The airport is in a process of continuous transformation, becoming an important regional distribution and logistics centre. Significant numbers of passengers and goods from Western Europe pass through the airport on their way to the south-east of the continent and onwards to their destinations in the Far East.
The first stage of airside expansion comprised modification of the existing terminal. Once completed, the airport will meet the forecast increase in passenger demand but not all the expectations in terms of commercial services the modern airport users expect.
It is essential that beside modern airside operations, airport provides facilties, which shorten routes, save time, an offer space for different commercial activities. A commercial centre that would fill this gap is therefore vital for airport's succes.