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Croatia to Name New Zagreb Airport After First President

PanoramaCroatia is set to join other countries around the world have an aiport named after a former President..

Minsiter of Transport Siniša Hajdaš Dončić confirmed in an interview for Nova TV that Zagreb’s new airport, which is currently under construction, would be named after Croatia’s first President Franjo Tuđman.

Hajdaš Dončić says that they have been in discussions with the French concessioners about the naming of the new terminal when it opens in 2016.

“The new terminal will be named after the first President, there was never any question about it. We have been having discussions with the concessioners for the last few months and there is no question that the it will be named after Franjo Tuđman,” he said.

The French-led Zagreb Airport International Company (ZAIC), who last year won a 30-year concession to manage and operate Zagreb International Airport, say that they are ahead of schedule with construction of the new multi-million euro terminal and it will be complete next year.

The brand new spanking terminal will eventually have the capacity to handle 5 million passengers annually, and will home 8 air bridges. The first phase of expansion will see the existing passenger capacity go from 2.2 million to 3.5 million per year, before adding 1.5 million more capacity in the next phase of the project.

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