Another airport expansion in Ex-YuZadar Airport, which is one of the only airports in the region to sale through the global financial crisis unscaved, now plans to expand its terminal by 2.500 square metres. Zadar Arport has continued to break previously set passenger records this year and construction work on the terminal expansion will begin next year. The current terminal building does not have the capacity to handle the current passenger volume. The airport will be expanded by 2.500 square metres bringing the total size of the airport’s terminal to 7.500 square metres.
The expansion will be carried out in 2 phases. The first phase will be to construct an additional 500 square metres to the airport’s west wing and turn it into an area for domestic departures. The current domestic flights area would be turned into an area for international departures. The next phase of the project would begin in 2011 when the rest of the international flights area would be expanded and the terminal will be widened by 14 metres. The total cost of the expansion ill amount to 1.5 million Euros. The airport has already handed in the documentation, needed for the terminal expansion, to local authorities.
The airport’s management also plans to widen the existing runway. Some work, such as the expansion of the car park and the construction of a cargo depot, has been completed this year.