Bosnia and Herzegovina’s minister for transport, Nail Seckanović, said that Sarajevo Airport will repay the loan entirely since the airport operates with a profit. The EBRD will also help to increase revenue from catering and parking at the airport.
Meanwhile, Sarajevo becomes the latest EX-YU capital city to receive an Airport City. Airport Centre Sarajevo (ACS) will have a shopping centre, 110 individual shops, office space and 1.500 parking spaces and will be directly connected to the airport. The ACS will stretch over an area of 45.000 square metres. With all construction permits received, the company in charge of building the project will most probably start with construction during the spring. Construction should last approximately 11 months and should be complete in 2011.