Friday, June 30, 2017

Construction of Split's new terminal advances


The construction of Split Airport's new multi million euro terminal is progressing on schedule, with the facility expected to be opened to the public in July 2019. It comes following several years of delays. The foundations for the new building, which will stretch over 35.000 square metres, have been laid. It is situated between the existing terminal on the east side and the existing apron on the west side. The east part of the structure will be a compact glazed cube, with a flat and partly glazed roof. It will have a basement, ground floor, first floor, and a gallery, with the roof cornice height extending to 14.8 metres above the ground floor. The facility will have the capacity to handle 3.5 million passengers per year and will separate arriving and departing passengers. Furthermore, once completed, the airport will boast a new baggage sorting facility, as well as a car park and bus terminal which will have the capacity to accommodate 900 vehicles over an area of 35.500 square metres. It will be linked to the passenger terminal via a pedestrian overbridge (closed with movable steps) over the state road. The project will also include the overhaul of the existing terminal. A consortium of Croatian companies have been contracted to carry out the work, including Kamgrad and Viadukt, which were involved in the construction of Zagreb Airport's new terminal that opened earlier this year.

Inside view of the new passenger terminal building, ground floor

The basic bearing structure of the new building will be formed of reinforced concrete up to the roof level. The roof structure itself will be made of steel and, to a lesser extent, of timber. No jetways are planned as part of the project. Instead, the six gates will have staircases which will lead to the apron. "The structure of the new passenger terminal is, for the most part, innovative and complex. It comprises of various structural types, materials and zones. The structural design was prepared in compliance with applicable regulations, standards and professional rules of practice, and in full conformity with modern technical standards. It is expected that the realisation of this project will constitute a valuable contribution to the development of the building profession", the project's architects said.

Inside view of the new passenger terminal building, first floor

Split Airport's new terminal is valued at 59.4 million euros. The state will exempt the airport from paying tax on profit, which will fund part of the investment (17.1 million euros) through its accumulated profits. The rest will be paid through a loan from the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which will not require state guarantees. Split Airport was Croatia's most profitable in 2016. registering a net profit of 11.4 million euros. "This project is of vital importance to Split Airport. The double digit passenger growth we have recorded over the past five years has produced great challenges in the use of existing infrastructure, particularly during peak times. This is Split Airport's biggest investment over the past twenty years", it said in a statement.

New passenger terminal building with pedestrian overbridge

Split Airport, which is Croatia's second busiest behind Zagreb and third busiest in the former Yugoslavia, handled 468.878 passengers during the first five months of the year, representing an increase of 32% on 2016. In June alone the airport is expected to welcome over 400.000 travellers through its doors. Management estimates the airport will register 2.5 million passengers by year's end. Split's existing airport was opened in November 1966, while the current passenger terminal was built in 1979 for the Mediterranean Games. It has the capacity to handle one million passengers per year. The terminal was overhauled and slightly expanded in 2005.

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132 comments:

  1. Congratulations Split. Looks fantastic.

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  2. This is the future number one in EX-YU! Numbers in July are expected to grow to a staggering 700000 Pax.

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    1. For that they would need 28% growth on last July.

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    2. Yes, so less than the average growth of the first 5 months.

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    3. Seems very possible.

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    4. The issue is that they will probably have 3 million by 2019 and they are building a terminal with 3.5 million capacity.

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    5. The NEW terminal will have a capacity of 3.5 mio. The old one today handles around 2.5 mio. So in total it will be able to handle around 6 Mio, but admittedly it will be very full then again.

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    6. Remember that Brac will be taking away some passengers from Split now that it can handle larger planes.

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    7. ^ I doubt it will have a significant effect on Split.

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    8. Looking beautiful! Congrats, Split!

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  3. The way the results are going they will need a new terminal again in a few years.

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    1. haha I agree. This should have been completed several years ago. But better late then never.

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  4. This is really overdue. It will be one tough summer at SPU this year with so much traffic. Summer 2019 can't come soon enough.

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    1. If they managed with overcapacity all these years they can push through two more summers, but it will be hell for passengers.

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    2. It will be an absolute madhouse this year, and I can only imagine next.

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  5. Lepsi mnogo od zagrebackog. Cestitke.

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    1. I zagrebački je izgledao mnogo bolje na renderu. Nego, jesi bio na ZAG?

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    2. Ovaj neka bude Franjo Tudjman 2 :)

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  6. Pity that the new terminal won’t have air bridges. Would have fit the glass exterior well but I do like the way it looks.

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    1. The big pillars on the side of the building are actually the stair which are enclosed. I like the way they did that.

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  7. Imagine if Split and Dubrovnik ended their policy of not allowing LCC to base planes there how traffic numbers would explode even more.

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    1. Well I guess that's why they are among the most profitable airports in the country. They probably don't need to give in to LCC concessions around basing planes.

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  8. Really needed. Why construction is taking so long? If they got the money: why not summer 2018? It's just a terminal work faster and more :)

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    1. 2 years is not that much. Zagreb terminal was under construction for 3 years.

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    2. @AnonymousJune 30, 2017 at 9:33 AM

      Zagreb terminal is nearly twice the size, far more complex architecturally and has sorting facility built in to the main terminal building.

      3 years for such complex building is relatively short space of time.

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  9. Great post. Thanks for the update ex-Yu.

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  10. Hats down. Looks great

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  11. Finally some quality renders of the project. Looks like a very nice project although I do agree they could have added two air bridges maybe. It's an additional source of revenue.

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    1. They are much faster boarding A/C via both doors catering for the very limited apron they have. On top the weather is nice most of the time making air bridges not really necessary.

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    2. Why did Dubrovnik get them then?

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    3. I don´t know, probably it is a prestige thing? Are they really necessary? I guess it is a matter of preference. I personally (as an aviation enthusiast) prefer stairs.

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    4. Not necessary of course. Just has a few benefits.

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    5. They will add air bridges. The terminal is actually designed for that. Problem is the limited space on the apron, if they add them in its current state they would actually lose some parking positions.
      Right after they finish construction they plan on a runway overhaul (also long overdue) and to expand the apron, then they will add bridges to the new terminal

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    6. Ok, good to hear. Thanks for clarifying that.

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  12. These estimates made by the operator are very conservative. Handling 2.5 Million Pax this year would imply they will basically not grow anymore as they already added 100.000 pax in the first 4 Months. It is more realistic to assume numbers to grow to 2,7 Million.

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    1. Results this year have been really impressive.

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    2. It will also depend a lot how winter performs which used to be a dead period for the airport.

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    3. winter will be better than last year. Eurowings amongst others increases flight to STR and CGN from 2 to 3 pw and introduces DUS twice a week as a new destination in winter.

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    4. Winter will be slightly better (10-15k more pax) but the most growth will come from the peak summer months
      It will be some time until Split handles 100k in the winter months

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    5. The way Split is going they will overtake Zagreb soon.

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    6. The new terminal looks really nice and modern. I like the fact that there will large glass windows allowing you to see the parking positions quite nicely.

      So 2.7 million this year... and people mocked me when I said that SPU will become Croatia's number one airport.

      Btw once the new terminal opens, could we maybe see FR move its seasonal base there?

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    7. Ryanair puts very difficult demands on airports to open bases. They wanted to do it in Dubrovnik but the airport didn't make an agreement with them. At Split it's a different story at the moment because of capacity constraints but I think they will request the same once the new terminal is built - no landing and handling fees for a couple of year and so on. For an airport with constant growth, it probably doesn't make much sense to agree to it.

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    8. No chance that SPU will overtake Zagreb. Zagreb has growing year round traffic while Split has and always will have insignificant traffic during the winter.

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    9. Yes but at one point the volume of traffic during the summer may be large enough to compensate for the slower winter.

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    10. Look at Rhodes airport. In winter it's pretty much dead but during the summer it has enough traffic to handle over 4 million passengers every year.
      Maybe SPU should consider making a deal with FR to have a seasonal base there that will be operational only during the winter months. What routes could work? I am sure there are some.

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    11. It would probably take also some infrastructural support in terms of more hotel rooms or apartments, ferry port upgrade to receive that many more passengers. I think that it is not only about the airport or the airlines in Split, or any other coastal city in Croatia. So, it will take quite a few years to reach such numbers if we are talking about summer only (and winter is and will remain very weak in forseeable future).

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    12. Growth is not just depending on the new terminal. When will the runway/taxiway system (+ apron) be expanded?

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  13. Croatia is a good example for a country when it comes to airport investment. Admittedly this all could have (and should have) been done some 5 years ago but with new terminals in Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split things are going in the right direction.

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    1. It makes sense. It is a tourist country and much of its GDP is generated from tourism. Infrastructure which improves the quality of stay for tourists should be a priority.

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    2. Maybe lot of people will be very much surprised but actually tourism makes only 17% of croatian GDP :)

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    3. @AnonymousJune 30, 2017 at 4:12 PM

      Normal rate is 4-5%, however normal countries don't get 4 soon 5 times as many tourists as there are people in the whole country.

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    4. 17% is way too high and puts Croatia in a very risky position being too reliant on a single sector. Its time for the government to shift focus away from developing tourism and work on supporting other potential revenue streams.

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    5. @Q400July 1, 2017 at 5:15 AM

      Well initally problem was the Croatian Economy stagnated, in 2008, Croatia's GDP was 350 billion kuna. We underwent 6 years of recession, one of the worst in the EU, long cause the damage caused by the previous HDZ government committed some serious economic mistakes that stalled Croatia's economic recovery.

      In 2015 Croatia's GDP should have been 585 billion kuna, and had this been the case, Tourism wouldn't have such significant segment of Croatia's GDP. Still very high @75 billion kuna, the amount Croatian tourism currently generates.

      However, Croatian economy should concentrate one exports, revitalizing industrial output, high tech industry and bio-chemistry, pharmaceuticals and information technology.

      Croatia's goods exports are around 100-120 billion kuna, this should double or even triple by 2025, if Croatia plans to remain a competitive economy. For this it must attract investments and capital. And for that you need a legislation and good investor confidence. Croatia should look at Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finish legislation, how compatible these are and implement these in Croatia. Use force of law to implement these changes and try to diversify economy that way.

      Croatia's GDP today is 375-400 billion kuna, this must double with in decade or even faster. Tourism is growing at very high rate 7-8% yoy, that % of Croatia's economy tied to tourism will only increase if Croatia'n GDP doesn't pick up and grows at much higher rates.

      For that again, we need investments, loads of investments. Last year Croatia attracted €1.77 billion in forigen investments, this year this number will be around €2.55 billion, however this number should be at least 10% of Croatia's GDP each year, or around €5-5.5 billion. So loads of hard work ahead.

      So in short, Exports must pick up from present 12-15 billion kuna growth to 25-30 billion yoy, FDI must pick up from present 12-20 billion to 35-40 billion kuna, and investment in to high tech and knowledge economy.

      Croatian government should court Elon Musk and ask him to invest in to Croatia. provide large piece of land near Zagreb or Rijeka, for one of his Tesla factories, and get that manufacturing investment coming in, building electric cars and solar panels. Sadly Croatian government is run by imbeciles and incompetent fools, who can't see the opportunities.

      Tesla was born and was educated in Croatia, lived his entire life in Croatia and US. It should be straight forward for Elon Musk to decide to build a factory in Croatia, no brainier.

      Google, Facebook,Ebay, Microsoft shod all be asked to invest more in to Croatia, provide incentives. What do you think Ireland is doing ??? Do what the Irish are doing.

      Just to finish, By 2025, Croatia's tourism will undoubtedly dominate Croatian economy, projections are 25-30 million tourist and €25-28 billion revenue from Tourism at present rate of growth. Tourism increasing its % of Croatia's GDP to 25% before other sectors of the economy start to pick up and take over. Goods Exports should reach 200 billion kuna by 2025, however Government should really do its utmost for exports to exceed 300 billion. And for that FDI or foreign direct investments in tune of 10% of GDP yoy are needed.

      Time will tell how successful Croatian Government was.



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  14. Good work for SPU.

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  15. looks like it will be a nice glass terminal.

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  16. I'm glad they won't shut down the 'old' terminal once the new one is completed like they did in DBV and will reconstruct it.

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    1. They should have done the same in Zagreb.

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  17. Now they need to work on the taxiways. It is a shame A/C have to backtrack on the runway and thus limiting the airport´s capacity. I work for an airline and we would gladly operate many more flights to SPU especially on Saturdays, which is unfortunately full slot wise.

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    1. Unfortunately no new parallel taxiway is being planned. Just added parking positions.

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    2. Apart from the huge queues and delays at check in, there are also huge problems with the waiting area and at security checks because only two control lines are working even during the busiest time of the year. The main issue is the lack of aircraft parking stands because the apron is too small result in reduced aircraft handling capacity per hour due to lack of parallel taxiway at either end of the runway.

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    3. Parallel taxiways are planned but only from 2020 which is insane. A taxiway to runway start 05 should be the top priority, together with the new terminal.

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    4. From what I understand the problem with the taxiway is that there's simply no room to build it parallel with the existing runway. A new runway needs to be built with the existing runway becoming the taxiway.

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    5. Combined, both terminals or old and new terminals can handle around 8 million pax.

      Design cappacity of old terminal is 1.5 million, but can handle up to 3.5 million.

      New terminal will have at least 30 check ins and will be able to handle twice as many passengers. Combined the airport will be able to handle 8 million pax. New runway will be built along the current runway, 150m parallel to the current runway, 2800m runway will be able to handle Wide body aircraft, however new terminal is a priority. New runway is estimated to cost €50 million, this includes €10 million for purchase of the land.

      New runway won't be built before 2020. EU funding will be sought.

      Split airport future projections are 7.5 million by 2030, 10 million pax by 2040.

      Dubrovnik airport is projecting similar numbers.

      These are holiday airports, that are practically dead during winter months. November 1st to April 1st. these airports have very little traffic, this won't change any time soon. Projections, max 100 000 pax by 2040 during winter months.

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  18. Looks amazing, especially interior. Nice Mediterranean terminal.

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  19. First Zagreb, then Dubrovnik and now Split. They all look fantastic. Whose next?

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    1. Pula is next. They plan to build a simmilar new terminal in size to the one under construction in Split. THis is what I found here on exyuaviation.com

      Pula Airport plans to build a new passenger terminal in the near future as part of its new development masterplan. Mr Radmilo said the construction of a new 36.000 square metre facility is a key project which will fuel passenger growth. Pula Airport recently presented its master plan for the 2014 – 2039 period, including guidelines for the development of the airport's infrastructure and the business as a whole. Emphasis has been put on increasing scheduled and charter traffic, as well as attracting more budget carriers. The airport estimates handling some 1.5 million passengers by 2040. Its new masterplan was drafted by a consortium including the Zagreb-based IGH company and Airport Consulting Vienna. Pula Airport's existing passenger terminal was opened in 1989. It has the capacity to handle one million passengers per year.

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    2. Pula will hit 1.5 million way before 2040, I predict by 2025 at the latest, perhaps as early as 2022.

      This year Pula will handle 600-620 000.


      Zadar also plans big, 1.5 million by 2025.

      By 20205 Croatia's airports will handle projected traffic of around: 23.5 million.



      Zagreb - 8.0 million
      Split - 5.8 million
      Dubrovnik - 5.5 million
      Pula - 1.75 million
      Zadar - 1.5 million
      Rijeka - 500 000
      Osijek - 300 000
      Brac - 150 000


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    3. For Zagreb to reach 8 million by 2025 they need an average growth of 12,5%. If they indeed manage to achieve it then props to ZAG, because I think such a big growth is not that realistic for them.

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    4. @AnonymousJune 30, 2017 at 3:44 PM

      Airport management has big plans for Zagreb, 8 million pax by 2025 is quite feasible, considering OU will be expanding to 20-22 aircraft by 2022 and management plans to bring at least 40 carriers to Zagreb by 2002. Currently Zagreb has 21 carriers.

      Aeroflot
      Air France
      Air Serbia
      Austrian Airlines
      British Airways
      Brussels Airlines
      Croatia Airlines - base
      Czech Airlines
      El Al
      Emirates
      Eurowings - base
      Iberia
      KLM
      LOT Polish Airlines
      Lufthansa
      Monarch Airlines
      Norwegian Air Shuttle
      Qatar Airways
      Swiss International Air Lines
      Trade Air
      Turkish Airlines

      and seasonal

      Vueling
      Tunisair/Nouvelair
      Korean Air
      Air Transat
      Air Malta
      Air Europa
      Onur Air

      This blog cowered news of potential arrivals to Zagreb in 2018.

      EasyJet
      Voltea
      Transavia France

      Potential carriers that might start flights to Zagreb in 2018/2019/2020

      SAS - Scandinavian - Stocholm, Oslo, Gothenburg
      Finnair
      Aer Lingus
      TAP - returning
      Alitalia - if it manages to sort its finances
      Vueling - going year round service linking Barcelona and Zagreb
      FlyBe - linking Birmingham with Zagreb
      Aegean - Athens - Zagreb
      Air Baltic - Riga - Zagreb
      Air Maroc - Casablanca - Zagreb - seasonal
      Egypt Air - Cairo - Zagreb - seasonal
      Pegasus - Izmir - Zagreb - seasonal
      Air Europa - Valencia, Seville, Malaga, Palma, Zargoza - seasonal and Valencia year round.
      Ukraine international - Kiev - Zagreb seasonal
      Tarom - Bucharest - Zagreb - seasonal
      Air Bulgaria - Sofia - Zagreb - seasonal
      Small Planets - Vilnius - Zagreb - seasonal
      Air Canada Rouge - Toronto, Montreal - Zagreb - seasonal

      If all these airlines materialize and fly to Zagreb, I can tell you 8 million by 2025, will be easy peasy.







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    5. OU expanding fleet to 20-22 aircraft by 2022? OU wont exist in 2018, they have run out of slots and engines to sell

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  20. Nice work SPU. I like how the terminal will look inside. Let's hope for no more delays!

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  21. Looks amazing. Well done spilt and Croatia. I'm hoping Rijeka gets athe next revamp.
    The growth in activity across all Croatian airports is impressive

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  22. This should have been completed by now. They are already facing so many problems. I don't know what they are going to do next year.

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  23. Any info on how June is performing at SPU?

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    1. It says in the article: "In June alone the airport is expected to welcome over 400.000 travellers through its doors."

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  24. Thanks for the detailed explanation on how he building will look. I really like it. It's modern. I also think it's cool that the over bridge will have moving stairs and that it will be enclosed. Very convinent.

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  25. Does Split handle any widebodies?

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    1. Not on a scheduled basis.

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    2. last year there was an one weekly HiFly A330-200 service as subcharter for Norwegian.

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  26. Excellent to see so much airport development in the region.

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  27. Would be nice to see some more premium airlines at Split and not just leisure carriers. Maybe with the new terminal this will change.

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    1. I don't know what you mean by "premium" but you already have the likes of Aegean, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Finnair, Iberia, LOT, Lufthansa, British Airways and Austrian all flying to SPU.

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    2. Air Serbia also flies to SPU.

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    3. KLM, SAS, Croatia, Alitalia ;) Actually the majoority of carriers at SPU are what you consider "premium"

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    4. The lines are quite blurred as to what's a premium European airline on short haul these day.

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  28. Current terminal can't cope, many complain for lack of service and long waits. Hopefully when new terminal is completed in 2019 things should run smoothly, one can only hope.

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  29. Here are some actual photos of the current airport:

    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1430854&page=142

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  30. Very nice. Congratulations to Split and Croatia.

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  31. Are there any plans to put Split airport or any other airport in Croatia for concession like Zagreb?

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    1. I think there are only such plans for Osijek at the moment.

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    2. Dubrovnik has definitely ruled out any concession. Don't know about Split or the rest but 12.23 is right, Osijek is planning a concession but they have been planning it for years so don't know if it will actually happen any time soon.

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  32. Finally we won't have scenes like this anymore

    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UGbeO785mok/V43uBpFCWEI/AAAAAAAAYtc/mKO2Gr_AChUcaw-7XeukJEIPXSBqotO3wCLcB/s1600/56SqKp8.jpg

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-08nl81lKB4k/V43t-jTS2wI/AAAAAAAAYtY/brpdLv9b4cgCd_QIMAcC76vwc4ebrL-bACLcB/s1600/248fef1e029923a4f8a16ab048a22b20.jpg

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    1. No surprise really if the current terminal was designed to handle 1 million pax and we have 2.5 million per year.

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  33. Capacity constraints are becoming a real problem at the airport now because at peak times there isn't enough space for planes to park and airlines are being denied slot requests. Thank god they expanded the apron a few years ago. So this new terminal is much welcomed news and it looks great.

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  34. I agree with other comments that the building looks beautiful. I especially like the glass walls. Great for spotting and aviation enthusiasts to overlook the apron while waiting for their light.

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  35. I'm both surprised and worried that the Bravo Croatia guy hasn't posted a comment yet.

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    1. It's not just one guy. It's a movement!

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    2. It's organized, like other cheerboys from the region ahaha

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    3. To ti je spontano trolanje hejtera. Nakon svih ovih mjeseci još to niste uspjeli skopčat.
      Ahahaha :)

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  36. Smart that they are building a bus terminal as well for the tourists and that it is not right in front of the airport.

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  37. Why did they not apply for EU funds to build the terminal like Dubrovnik?

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    1. Only speculation, but I would suspect that there might be time constraints: only 1 such project can be EU supported within a certain time frame (in one country). Or there could be regional constraints: Within a certain distance only one such EU supported project allowed. Although SPU and DBV are quite far from each other but are in same "region". Anyone knows?

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    2. Alen Šćuric PurgerJune 30, 2017 at 6:49 PM

      No more airport building support by EU. Dubrovnik was the last.

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  38. Bravo Hrvatska!

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    1. Hahaha evo ga brat moj!!

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    2. I thought he's on holidays..

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  39. Really good work Croatia. When it comes to airport infrastructure it is the top ex-yu country. Pozdrav iz Beograda.

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    1. Not according to the World Economic Forum :D

      http://www.exyuaviation.com/2017/04/macedonia-tops-ex-yu-airport.html

      But I agree with you.

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    2. lol Macedonia

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  40. Croatia is obviously far most prosperous country in southeast Europe.
    In addition, Brac and Pula airports just upgraded and M.Losinj upgrade ongoing at present.

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    1. Actually that's Slovenia.

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    2. I think he meant regarding airport infrastructure.

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    3. Ahahahahha it is so funny, kad Sloveniji odgovara onda je south east, kad joj ne odgovara onda je central Europe ahaha

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  41. Did anyone take a close look at second picture with the 2 departure/arrival screens on the left hand side. It shows only small Caribbean island/destinations. Is that picture taken (stolen) from a Caribbean airport?

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    1. Haha I doubt it since the landscape in the photo through the widow is Split

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  42. This is good to read and see. I was half expecting news about another delay and had no idea they had started to build.

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  43. The state will exempt the airport from paying tax on profit"

    Great example of state bending rules to help airport infrastructure or airlines they own. Other countries should follow this positive example and give tax breaks or other incentives to their airports and airlines.

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    1. And why not give it to OU? After all, they need it more than SPU

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    2. 'Cause Croatia is an EU member and state aids are not permitted, only every 10 years.

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    3. I wasn't speaking about state aid, read more carefully.

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    4. What about subsidizing other industry, such as; autobus, automobile, rail, etc. Why should air transport be favoured?

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  44. Awesome!! And about time! The fact that they are operating at 150% over full capacity at an anual basis is already hardly tolerable, but during the summer months, it's a madhouse! And this year they'll have over half a million pax in July & August. Insane!
    Btw...looks really warm and charming, personally I find it more beautiful than the Zagreb terminal. At least in the renders.

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