Dubrovnik Airport Resumes Expansion Project

Daniela Rogulj

September 29, 2019 – Dubrovnik Airport continues with its expansion project after it completed the overhaul of its 3,300-meter runway earlier this year.

Dubrovnik Airport was the fastest-growing airport in the former Yugoslavia from January to August this year after it added 240,016 travelers compared to the year before. Namely, Dubrovnik Airport welcomed 2,099,022 passengers, which is an increase of 12.9% on 2018. 

Thus, it only makes sense that the busy airport would need to continue making adjustments to its infrastructure. Ex-Yu Aviation reports on Sunday that Croatia’s southernmost airport will resume its expansion project, which includes constructing a new administrative building, a multi-story car-park, new firefighting facilities and rescue services, and a VIP terminal. The multi-story car park should resolve parking congestion, as the car park will have the capacity for around 500 vehicles. There will also be direct access to the terminal building through a covered overpass. 

The firefighting facility will be one-story tall and stretch across 3,500 square meters. The new administrative building will be a bit smaller. The new VIP terminal will open just in time for the next summer season and is 1,315 square meters. 

Furthermore, a new seasonal passenger terminal is also in talks for the future, though it would be used strictly in the summer. Discussions have revealed that this terminal would be located west of the car park, though construction wouldn’t begin for another 6 to 7 years. 

Recall, the airport completed the overhaul of its 3,300-meter runway earlier this year. 

Dubrovnik Airport can handle five million passengers per year, and it projects 2,830,000 travelers this year. A lot of credit is owed to the new American Airlines seasonal service, which brought over 9,000 American tourists from Philadelphia up to September 2019. American Airlines will operate this route daily next summer, and run until the end of October. 

This American Airlines route is just the beginning of the long-haul flights the airport hopes to lock in for the future. 

You can see photos of the airport upgrade at Ex-Yu Aviation.

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