Pula Airport has closed its doors for all traffic as it begins its multi million euro runway overhaul. Built in 1954, the three kilometre runway was last upgraded in 1972. The approach lighting system will also be extended from the current 400 metres to 900 metres. Pula Airport is financing the work from its own funds. During the winter season, Pula is served by Croatia Airlines from Zagreb and Zadar, as well as Trade Air, which maintains commuter domestic flights. Passengers booked on these services have been arranged alternative transport. Pula Airport is expected to reopen on March 10. The work is valued at 3.47 million euros. Despite the closure, the airport anticipates handling over 500.000 travellers this year.