Monday, May 22, 2017

PHOTOS: Belgrade Airport overhaul

NEWS FLASH


The overhaul of Belgrade Airport's Terminal 1 (T1) building is nearing completion. The reconstruction includes the addition of new check-in desks, commercial space and a new baggage sorting facility. The ground floor of the terminal now also features a view of the apron. Together with the recently renovated hall connecting its two terminal buildings, which will also have check-in counters, the airport will boast 33 new check-in desks, including 28 standard ones and five self check-in counters for passengers to use at their disposal. Previously, work on the overhaul of T1's passport control area was completed. The terminal is currently used exclusively by low cost airlines, Air Serbia's dedicated charter brand Aviolet, as well as other leisure carriers for check-in purposes and immigration. Both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 share a joint departures lounge and gates. Later this year, the airport plans to begin work on an observation deck at Terminal 1 and the overhaul of its remaining four gates.








Planned new look upon completion




17 comments:

  1. Lite start to build observation deck and rest four gates, mean Terminal One not be completed befor next summer season. Hop til then to be concessions contact in business for future development this Serbian hub.
    Greetings from Kings Park Sydney Australia

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  2. Love it. It went from being a dump to looking nice and modern.

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  3. Dejan MilinkovićMay 22, 2017 at 4:51 PM

    Information I recieved from some airport officials a few months ago was that observation deck will be placed above C1/C2 gates. We will see...

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  4. It is realistic T1 to be comoleted within a week and operational by mid-June, namely with the summer season beginning. A concourse will not be refurbished this year. Observation deck will be placed above C1/2 and is planned to be done by the end of the year. Not bad all in all. My only hope is that the concession story will not further affect the plans.

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  5. It looks really great. I hope it will be used by Ryanair soon :)
    Does anybody know when exactly will they start the overhaul of its remaining four gates? They really look terrible. And what's happening with building of additional floor and separation of arriving and departing passengers?

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  6. OT
    Swiss upgrades INI route from Summer Seasonal to Year-Round

    http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272936/swiss-proposes-ni-wroclaw-w17-operations/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=airlineroute&utm_campaign=airlineroute&utm_content=airlineroute-20170522

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    1. Wow if that's not fascinating then I don't know what is. Congratulations to INI. I remember how Dushan was kind enough to share some loads with us and the flight was very often overbooked.

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  7. Congrats BEG. Very decent and modern.

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  8. Car analogy: new low profile tires and beautiful shiny new wheels, mounted on a rusty old 1983 two door Honda Civic. By the way you are no longer single, you are married with 5 kids so painting the rusty Civic won't help, you need to trade it in for a three row minivan. Great looking wheels, but totally missing the big picture, that's what I think of the airport upgrades.

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    1. I'd rather own my rusty 1983 civic than drive around in a brand new Mercedes-Benz which is owned by wealthy German who charges me and my family money for every trip...

      - Hrvoje

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  9. The airport is profitable, that profit can be used to upgrade it over time, piece by piece. Selling it off to another country like we did in Croatia is insane. We have sold our entire country to the highest European bidder, even our banks, it is a disgrace. Now those countries are profiting of our citizens and we are just digging our selves a bigger hole. Of course no one in Croatia or any EX-YU country will admit this because they don't like to wake up from the fake dream.

    - Hrvoje

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    1. Hrvoje.
      A concession is not a sale, but the right to manage and profit for a term. It means less debt for the country, usually better targeted investment and instead of stupid politicians and incompetent bureaucrats who can't run a chicken farm let alone any company, vital infrastructure, hospital, school or anything else, an international management team who know how to maximise investment and profits, which means employment, tax receipts and gdp growth and broader benefits through the multiplier effect.
      The fact some of the deals are bad is a different story, because those same politicians who don't know how to run something, don't know how to make a deal either - or were bribed to do so.

      You are kidding yourself if you don't think the the Serbian govt is not stealing money left right and centre everywhere.Let alone all the dirty Russian officials with their billions or worse the mafia money that has bought out most of somewhere like Montenegro.

      Even when privatised you have to grease some hand somewhere to get something done, but at least most things are done properly in the privatised system. For ten million people they have one decenyt airport, mainly serving their diaspora and Croatia has at least three which are on the brink of exploding in the next few years with tourists. This needs serious money and brains to capitalise on - and few of those people are in the public sector anywhere in the world.

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  10. Looks nice...airy and modern ! Job well done !

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  11. Dodali su odlaznu pasosku kontrolu i check-in saltere za odlazak, a nista novo za dolazak. Jel to znaci da iz Srbije ljudi samo odlaze i ne vracaju se nazad?

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