Thursday, December 6, 2012

Zagreb sees November growth

Busy November as terminal construction looms

Zagreb Airport has seen its passenger numbers rise in November when compared to the same month last year. Croatia’s busiest airport registered growth of 5.1% as it welcomed 165.277 passengers through its doors compared to last year’s 157.282. A total of 1.518 departures and arrivals were seen during the month, a boost of 9.7%. November’s results have reversed the airport’s overall annual passenger slump. So far in 2012, Zagreb Airport handled 2.196.548 passengers, growth of 0.8%. If December figures remain steady, the airport is on course for its busiest year on record, just surpassing last year’s result.

Meanwhile, Turkish airport operator TAV has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to participate in the consortium with Aéroports de Paris and Bouygues Bâtiment International, which won a concession tender earlier in the year, to manage and run Zagreb Airport over the next three decades and build a new terminal. TAV is interested in taking over a 15% stake in the consortium at a price of 15 million euros. TAV itself participated in the concession tender but missed out, much to its dismay. At one point it threatened to sue the Croatian government over the way it handled the tender procedures. In the region, TAV already operates Skopje and Ohrid airports in Macedonia.

Zagreb Airport’s operators have announced that the financial structuring for the construction of the new terminal is almost complete. The project is expected to total 236 million euros. According to the concession contract, signed with the Croatian government, the airport’s new operators are obliged to begin construction by April 11, 2013. However, inside sources claim that land ownership issues, environmental case studies and the actual design of the terminal building are yet to be sorted out, which could delay the start of construction further into 2013. The construction of the new terminal is estimated to take two years.

21 comments:

  1. Nice work Zagreb ! What's impressive is this growth in flight operations. Wonder how, didn't seem so, as there have been only about 38-40 daily flights on average lately - and that's not that much. Hope to see those 6 new routes realize for the summer schedule in 2013...

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  2. Not a bad number for the size of the city, but I think ZAG gets some traffic from Slovenia and Bosnia.

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  3. OT: Aeroflot uvodi drugi dnevni let od maja a postojeći prebacuje na A321 !!!
    http://www.aviokarta.net/vesti/1558-aeroflot-uvodi-drugi-dnevni-let-do-beograda/

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    1. Aeroflot already flies the A321 to BEG most of the time, that's not really new news.

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    2. From may A321 would be default equipment, now it is only occasionally. Second daily flight certanly is news!

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    1. Again PROVOCATION by Serbs.

      Now Croats will answere to this provocation and we will be same again.

      Why admin did not delete "but when Zagreb".

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    2. Jedi prsut...

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  7. http://www.kurir.mk/makedonija/vesti/94650-Porast-na-prevezenite-patnici-od-skopskiot-aerodrom-

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  9. Ono sto je najkomicnije jeste da decko ima nick NJEMACKi, a ne nemacki sto nam apsolutno govori odakle je, barem poreklom. A iskreno decko uopste nisi intersantan, iskuliraj malo, mnogo si poceo da trolujes. Al kontam ti si jedan od onih koji je npr iz Knina i okoline, dosao u bg, dezurni pljuvac po Hr, al zato granicu prelazi sa Hr pasosem.

    Jadan si.

    My friends, i think the best thing to do is just ignore the guY from now on. Really nice for Zagreb growth, all the best.

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  10. New schedule is pretty convenient for transfer pax, especially in the morning wave out of SVO:
    SU2090 1215SVO-1310BEG D 321
    SU2092 2145SVO-2235BEG D 320

    SU2093 0050BEG-0535SVO D 320
    SU2091 1400BEG-1840SVO D 321

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    1. This is a lot of frequency
      and capacity...
      Is there really need for?

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    2. Others will go double daily to Belgrade too. Soon to be announced.

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    3. Yeah...LO, OA, DY, QR and QF :)

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    4. Forget BA, AF... ups, sorry they leave BEG!

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    5. Anonymous above, if you want to play smart at least make sure you use your tenses correctly.

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  11. Etihad Airways started codesharing with Olympic on ATH-BEG route.
    OA393/EY7157 1720ATH-1815BEG DH4 457
    OA392/EY7158 0905BEG-1155ATH DH4 123

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