Business operations were successfully redirected from the old to the new passenger terminal of Zagreb's Franjo Tudjman Airport in the early hours of 28 March, and the newly built terminal was put into operation on Tuesday morning.
Mzlz Jsc (the International Zagreb Airport company-consortium), which is the concessionaire of Franjo Tudjman Airport, has stated that 36,000 tests were conducted before the opening of the new terminal.
The construction of the new 300-million-euro terminal took three years.
The total area of the terminal is 65,000 square metres, and its capacity at the first phase is five million passengers, with a possibility of an increase up to 8 million passengers at the next phase.
The terminal has 30 check-in counters, as well as 8 passenger boarding bridges, of which six are or international and two for domestic traffic. In addition, there are 23 passport control counters.
The amenities include cafes, shops, a chapel, 1,100 parking lots, etc.
MZLZ Jsc is a company registered in Croatia with six shareholders: Aeroports de Paris Management – 20.77% Bouygues Batiment International – 20.77%, Fond Marguerite – 20.77%, IFC – 17.58%, TAV Airports – 15.0% and Viadukt d.d. – 5.11%.
The airport is owned by the Croatian government (55%), the City of Zagreb (35%), and Zagreb County and the City of Velika Gorica, each with 5%.