Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Expansion for Zagreb Airport

Zagreb Airport terminal
Zagreb Airport’s new terminal may be on hold but it is expected that the current terminal will receive a much needed face lift. Work on Pleso’s terminal is expected to begin by the end of 2010. The project anticipates the construction of a new domestic check-in and arrivals area, which will extend the current terminal to the airport’s control tower. The new part of the terminal will stretch over 5.872 square metres, the “limun.hr” portal reports. The international departures lounge will also be extended and more space will be given to duty free shops and restaurants. The cost of the project will amount to 5.6 million Euros.

Tonči Peović, the director of Zagreb Airport, says that the extension of the current terminal is a temporary solution until the construction of the city’s new terminal begins sometime in the near future. The current terminal is too small to handle the volume of passengers using the airport and big delays at check in desks have become frequent.

City authorities expect that construction of the first phase of Zagreb’s overdue, multi million Euro, new terminal will begin in August 2012. The first phase of the project should see the completion of a 40.000 square meter terminal building and four air bridges. The first phase of the project should be complete within two years, by 2014. If past promises by the city authority had been kept, Croatia’s capital city would already have had a new state of the art airport terminal.

2 comments:

  1. that s just terrible and not to believe news....

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  2. If past promises by the city authority had been kept, Croatia’s capital city would already have had a new state of the art airport terminal.

    That's gold...

    Realistically, will we even see this temporary upgrade? And why is more space needed for duty free shops and overpriced restaurants (15kn for a simple coffee?) when the problem is still lack of gates and check-in counters?

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