What’s Latest at Split Airport? A Look at Progress, Construction of New Terminal (Video)

Daniela Rogulj

Avioradar gives us a sneak peek into the new Split Airport terminal.  

On January 27, 2018, Avioradar.hr visited Split to take a look at the progress, construction, and plans for the popular Dalmatian airport. The portal was greeted by Assistant Director of Split Airport Pero Bilas, and Head of Development, Construction, entire project expansion of the new terminal, Joško Tadin. 

Joško Tadin first revealed that the project agreement the airport has with contractors Kamgrad, KFK, and Vijaduct, is worth 347 million kuna. The construction of the project first began at the beginning of last year, while the first phase of the project is scheduled for completion in August 2019 – this includes the completion of the terminal expansion, the pedestrian bridge over the local road, and a parking lot. Once the first phase is complete, the construction will move to renovating the existing terminal and connecting it with the new, expanded terminal The airport also plans to invest 100 million kuna on equipment supply and installation, most of which will go into a new luggage sorting system. Assembly for this will begin in March.

Additionally, within this investment, the airport foresees a system to control passengers and hand luggage, border crossing points, and seating for outgoing passengers. The total investment is estimated around 450 million kuna. 

The ultimate plans are to integrate the existing terminal into the newly constructed one, giving the old terminal a similar function as before. One part will be used to register passengers and luggage, while other parts will be used for airport services, security, and general and business offices. There will also be an area for flights outside of the Schengen area after Croatia becomes a member. 

Tadin expressed that the airport’s ‘masterplan’ would be to first follow through with all of the planned investments and complete the first phase of expansion for the new airport terminal. The following stages would be to construct the taxiways and extend them more to the west. The airport has already bought land, and a good part is already secured for the next investment steps, which is primarily for the construction of a runway. 

In the next three years, the airport plans to fully reconstruct the up-slope tracks, adjust the roundabouts, and bring shoulder tracks up to EASA standards. New lighting will also be planned with ‘center line’ lights on the runway. 

This year, the airport will also strive to make a more significant effort with engaged maintenance to prepare the track for the season. 

Here’s a closer look at what the terminal expansion looks like now. 


Excerpts taken from Avioradar.hr


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