PHOTOS: Belgrade Airport construction advances

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The expansion of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport continues to progress, with work advancing on the expansion of the C concourse which is now close to being linked with the existing building, while preparatory work for the expansion and reconstruction of the A concourse is ongoing. Furthermore, work on Belgrade Airport’s new 75-metre control tower is on schedule to be completed in September 2021, while it will be put into operation in February 2022, once all equipment is fitted inside and tested. The five-month period will also allow for training and familiarisation programs to enable the safe transition from the existing facilities to the new control tower operation. 

C concourse extension


A concourse preparatory work with glass panels taken off


Control tower



Inserted runway




Remote parking platform E



Remote car park





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  1. Nemjee10:49

    Looking at the picture, seems like C7 might no longer exist once the expansion is complete... I suppose it will become an airbridge kind of gate.

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    1. Anonymous11:10

      Which is good. Because, now when you are boarding through to C7 for ATR, you had to carry your cabin baggage by those stairs down, which was not so simple task, especially since you are paying service to the airport. For example for A4a and A4b there are escalators

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    2. Nemjee11:38

      I didn't know that, I guess this is a better outcome then.

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  2. Jatovac11:10

    What are they doing with glass between A3 and A4? Those airbridges are new and I do not know what they should reconstruct there, old airbridges are A6-10. Someone?

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    1. Nemjee11:37

      Who knows, maybe they will turn A3-A4 into a widebody gate?

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    2. Anonymous11:48

      They are building an additional floor. They will need to put a kind of attachment to the jetbridge which goes up to that level. It's common at most airport.

      For example you can see in this photo what I'm talking about
      https://static.independent.co.uk/2020/10/31/13/BerlinBrandenburg.jpg

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    3. Jatovac11:50

      Yeah, I get it. Just like FRA. But it does not make sense to build it from the middle of terminal

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  3. Anonymous12:02

    BEG will be quite nice and modern once this is complete. I can't wait for it to be all finished. Hopefully the situation starts improving from spring 2021.

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    1. Anonymous12:06

      Global expert concensus is that travel industry will go back to 2019 levels by 2024!

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    2. Anonymous12:33

      Yes on a global level but some regions will recover faster than others. :)

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    3. Anonymous12:36

      If Switzerland, Russia and Crna Gora go well, then BEG goes well. After all, those 3 countries make up around 45% of the BEG traffic.

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    4. Anonymous12:43

      Montenegro and Switzerland are already performing ok from BEG so that's something and Russia is slowly opening its doors to the world. I remain confident things are looking up for Belgrade. I would also add that Germany is also important, it's the single biggest market out of BEG.

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    5. Anonymous13:38

      @12:43 As long as you are feeling confident then everything must turn out good and great for Beg.

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    6. Anonymous13:57

      I agree with Anon 13.38 and Anon 12.43, I am also confident everything will turn out good :3

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    7. Anonymous14:54

      To be fair, it won't be modern until there's a rail link to the center, then you might see a boom in w/e tourists from all across Europe for whom convenience is a must.

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    8. Anonymous15:08

      I do not think a rail link with the city is what drives thousands of tourists to visit a country... after all Israeli, Chinese and Turks are coming in large numbers without a rail link. What BEG has going for itself is that Belgrade is turning into a fantastic city, major city and with Sava Centar being sold today it will be turned into a spiffing MICE center. I expect demand for air travel to return to where it was real fast, two years, max.

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    9. I really don't think that a rail link to the city will lead to a boom in tourists from Western Europe. I would think that any tourists planning a trip to Beograd won't be deterred because there is to rail link. Tourists look for cheap flights, convenient dates, availability of hotel deals, and if there is some event in the city they wish to see. But a rail link? Don't think it is much of a factor.

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    10. Anonymous17:51

      Rail/metro is perhaps the only really missing part for BEG, I agree with the above.
      That said, even OTP will have this link next month:

      https://www.romania-insider.com/bucharest-airport-railway-link-open-december-2020

      Basically, it is only BEG in the region that will be needing an airport station anytime. SOF has metro since April 2015.

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    11. True dat. It would be great if BEG had a rail link. But I don't see BEG getting a rail link in the next five years. And to be realistic, they don't really need one before then.

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    12. Anonymous21:29

      Is it true that Sofia airport metro link even before Covid was mostly empty?

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    13. Anonymous22:02

      Sofia Airport is a terminus station. So usually when trains come to there were empty. But still it carrier passagers to terminal 2.

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    14. Anonymous22:14

      The ticket to the downtown area is extremely cheap: €0,80 and in VNO it is €0,70 from their airport.

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    15. Anonymous06:58

      Interesting that Sofia metro is so cheap and so empty. I wonder how all those passengers on Wizz and Ryan reach the airport.

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    16. Anonymous00:37

      If it was empty, why was it constructed? Have you been there? Bare in mind the 1 million traffic difference ;) You mentioned nothing about VNO.

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    17. Anonymous21:19

      So anything anywhere that is constructed makes sense or is being used by the masses? wow ok

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  4. JU520 BEGLAX13:39

    Good to see things are developping well in BEG. You get ready for the time after Covid19. Absolute right way! Greets fm ZRH where we opened last week our 1.2 bln CHF Circle with 2 hotels, shops, restaurants and plenty of offfice space

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    1. Anonymous13:48

      Great for ZRH! Truly the best airport in Western Europe. Do you know which route from ZRH to the region had biggest increase of capacity in 2021?

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    2. JU520 BEGLAX20:23

      As all is still unknown I dont know but BEG for sure is doing well and was in 2020 definitely one of the better routes operated fm ZRH AP. To the region even the best

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    3. Anonymous21:55

      Anon 13:48
      On Cro aviation portals i saw new airlines coming on ZRH-SPU route...
      JU520
      Isnt PRN no.1 route between ZRH and ex yu?

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  5. Anonymous14:23

    Any photos from the renovated airside restaurant?

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  6. Anonymous15:24

    Belgrade is finally getting a decently sized European terminal. This is going to be fantastic!
    I also like the layout a lot.

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  7. Anonymous16:06

    Central security check is unofficially expected in early 2022.

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    1. Anonymous18:00

      Things at the airport will be the same for travellers for the next year and a half?

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    2. Anonymous19:08

      yup.

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  8. Anonymous16:14

    Any news about the old tower and about the observation deck?

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  9. Anonymous16:57

    Man, Pfizer today announced good results for its vaccine, if it is true then BEG is right on track to welcome JU and W6 back in the game. These upgraded facilities will make their recovery so much more efficient and rapid, especially JU...

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    1. Anonymous03:45

      Thats just a publicity stunt, much too early to call victory ...

      Probably it is support and raising awareness for Bidens Corona policies .

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  10. Anonymous06:59

    Fantastic, love you Belgrade airport Nikola Tesla!

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