Bor Airport

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Bor Airport

Аеродром Бор

Aerodrom Bor
Bor Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Serbia[1]
OperatorAirports of Serbia[2]
ServesBor, Serbia
LocationBor, Serbia
Elevation AMSL1,266 ft / 386 m
Coordinates44°01′5.65″N 22°08′13.69″E / 44.0182361°N 22.1371361°E / 44.0182361; 22.1371361Coordinates: 44°01′5.65″N 22°08′13.69″E / 44.0182361°N 22.1371361°E / 44.0182361; 22.1371361
Map
BOR is located in Serbia
BOR
BOR
Location in Serbia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 3,562 1,086 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers1,011
Passenger changeIncrease -%
Aircraft movements173
Movements changeIncrease -%

Bor Airport (Serbian: Аеродром Бор / Aerodrom Bor) is an airport near the town of Bor, Serbia and 13 km far from town Zaječar, Serbia.

The Airport was built during 1984/1986. Basically it is a civil airport for sports, and it is planned to be opened for commercial flights.[3] This airport can handle light and light commercial (business) planes at the moment. Initially it was built with 800 m (2,600 ft) of runway, but it was subsequently extended and now has over 1,000 m (3,300 ft) of concrete runway, 30 m (98 ft) wide. It remains the best small civil airport in Serbia. There is a hangar, a control tower, a saloon and accommodation for crew. The airport was operated by Aero klub Bor (Bor Aero Club) and Bor Sports Center. Sections of the Aero club include skydiving, parachuting, and training for pilots. The club used to have one airplane Utva 75 and a few parachutists. The airplane crashed at Paracin airport in 1988. and was repaired, but it had another accident Bor airport in 1990. Later it was sent for maintenance to the factory in Pancevo, and later based in Batajnica. The Airport is near the mountain resort Crni Vrh (Black Peak, 1,043 m (3,422 ft) high) and many other tourist attractions like Brestovac Spa, the Stol mountain, Lazar's cave, Lazar's Canyon, Vratna Gates, Bor Zoo and the Gornjak monastery.[4][5]

In 1992. in short period of time the airport was base for eskadrila of J-21 from Skopje airport. Two An-26s were stationed in 1999. during NATO intervention on Serbia from Niš airport. In 2011 the new Aero klub Bor was founded, and there is now an effort to build a general aviation maintenance center and obtain light airplane for training and parachuting.

Reconstruction and development (2011)

In 2011 Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport were creating a regional airport network in Serbia. Bor airport has been reconstructed and is now able to accept passenger aircraft. Bor Airport has a good runway, modern control tower and hangars. Belgrade Airport would transport some equipment from Terminal 1 of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport.

Development (2012)

Since 2012 Bor Airport is permitted for movements of light/medium aircraft, recreational and training flights. On 19 March 2012 the first aeroplane, a Cessna 172 landed at the airport. This is the first aeroplane after a 15-year hiatus. Bor plans to improve their facilities, especially on approach lights for night operation. Meanwhile, many business delegations were landed at Bor Airport.[6][7]

Airport ownership changed to state owned and airport operator changed to Airports of Serbia (2020)

On 12.8.2020. it was announced that airport will change ownership to state owned, instead of being owned by city of Bor. Airport operator was changed to public Airports of Serbia and move from current location was announced in the next 10-15 years. Current location then will be used for mining and airport runway will be reconstructed at a new location, with better or similar characteristics. Airport should not be moved from its current location in the next 10-15 years, because the mining activities that are being carried out not far from it, do not currently affect its relocation."Bor airport changing ownership".[8]

Airlines and destinations

Note: Non-scheduled Executive Airline Operations

AirlinesDestinations
Air Vega -
Prince Aviation -
Air Pink -
Aero Nis -

Traffic Statistics

Traffic figures at Bor Airport
Year Passengers Change Aircraft movements Change Cargo (kg) Change
2012 1,011 Increase -% 173 Increase -% 0 Increase -%

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