Belgrade Airport expansion progressesIntense construction work is ongoing at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport as part of its multi million euro upgrade. During the week all of the overhauled and expanded gate areas at terminal one are set to open to the public while work has already begun on the expansion of the terminal two gates, with gate C1-2 now being reconstructed. Earlier this year, security and passport areas were expanded and a new business class lounge was opened.
Furthermore, the airport recently announced the opening of a casino in the transit area. Tender procedures are in their final stages for the selection of the casino’s operator. The casino will cover an area of 150 square metres. As a result, Belgrade will become one of the rare airports in the world to feature such facilities.
As July comes to a close, Nikola Tesla Airport is recording respectable passenger figures. Just over a week ago a total of 15.640 passengers passed through its doors in a single day, an all time 24 hour record. The management anticipates the airport will handle some 3.5 million passengers by the end of the year, the most since opening its doors. “With such results our growth has been significantly higher than other airports in the region”, a statement from the airport reads. In the first half of the year, Belgrade’s passenger numbers rose 11% on 2011.