Sunday, June 21, 2015

Split Airport to get new terminal

Split Airport to build €59.3 million terminal

The Croatian government has announced the construction of a new multi million euro terminal at Split Airport, which will stretch over 34.500 square metres and increase the airport’s capacity to 3.5 million passengers per year. Furthermore, the car park and bus area will be expanded by 35.500 square metres. Work on the 59.3 million euro expansion project is expected to begin in autumn or early winter. It is estimated to take just over two years to complete the investment. The new terminal will improve the quality of passenger services and will enforce European Union standards for international border crossings in line with the Schengen Agreement.


The Croatian Minister for Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Siniša Hajdaš Dončić, said the airport’s management had worked on the project documentation for two and a half years, adding that he hoped for a construction permit to be obtained in July. "The funding has been secured from our own sources to the amount of 17.1 million euros, and the rest will be financed from loans, which will be granted by development banks without government guarantees. There is no reason why this project should not be completed in two and a half years, resulting in a revamped airport that will have a capacity of more than two million passengers annually, a figure expected to be achieved in 2017/2018", Mr Hajdaš Dončić said.


Split Airport was the former Yugoslavia’s third busiest airport in 2014 and is the second busiest in Croatia after Zagreb, handling a record 1.7 million passengers last year. Plans to build a new terminal at Split Airport were first announced in 2013. It’s Managing Director, Lukša Novak, said, “During 2015 we expect to increase passenger numbers by 6%. As a result, we will handle some 1.860.000 passengers. We also plan to continue to invest in airport equipment which will ensure the best aircraft handling and services”. Mr Novak added that the airport will hit the two million passenger mark in 2017. During the first five months of the year, Split Airport welcomed 338.563 passengers through its doors, an increase of 6.8% compared to the same period in 2014. Just this weekend, Split Airport will handle 22.000 passengers on 105 different flights. Split becomes the third airport in Croatia which will build a new passenger terminal over the next three years, joining Zagreb and Dubrovnik.

45 comments:

  1. konačno više da i to doživimo

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  2. Well done Split. Ecellent work

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  3. All the airport development in Croatia is pretty impressive. I think Split and Dubrovnik now have to work on attracting some airlines on a year long basis.

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  4. Eh wtf.. most screwd pictures ive ever seen in 30 years, i can't see anything of a new 'model/terminal' in it, like it's been made by a 3 year old kid :/

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    1. They aren't the best but the first visual show the old terminal and new terminal, the second shows the new terminal and the connection to the new car park and the third the same just from a different angle.

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  5. Could we ever see OU open a proper summer base in Split? Seems like they are missing out.

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    1. They already do, with over 20 daily flights out of Split, and about 16 flights out of Dubrovnik.

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  6. I assume and hope for Split that the new terminal is planned the way that it can easily be extended. A new capacity of 2.5 Mio seems too little. I expect that figure to be reached by around 2024 latest 2025. Especially if it comes true that some airlines should start flying more frequently till end of October as compared to sometimes only till early September and not start seasonal services only by end of may when they might more often fly from beginning of April. Air Serbia and few others could also go year-round.

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  7. Is it 9 air bridges on the 3rd picture? That would be nice.

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    1. I doubt. Is there no jetbridges plant?

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    2. that is the landside - I think that is the new bus terminal.
      You can't see the airside on the pictures, but I doubt there will be jet bridges

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    3. air bridges won't be added as there's little demand for air bridges at Split airport.

      Also total capacity of split airport with new terminal will be 5.0 million.

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    4. According to the government its 3,5 million pax per year

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    5. You guys sure there are no jetways? (do they still call air bridges that too?

      I remember seeing at least 4 on other drawings but I couldbe wrong.

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    6. @Q400June 21, 2015 at 4:01 PM

      I am sure, Director of Split airport said there won't be air bridges due to lack of interest for air bridges among operators that use Split airport.

      however, they'll leave the possibility of adding 4 bridges at some point in future when market afford these .

      It is a strange statement I agree, Dubrovnik has similar structure of airliners as Split airport yet they're installing 4 air bridges.

      We'll see how all goes.

      @AnonymousJune 21, 2015 at 3:47 PM

      new terminal will be designed for 3.5 million pax, but old terminal has capacity of 1.5 million (max 2.0 million), for total of 5.0 million.



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  8. Renders in Serbia are much higher quality than this.

    Should have consulted some of our politicians on how to make a proper render, this is terrible quality.

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    1. Honestly, I prefer horrible renders and good construction than the other way around. BEG is sorely behind on development.

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    2. Stojanovic: I take that your comment is being made with a huge portion of Irony?

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  9. Jako loše, bojim se da ništa od svega navedenog neće biti. Aviomostovi također.

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  10. SPU je sljedeći u redu za prodaju.

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  11. Well done to Croatia for developing its airport infrastructure. It was in need of an upgrade. These are great project. 2017/18 will be great years for Croatian airports.

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  12. I really hope this project is completed on time - it would be such a boon for the whole region. I visit 4-5 times a year on average, and you can really see how much the infrastructure struggles during the summer months, not just in terms of airport capacities, but also ancillary services (shuttle transport etc.).

    OT: Etihad is switching some destinations (ZRH, SIN) from A333 to B789 in July/August, with no apparent plans for the replaced A333s. The plan may be to redistribute them among the equity network, especially as new B789s arrive. I'm not saying that JU's TATL venture is a done deal, but if they have such plans, it's a very good moment to act.

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    1. Steta bi bila ako dodje A333 zato sto mu je manji dolet nazalost za 2000 km.
      I A333 preko cele godine je po meni jedino isplativ za Aziska trzista .Steta sto plan nije bio drugaci da dodju
      2 A332
      1 A346
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      3 789 :)
      INN-NS

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    2. Ali sta ce Air Srbiji ta extra 2000km? Ja licno mislim da je A333 velik za Air Srbiju ali da mozda ako imaju dobar feed za te letove da moze da uspe sa A332.

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    3. Pa i u tome je problem A333 ima oko 40 sedista vise a tih 2000 km znaci pogotovu za Aziju .
      A333 bi jedino stalno mogao biti pun na linijama za JFK,ICN,PVG,BKK i PEK naravno da bi bilo mnogo bolje imati 789 ali dobro sta je tu je .
      INN-NS

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    4. Naravno plus Kargo.
      INN-NS

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    5. Air Serbia will be targetting the A333.

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    6. @2.56 da li si svesan koliko puta si do sada napisao post poput ovog?!

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  13. What airline's cabin is this?

    http://www.novosti.rs/upload/images/2015//06/21/sp%20orlici.jpg

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  14. OT: easyJet probably dropping Rome to Dubrovnik and Split routes, see Global section at forum for more details!

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    1. the FCO base will be closed in 04-16,
      practically you could fly SPU- and DBV-FCO with W-patterns if the yield is ok (which I don't know)

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  15. Air Serbia in Zagreb:

    http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/1/6/8/2646861.jpg

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  16. It amazes me just how efficient Split is, especially on a summer Saturday, this extension can only be a benefit. ZAG, DBV and SPU all deserve the new terminals they get. Remember Croatia also had to rebuild Zadar which was destoyed in the aggression. Shame BEG lingers in the 70's, i'm sure INN-NS will shoot me down in flames for that comment.

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    1. Even though BEG needs a complete overhaul I wouldn't say it's stuck in the 70s. In my opinion it's just ugly. T2 was completely refurbished but they could have done a better job.

      To me it seems you haven't been to BEG in a while... or ever.

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    2. What most is missing is that all these airport are also in planning and execution of a complete reconstruction of the runways as well within 2-4 years. They have all understood what they need to develop, invest and execute if they want to be ready for the future aviation as well what drive the countries dynamic forward in the every limited capabilities of tourism and infrastructure. It's not just about adding more airlines to the schedule, you need terminals, passport control, parking space, access roads all calculated on todays situation and with a future increase of the industry with X % over the next 15-20 years.....all the Croatian airports, Skopje, Ohrid etc......serious visions and plans are combined with serious amounts of investments have/are being done.....

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    3. Autobus Crvene zvezde je kamenovan u Hrvatskoj juce... ipak HR i dalje nije bezbedna za nas.

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    4. Nije u hrvatskoj nego u Sloveniji ali navijači su iz hrvatske.

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  17. Wasn't it possible to get EU funding for this? Why does the government has to pay and take loans?
    The Greeks have done it for so many airports and highways.

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    1. Aha....and how has the Greeks done you think?

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    2. So what, croatia is just few steps from greece outcome.

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