Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is finishing work on a number of major infrastructure projects as it continues to register record passenger numbers. Following the opening of its new central processor building, work continues on the construction of access roads to the new facility which is expected to be completed by summer. The airport recently opened a new official taxi stand as part of new road and parking infrastructure near the terminal. Along with additional controls and private security, the airport has eliminated the long-standing issue of unlicensed taxi drivers offering their services to passengers.
Within the new central processor, the focus shifted to opening shops and food and beverage outlets. The airport is in the final stages of negotiations with the next vendors. Furthermore, the construction of a brand new central shopping plaza is underway. It will be positioned behind security and is expected to be completed in the coming months. The 28 newly opened check-in desks will soon be expanded, as the check-in area in terminal two, which is currently closed, will be overhauled and integrated with the new ones. Generally, the airport will boast some ninety check-in desks. Construction is also taking place in Terminal 1 near the tour operator counters and part of the check-in desks. Work is still ongoing on gates A5 to A10, which have been expanded with a new floor built above them and connected to the rest of the building.
|New area of central shopping plaza|
Belgrade Airport and Air Serbia are part of a government committee working on installing eGates, which will allow users to simply scan their travel documents to pass for facial recognition. The technology is already there but subject to preparations between the Serbian government and the European Union. In the first phase, passengers traveling from Serbia to the EU and vice versa will have the ability to use eGates. Work on passport control in the arrivals area is also underway, with the old passport booths now being dismantled to make way for new ones and an expanded passport control area. Furthermore, construction continues in the arrivals hall to enable use of the newly installed automated baggage handling system.