Tivat Airport begins work on "temporary" terminal


Tivat Airport has begun the construction of a temporary makeshift terminal in order to deal with strong passenger growth and capacity constraints. The structure will stretch over an area of 1.300 square metres and will include six check-in desks, airline representative offices and police and customs premises. The makeshift building will also boast a baggage sorting area. “This new terminal will provide greater comfort for our passengers, faster and improved quality of service, as well as better working conditions for our employees”, the General Manager of operator Airports of Montenegro, Danilo Orlandić, said. Work on the new facility will take just 75 days to complete.


The development comes just weeks after the Montenegrin government announced that both Podgorica and Tivat airports will be given up for concession as part of a single package. In addition, the future concessionaire will be obliged to redevelop the derelict Berane Airport. The Prime Minister of Montenegro, Duško Marković, previously said, "The concession is vital in order for Tivat Airport to follow through with its plans to build a new passenger terminal, extend its runway and overhaul its taxiways". Last year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was set to approve a fifty million euro loan for the development of Tivat Airport, however, it requested for the Montenegrin government to guarantee the airport would remain in state hands for over a period of ten years following the completion of the expansion project. Mr Marković's administration was unable to agree to such terms.


Plans have also been made for the construction of three smaller makeshift structures at Podgorica Airport, spanning over an area of 1.000 square metres. This will include a 220 square metre extension of the departures area on the northern side of the terminal building, which will feature additional toilet facilities, as well as a smoking room, while an extra 438 square metres will be added to the arrivals area, which would allow for additional passport control booths and customs control. A third structure, covering an area of 319 square metres will be added to the VIP and general aviation gates.


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  1. Don't understand the point of this quick fix that will be ready for the winter schedule when there is little traffic.

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    1. They were supposed to start it months ago.

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    2. Completely agree. Should have been done months ago. No point now. They will finish it November!

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    3. Well this way they will have it ready for next summer.

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    4. To tell you the truth, during the winter they can just use the makeshift terminal, they don't have to use the main building.

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  2. In this region makeshift temporary solutions usually become permanent.

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  3. It's gonna look like a barn.

    This is the temporary terminal in Lisbon
    https://www.losberger.com/au/en_GB/applications/event-tent-sales/airports/

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    1. Well it looks better than the one they set up at Hethrow for the Olympics
      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/london-2012/9307375/London-2012-Heathrow-Airport-has-built-a-new-terminal-for-athletes-arriving-for-the-Olympic-Games.html

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    2. Ha I didn't realise these makeshift terminals were actually a thing.

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    3. Lol! Because you haven't seen the low-cost terminal in BUD:

      https://foursquare.com/v/bud--basic-boarding-gates-a12-egyszer%C5%B1s%C3%ADtett-besz%C3%A1ll%C3%B3kapuk/501f61b7e4b0f36f04e22c9d?openPhotoId=5a8d35bd67e5f20271a89b20

      And then they all speak bulls##t about the Balkan airports...

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    4. Goodness. That looks horrible!

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    5. The one in Budapest I mean

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    6. Eindhoven is even worse. Proper concentration camp.

      Still, for an average saving of 200 EUR, I don't mind :)

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    7. Is it also a makeshift barn in Eindhoven or is it an actual airport building?

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    8. I heard that Beauvais' airport is a national shame too.
      I think there is a decent number of crappy terminals in Europe:

      SXF, LTN, BVA, JTR, RHO, CIA.

      Those Greek island airports are such a disaster, omg....3rd world!

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    9. Anon 12:22:

      The airport terminal looks perfectly normal, the camp begins when you leave the building to go to the gate. Gates are 300-500m on foot away from the building, with arriving and departing passengers separated by fences. The walkways are no more than 1m across, with 3m high fences on both sides.

      Seriously crazy feeling.

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    10. Haha sounds interesting. How many passengers does Eindhoven handle?

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  4. It's such a shame Tivat missed out on a new terminal. Hopefully the concession process will be completed soon and someone will build it.

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    1. And it was a nice project that was proposed. Pity.

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    2. I think the concession will be speedy since the government needs cash. Last night the PM said the conession is "the priority of all priorities".

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    3. I really hope so but even if they start building the terminal straight away it will porbbaly take 2-3 years.

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  5. Are planes still unable to land at Tivat after it gets dark? Or has this changed?

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    1. That would increase the capacity significantly.

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    2. But is it still like that? I remember no planes could land after dark because they had no equipment. I'm just wondering if it's still the same.

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    3. Still like that. Does not work at night.

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    4. I think it's time they upgraded the lighting system and extended their work hours.

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  6. I wish TIV all the very best and lots of prosperity. I hope we see events like this again:

    https://www.exyuaviation.com/2008/09/jat-and-montenegro-airlines-sold-out-as.html

    Respect!

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  7. How many passengers will Tivat have this year?

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    1. Around 1.250.000

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    2. That's great. Thanks!

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    3. I think that will make them the eighth busiest in ex-Yu. Behind them will be Podgorica and Sarajevo.

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  8. Current terminal has capacity of just 400,000 so this is long overdue.

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    1. And they handle currently more than double of that!

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  9. About time they did something with that airport.

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    1. Happy to see this development at Tivat :)

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

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    1. And where do you suggest they do that?

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

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    3. Montenegro is too small, that having two airports is waste of money. They should build Podgorica twice as large with two runways you'd have decent airport.

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    4. Both airports are extremely profitable. I don't see why there should be only one.

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    5. Can one large airport be more profitable than two small ones?

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    6. It could but how many years will the airport have to be profitable to pay off for its construction and what would they do with TGD and TIV. And what would they even call the airport?

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    7. Don Milo Djukanovic International

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  11. How long will the construction last?

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    1. It says in the article. "Work on the new facility will take just 75 days to complete."

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    2. Oops missed that. That's quite quick so it's baffling they didn't do it before the summer.

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

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    1. Why will it go bust. It's on its way to recovery.

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    2. 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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  13. To quote what someone wrote on here long ago

    "Airports of Montenegro want to invest in Tivat Airport with credit from EBRD but Montenegrian goverment dont let them do that. Premier of european country who doesnt want that something stay in country ownership = Montenegro "

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  14. Much needed expansion

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  15. It's good to see all this infrastructure investment at airport in ex-Yu.

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  16. Where exactly are they building 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. I think it is next to the existing parking area , between the existing term.building and the main road.

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  17. Ovo je taman za letnje punike. Posle samo da dorade apron i da uzivaju. Dosta vise sa tom gradjevinskom megalomanijom.

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  18. Tivat is in desperate need of proper NEW terminal.

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  19. So, TIV is the 8th busiest airport in ex-Yu but I think TGD will beat this year...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_busiest_airports_in_the_Former_Yugoslav_Republics

    What's more is that if SKP is facing reductions, it will fall to 8th position and TGD or TIV will climb..

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