PHOTOS: Belgrade Airport completes access plateau

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Belgrade Nikola Tesla has completed most of the work on the reconfiguration of its access plateau and has opened curbside drop-off in front of its new central processor building. It marks the first time taxis, busses and cars have been given access in front of the entrance of the terminal building in over three years. The airport has opened a “Kiss & Fly” zone in front of the departures drop-off area, enabling cars to stop for five minutes. Both the departures and arrivals level now have designated stops for public transport, taxis and tour operator busses. The taxi station has also been moved to the arrivals level of the central processor building. The airport will shortly open three new car parks – P1, a premium parking that is closest to the terminal with 120 parking spaces, P2 with 370 parking spaces, including designated parking spaces for those with disability, as well as P3, which features around ninety parking spaces and will be available only to those who have previously booked a parking space online. As EX-YU Aviation News learns, part of the premium parking will be dedicated to Air Serbia’s business class passengers, from which they will be able to enter the new facility via the bridge. In addition, the airport’s three other car parks – the covered multi-storey car park with 500 parking positions, the car park near the cargo terminal with 200 parking positions and the remote Tesla carpark with 780 car park positions, from which passengers are shuttled to the terminal, continue to operate normally.











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  1. Anonymous11:02

    So totally tally for current expansion is?
    2060 car parking spots, 120 check in counters and terminal raised from 33000sqm to 56000sqm, and a new runway that will be converted in to taxiway once old runway is resurfaced-upgraded. Did I get that right?

    Question is, why couldn't they build a 2nd runway on the other side where there are empty fields? also, why not knock down useless 2nd terminal and build brand spanking new terminal?

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    1. Anonymous11:04

      How would you kock down T2 when it forms the basis of your entire operations?

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    2. Anonymous11:32

      I don't know, perhaps 1st terminal I am thinking off, smaller ugly thing that has v shaped roof.

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    3. Anonymous11:36

      It might be ugly fot you but it is considered an architectural marvel and it is protected as a heritage building

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    4. Anonymous12:22

      Smaller UGLY building? My friend, that UGLY building is considered as one of the most important airport terminals in the WORLD in the terms of architectural value. But good for you

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    5. Anonymous12:46

      Last two Anons +1000

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    6. It is the only part of the airport worth saving
      Hope they return the fountain ih the middle!

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    7. Anonymous02:42

      11:32 obviously has no taste. This is an iconic building which only a view airports in the world have. And yes the fountain in the middle would be great. they should do some kind of shopes restaurants offices and bars in it.

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  2. Anonymous11:04

    Why is there a beluga whale drawn on the ground (second and third picture)?

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    1. Anonymous11:08

      It is a "t" sign for tourist busses and it is standardized like that in Serbia

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    2. Anonymous12:07

      it looks like Tumblr sign

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    3. Anonymous12:08

      Beluga, hahaha. I cannot unsee it now :)

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    4. Anonymous23:57

      When my wife first walked out the door of the new terminal, she asked what is that blue thing, that looks like a female tampon?! I can not undo that image from my head now:))

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  3. Anonymous11:09

    Nice to see that T2 building will get a new facade :)

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  4. Anonymous11:09

    Finally!

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    1. Anonymous14:02

      Finally yes it took them over a year to put asphalt on roughly 10000m2. Great success!!!

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    2. Anonymous14:05

      No, it wasn't like that. The whole access plateau had to be reconfigured, including the slopes and installations and a viaduct built. Also, it was not possible to complete the access roads until the central processor was completed.

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    3. Anonymous17:22

      @14:05 all what you mentioned was completed 5-6 months ago and asphalt could have been laid down and in place long time ago but it took forever with very few workers present on site.

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    4. Anonymous23:59

      Ask the Chinese how they do construction work....this Greek, French and Serb conglomerate is priceless...in screwing things up to another level.

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    5. Anonymous22:43

      -1

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  5. Anonymous11:31

    Whilst the changes are welcome indeed the overall feel and flow of the airport will never be particularly nice. An improvement indeed but cetainly not a wonder of design in any way. It fact many architects could write books on the flaws of its design.
    The redevelopment by Vinci has been very poorly managed in regards to the access to the airport during redevelopment. The chaos in front of the terminal could have been far better handled in the past few years.

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    1. Anonymous12:25

      Exactly my thoughts... People flow is just wrong and it cross each other for no reason (people who go inside to the end for check-in are crossing people going upstairs for passport&KD control for no reason).
      Flow is wrong

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    2. Anonymous14:22

      Stop being dramatic, it was not that horrible at all. I flew many many times and it was still easier to get in and out during major construction then a normal day at the FRA LHR OR other big airports. Looks fantastic and very functional.

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    3. Anonymous17:25

      @14:22 BS for the first part of your comment and as for the second part your measure of "fantastic" leaves still a lot to be desired!

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  6. Anonymous12:00

    Asphalt Kingdom!

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    1. Anonymous12:27

      Yes haha, and when i remember initial renders with forest in front of new processor and on P1/P2/P3 parking haha. Now there is like 5 m2 of soil in total. Hilarious

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    2. Anonymous12:37

      You rememner completely incorrectly. The project shows a park behind the car parks (in front lf the central processor) and there will be one. If you can't remember the project correctly, I suggest you look at the renders again before spreading misinformation.

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    3. Anonymous16:09

      @anon1237 - look at render by yourself. It clearly showes forest in front of processor and at P1, P2 and P3

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    4. Anonymous16:13

      Actually the project has followed the render to a T. Regardless, do you go to the airport to get lost in the forest? Some of you are really out of this world drama queens.

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    5. Anonymous16:55

      I have to admit that I also see a lot of greenery in the render, and everything looks quite beautiful, while in the picture, all I see is concrete. It seems that we all perceive and experience space differently. To me, this looks overly concrety!

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    6. Anonymous16:59

      Because none of you actually looked at the render carefully. And the green surfaces will get trees. You can already notice that they put hanging plants on the deartures level. And there will be a park. But completely agree with one comment, I wonder to which airport in the world you went to sit under a tree around the airport building

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    7. Anonymous17:48

      It's not for the sake of sitting but breathing and cooling the heat a bit. That's common sense.

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    8. Anonymous17:56

      Common sense would be to wait and see the finished product instead of endlessly complaining. I would like for you to show me a forest 3 metres in front of a terminal building somewhere.

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    9. Anonymous18:10

      Wait and see is not the common sense, that's the losing strategy. It was "wait and see" with first operational problems and now the ministry had to step in. Don't wait and see, act proactively, anticipate and face the events: that's common sense.

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    10. Anonymous18:13

      You are doing nothing other than complaining as an anonymous person on a forum. Go to the management and ask them to plant trees in the middle of summer when trees are not planted.

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    11. Anonymous18:22

      Well I'm trying to convince you that waiting means done deal. Nothing can be done after it's all done. If we agree then we can ask managment or l, even better, government do they check how contract with Vinci goes... But if you are not interested and are satisfied with anything offered, then my question doesn't have much sense.

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    12. Anonymous02:49

      well i would love a nice park close by. I fly often over belgrade and have a layover of a couple of hours i am bord already with the airplane museum. And the terminals are small and nothing to see so a nice park to sit in and eat my lunch would be great.

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  7. Anonymous12:44

    Last picture, name of the airport, little bit odd sign

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    1. Anonymous13:36

      It's just temporary until the terminal fa├žade is reconstructed.

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  8. Anonymous13:34

    How do you pick up arriving passengers?

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    1. Anonymous14:35

      Official airport map doesn't even mention car flow for picking up arriving passengers:

      https://beg.aero/cir/parking_i_prilaz/parking_i_prilaz/mapa

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    2. Anonymous17:37

      Stop complaining about everything. You pick up people by using the parking lot. Only busses and taxis are allowed on arrivals level. It was like this before and it is like this at all normal airports in the world. Or you expect to drive your car up into the arrivals area do you?

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    3. Anonymous17:45

      @17.41 obviously you haven't travelled much. But yes of course the Serbian way would be to drive into the building.

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    4. Anonymous18:02

      Couple of normal, non-Serbian airports:

      LAX: Picking Up: Passengers may be picked up on the outer curb on the lower level/arrivals level outside of baggage claim

      MEL: Terminal 1, 2 & 3 passengers can be collected from the pick-up zone located on the ground level of the Terminal 1, 2 & 3 forecourt.​
      https://www.melbourneairport.com.au/pick-up-drop-off

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    5. Anonymous18:07

      In BEG you always had to pick up passengers by using the car park. It's not a big deal and is rather commonplace.

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    6. Anonymous18:08

      Especially since the car park is less than 100 metres from where you exit the terminal.

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    7. Anonymous18:31

      BEG airport, having most recent terminal 2 designed in the 70's, lacked many features such as curbside pickup. One would expect new terminal building and roadways would include some of those features. Since they are not planned, some people will try to use Kiss&Fly area to also pick up arriving passengers.

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    8. Anonymous18:50

      People didn't have mobile phones when old terminal was made. Now they will call friend or relative when they are outside. They will wait on the side of the access roads for pickup, creating more chaos. Smart plan would include free pickup zone instead.

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  9. Anonymous14:01

    Are the 72 and A1 buses already stopping there?

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  10. Anonymous15:22

    Not sounding like a hater, but the overall design looks so 2000s style.

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    1. Anonymous16:11

      While ZAG is anchored in 90s with such retro design especcialy air bridges.

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    2. Anonymous16:24

      ZAG was BEG's benchmark? Why?

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    3. Anonymous21:11

      He jealous.

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  11. Anonymous16:26

    That Belgrade Airport Nikola Tesla sign is completely unnecessary, think the lettering on terminal C would look better on the rooftop than on the facade as well.

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    1. Anonymous17:27

      The lettering in Cyrillic characters looks great and as it should be!

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    2. Anonymous17:43

      Cyrillic is good but the design is stupid, frankly. But hey, it's correctly spelled, who can ask for more...

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  12. Vlad19:09

    I'm at BEG right now and have to admit the flow is less than ideal. Firstly, all the signs still point to drop-off at P3 and by the time you realise there's a new accessway, it's too late to make the turn. Also, it rained for literally half an hour and there are already puddles everywhere on the parking, making it very difficult to exit the car.

    That said, I absolutely love the fact that priority lane also includes priority access to passport control, which is very rarely the case at airports around the world. I was through both that and security in less than 5 minutes.

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  13. Anonymous20:49

    A bit off-topic, but what is going on with bus 72? I've used it 8 times in the last 3-4 months, and just once it arrived on time. 2 weeks ago, one bus didn't show up, the next departure was 30 min late, so overall it was like more than an hour of waiting in a huge crowd at the stop, which turned into stampedo as soon as bus door opened

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    1. Anonymous22:18

      It's the same for all busess in the city. They don't have drivers.

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    2. Anonymous01:56

      * enough drivers

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    3. Or the way to control them with BusPlus being scrapped.

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  14. Anonymous05:34

    So we can't pick up passenger with our cars at arrivals, not even for 5min? Only taxi and bus can?

    I guess cars have to park, go out and wait for you passenger, which is fine to me, since it's 15min free, but that parking was not working in good flow lately, exit gets clogged very often.

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  15. Anonymous21:41

    Now it's "only" missing friendly staff!! I arrive to airport some weeks ago and at passport check there was an employee EATING A SANDWICH!!!!!!! When people approached him to show passport he said in Serbian, "I'm eating go to another passport booth" Welcome to SERBISTAN!!!!!!! In general those guys are so cocky that it's ridiculous, insted of being polite the act like they are MONKEYS!!!!!!

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