Croatia Sets Timelines for Zagreb Airport Project

18 May 2010 (Last Updated May 18th, 2010 18:30)

Croatia could be well on its way to realising the benefits of a new terminal at Zagreb International Airport by the end of this year. It is expected that contracts for the €150m ($185m) first-phase construction of a 40,000m² passenger building at Zagreb airport, to accommodate thr

Croatia could be well on its way to realising the benefits of a new terminal at Zagreb International Airport by the end of this year.

It is expected that contracts for the €150m ($185m) first-phase construction of a 40,000m² passenger building at Zagreb airport, to accommodate three to four million passengers, will be signed by the end of the year.

Three aerobridges will also be built in this phase, which is set to be completed by 2015, according to croatiantimes.com.

The €72m ($88m) second phase of the project will see aerobridges fitted on the western side of the terminal, bringing the airport's capacity to five million passengers.

The third phase, which involves the addition of aerobridges to the eastern side, will further increase passenger capacity at a cost of €44m ($54m).

The Croatian Government is expected to make a decision on financing options for the project by next month.