Soaring High: Serbia’s Nis Airport Terminal Expansion Nearing Completion
Overview of the Project
Set to finish the construction of a new terminal building at Nis Airport by the end of September, Serbia is investing greatly in its infrastructure. This news comes from the country’s infrastructure ministry and highlights the nation’s commitment to bolstering its tourism sector and enhancing connectivity.
Investment and Capacity
The project’s estimated costs amount to 8 million euros, as disclosed by Ivan Divac, the president of the assembly of Airports of Serbia and assistant infrastructure minister. Yet, the total investment in this construction surpasses this amount. Goran Vesic, the infrastructure minister, had revealed in May that the country is investing a total of 11 million euros in the new terminal.
The terminal is being designed to handle a capacity of up to 1.5 million passengers per year, which is a significant upgrade considering the increasing passenger usage at Nis Airport.
Increasing Passenger Usage
Nis Airport has been witnessing substantial growth in passenger usage. In 2022, the airport served 389,022 passengers, marking a significant increase from the 146,296 passengers it served in the previous year. This new terminal is part of a broader strategy to accommodate this growth and enhance the efficiency of the airport.
According to Mihajlo Zdravkovic, Director of PE Airports of Serbia, the construction of the new terminal building will be completed by the end of September. Following this, the installation of equipment will take place, and the terminal is expected to welcome its first passengers during the summer of next year.
The new 7,160-square-metre facility will boast ten check-in desks, self-check-in stations, eight passport control booths, four passenger gates and one VIP gate. The project is scheduled for completion by 2024 and will increase the airport’s annual capacity to 1.5 million passengers and enable it to simultaneously handle six aircraft. The development is valued at eleven million euros.
With this new terminal, Serbia is not only enhancing the capacity of Nis Airport but also taking significant steps to strengthen its infrastructure and improve the country’s connectivity and tourism prospects. This development stands as a testament to the nation’s commitment to growth and progress in its aviation sector.
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