FIRST PHOTOS OF THE NEW TERMINAL AT THE BELGRADE AIRPORT
The newly built part of Terminal C for passengers will be officially opened tomorrow at the Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade.
General Manager Francois Beriso pointed out that for the first time, departing and arriving passengers were separated, which is very important.
“For the first time, a special floor was introduced for the arrival of passengers, and when all the works are finished, it will be a huge change,” he said.
The journalists were escorted through the newly built part of the terminal by Belgrade Airport Development Project Manager Petar Novaković, who revealed what benefits, ie facilities, passengers now have.
At level 1, separation is performed passengers who are in transfer and who are in arrival.
“Arriving passengers continue down to the ground floor. There is a new corridor to the existing passport control, which will be equipped with another house with two more operator seats. On the first floor, the transfers go through a special part, where we provided an overview of counter-diversion control, and return to the first floor, “Novakovic said.
In order to meet all security standards in aviation, in addition to infrastructural performance, they also provided Orat tests.
“On the operational side, we have been carrying out operational preparations for the commissioning of the so-called Orat (Operational Readiness Activation and Transition). Our operational teams have been going through different passenger service scenarios from December until today. We are conducting these Orat tests for the first time at the airport, which has proven to be a very good practice that we will continue, “he explained.
When it comes to gates, passengers have at their disposal a base gate that has a total of five exits and 1,150 square meters for the departure of outgoing passengers in the first positions.
“We are talking about ATR, some smaller jets. The capacity is up to some 100 passengers per flight, and we have more space than necessary. Everything is modern, the architecture and complete design is done in accordance with the Vinci group and with the standardization that our roof house has determined for all airports “, said Novaković.
There is also a gate for Americans flights. Their traffic safety organization has requested that they retain one additional control for their flights.
“It simply came to our notice then. They are configured as an accordion. “When we don’t have a flight to America, we can completely take them off and make it an open space gate in a way,” Petar Novakovic explained.
The configuration of each gate is identical. All gates on the first floor, unlike the base gate, are equipped with air bridges. Passengers board and disembark on them. There are a total of 8 air bridges with an automatic system for guiding aircraft for parking in position, Novakovic discovered.
In order to maximize the functionality of the terminal, it was not enough to upgrade the building.
“We also upgraded the platform. So the platform used to go to Charlie 10, to C 10, and we expanded it to Charlie 14. It’s all over. We are absolutely ready to start the operations of receiving and dispatching passengers in this part of the building “, explained the development project manager of Belgrade Airport.
Airport seeks to provide passengers from safe countries, as required by the European Commission, with a higher level of service. Because it is assumed that they come from a safe airport, they access the departure hall without additional inspection of passengers and luggage.
It will be especially interesting for the passengers that on each arrival or as they go through the corridor, they can see who the most important Serbs are. The names of geographer Jovan Cvijić, painter Nadežda Petrović, physicist Mihajlo Pupin, writer Isidora Sekulić and scientist Milutin Milanković are prominent at the airport. That was the idea of the French principals.
There are banners in the hallways that are currently of an advertising nature. Various commercial facilities, restaurants and shops are planned to open.
“The goal is to copy this situation to the entire terminal of Nikola Tesla Airport by 2023,” said Petar Novakovic.
At the beginning of 2023, in the first half of the year, a new configuration of parking lots and roads should be realized.
Source: BIZlife by bizlife.rs.
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