Split Airport Terminal Progress Report: On Schedule for July 2019

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Work on the new Split Airport terminal is progressing well, reports ExYuAviation on November 5, 2017.

These are record times for Croatia’s airports, which are currently handling more traffic than at any time in their history. Last’s year’s record 2016 has been smashed by the numbers this year, and if the number of new routes already announced is anything to go by, 2018 could be even better. 

The surge in numbers has put a strain on infrastructure and capacity, and both Zagreb and Dubrovnik have built impressive new terminals. Split, the busiest of the coastal airports, has been experiencing severe growing pains, and a new terminal planned for some time finally got underway with construction earlier this year. 

As ExYuAviation reports, progress has been good so far, and things are on track for the new terminal to open on schedule in July 2019, after which the old terminal will be overhauled and incorporated into the new one. 

The infrastructure upgrade will extend also to the runway, which will be overhauled, and a parallel taxiway and expanded apron will also be features of the new-look airport. 

Interestingly, the expansion is being funded by the airport’s own means, although they have been helped by the state agreeing to give them tax exemption on profits as part of the deal. 

Finally, airport director Luksa Novak said that the airport will become a 24-hour airport from next year, but it will not seek transatlantic flights, preferring to focus on become a top regional airport instead. 

For more detailed information on plans and progress, as well as lots of photos of the current situation, click here


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