Zagreb’s terminal to be expandedZagreb Airport’s passenger terminal will receive a 9.4 million Euro facelift as a temporary solution to the airport’s congestion problems. 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. Originally, the airport planned to spend some 5 million Euros on the project and commence construction work in December 2010, however both have been modified. The construction of Zagreb’s much needed new terminal is not expected to begin until August 2012. If all goes to plan, the first phase of the new terminal should be completed in 2014.
Tonči Peović, the CEO of Zagreb Airport, told the “Poslovni dnevnik” portal that several major European airports are interested in participating in Zagreb’s expansion project. 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 at peak hours.
Zagreb Airport posted a profit of approximately 4 million Euros in 2010 and handled some 2.070.000 passengers, although official statistics are yet to be released.