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Zagreb Airport: new terminal?

Mon Oct 20, 2003 2:54 am

I remember reading a while back maybe over a year ago, that Zagreb Airport would make a new terminal with jetways. They even had a drawing of what the new terminal would look like. I haven't been to Zagreb this year the last time I was there was last summer in 2002. My question is, does anyone know if they starting to build this terminal, Are they even going to make this terminal, if so when will they to start to build it, or did the just AXE this project all together?


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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Mon Oct 20, 2003 11:21 am

As far as i know, the future design on Pleso is based on the current terminal, with extensions and jetways. That project was regarded as long term, and the projected date for such a project was around 2015. I may be mistakened, but this was at least the initial projection. In any event, the original plan is for for nine gates.

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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Mon Oct 20, 2003 12:21 pm

I read a Croatia Airlines magazine article a few summers back that talked about a Zagreb Pleso terminal remodel or even new construction. If I remember correctly, the photo included showed more than 9 gates. For some reason, the date 2010 sticks out--not sure if it was the beginning of construction or the end(?), it may have been 2020. Also, I believe there is some info. on the Zagreb Pleso website; will try to look it up and see what I find...
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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Tue Oct 21, 2003 12:35 am

"After almost two years of continuous work, we can declare that Zagreb Airport finally has a defined long-term development plan, so called Master Plan, up to year 2030. Such plan has become inevitable, since traffic transport grows very fast and Croatia as a young country wants to have its safe position in the European traffic net."

- Zagreb Airport corporate website

Below this quotation is a composite drawing of the so-called master plan. You may find this under the "history" section of the website.
 
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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Tue Oct 21, 2003 1:00 pm

Thanks for the info JU101 and ILOVEORD


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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Tue Oct 21, 2003 9:48 pm

Plans are still being made.

Only thing beeing built at airport now is the new ATC building.

New terminal should be located at current military airfield.
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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Tue Oct 21, 2003 10:39 pm

I visited Pleso in late May. I think the current terminal is fine, given the limited amount of traffic. It does not help when carriers such as BA pull out of the market. Future traffic to Hrvatska may focus on the coastline destinations such as SPU, DBV, and Zadar. But I could be wrong . . .
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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:13 am

British Airways and Air Lingus are goin to start Dubrovnik next year


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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:34 am



And Snowflake will fly every Saturday Copnehagen-Split! Plus there will be a daily AUSTRIAN flight (I guess Austrian Arrows) on the route VIENNA-DUBROVNIK!

Croatia Airlines is flying during the winter Dubrovnik-Heathrow on Mondays with 319.

Some very nice developments!
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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 1:44 pm

9A-CRO,
I didnt know about the plan of constructing an new terminal. I am sure that such a plan is certainly defined as a long term objective.

Nevertheless i think that the current terminal definately meets the demand more than adequately, is it hasent even reached half of the capacity. Improvements to the Pleso airport would be the addition of departing gates, jetways, and a parking garage. Otherwise i think that scrapping the current terminal would be a waste of money and resources. I am sure that the Croatian government would rather invest in a better highway network and railways system, as the population would benefit more that way. I think the same could be said for most of the Southeast.
 
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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 1:12 am

JU101,

Yes, the current terminal may be adequate for now but I think Croatia is looking towards the future, with respect to building a new terminal. Where do you get your info. about it not being used to even half-capacity? I visited a few summers ago and the morning I flew out, there was a Malyasian 777 to Vienna, a Lufthansa A320, Croatian A320, and a British 737 believe me the terminal was full, there were no seats in the waiting area as we waited for the bus to go to the tarmac. But that' why I say it's adequate, it's not that busy all the time, but occassionally, and especially during the summer months, it does get busy. Furthermore, Air France, Swiss, KLM, LOT, and more have all added routes since I was there last, so I'm sure it does get busy throughout the week also. Anyway, Croatia will likely join the EU in the coming years and as such, will probably see an increase in air traffic in Zagreb as well as coastal cities. Additionally, some carriers are already operating wide-bodies there (Malayasian 777s) and Emirates also plans to fly to Zagreb soon. I'm guessing much of the renovation/construction will center on building jetways and increasing terminal capacity to accomodate more passengers during check-in and waiting.

http://www.tel.hr/zagreb-airport/info/ozl/p_e.htm
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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 2:02 am

Malaysia operates to Zagreb??
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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 2:22 am

I thought Malaysia Airlines stopped flying to ZAG, did they restart this route, and when is Emirates goin to start ZAG.


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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 3:49 am

Malaysia doesn't fly to ZAG anymore  Sad

As for terminal capacity, it can get quite full during rush hour (between 13-14h) but it is mostly empty at other times
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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 3:50 am

I'm not quite sure what the deal is with Malaysian--I flew on their 777 from ZAG to VIE back in '98 but have seen photos of them there dated as late as 2000. I think they stopped flying for a little while, but I'm pretty sure they have restarted (or maybe even never stopped?) since Zagreb is listed on Malaysian's website network chart and does have an office there as well. Also, the Zagreb Pleso website does list as an operating carrier--though I'm not sure how often the website is updated(?). I'm not sure when Emirates is scheduled to fly ZAG, but I read on another thread on this site that is should be some time in the "short term". Whatever that means.

http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/travel/?menu=de&mode=mas01
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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:51 am

I think that photo you are refferring to is this

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I took it while Malaysia was still flying.

I think they cancelled flights back in 2001.
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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 9:27 am

Malaysia terminated their flights to Zagreb about two years ago. Airlines are typically very reluctant to remove destinations once served; even if more than a year has past since its suspension. I find the website is not up do date, since some of the airline companies no longer exist. As for the capacity issue, the most passengers that ever traveled through Zagreb was in 1979, with 1.9 million. Since then, figures stand between 1.2 and 1.3 million.

As for congestion, it is natural for there to be a higher volume of flights during certain parts of the day. Nonetheless, it is up to the airport authorities to provide slots to airlines flying into Zagreb, so that capacities are used more efficiently.

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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 11:46 am

"After almost two years of continuous work, we can declare that Zagreb Airport finally has a defined long-term development plan, so called Master Plan, up to year 2030. Such plan has become inevitable, since traffic transport grows very fast and Croatia as a young country wants to have its safe position in the European traffic net."



Looks great to me! I hope they follow through.

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RE: Zagreb Airport: New Terminal?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 4:41 pm

The drawing Continental posted clearly shows the intended location of new terminal.
It is located near the end of RWY23 (it can be distinguished as the RWY5 has different shape of taxiways)

And this is where military is located now.
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