The new passenger terminal at Zagreb Airport (ZAG) went into commercial use today. This 65,000 m2 terminal doubles the airport’s capacity.
The first flight operating from the new terminal was Croatia Airlines flight OU660 on Zagreb-Dubrovnik route and the first flight to dock at the new terminal was Qatar Airways flight from Doha.
After its inauguration on 21 March, in the presence of Andrej Plenković, Croatian Prime Minister and Harlem Désir, French Minister of State for European Affairs, the new passenger terminal at Zagreb Airport (ZAG) started operations. After three years of construction the new terminal is five times bigger than the one it replaces. This four-level terminal is now able to handle 5 million passengers per year, and that figure could reach 8 million upon completion of phase two.
The new terminal features eight air bridges. Further development is planned for the future, as the passenger numbers grow. The city of Zagreb already pushed forward plans to connect the airport with the city via extended tram’s network (expected to start the construction in 2019). Although without sleeping facilities the new hotel is planned in the future, across the terminal building and will be directly connected to it.
Zagreb Airport (ZAG) welcomed 2.8 million passengers last year, with traffic up 6.9%, compared to 2015. ADP Management, TAV Airports, Bouygues Bâtiment International (a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction), Viadukt (a Croatian construction company), the Marguerite Fund and the IFC (a member of the World Bank Group) – who joined forces to form ZAIC-A Ltd – won the tender for the Zagreb Airport concession in 2013. ZAIC owns 100% of the concession company MZLZ (Međunarodna zračna luka Zagreb) d.d.