Operator of the Nikola Tesla airport in Belgrade since December 2018, VINCI Airports is committed to transform the airport into a future sustainable hub in Eastern Europe. Through a €730 million investment plan, the goal is to grow passenger numbers to 15 million by 2043.
In 2020, the works on the modernization of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport have continued without major disruptions. Are expected by 2023, terminal expansion, inserted runway and additional taxiways construction, additional aircraft parking positions, a new de-/anti-icing pad, additional car parking spaces, as well as new access roads. Thanks to the planned capacity upgrades the airport will be able to handle projected 15 million passengers at the end of the concession period with a significantly improve of the level of service, comfort and variety of commercial offers.
In July 2021, Belgrade airport received its first-ever Europe “Best airport” award for quality of service, from ACI Europe. In 2023, ACI renewed this award and also awarded it the prize for the friendliest airport and the most committed team.
In 2022, the airport received its first Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate from ACI. Belgrade airport achieved level 2 in early 2023, acknowledging the new environmental ambition deployed by VINCI Airports that aims to reach Net Zero Carbon emission on all its airports by 2050.
In 2023, Belgrade airport inaugurated its new 3.5 km long runway and carried out work to modernise the terminal.