Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport
() is Serbia
's busiest airport
, also known as Surčin
(Сурчин), after a nearby Belgrade
Named after Nikola Tesla
, the airport is situated west, of central Belgrade, in the Municipality of Surčin, surrounded by Syrmia
's fertile lowlands. Passengers on the right hand side of planes descending from the east have a view of downtown Belgrade, especially the districts of Čukarica
and Novi Beograd
. In the past, when weather conditions were poor, aircraft were diverted to Niš Constantine the Great International Airport
, which is 230 km (143 mi) south.
However, since late 2005 a CAT IIIb runway system has been introduced and aircraft can land and depart in the heaviest of fog, which in past years led to the airport’s closure in late December and early January.
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is managed by the government-owned company Public enterpise “Aerodrom Nikola Tesla Beograd”. The company is a profitable public enterprise in Serbia with a recorded profit of 21.5 million Euros
at the end of 2010.
National flag carrier Jat Airways
uses Belgrade Nikola Tesla as their hub airport. It is also one of the hub airports for low cost airline Wizz Air
charter airline, VIP airlines Air Pink
, Jat Airways AVIO taxi
, Prince Aviation