Friday, July 29, 2016

Tivat Airport terminal construction to commence


The construction of Tivat Airport's new multi million euro terminal is expected to commence this winter, several months behind schedule. Airports of Montenegro, which runs Tivat Airport, is to begin tendering procedures for work on the 32 million euro expansion project over the next month, while environmental and social due diligence is underway to assess the potential issues associated with the project. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is set to decide whether it will provide a twenty million euro loan for the terminal construction and a final review is currently pending. The EBRD will make its decision on November 30. Initially, construction work was expected to begin in April.

  

The expansion project includes the construction of a new 13.000 square metre terminal to the north of the existing facility, as well as the extension of the manoeuvring area and the rehabilitation and extension of the runway in order to achieve compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) safety standards. Tivat Airport's capacity is already insufficient to handle the high demand during the peak summer months. It has been identified as a barrier to growth of the country’s tourism industry by limiting the access of international tourists to Montenegro. The project will address this issue by increasing handling capacity of the passenger terminal to three million travellers per year and adding a further nine aircraft stands that will provide sufficient capacity for the next ten years and improve service quality.

  

The project is expected to improve safety standards and achieve compliance with the relevant ICAO recommendations. Furthermore, it will promote private sector involvement in non-aeronautical commercial activities at Tivat Airport, incorporate innovative elements of advanced sustainable building technologies at the new terminal and adopt internationally recognised certification for the airport's operations (Airport Carbon Accreditation). Meanwhile, the redevelopment of Tivat Airport's control tower is entering its final stages. Valued at four million euros, the new-look 37-metre tower includes the addition of 1.700 square metres of office space at its base, while the control tower cab has been expanded to eighty square metres in size. Work has been financed by the Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services Agency (SMATSA), which controls the airspace of both countries. During the first half of the year, Tivat Airport handled 291.635 passengers, up 6.5%. It anticipates welcoming over one million travellers in 2016.

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Tivat Airport control tower before (left) and after (right) overhaul

65 comments:

  1. Nice so now we have ZAG, DBV and TIV all building new terminals.

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    1. It's good to see all this infrastructure investment at airport in ex-Yu. The region is finally waking up.

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    2. Except for LJU which remains in a deep slumber

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    3. Biggest mistake was Fraport not building new terminal :(

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    4. Not enough demand for a new terminal.

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    5. Thats Slo logic. First we need crowded terminals than lets build. Others analyze, risk and invest and tru this attract new biz at the end all benefit

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    6. Honestly, we now still have ZAG and DBV building new terminals with SPU and TIV having announced such plans regarding the Top 10 Ex Yu airports traffic-wise. No more than that. We all don't know if and when works might start... when they say in "winter" they should better indicate the year :) my opinion...

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  2. Is it just me or does the new tower look smaller and shorter than the old one?

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    1. It looks ok but I find it funny when I remember that they said the new tower would be an "architectural masterpiece"... I mean...

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    2. lol yes I agree

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  3. About time they did something with that airport.

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  4. They should have built a larger airport that would serve the entire country somewhere between Podgorica and Tivat.

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    1. please, tell me where? I don't know if you know geography of Montenegro, but between Podgorica and seaside is mountain range, with the only place for seaside airport in Grbalj valley, where they already put TIV

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    2. Near Ulcinj.

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    3. that's not between Podgorica and Tivat

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    4. Then near that Skadarsko lake - some parts are flat there and there is already a rail that can be connected to an airport

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    5. That's Podgorica.

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    6. Montenegro is so small, that having two airports is waste of money and time. If Podgorica was built twice as large say 20 000sqm terminal and two runways you'd have decent airport capable of handling 2-3 million pax. As is, it is a real mess and waste of resources on such a small and poor country.

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    7. One runway would be more than enough.

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    8. Oba aerodroma su debelo iznad profitabilnosti. Stoga zašto ne?

      Potpuno bi druga priča bila da je jedna od njih neprofitabilan. Ali nije...

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  5. How long will the construction last?

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    1. 2 years plus factor in the traditional year of construction work going over time.

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  6. If Montenegro Airlines goes bust who are they building this for?

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    1. Tourists that would still come with our without Montenegro Airlines. It is hardly a massive airline that would impact the airports so much if it disappeared.

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  7. They could have put some time into those renders.

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    1. +1 FS2000 style :D

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    2. That was exactly what I was thinking - FSX is not much better though in this part of the world...

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    3. Haha true but I think this is just an outline. They still have to do the tender for the actual building.

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    4. Do a tender for the render? ;)

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  8. They have postponed this project for a few times but it's good to see things are finally start to move ahead.

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  9. IS SMATSA still going to build the new tower at Belgrade they announced or has it been cancelled?

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    1. It hasn't been cancelled. Construction should start when they finish Tivat. They will also start Nis tower at the same time which will look simmilar to Tivat.

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    2. Construction was supposed to start in 2014. They have already delayed it many times.

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  10. Much needed expansion

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  11. The approach to TIV is quite difficult. A very odd place to build an airport.

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  12. Tower looks good actually.

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  13. What is the capacity of the current terminal building?

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  14. OT

    Seems like flydubai will keep on flying to BEG with 4 weekly in stead of 3 weekly like last winter.

    BEG-Middle East this winter will be:

    TK - IST - 14x
    PC - SAW - 4x
    JU - IST - 7x
    JU - AUH - 7x
    EY - AUD - 7x
    QR - DOH - 4x
    FZ - DXB - 4x

    In total 47 weekly flights.

    I only put airlines that offer connections with these destinations which is why there is no BEY or TLV.

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    1. Seems like QR has given up on increasing BEG to daily. This is no surprise given the fleet shortage they are currently experiencing.

      Also, will be interesting to see if EY keeps on sending its A320 to BEG. If they do then it will be a slight capacity increase when compared to W15.

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    2. Qatar will have 10 flights per week to Zagreb. They seem to be consolidating quite nicely.

      Flydubai isn't doing as well as they will have three weekly flights.

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    3. Ural is suspending BEG.

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    4. What happened to Fly Dubai's plans to start Podgorica this year?

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    5. They decided against it because of Russia accident.

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  15. Good investment for a beautiful region
    Hajmo MNE !

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  16. When it comes to Balkans a building projects I will see it when I believe. Zagreb started building its terminal with a 10 year delay, Split still hasn't started despite project done, Belgrade hasn't started despite project done. Usual here for everyone to miss their deadlines.

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    1. Slicno kao u USA nema razloga za taj ton. Najvece se pare maznjavaju u gradjevini i beskonacnom zavrsavanju objekata. Samo prati koliko ce godina da grade novu LaGvardiju.

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    2. And how long have they been building the airport in Berlin? Completely agree with post above.

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    3. At least in BER the new airport was built, they actually did sth. and not just talk. That they only finished 95% is another story - the remaining 5% take 4 to 5 years... :) hilarious...

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  17. In planning for the new terminal an issue they found is land ownership. They actually found out that a part of the land still belongs to Jat, i.e Air Serbia. The airport use to be owned by Jat. We will see what will happen.

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  18. Happy to see this development at Tivat :)

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  19. They built a nice terminal in Podgorica 10 years ago, although it is a bit small. Hope they do a good job with Tivat too.

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  20. I heard any rumours about Air Berlin DUS-ZAG service by Q400 from S17!

    Can anyone confirm it?

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    1. Didn't hear about it, but it would be great!

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  21. Ovo je odlicno za TIV ako dodje do veceg broja Turista.
    Nadam se da ce LYBE dobiti isto novi terminal .
    INN-NS

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    1. Postovani INN-NS. pridruzujem se vasim zeljama za gradnju novog Terminala III na Beogradskom aerodromu. Bog zna koliko nas to ocekuje. Dolazak koncesionara, ili prodaja ANT, preporodice tu vazdusnu luku. Iduca 2017 godine pokazace se ko je investitor... Rodney+✈

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    2. Bog je veliki, da će bog.

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    3. Radovan, please do not use the Lord's name in vain.

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    4. Uvazeni Anonimus 12:46 PM
      Molim Vas da mi objasnite, zasto u tekstu nedozvoljavare da upotrebim Bozje (Lord's name) ime. Dali ste Vi administrator ovoga foruma? Dali Vam smeta pominjanje Bozjeg imena u sklopu mojeg teksta, ili uopsteno?. Dali to smeta kompaniji koju pominjem u tekstu? Da li ste mozda Vi zastupnik aerodrome? Molim vas objasnite mi dali je u Srbiji zabranjeno izrazavanje Bozjeg imena u blogu, forumu, javnoj komunikaciji. Upozoravate me pod maskom anonimus. Da niste robot?. Nadam se da ce te objasniti Vas stav i licno pravo. Naravno, moje ime je Radovan, a Vase (objavljeno) ime je Anonimus. To je nadam se dovoljno da se razumemo. I da ostanemo slobodni ljudi u misljenju, govoru I pisanju. Za pocetak. Pod uslovom da nikog ne vredjam(o). Valjda je tako i u Srbiji? Sa postovanjem Radovan. Kraljevo✈Sydney+

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  22. Dragi moj Radovane, mnogo pretpostavljate. Kakava veza ima u Božijim očima da li smo u Srbiji ili nismo? Morate da se odmaknete i dalje od vašeg Kraljevo. Drugo i jednostavno, bog ima malo veče brige nego da li će se razvijati avio saobraćaj u Srbiji. Tako bih vas lepo zamolio da poštujete i nas koje misle drugačije od vas.

    A za kraj bih vas podsetio da čitate bibliju, zapovijesti za početak.

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    1. Hvala vam Anon 3:38 PM.
      Vi ste rekli i spasiliste se. Bog se pise sa velikim pocetnim slovom. Vasa je volja, jer Vi pisete malim. Postujte i Vi moje misljenje kada pomenem Bozje ime. Vi ste mene prvo prozvali. Dali ste mi kratko upustvo kako se komunicira na blogu o Srpskoj (I bilo kojoj)avijaciji... Sve dok me ne opomene (ako je potrebno) Administrator ovog bloga, verovacu da nisam nepristojnoscu omalovazio komunikaciju. Naravno percepcije i sloboda govora treba da bude dostupna svima. Vas postujem i Vase misljenje. Ipak moje zadrzavam sve dok je moguce. Verujem da je ovde dozvoljeno biti, pored ateizma, gnostika i tradicionalna vera. Koja je bila ugusena u ovoj zemlji punih 40 + godina. Na kraju, kao I na pocetku, meni je od ljudi na ovom blogu glavni administrator. Uz svo postovanje Vaseg odgovora. Uskoro nastavljam pracenje ovog Foruma u Sidneju. Bicu po Vasem ''uputstvu'' odmaknut u zemlju gde provodim pedeset godina. Ostavimo Kraljevo. Vi ste na sigurnom, prosvecenom mestu. Oprostite mi na nerazumevanju. Vama svako dobro, mir i uspeh. Ostajte s'Bogom. Radovan, trenutno u Kraljevu✈+

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  23. Uz svo poštovanje, ovde nisu svi vernici, niti su svi vernici iste vere. Zato molim vas da religiju i pozivanje na religiju ostavite u domenu vaše privatnosti gde i treba da ostane. Mi ipak živimo u sekularnoj državi. Ili bi tako trebalo da bude.

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    1. Vama uz postovanje za Vase ubedjenje, do sada Administrator me nije upozorio niti odstranio zbog mojeg teksta i polemike sa Vama Anon.3:05 PM. Bez obzira na sve. Kakve su misli, takav je zivot. Svako dobro Vama, i svima koji postuju ljude. Radovan✈+

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    2. Radovane, poslednji komentar je od različite osobe. To je jedini komentar koji sam ja pisao. Poštujem ja Vas i rado čitam Vaše komentare, samo Vam govorim da privatne stvari, a to je religija, treba da ostanu privatne.
      Svako dobro!

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    3. Uredu je postovani Anon 12:29 AM
      Dok sam sa Vama polemisao, institucije i udruzenja vazduhoplovaca juce su slavili slavu Svetog Proroka Ilije. Juce sam gledao na kanalima televizije ovde u Srbiji. Vi znate da je ovde u Srbiji (i vise zemalja) Sveti Ilija, uzet za patrona (zastitnika) ljudi koji pripadaju oblasti vazduhoplovstva. Pa eto i Srbija, sekularna drzava religiozna ljudska bica koja su priznata za svetitelja dozvoljava da se javno slavi i izgovara. Vise decenija sam radeci u civilnom vazduhoplovstvu Australije, aktivno sam participirao u krugovima struke. Pogotovo u dobu interneta. To sam cinio i cinim i na Forumima (u oblasti civilne avijacije)Novog Zelanda, USA, UK,... Ponekad u mojim komentarima pomenem Bozje Ime. I te su, uz vecinu drzava sekularne. Do danas nikada me niko nije prekorio kada sam Bozje Ime pomenuo. Ovde u Srbiji, gde zivim sest-sedam meseci godisnje, na ovom Forumu sam dva puta upozoren da ne pominjem (''zloupotrebljavam''?)rec Bog. Verovatno da mnogi ljudi ovde to dozivljavaju kao ''opijum za narod''. A ne na pravo pojedinca kojim zeli da iznese stav. Svejedno, postujuci pravo pojedinca. Ne krseci zakone ove zemlje, ni vase pravo da se ne slazete samnom, Ostajte u miru I svakom dobru. Za mene ionih koji zele da zivimo s'Bogom. Rodney & Aviation Club✈+ Kraljevo Sydney.

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