Works on the modernization of Terminal B of the Sarajevo International Airport, worth more than 30 million BAM, are being carried out with the planned dynamics, was confirmed for Akta.ba business portal.
The deadline for the completion of the works is extended for one month and the completion is planned for November – December 2020.
The works that began in early October 2018 are also performed at night hours.
Sanja Bagaric-Arnaut, Public Relations Officer of the International airport Sarajevo said that construction of the basic armature construction of the future facility is underway.
“After completing the digging of foundation pit, armature for the entire structure of the building is currently being set up. These are extremely demanding works, primarily because they are being carried out next to the existing facility that is in full function and uses the existing utility, water supply and electric infrastructure, “said Bagaric-Arnaut.
She explained that this is a very complex and challenging project, especially when considered that the works on the expansion of the terminal building must not affect the regular airline operations, or to be exact, must not cause any delays or possible disruptions in the operation.
“Considering the increase in traffic every year, it is evident that the existing infrastructure will not be able to meet the needs of passengers and traffic at the International Airport Sarajevo soon. The port building of terminal B is the object through which is conducted handover of passengers, luggage, mail, and goods. Thus, it is one of the most important objects at the International Airport Sarajevo that ensured the enforcement of airline operations through its resources. Terminal B has a capacity to process a million passengers “, explained Bagaric-Arnaut.
The extension should provide additional 9,000 square meters of space on a total of four floors, including the basement floor, ground floor, and two floors.
The new part of the object will make unique architectural, construction and technological unit with the already existing terminal B. They are planning the extension and increase of all capacities, including spacious and technology for the purpose of following: registration of passengers and luggage, customs duties, security, passport and sanitary control on arrival and departure, waiting room for boarding passengers, ambulance, security checking of luggage, handover of the luggage, waiting room for welcoming passengers, catering facilities, Duty Free Shop, office and commercial space for the needs of airlines and other agencies, space for religious needs and other services.