52 million Euro investmentAs Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport reports continued passenger growth and rising profits, plans are being finalised for the expansion of Terminal 2. The airport has a final version of the expansion project and the visualisation of the new expanded terminal. A total of 8 new aerobridges will be added to the C gates section. The airport’s CEO, Velimir Radosavljević, pointed out that the project will allow greater comfort for passengers and the addition of new facilities. Construction work will be carried out in 14 phases so as not to disturb passengers and traffic. Work on this project has already begun as the A and C aprons have been recently connected. The expansion of the Terminal 2 building will begin in the second half of 2011. The airport plans to spend 12.3 million Euros on the expansion project in 2011 and another 14.7 million in 2012. By the end of next year the airport anticipates to begin the overhaul of Terminal 1, which will cost an additional 15.6 million Euros and in 2014 it plans to spend a further 10.2 million for the expansion and maintenance of the airport buildings. A total of 52.985.000 will be invested into the airport within the next 3 years. Serbia’s main airport is also investing further afield, financing the construction of the country’s newest airport in Kraljevo and aiding the airport in Niš.
In 2011, Jat Airways holds the largest share of flights departing and arriving from Belgrade, at 41.3% followed by Lufthansa at 11.1%, Montenegro Airlines at 7.5%, Swiss International Airlines at 6.6% and the low cost Wizz Air at 6.4%. In 2012 Wizz Air plans to base another aircraft at the airport, according to the Serbian Civil Aviation Agency.