Tivat Airport's "temporary" terminal nears completion


The construction of Tivat Airport's temporary makeshift terminal is nearing completion and is to be opened soon. The facility has been erected to deal with strong passenger growth and capacity constraints. The structure stretches 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 began in mid-August.


The development comes in the lead-up to the planned concession of both Podgorica and Tivat airports, which will be offered by the government as part of a single package. In addition, the future concessionaire will likely 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.

During the January - October period, Tivat Airport handled a record 1.198.316 passengers, representing an increase of 9.9%. The airport has already overtaken its 2017 end-of-year result.


Comments

  1. This actually turned out quite good. I was expecting a container but it even has a glass facade.

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    1. Agree. Looks much better than other simmilar projects around Europe. This is the temporary terminal in Lisbon
      https://www.losberger.com/au/en_GB/applications/event-tent-sales/airports/

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    2. And here is the one set up at Hethrow during the Olympics in 2012. Compared to this, the one in Tivat is state of the art.

      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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    3. They have nothing on Budapest ;) Now that is a barn!

      https://fastly.4sqi.net/img/general/width960/9849068__Dqn20Nh6bZlGiQgWBi56oCQH0TFsZ8oeqZeKKh5qA4.jpg

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    4. That looks horrible!

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    5. The one in Budapest I mean

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    6. They really look like barns. The one in Tivst turned out nice.

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  2. Bravo Crna Gora!

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  3. What is the point of this quick fix if the concessionaire will required to build a new terminal?

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    1. The concession tender will probably start in spring of next year and will last several months. We will probably get a concessionaire take over the airports at the end of 2019 or January 2020. That means a whole summer season needs to be operated and the current terminal is way too small for the existing volume of traffic, which will probably grow even more.

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  4. During the winter they can just use the makeshift terminal, they don't have to use the main building.

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    1. Why on earth would they do that?

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    2. It's tooarge as it is.

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    3. Sorry that was supposed to be "too large"

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    4. Because it is newer and modern. Happy taxpayer, why do you care, it's not like you pay taxes in Montenegro?

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  5. 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. This is what it was supposed to look like.

      http://www.kalamar.si/images/tivat/05.jpg

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    3. I think the concession will be speedy since the government needs cash. The PM said the concession is "the priority of all priorities".

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    4. 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. http://www.kalamar.si/images/tivat/05.jpg
      Needless to say, including the ever-present A380.

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    6. Haha the choice of aircraft is gold.

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    7. Will TIV operate A380s?

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

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    1. They are thinking about it

      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2018/08/tivat-airport-mulls-night-time-flights.html

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    2. That would increase the capacity significantly.

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  7. Thanks for the update and photos/video.

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

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  9. Perfect summer terminal.

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

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  11. Those are fantastic passenger numbers for Tivat. Well done.

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    1. I think they will be the eighth busiest in ex-Yu. Behind them will be Podgorica and Sarajevo

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    2. It was like that last year too

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    3. Hold your horses. Podgorica might overtake it.

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    4. No doubt, TIV has bigger potential than most Ex-Yu capitals. With nightime landings and a bigger terminal it could come close to the likes of SPU or DBV in numbers, though it shouldn't shy away from LCCs

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  12. About time they did something with that airport.

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  13. Much needed expansion.

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  14. 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 it's 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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  15. Current terminal has capacity of just 400,000 so this is long overdue.

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    1. wow they are really operating at overcapacity. Reminds me of Split.

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  16. It's a shame Tivat's growth is being blocked by the government. Several airlines want to fly there but are being redirected to Podgorica instead.

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    1. Pegasus this year and by the looks of things British Airways next.

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    2. I read somewhere that TIV is competing with ZAG for US flights.
      I think PHL will be the destination after DBV.

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    3. Seriously?

      Interestingly, MGX applied for a US permit at the start of 1999 (of all years) to operate flights from Tivat to New York City once weekly with a wet-leased B767 from an Italian airline (which has since gone bust). Needless to say they were turned down.

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    4. More than bullshit. How on earth would wide-body operate from 2.500 meter runway?

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

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    1. Agree. Hopefully with the concession the airport can finally get the infrastructure it deserves.

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  18. Happy to see this development at Tivat :)

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  19. It looks nice. Looking forward to see the finished product.

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  20. I like the comas on the "temporary" in the title.

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  21. When will they finish it?

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  22. Great they are working on temporary facility! It is so needed!

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    1. I'm assuming they will knock it down when they start building the new terminal... one day.

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  23. Congrats Tivat!

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  24. When will they start the ones in Podgorica?

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  25. Airports of Montenegro wanted to invest in Tivat Airport with credit from EBRD but Montenegrin government dont let them do that. Premier of European country who doesn't want that something stay in country ownership = Montenegro

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