The new terminal building stretches over 13.700 square metres. In the arrivals hall, located on the ground floor of the terminal, one will find 3 conveyer belts for baggage claim, 2 for international flights and 1 for domestic services. The first and second floors stretch over 1.300 square metres and contain 4 gates and 2 air bridges. Offices and a gallery have been placed on the third floor. The new terminal has retail space of up to 575 square metres where a duty free shop, 2 coffee bars and a bistro, as well as tour operators’ offices are located. Dubrovnik Airport is the first in Croatia to contain air bridges or, as the director of the airport said, “dry crossings” from the terminal to the aircraft.
The “Croatian Times” web portal adds that Dubrovnik Airport will now be able to handle some 2 million passengers. This is the third of five phases of the airport’s development. Prime Minister Kosor announced the reconstruction of Terminal C, which will be extended and stretch over 17.800 square meters. So far Terminal A has also been extended.
There was more good news for Dubrovnik after the low cost airline Jet2.com announced that it will commence seasonal flights from Belfast to the Croatian city during the 2011 summer season.