New terminal at Zagreb Airport begins operations

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The new €300m (US$325.8m) passenger terminal at Franjo Tudman Airport in Zagreb, Croatia, has opened its doors to travelers for the first time.

The airport welcomed 2.8 million passengers last year, with traffic rising by 6.9% compared with 2015. Five times bigger than the terminal it replaces, the new 65,000m² (699,564ft²), four-level terminal is able to process five million passengers per year, which is expected to rise to eight million when phase two completes.

Groupe ADP, a shareholder in the concession company for Zagreb International Airport through Aéroports de Paris Management and TAV Airports, will continue the operation and development of the airport under the 30-year concession won in 2013.

Antonin Beurrier, executive director and chief international officer at Groupe ADP, said, “Completing the new terminal, built by Bouygues Bâtiment International and Viadukt, on schedule and within budget, is an achievement that underscores the expertise and experience of Groupe ADP when it comes to arranging financing and managing complex airport projects.

“Groupe ADP will operate the Zagreb Airport concession until 2042, providing the airport with a powerful tool to take full advantage of its potential in terms of economic development and tourism.

“With passenger traffic up 20% over the past three years, and the arrival of ten new airlines, Franjo Tudman Airport is seeing particularly rapid growth. For Groupe ADP, it is a strategic asset in its portfolio of airports across the world.”

The new terminal includes 2,000m² of retail areas and eight air bridges.

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