New projects for Belgrade Airport in 2013
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is continuing its multi million euro expansion and upgrade project. In late February, Serbia’s busiest airport will begin the expansion of its C apron by adding four extra parking spaces for commercial aircraft. The C apron is also used by terminal two and features six air bridges. The added parking spaces will be used by smaller regional jets but also low cost airlines which choose not to pay the extra service of being connected directly to the terminal building. The expansion will increase capacity by 17%. The investment is worth 2.6 million euros and will be financed through the airport’s own funds. Local companies will carry out the construction work which is due for completion this summer.
The expansion of the C apron comes after the airport refurbished part of its terminal one and two gate areas, business class lounge, departure lounges and expanded its security and immigration areas in 2012. The entire expansion project, worth over fifty million euros, will be completed by 2014 and will include the construction of an additional floor above the current terminal two building. During the year, the airport will also replace its terminal one air bridges at a price tag of 2.2 million euros. Furthermore, it has announced that it will reconstruct terminal one, which is used by low cost airlines.
Belgrade Airport’s current two terminal buildings cover an area of 51.000 square metres and have the capacity to handle eight million passengers per year. The airport handled 3.363.919 passengers in 2012.