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Belgrade Nikola Tesla Intl Airport?  
User currently offlineSerbianSkies From Serbia, joined Jan 2006, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Folks, this is my first post in this distinguished forum ...  Wink and I'm glad to join fellow enthusiasts from our region and around the world.

Serbian media has reported tonight that the Board of Directors of Belgrade Airport (BEG/LYBE) has decided to name it after Nikola Tesla, the scientist and inventor in this 150th anniversary year of his birth. The decision is contingent upon governmental approval. So, you all think it's gonna happen?

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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

I think it would be a wonderful idea!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla

Some people deserve more fame than they receive. Mr. Tesla is one of them.



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User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

Quoting SerbianSkies (Thread starter):
So, you all think it's gonna happen?

I would rather see Terminal 2 finally opened.

Quoting SerbianSkies (Thread starter):
Folks, this is my first post in this distinguished forum ..

Dobrodosao  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineWA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

That's awesome. They should have the rock group Tesla play during the renaming cerermony !  Silly


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User currently offlineCoa764 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 328 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

Zdravo, who is the airline to fly into Belgrade? JAT or another like KLM?


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User currently offlineBEG2IAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 972 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2796 times:
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Quoting SerbianSkies (Thread starter):
Folks, this is my first post in this distinguished forum

Dobrodosao!

I think that name 'Tesla' fits better than 'Surcin' (a name of a nearby village). If only the airport's and JAT's management had someone with 1 percent of Tesla's intellectual capacity...  cry 

BEG2IAH



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User currently offlineSerbianSkies From Serbia, joined Jan 2006, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

Quoting Coa764 (Reply 4):
Zdravo, who is the airline to fly into Belgrade? JAT or another like KLM?

KLM does not operate a flight into Belgrade. You can choose from:

-Lufthansa
-Air France
-Austrian
-Swiss
-CSA
-Alitalia ... when not on strike  Wink
-BA
-and of course JAT


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Any chance of any long haul routes from Belgrade? Why doesnt JAT operate any long haul?

Im suprised there is no long haul carriers at all serving Belgrade.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

I think Delta should have taken Belgrade in it's trans-atlantic expansion, but I'm no specialist.
I guess I'll be another person to say dobrodosao. I used to live in BEG changing the airport name to Nikola Tesla would be a great idea.
-Mr. X



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User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 2):
I would rather see Terminal 2 finally opened.



Quoting BEG2IAH (Reply 5):
If only the airport's and JAT's management had someone with 1 percent of Tesla's intellectual capacity...

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Nikola Tesla International Airport, Belgrade Yeah, it does it for me! I like it!



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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Tesla was one of the most genious physists worldwide !
For obvious resons many of his inventions were never published,since they were a threat to the traditional power-companies and energy-monopolists.
A great idea to give this genious à deserved memory.I hope Belgrade Airport does better than Tesla's fame ...



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User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

Quoting SerbianSkies (Thread starter):
So, you all think it's gonna happen?

A "little birdie" from Nemanjina Street has hinted to me that Airport Belgrade is now "Belgrade - Nikola Tesla International"; two signatures away, just paperwork; all approvals obtained and all blessings received from the Government.... but lets get it official.



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User currently offlineAdriaticflight From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2631 times:

Nice idea to give it a name of someone so important to the science world. It has a good sound to it "Tesla International"  Smile Also its easier to say for foreigners than Surcin.
Other operators to Belgrade are Montenegro Airlines, Olympic and Aeroflot. Also Turksih are comming back and maybe Tunisair?

Adriaticflight


User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Quoting Adriaticflight (Reply 12):
Also Turksih are comming back and maybe Tunisair?

I heard THY already arrived with A320. As for Tunisair, they are currently only flying to Monastir, but I guess they will fly both to Tunis and Monastir in the summer season.

Also, I've heard that KLM is returning in March. I guess their last flight was back in 1991.

Quoting Orion737 (Reply 7):
Any chance of any long haul routes from Belgrade? Why doesnt JAT operate any long haul?

Im suprised there is no long haul carriers at all serving Belgrade.

A million dollar question. For the short period of time, Uzbekistan used Belgrade as a stop on their JFK service and they had a code-share agreement with JAT. JAT has no equipment for long haul as their last DC-10 was sold last summer and is now getting rusty in France (sorry JoKeR; I know it beaks your heart  biggrin  ). There are rumors that JAT will lease some 767-200s and start its North American service in May, but as far as I'm concerned, these are just rumours and I won't classify them as news.

What makes me wonder is whether any of the Chinese airlines would start flying to BEG. Chinese community in Serbia is getting bigger and there must be a good demand that could make those flights profitable.

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 8):
I think Delta should have taken Belgrade in it's trans-atlantic expansion

Delta used to have an office in Belgrade in the "good-old days". In fact, those were old Pan Am office that Delta inherited after the bankrupcy of the famous airline. I'd love to see them in BEG, but being currently under Chapter 11 and having a shortage of planes, I suppose they will probably go for some code-share agreement with their partners in Sky (Alitalila and Air France).



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User currently offlineYu138086 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

Concernig transatlantic routes after the haitus...

...with the arrival of two Boeing 767-200 aircraft JAT's general director has announced that flights to North America will start again on May 15th, 2006 for the first time in 16 years. He says JAT is determined to start these two routes to New York and Toronto and the government of Serbia & Montenegro is signing the final agreements with the U.S. Civil Aviation Department. No details of frequency or scheduled times are available as yet.

time will tell...


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

I hope it happens. The 762 would be the ideal aircraft for the routes with a relativley small capacity in a two class config. Its about time Belgrade had at least a couple of long haul routes. I wish Jat well, fingers crossed it happens.

User currently offlineBEG2IAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 972 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
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Howdy guys.

It's official!

http://www.srbija.sr.gov.yu/vesti/vest.php?id=20305

Excerpt (3rd paragraph):
"The government also passed a Decision to pass a recommendation to the temporary managing board of Belgrade Airport to change its name to Nikola Tesla Airport".

There's no mention of 'International' or 'Belgrade', so we'll have to wait and see what the full name will be.

BEG2IAH



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User currently offlineBEG2IAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 972 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2341 times:
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It's me, again.

At the Belgrade Airport web site, which is yet to be updated, there is a suggested name "Belgrade - Nikola Tesla".

Check: http://www.beg.aero/code/navigate.php?Id=63

I'll make a wild guess about the final version:
"Belgrade - Nikola Tesla International" (BEG / LYBE).

If they really leave what's in this piece of news: "Belgrade - Nikola Tesla" (BEG / LYBE).

Anyway, it sounds better than Surcin.

BEG2IAH



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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

I flew thru BEG in the late 80's and let me tell you there wasn't that much of a difference between the airport and the main train station.
There aren't that many popular serbians that I know of and naming BEG after Tesla would sure improve Serbia & Montenegro image.
I don't know how feasible is for an U.S. airline to fly to BEG now, as BEG is outside the B757 range from EWR/JFK for CO/DL/AA? and a B767 yeararound service might be too much to star with.
JAT flying to JFK/EWR and YYZ would sure do good.
Where is the largest concentration of Serbs in the U.S. now? Is it in NYC or in CLE, DTW, PIT or ORD?



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