TAV interested in financing Zagreb’s new terminal, according to PMThe construction of Zagreb’s long awaited new terminal hasn’t begun yet as the Croatian Government looks for private investors. The government wants to share costs for the terminal’s construction through a public private partnership. According to the Croatian Prime Minister, Jadranka Kosor, the Turkish airport operator TAV has expressed interest in the venture. The news comes after Kosor presented plans to stimulate the Croatian economy at a business forum in Istanbul. TAV is present in the region and runs both Skopje and Ohrid airports.
However, over the past few months, media reports have stated that a Chinese consortium and several other European airports are interested in partially financing the construction of Zagreb’s new terminal. In return, they would run the airport for several decades.
Construction of the constantly delayed project is now scheduled to begin sometime next year, at best. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by 2015. The current terminal has reached its maximum capacity and can no longer handle the volume of passengers or aircraft using Croatia’s main airport.