The construction at the Dubrovnik airport is still in progress and everything is going according to plan. The project of expanding the airport is the first in Croatia, and one of only five projects in the European Union, that have been partially financed from the so-called Juncker initiative.
The main goal of this 250 million Euros worth development project is to increase the airport passenger capacity and to reduce the traffic congestion on the current airport’s runway. A new passenger terminal, expanded runways and taxiways, access roads and car parking are currently being constructed at the airport.
The project also includes the construction of internal gas stations, a new aviation fuel tank and underground pit system for fuel filling as well as the installation of solar systems to improve energy efficiency.
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’s category. But according to the words of Roko Tolic, the general director of the Dubrovnik Airport, after the completion of the development project in March 2017 the airport will easily reach 2 million passengers a year and will be one of the most modern in the region.