Vinci win 25-year concession on Serbia’s Belgrade airport

The Republic of Serbia and Airport Nikola Tesla have selected Vinci Airports to run a 25-year concession for Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport.

The role involves finance, operation, maintenance as well as the extension and upgrade of the airport’s terminal and runways.

The contract is expected to be signed in the first quarter of 2018, with Vinci taking over by the end of the year.

Vinci said it would "improve the overall airport customer experience, notably by reorganising and optimising passenger flows and expanding retail areas".

Image courtesy of Vinci

Nicolas Notebaert, chairman of Vinci Airports, said: "This success marks a new stage in Vinci Airports’ expansion outside France.

"Nikola Tesla will serve as the company’s ‘hub" in southeast Europe, a geographical area in which Vinci Airports has not operated until now."

Belgrade Nikola Tesla is Serbia’s main airport and welcomed 5.3 million passengers in 2017.

Vinci is the world’s fourth-largest airport operator and has previously won contracts in France, Portugal and Japan.

Top image: Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (Wikimedia Commons/Bestalex)

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