Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport has begun construction of a 20.500 square metre de-icing platform. Located near the entry-way to runway 12, the platform will be able to handle up to four aircraft at the same time, two of which will be serviced and another two which will be waiting in the queue. Furthermore, the platform will accommodate all necessary de-icing equipment. The de-icing platform will reduce holdover time, speed up aircraft movement and ease congestion at the gates. The project also includes the extension of the taxiways which will lead to and from the platform. Construction is expected to be completed in time for this coming winter season.