VINCI Airports announced today that it has appointed, with the approval of the Grantor, François Berisot as the new Chief Executive Officer of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. Nicolas Brousse, the current Chief Technical Officer who had held the position of interim CEO since VINCI Airports took over operations in December 2018, will remain in his Chief Technical Officer position.

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 15:12

    On the occasion of World Environment Day, VINCI Airports has drawn up an initial assessment of the results of the action it has taken and reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable air travel. Leading the way in its sector, VINCI Airports deployed an integrated environmental policy in 2015 as the world's first airport operator to do so. The programme, called AirPact, involves all 46 airports managed by VINCI Airports in 12 countries.

  • Monday, April 15, 2019 - 14:30

    Solid traffic growth at the airports managed by VINCI Airports: strong growth in French airports (+9.6%), in particular at Lyon-Saint Exupéry (+9.7%), Nantes Atlantique (+14.1%), Rennes Bretagne (+18.6%) and Toulon Hyères (+21%) and solid upward trend in Portugal, boosted by tourism (+12.3% in Faro +9.5% in Porto). The airports recently acquired also achieved a very good performance

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 15:17

    A few weeks after celebrating the start of a new stage in the development of Belgrade airport (Republic of Serbia), through the beginning of VINCI Airports’ 25-year concession, another major milestone in Belgrade airport’s development occurred on April 1 with the return of Air France to Belgrade.

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 14:20

    On February 13, 2019, VINCI Airports celebrated the start of its operations in Serbia and the beginning of its 25-years concession of Nikola Tesla Airport, in the presence of Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, and Nicolas Notebaert, CEO of VINCI Concessions and President of VINCI Airports, along with representatives of the diplomatic corps and the business community.

  • Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 14:28

    VINCI Airports’ network handled close to 48 million passengers in Q4 2018 (7.2% more than in Q4 2017 on a like-for-like network base) and a total of 240 million passengers in FY 2018 (195.2 million passengers before integrating London Gatwick*).

  • Friday, December 21, 2018 - 15:37

    VINCI Airports has satisfied all the conditions precedent in the contract and is officially taking over the concession at Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 15:41

    VINCI Airports has signed a 25-year concession agreement for the financing, development through construction and reconstruction, maintenance and management of infrastructure of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. With around 5.3 million passengers welcomed in 2017, Belgrade Nikola Tesla in the capital of the Republic of Serbia is the country’s main airport, serving as the hub of Serbian flag carrier Air Serbia, which accounts for more than 50% of the airport’s passenger traffic.


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