Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport

Belgrade International Airport Nikola Tesla is the largest air harbor in Serbia, which is the main gateway to the country. According to the results of 2017, Belgrade International Airport Nikola Tesla served more than 5 million 343 thousand passengers.


Construction of an air harbor on the site of the current Belgrade International Airport. Nikola Tesla began in 1958 and lasted until 1962. Despite some financial problems, this international air harbor was built in a very short time and equipped with modern systems, which in the future was supposed to make the airport one of the largest in Europe.

In the 70-80s of the last century, the Belgrade airport was actively developing, which allowed serving hundreds of thousands of passengers a year, while the air harbor was constantly expanding its functionality, as well as increasing the route network.

 In the 90s, a crisis occurred for Belgrade International Airport, which was due to internal conflict in the country, as well as military operations launched by the United States against Yugoslavia. In this regard, flights from the airport either were not completed at all or were made with several restrictions imposed.

After the collapse of Yugoslavia into individual states, Belgrade International Airport Nikola Tesla received a new life, which favorably affected his development. In 2002, the volume of passengers served in the air harbor grew to the level of 1.6 million passengers, in 2007 – to the mark of 2.5 million passengers, and in 2017 – to the mark of 5.34 million passengers.


Belgrade International Airport Nikola Tesla has at his disposal one runway with asphalt pavement, the length of which is 3400 meters. Due to this fact, the air harbor can receive and serve class 1-4 aircraft.

  At the airport, among other things, there are also several helipads capable of receiving all rotary-wing aircraft without any restrictions.

The air harbor has a dynamically developing infrastructure, which is caused by the constant flow of passenger traffic. Passengers can find on the territory of Belgrade International Airport. Nikola Tesla:

  • Banks, ATMs and payment terminals;
  • Retail stores;
  • Souvenir shops;
  • Duty-free shops;
  • Cafes, bars, restaurants, and other catering establishments;
  • Pharmacy;
  • Places for packing and storage of luggage;
  • Ticket offices and representative offices of air carriers;
  • Car parking;
  • Public transport and taxi parking;
  • VIP room;
  • Conference hall.

Hotel at the airport in Belgrade. Nikola Tesla is absent, however, because the air harbor is located a few kilometers from the city center, there are no problems with finding and choosing places of temporary stay.

Basic data

  • Airport Country: Serbia
  • Year established Airport: 1927.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 2 / + 1.
  • Latitude is geographic 44.82, longitude is geographic 20.31.
  • The geographical location of the airport: 12 kilometers in the west from the center of Belgrade.
  • Amount of airport terminals: 2.
Graduated from Embry-Riddle Aviation University with a master's degree in aviation science. He began his career as an aviation researcher in local periodicals. Has a pilot license. Now are the author and developer of the Plane Worlds.