Work has commenced on the second phase of the expansion of Dubrovnik Airport on Croatia’s southern Dalmatian coast.
The second phase of the expansion project, worth just over 115 million euros, will see the airport’s handling capacity to around 3.98 million passengers per year.
“Last week, the airport commenced work on overhauling its runway and taxiways, scheduled for completion by mid-March of next year. As a result, the runway has been temporarily shortened by 1.500 metres. Other airside improvements will include the construction of two new rapid exit taxiways, the expansion of the western apron, as well as the construction of a new commercial aviation apron on the western side, a new east apron for general aviation and the development of aircraft maintenance and operation facilities, in addition to hangars,” Ex-Yu Aviation News reports.
The project, which is set to be completed by 2020, will also include a multi-level car park, a housing area, and a new aviation fuel tank.
The first phase of the development at the airport saw the construction of the new Terminal C building which opened earlier in 2017.
Dubrovnik Airport had a record year in 2017, with around 2.3 million passengers expected to be handled in 2017.
“Currently, Dubrovnik Airport has contracts with over seventy airlines. Next year we will go a step further. We will welcome new airlines. All major carriers flying from the UK, which is one of our most important markets, have increased their capacity by some 30%. The number of services from Scandinavia will grow by 20%, while we will have more scheduled services from Poland than ever before,” Dubrovnik Aiport General Manager, Roko Tolić, said.