VINCI Airports has finished modernization works at Nikola Tesla airport in Belgrade in Serbia, with the commissioning of Terminal C at the airport.
Covering an area of 13,600 m², the new pier offers 13 additional gates, bringing the total number of gates available at Terminal C to 19.
This includes eight new airbridge gates and five bus gates to the airport.
VINCI Airports reported that work on the first phase of the Apron C extension has also been completed, with 27,000 m² of apron capacity and four additional aircraft parking bays added, including one for large carriers.
With this upgrade, the airport also has an open space in the boarding area, as well as conveyor belts, which should facilitate and speed up the flow of passengers.
In addition, a solar power plant with 3,000 photovoltaic panels has been completed.
Once operational, the solar installation will have the capacity to generate 1,200,000 kWh of solar energy per year, which will be supplied to Belgrade airport.
The solar power plant will support VINCI Airport’s goal of achieving net zero emissions across its entire network by 2050.
In a statement, VINCI Airports said: “After joining the VINCI Airports network in 2018, Belgrade airport received in 2021 its first Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate, as well as its first Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award. , issued by the ACI.
“Building on these achievements, VINCI Airports will fully complete the modernization works in 2023.
“They will include the extension of the passenger terminal, additional jetways and boarding gates, a new runway inserted and the complete renovation of the existing runways.”
VINCI Airports said the objective of this upgrade was to increase the airport’s efficiency, as well as environmental performance.
Last month, the company agreed to sell its 90.1% stake in Stockholm Skavsta Flygplats, which owns Stockholm Skavsta Airport in Sweden, to property company Arlandastad Group.