In order to construct Zagreb’s new terminal and manage the airport, only companies which have run airports with more than 10 million passengers annually can bid. At a recent business forum in Dubrovnik, Houston Airport representative, Roman Miro, said his company was interested in taking over Pleso Airport. Houston cannot directly compete for the project since it is a non-profit organisation owned by the City of Houston. It plans to do so, however, through its subsidiary HAS Development Corporation.
The new terminal is planned to be built in 3 phases, with the first set to be completed in 2014. The current terminal will undergo a smaller expansion and face lift to accommodate the rising number of passengers until the new terminal is completed.