Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tivat terminal construction to begin in April 2016

Tivat Airport to open new terminal in summer 2018

The construction of Tivat Airport’s multi million euro new terminal building is set to begin in April 2016, with work to be completed by the start of the 2018 summer season. Speaking to the “Vijesti” daily, Managing Director Damir Pinjatić says the airport is in the final stages of arranging a twenty million euro loan with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The entire project, valued at 32 million euros, includes the construction of a new terminal building, jetways, apron and a parking lot. “In October, the tender for the design of the new building should begin. We plan for construction to start in March or April 2016, while the expansion of the apron should commence in September or October next year”, Mr Pinjatić says.

The new terminal building, once completed, will stretch over 13.000 square metres, while the apron will have the capacity to handle up to nine aircraft and will include two parking positions for heavy aircraft. The new facility will have the ability to welcome three million passengers per year. Tivat Airport has been facing capacity issues over the past few years. Meanwhile, the Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services Agency (SMATSA), which controls the airspace of both countries, will begin the construction of a new control tower at Tivat Airport this autumn. Scheduled for completion in early 2016 and at a price of four million euros, the tower has been described as an “architectural masterpiece”.

Tivat Airport handled 492.067 passengers during the first half of the year, a decline of 1.1% compared to the same period in 2014, as the airport deals with a sharp downturn in visitors from Ukraine. However, Mr Pinjatić says a strong July and August will make up for the slump, which should see Tivat break its annual passenger record set last year. “With exception to Ukraine, the number of visitors from all of our other main markets - Serbia, Russia and Belarus - have been stable or have seen modest growth". In 2014 Tivat handled a record 910.533 passengers, the bulk of which came in July and August. It is now the former Yugoslavia’s eighth busiest airport, ahead of Sarajevo and Podgorica.

24 comments:

  1. Great news. Finally!

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  2. Where exactly are they going to build it. I don't remember there being any space...

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    1. There is enough space next to the current terminal building. I'm glad this is finally happening. During the summer its pretty much the same situation as in Split. The line for check-in goes out into the street.

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    2. In short, terminal building will be built on the existing parking area , between the existing term.building and the main road. Road to Ostrvo cvijeca will be closed and displaced.

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  3. Are they planning to start building the tower in BEG in autumn as well? I remember it was announced by SMATSA but no timeframe was given.

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  4. This tender has been cancelled twice already, last time a month ago. Terms are that an Italian company has to be the main contractor.

    No new tower at BEG.

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    1. Why does an Italian company have to build a tower in BEG? Any more info?

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    2. It's two separate issues, the tender and the Italian involvement is in regards of Tivat.

      The 2nd issue is in regards of the above question to the tower at BEG.

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  5. So new terminals coming in Ex-YU

    Dubrovnik
    Split
    Tivat
    Zagreb

    Already with new terminals
    Podgorica
    Pristina
    Skopje

    Did I miss anyone?

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    1. New terminal at Ljubljana but not so soon...

      Already new terminal at Maribor since 2012

      It seems that you forgot on Slovenia

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    2. Zadar as well as Pula has "new" terminals.

      Sarajevo are about to extend what they have.

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    3. New terminals coming in Ex-YU

      Dubrovnik
      Split
      Tivat
      Zagreb

      Already with new terminals
      Podgorica
      Pristina
      Skopje
      Brač
      Zadar
      Maribor


      Pula terminal is from 1989.

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    4. Kraljevo (brand new terminal) and Niš was repaired, including the building of a new control tower and renewal of the main terminal.

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    5. Repaired??? You are joking. Almost all airport in ExYu was repaired in last few years. Even Osijek, Zagreb, Mostar, Tivat, Belgrade, Zadar (before new terminal)... that is not a big deal.

      Kraljevo??? Yes, airport without flights. That is really something to point.

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    6. INI was completely destroyed in '99. And it was rebuild in 2004 with donations from Norvegian government.

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    7. 1:25 Kraljevo je aerodrom, hteo ti to da priznas ili ne, kao i Niš, koji je bio unisten u bombardovanju.

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  6. Zadar and Brac also have new terminals

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  7. Potrebno im je vise LCC kompanija .
    bilo bi dobro kad bi DP ( Pobeda) pokrenula letove za TIV i INI posto otvara mnogo Evropskih destinacija.
    INN-NS

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    1. Opa, od kada si ti ljubitelj LCC?

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    2. Nisam ljubitelj ali bi voleo da dodju radi Aerodroma INI .
      INN-NS

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  8. What about Trebinje? ��

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  9. Serious investment in two airports 100km apart in such a small country seems like an overkill. They could have developed one proper airport, near Podgorica, entice year-round services and invest further in proper highway network, from Boka to Ada.

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