According to Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Siniša Hajdaš Dončić, development work at Dubrovnik Airport will start in May and last until 2019. A new passenger terminal, increased runways and taxiways, and new infrastructures such as storage facilities, access roads and car parking will be built at the airport, which is located around 15 km from Dubrovnik city centre, near the suburb of Čilipi.
A large part of the financing for the project is expected to come from EU funds, which have already been used to finance the preparation of technical documents for the development to the tune of over 5 million euros.
The aim of the redevelopment is to increase the airports passenger capacity and to reduce to congestion on the current airport’s runway. With around 1.5 million passengers passing through Dubrovnik annually, the airport has been voted by the European Airport Council as the second best airport in Europe in the under 5 million passenger category.