The one who designed Belgrade’s airport must have been a genius or, at least, had burst of genius. One of the solutions on the airport is absolutely brilliant.
Anyone who has ever flew a plane knows that you have to arrive at the airport well in advance. Because briefing, because control, because the queue. At the Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade, you can arrive much later than on other airports and you still have a good chance to catch your flight. Especially when you check in through the internet, and you have only cabin luggage.
Well, someone brilliant designed airport, so that the passage through the gates (you know a place where there is always something squeaks and beeps when you are searched) is located just before the entrance to a particular gate. If you’re flying to Warsaw you do not stand in a long queue with all the passengers travelling to all destinations, but only with those who travel to Warsaw or from flight passengers from neighboring gate. This means that the transition of control takes a while and significantly reduces the time that you spend at the airport. It’s really perfect solution and a little bit surprised that it is not used often.
The airport is not overly big, so getting around it will not be a problem even for those who usually watch the only airport on TV.
How to get from and to the airport? Detailed information can be found on this page. That’s what I want to draw your attention it is a taxi. If you decide to take a taxi there is only one sensible and safe way for your wallet. Right outside the airport there is a post with the word Taxi. It is enough to approach it and say where we want to go. Support person will tell you what is the price for the drive and give you the appropriate voucher, and in addition, will lead to a proper taxi. Prices are fixed in advance and depend on the area that we want to get; it looks like this:
There’s, of course, a chance to eat a meal at the airport, but I never had time to do it. It’s mostly because when I am travelling back from Belgarde, I’m fed over the limit, but it’s a topic for an entirely different entry 🙂