New terminal for Dubrovnik AirportThe construction of Dubrovnik Airport’s new terminal has begun. Its completion will mark the end to the multi million euro upgrade the airport has gone through over the past few years. The new terminal is being built in place of the old airport building, constructed in 1962, which has now been demolished to make way for a new modern structure. The price tag of the project amounts to 70 million euros and is to be financed out of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
In May 2010 a new terminal opened at Dubrovnik Airport stretching over 13.700 square metres. It has the capacity to handle two million passengers per year. As reported earlier, the terminal will see the addition of air bridges in a few months, the first in Croatia to feature them. Future plans call for the construction of a commercial zone around the airport and even the construction of a new runway.
This year, Dubrovnik Airport is marking the 50th anniversary since opening its doors on May 15, 1962. Previously, the field airport in Gruda served Dubrovnik, although it was used only on a seasonal basis. The construction of a modern terminal building began in 1960. The airport set its passenger record in 1987, a figure it could surpass this year. Dubrovnik Airport is currently the most modern in the country.