Vinci releases Belgrade airport plans

By Mike Hayes10 June 2020

Vinci Belgrade airport

Impression of an expanded terminal interior at Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade, Serbia

Vinci Airports has released the final designs for the €730 million expansion of Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade, Serbia.

The 25-year plan will see the airport’s capacity increased from the current six million passengers a year to 15 million by 2043.

Some of the work – which is being undertaken as a joint venture between Vinci Airports and Vinci Terna Construction – is already underway; this includes the expansion of Terminal 2, preparatory work on a new runway and the upgrading of aprons and bus gates at Terminal 1.

Vinci says the next stage of the project will include a number of features aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the airport’s operations.

A new power plant will be installed, reducing the need for heavy fuels and reducing CO2, as well as solid waste and wastewater treatment plants. A solar power plant is also planned for the site.

Belgrade Airport’s general manager, Francois Berisot, said, ‘’We expect for major work to be executed over the next three years. These include terminal expansion, inserted runway and additional taxiways construction, additional aircraft parking positions, a new de-icing pad, additional car parking spaces, as well as new access roads.”

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