Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport has completed work on the overhaul of it’s A wing departures area, which has not been upgraded for the better part of forty years. It marks the completion of the redevelopment of all of Belgrade Airport’s gates, with departure gates A6 to A10 now open and architecturally in line with all other VINCI operated airports with an open space concept. Furthermore, two bus gates within the A pier are now accessible for use again, while there is also space for retail and food and beverage outlets which will be moved in at a later date. The redeveloped A pier also features an additional floor, stretching up to gate A9, which is used by arriving passengers. The jet bridges from gates A6 to A10 have been repainted but will be replaced with glass jetways. Delays from the manufacturer have pushed back their arrival. The redevelopment is part of the reconstruction of 15.000 square metres of the passenger terminal, along with the 40.000 square metre terminal expansion. As a result, Belgrade Airport now boasts 24 gates with jet bridge access, as well as eight bus gates (five in the C pier and three in the A pier) for a total of 32 gates. The next phase of VINCI’s project includes the construction of an additional four C pier jet bridge gates.
The development comes just days after the airport opened its new runway, and shortly after the opening of its new central processor building. The construction of the new access plateau in front of the terminal buildings is ongoing and expected to be completed by the end of the month.