Area near Surčin, 18 kilometers westward from Belgrade is selected for the location of the new international airport.
The airport was opened for traffic on April 28, 1962 with single runway 3000 m long, taxiway 3350 m long, passenger terminal building, control tower, large apron for handling of aircraft and other contemporary equipment.
Later on a new passenger terminal (Terminal 2) has been built, apron extended, runway prolonged and in 1997 equipment for CAT II built in, enabling operation of the Airport in low visibility conditions.
In July 2005 six contemporary telescopic passenger boarding bridges were introduced, in May 2006 reconstructed international Terminal 2 was put into operation and since November 2008 Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport can be used in full capacity in conditions of extremely low visibility due to ILS CAT IIIb equipment and procedures which was for the first time in history of Belgrade Airport used on January 4, 2009.
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is a hub for flag carrier Air Serbia, charter carrier Aviogenex so as for Wizz Air, Government Air Service, Air Pink, Prince Aviation and others.
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport accommodates technical maintenance company Jat Technics Ltd and technical maintenance of Aviogenex, operational departments of Air Serbia, Air Traffic Control and Customs Authority, Air Museum, Air Serbia and SMATSA Training Centers, Helicopter Unit of the MoI, etc.
Code and name of the Airport
IATA: BEG; ICAO: LYBE
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport
Aerodrome geographical data
|ARP coordinates (WGS 84) and site at AD||444909.78N 0201825.44E 122° GEO / 1500 m from THR 12|
|Direction and distance from city||275° GEO, 12 km from main railway station in Beograd|
|ELEV / Reference temperature||102 m / 27°C (August)|
|MAG VAR / Annual change||3°E (2005) / + 5.2′|
|Types of traffic permitted||IFR/VFR|
|Time reference||Summer (March-September) UTC+2h
Winter (October-February) UTC+1h
|Airport operational hours||00:00 – 24:00 LT|