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[PHOTOS] Dubrovnik Airport’s New Passenger Terminal on Track

How the new terminal will look (ZL Dubrovnik)

How the new terminal will look (ZL Dubrovnik)

Construction is on track and all things going well the new passenger terminal C at Dubrovnik Airport should open in 2017…

A new passenger terminal , increased runways and taxiways, and new infrastructure such as storage facilities, access roads and car parking is currently being constructed at the airport, which is located around 15 km from Dubrovnik city centre, near the suburb of Čilipi.

The 225-million euro development project is expected to have its official opening in March 2017, and on 30 September 2017 the terminal will be tested for traffic for the first time.

Construction at the new terminal C being inspected (ZL Dubrovnik)

Construction at the new terminal C being inspected (ZL Dubrovnik)

The aim of the redevelopment, which is largely being financed from strategic EU funds, is to increase the airports passenger capacity and to reduce to congestion on the current airport’s runway. The development also includes the construction of internal gas stations, a new aviation fuel tank and underground pit system for fuel filling, and installation of solar systems to improve energy efficiency.

Authorities say that once the airport opens next year it will be the pride of the south and one the most modern in the region.

“We want visitors to feel nice when they land in Dubrovnik,” Tomislav Macan from the development team said.

(photo credit: Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELL)

(photo credit: Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELL)

With over 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.

Official opening set for March 2017 (ZL Dubrovnik)

Official opening set for March 2017 (ZL Dubrovnik)

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