The newly built extension to the existing terminal at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport opened to operations in April, thus increasing the airport’s capacity and improving processing efficiency and passenger comfort
Covering a surface area of 13,600m2, the new terminal extension provides an additional eight contact gates with boarding bridges and five gates for remote aircraft stands, bringing the total on the airport’s Terminal C side to 19 gates.
The entire new area was designed in accordance with company VINCI Airports’ best practices and standards – in terms of materials, colour palettes, signage, equipment and other architectural and interior design elements. In parallel with this terminal expansion, works were also completed on the first phase of the Apron C extension, totalling an area of almost 27,000m2, with four completely new parking positions for aircraft, including one for wide body aircraft.
The achieving of this major milestone has brought many improvements to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport for the first time. The concept of open space boarding gates has been introduced thanks to the new centralised security system that’s now positioned in front of passport control, while the additional roof corridor enables the segregating of departing and arriving passengers, and the installed travellators ease and accelerate passenger movements.
“The opening of the new terminal extension and accompanying traffic infrastructure has significantly improved our airport’s efficiency and level of service for passengers and partner airlines. Passengers are experiencing new standards of comfort and service quality first-hand, aligned with the best practices of our parent company, VINCI Airports. With the ongoing project to modernise the airport, our aim is to make Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport a new regional hub,” said BELGRADE AIRPORT CEO Francois Berisot.
This extension represents part of the ongoing major modernisation and expansion of the airport terminal, with plans to create a total area of more than 92,500m2 with centralised security control, additional check-in counters and a variety of new leisure, lifestyle and commercial facilities. Building on these achievements, VINCI Airports will complete its major modernisation works at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport in 2023, including the extension of the passenger terminal, new access roads and parking spaces, new boarding bridges and gates, the construction of an inserted runway and complete renovation of the existing runway.