Zagreb Airport opens new terminal with 2,000sq m of retail space

CROATIA. Zagreb Franjo Tuñman Airport officially opened its new terminal last week. It is managed under a 30-year concession by a consortium led by Aéroports de Paris Management and TAV Airports.

The 65,000sq m facility, built at a cost of €300 million, houses 2,000sq m of retail space managed by the ADP-Lagardère Travel Retail joint venture Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire (SDA). The alliance opened its first stores under a 15-year contract in 2014. (We’ll bring you more details of the retail offer soon.)

The four-floor terminal can handle five million passengers a year, which will extend to eight million once phase two is completed. Zagreb Airport handled 2.8 million passengers last year, with traffic climbing by +6.9% compared to 2015.

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Official opening: Cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the terminal were Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković (seventh from left) with senior management from Groupe ADP, TAV Airports, Bouygues Bâtiment International and local and national dignitaries

The inauguration on 21 March took place in the presence of Croatia Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, and French Minister of State for European Affairs Harlem Désir.

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) won the tender for the airport concession in 2013.

Groupe ADP Executive Director and Chief International Officer Antonin Beurrier said: “Completing the new terminal, built by Bouygues Bâtiment International and Viadukt, on schedule and within budget is an achievement that underscores the expertise and experience of Groupe ADP when it comes to arranging financing and managing complex airport projects.

“Groupe ADP will operate the Zagreb Airport concession until 2042, providing the airport with a powerful tool to take full advantage of its potential in terms of economic development and tourism. With passenger traffic up +20% over the past three years, and the arrival of ten new airlines, Franjo Tuñman Airport is seeing particularly rapid growth. For Groupe ADP, it is a strategic asset in its portfolio of airports across the world.”

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