Russian airport operator Novaport has outlined its plans for Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport if it is successful in winning a 25-year concession. The part-owner of the airport holding, Roman Trotsenko, said the company would invest 250 million euros into Nikola Tesla Airport if it wins the concession, noting that part of the funds would be secured through loans. "We consider Belgrade as an interesting point. It could be used as a hub to shuttle Russian tourists to Central, Eastern and Western Europe", Mr Trotsenko said. Novaport operates airports in ten Russian cities. It is one of 27 companies to have expressed interest in bidding for the concession. Other Russian companies who have also applied include Airports of Regions Management Company and Herbert Smith Freehills CIS. Fraport, Vinci and a Chinese consortium, which includes Hainan Airlines, are believed to be preparing the strongest bids for Belgrade Airport.