ADP to Run Zagreb Airport

AN AÉROPORTS de Paris (ADP) led consortium is to take over the running of Zagreb Airport in early May, according to the facility’s General Manager, Tonči Peović.  The consortium is made up of ADP subsidiary Aéroports de Paris Management (ADPM) and French construction company Bouygues Bâtiment International and was one of ten bidders for the Croatian Government’s contract.  The newly formed Zagreb Airport International Company (ZAIC) will run the facility, and its parent consortium has promised to invest €236 million ($300.1m) in a new 5mppa capacity terminal which is to be built within three years.  Improvements will also be made to taxiways, aprons and access roads.
Mr Peović commented that: “We are already operating close to capacity, and with passenger traffic expected to double to five million per annum over the next ten years, a new terminal is an absolute priority.  Croatia is joining the European Union next year and this is expected to lead to double-digit increases in passenger numbers for the next few years, followed by a period of more sustainable annual growth of 4 to 5%.  In terms of building new infrastructure, there is no time to waste.”