The construction of Zagreb Airport's new terminal building is nearing completion, with the finishing touches currently being carried out inside the multi million euro facility. The construction and installation of the new baggage handling system has been completed, as well as the installation of new check-in desks and counters. By the end of June, the terminal will have a new security and CCTV system put into place. The commissioning phase, where all the equipment systems needed to operate the entire building are put through a series of rigorous testing procedures before it can be occupied, will take place in December 2016 and January 2017, prior to the planned opening in March 2017. The General Manager of Zagreb Airport, Jacques Feron, recently said, "We are currently in talks with a number of airlines to introduce new routes, which is one of the ways we are preparing to transition into a new phase of our business operations, which will begin with the opening of the new terminal". He added, "Terminal construction is progressing at an excellent pace and is in line with our plans to complete work on the building by the end of the year, after which we will commence the testing phase and prepare for the grand opening in the spring of next year". The new terminal, valued at 313 million euros, stretches over 65.000 square metres and is spaced out onto four levels. The first two will be used for arrivals, while the other two for departures. It will have the capacity to handle five million passengers per year, which will increase to eight million in subsequent phases when the need to expand the building arises. Click photos to enlarge.