Belgrade Airport has opened part of the newly built central section of the terminal which will be connected to other terminal facilities as part of VINCI Airports’ €732m modernisation and expansion project.
The new area is expected to improve the processing of the passenger and its experience with regards to size and comfort.
The main upgrades to the flow management are the new check-in counters 100 and 200 (201-212) which are now located on the ground floor of the newly built central section. In addition, security and passport control are now on the first floor.
At the moment, passengers will check-in on the ground floor of the existing terminal at the counters (200-600) or in the newly built section (100 and 200). They then proceed to the first floor of the new central part for passport checks and then security control.
This is considered an innovative approach in passenger movement technology.
The section has been designed in VINCI Airports standards with regards to materials, colour palettes, signage and information system and furniture. A glass façade is used for the airport name and has been decorated with traditional ornaments of the Pirot rug.
Other major upgrades include a new duty-free area of around 3,000m2 after the passport and security control, as well as a large central square with F&B and commercial facilities.
Over 16,000 m2 of the existing terminal section will also be worked on during 2023.
The concession project works are expected to finish during 2023 so Belgrade Airport can reach a total service capacity of 15 million passengers each year.
Belgrade airport has already received recognition from Airport Council International for being among the best in Europe by size, having the most dedicated staff and being the most enjoyable airport.