The work on Sarajevo Airport terminal building expansion is in its final stage. New building will provide approximately 10.000 square meters of space on four floors with capacity to handle 2 million passengers per year. Estimated value of the investment is 38,5 million Bosnian Marks or 20 million Euros.
The new terminal building will feature:
- 30 Check in desks
- 10 passport control desks
- 9 boarding gates
- 3 air bridges
- optimized and improved baggage handling system
- enlarged restaurants and shopping area
- covered front of the terminal building for convenient passengers drop off and pick up
- improved, automated, and enlarged car parking area
The next major project for Sarajevo Airport modernization includes the expansion of the main apron, construction of rapid taxiways, and the overhaul of the runway and taxiways. With rapid passenger growth, after terminal expansion priority is to expand the platform for aircraft parking, which will provide three additional parking spaces for medium size airplanes (Airbus 320 or Boeing 737 family). This project is valued at 11 million Euros.
Italian company Tecno Engineering was chosen to carry out work on drafting the reconstruction project. Tecno Engineering has extensive experience in airport construction and carried out work at Mostar Airport in 2014. It has partnered up with the Mostar-based companies Ecoplan and Integram for the Sarajevo Airport project. Sarajevo Airport runway was last upgraded in 1998. During that time the airport was closed for two weeks while work was being performed with all traffic being moved to Tuzla Airport.
Sarajevo Airport – terminal building, November 2021.
Source: Flying Bosnian