Built in 1927, the airport is situated 18km from downtown Belgrade. It was renamed in 2006 in honor of Serbian scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla. The flag carrier and the largest airline of Serbia - Air SerbiaAir Serbia, uses Belgrade Nikola Tesla as their hub. Airport has two terminals of total 33,000m2 in area.
Terminal 1 is used for check-in for low cost carriers and charter flights. Terminal 2 is bigger and is used for all other carriers' flights check-ins.
The standard opening time of check-in counters is 120 minutes prior to scheduled departure time, except for international flights to Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi which have their check-in counters opened 180 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.