Dubrovnik Airport Plans New Terminal Building for Summer Only

Daniela Rogulj

Dubrovnik Airport’s General Services Manager, Luko Vuletić, talks about the current 225 million euro expansion and the plans for building a new terminal to be used only during the summer season. 

This week, Dubrovnik Airport continued their expansion project worth 225 million euro. The second phase of the expansion, which should halt traffic coming to the airport this winter, is focused on overhauling the runway and taxiway at the busy summer airport, reports Ex Yu Aviation on November 11, 2018. 

Constructing two new rapid exit taxiways, expanding the western apron, and constructing a new commercial aviation apron on the western side, a new east apron for general aviation, a small general aviation terminal and developing aircraft maintenance and operation facilities in addition to the hangars, is all part of the improvements. 

“We began work on the central part of the runway on November 8. We plan to complete it by December 9, but considering possible adverse weather conditions we expect for everything to be done by December 15. This is part of the year when we have the least traffic, which is the reason we chose to undertake this part of the project now,” said Luko Vuletić, the General Services Manager at Dubrovnik Airport. 

“We will also begin work on a multi-level car park next winter with the capacity to handle 700 vehicles. This will become an additional source of income for the airport and I believe we will begin tender procedures for its construction in the coming months,” Vuletić added. 

Domestic operators will also get a housing area with its own maintenance and operations premises and a new aviation fuel tank, among other things. All construction work should be done in 2020.

Will Dubrovnik Airport see a new terminal in the future?

A new terminal building is also in Dubrovnik’s plans, though it would only be used during the peak season. 

“Current capacity is at five million passengers and I believe this will be sufficient for some time. As a result, we will not require any significant investments following the completion of this project. However, we do have plans for a new seasonal terminal to the west of the car park, although construction should begin in 2025 or 2026,” Vuletić concluded.

You can read the full story on Ex Yu Aviation here

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