The investors of the new terminal will be the city of Zagreb and the Croatian government along with a private company. Like many recent large scale projects in Croatia the terminal will be built and financed by a private firm. Once the terminal is complete the airport’s profits would be split between the government and the private company. The private firm will also control the airport for the next 3 decades.
Zagreb’s current terminal opened in 1966 and has undergone minimal restorations in the past few years. It has a capacity to handle 1.5 million passengers. Last year, the terminal welcomed 2.1 million passengers illustrating the need for a new terminal or the expansion of the current terminal building. Initial plans for the construction of a new terminal building were made back in 1997. More than a decade later Zagreb is still waiting.