Batajnica Air Base

Milenko Pavlović Air Base

Авио-база Миленко Павловић

Avio-baza Milenko Pavlović
Batajnica Air Base control tower during Batajnica Airshow, 2012.jpg
Control tower during air show, 2012.
Airport typeMilitary air base
OperatorSerbian Air Force
LocationBelgrade, Serbia
In use1951 - present
Elevation AMSL282 ft / 86 m
Coordinates44°56′07″N 020°15′27″E / 44.93528°N 20.25750°E / 44.93528; 20.25750Coordinates: 44°56′07″N 020°15′27″E / 44.93528°N 20.25750°E / 44.93528; 20.25750
Milenko Pavlović Air Base is located in Serbia
Milenko Pavlović Air Base
Milenko Pavlović Air Base
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 x 1,100 Grass
12R/30L 7,999 2,438 Asphalt
12L/30R x 2,502 Asphalt

Milenko Pavlović Air Base (Serbian: Аеродром Миленко Павловић / Aerodrom Milenko Pavlović) (IATA: BJY, ICAO: LYBT) is a military air base in Serbia. The airport is located between Batajnica and Nova Pazova, about 25 km northwest from the center of Belgrade. Batajnica is the only airport in Serbia with two runways.


Construction of the airbase started in 1947 and was completed in 1951, when the airbase was officially opened. The purpose of the airbase was to protect the capital from attack. One grass and two asphalted runways are used. It was known as 177th Air Base, which was its name until the 2006 reorganization.

Milenko Pavlović airbase was home of 204th Fighter-Aviation regiment, 138th Transport-Aviation Regiment and other units of Yugoslav Air Force.

During the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia the airbase was heavily bombed for 25 days and sustained heavy damage.

In June 2006, two USAF F-16 fighter jets, visited Milenko Pavlović airbase. It was the first official visit of USAF aircraft in more than 20 years and the first since the bombing.


A MiG-21 gate guardian at Milenko Pavlović airbase

Serbian Air Force units operating from Milenko Pavlović Air Base:

101st.png 101st Fighter Aviation Squadron with Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21's and Mikoyan MiG-29UM's.[2]
Kurjaci sa ušća.png 252nd Training Squadron
138 M.T.A.E.png 138th Transport Squadron
Pegazi.png 890th Mixed Helicopter Squadron
24th Air Force Technical Battalion
17th Air Base Security Battalion
177th Air Force Air Defence Artillery Battalion


  1. ^ 204TH AIR FORCE BRIGADE Archived March 7, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ AirForces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. February 2017. p. 10.
  3. ^ AIR FORCE TRAINING CENTER Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine

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