Construction on the long-awaited new terminal building at Split Airport is scheduled to start in 2017.
After many delays since the announcement of expansion in 2013, on 6 December the airport finally signed an agreement with construction firms Viadukt, Kamgrad and KFK Tehnika. Construction work is scheduled for 2017.
The expansion will stretch over 34.500 square metres and increase the airport’s capacity to 3.5 million passengers per year. Furthermore, the car park and bus area will be expanded by 35.500 square metres. Stage one of the 60 million euros expansion project is expected to be complete in the autumn of 2018, with summer 2019 the completion date of stage two. The new terminal will improve the quality of passenger services and will enforce European Union standards for international border crossings in line with the Schengen Agreement.
Split Airport is the second busiest in Croatia after Zagreb, handling a record 1.7 million passengers last year. The airport will hit the two million passenger mark in 2017. Split becomes the third airport in Croatia which will build a new passenger terminal over the next three years, joining Zagreb and Dubrovnik.
Source: croatiaweek.com, exyuaviation.com