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Franjo Tuđman Airport, also known as Zagreb Airport (IATA: ZAG, ICAO: LDZA), is the largest and busiest international airport in Croatia. In 2017 it handled around 3,1 million passengers and some 12,000 tons of cargo. Named after Franjo Tuđman (1922–1999), the first President of Croatia, the airport is located some 10 km (6.2 mi) south-east of Zagreb Central Station[2] at Velika Gorica. It is the hub for the Croatian flag carrier Croatia Airlines as well as Trade Air. A base of the Croatian Air Force is located within the airport complex, in barracks called "Colonel Marko Živković". An administrative centre of the Croatian Air Traffic Control is also situated on the grounds of the airport. The airport was awarded to the ZAIC consortium (Zagreb Airport International Company) in a 30-year concession under the terms of a contract signed by the Government of Croatia with the aforementioned. The contract includes the financing, designing and construction of a new passenger terminal which was completed in March 2017. For the purpose of managing the airport ZAIC registered a company called MZLZ d.d. (Međunarodna zračna luka Zagreb d.d.) that is now the operator of the Airport.


1 History 2 Terminal 3 Airlines and destinations

3.1 Passenger 3.2 Cargo

4 Ground transportation

4.1 Public transportation

5 Statistics

5.1 Traffic 5.2 Busiest routes 5.3 Busiest airlines

6 References 7 External links

History[edit] The history of Zagreb civil aviation began in 1909 when the first airfield was built close to the western city neighbourhood of Črnomerec.[citation needed] With the creation of the first Yugoslav flag carrier Aeroput in 1927 the airport was relocated to the Borongaj airfield in 1928 which began serving the ever-growing number of passengers on 15 February of that year.[citation needed] Although several European airliners connected the city it was mostly Aeroput which connected Zagreb to major destinations across Europe and thus significantly increased traffic at Zagreb in the period preceding the Second World War. Following Word War II commercial services were moved to a former military airbase near the village of Lučko south-west of the city in 1947. JAT Yugoslav Airlines took the role of Aeroput and made Zagreb its second hub. At its peak in 1959 Lučko served 167,000 passengers.

New terminal of the Franjo Tudjman Airport

The current location of the airport at Pleso in the south-east of Lučko opened in 1962 with a 2,500 m (8,200 ft) long runway and 1,000 m2 (11,000 sq ft) terminal. By 1966 Zagreb Airport got a new 5,000 m2 (54,000 sq ft) state-of-the-art passenger terminal. The runway capacity was lengthened to its current 3,252 m (10,669 ft) in 1974. In the 1980s Zagreb Airport was the second largest in Yugoslavia by passenger and aircraft movements. Yugoslav flag-carrier JAT maintained a hub in Zagreb and connected the city to numerous destinations including New York, Chicago, Toronto which inevitably had a major impact on air traffic at Zagreb during that period. Following an increase in passenger numbers and the necessity to upgrade its infrastructure the airport installed a CAT-IIIb instrument landing system (ILS) in 2004. In 2008 a new VIP terminal was added and the terminal extended for extra amenities, restaurants and bars. The terminal was expanded to 15,500 m2 (167,000 sq ft)[3] By 2010 the old terminal has been nearing its maximum annual capacity. That year the passenger terminal received a major face lift in the course of which a viewing platform with a bar was added. On 12 April 2012 the ZAIC (Aeroports de Paris) consortium received a 30-year concession for the airport from the Government of Croatia. The concession includes financing, designing and constructing a new passenger terminal. The construction of a brand new 70,000 m2 (750,000 sq ft) terminal facility designed by Neidhardt architects of Zagreb and carried out by Bouygues Bâtiment International in partnership with Viadukt began on 18 December 2013 with the aim to replace the old terminal. It now has an initial annual capacity of 5.5 million passengers in the first phase and was officially completed in October 2016. The official inauguration of the terminal was on 28 March 2017. ZAIC now operates the entire airport for 30 years including the runways, the current passenger terminal, the cargo terminal, car parks and all future property developments. The concession contract involves a total investment of around €324m (£259m): €236 million for the design and construction of the new terminal and €88 million for operation of all airport infrastructure for the entire period of the concession.[4] Terminal[edit]

Departures area

The current terminal building was opened to the public on 28 March 2017.[5] It stretches over 65.800 square metres on three levels featuring three baggage carousels, 8 air bridges, 9 security checkpoints, 30 check-in desks, 23 passport control booths and a car park with the capacity of 1.100 vehicles. Furthermore the new apron has three remote stands next to the terminal, while 23 stands at the old passenger building are also used during the peak season. Each of the aircraft parking positions at the facility includes a visual docking guidance system which gives information to a pilot on how to park their aircraft. The terminal itself features a large 600 square metre duty-free shop operated by Aelia, 16 cafés, bars, restaurants and snack bars. Enough space has been left for 30 additional check-in counters and 2 baggage carousels to be added once the new terminal reaches its current maximum capacity of 5 million passengers. Further extensions envisaged along the thirty-year concession period will potentially see expanding current apron from present 100 000sqm to 300 000sqm and terminal capacity increased to eight million through gradual expansion of the terminal in four Phase 2 expansions.[6][7][8]

Airlines and destinations[edit] Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations

Aegean Airlines Athens (begins 14 May 2018)[9]

Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo

Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson (begins 3 June 2018)[10]

Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle

Air Serbia Belgrade

Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau (begins 30 May 2018),[11] Toronto–Pearson

Austrian Airlines Vienna

British Airways London–Heathrow

Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels

Croatia Airlines Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Lisbon, London–Heathrow, Mostar (begins 3 May 2018)[12], Munich, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pula, Rome–Fiumicino, Sarajevo, Skopje, Split, Vienna, Zadar, Zürich Seasonal: Athens, Bucharest, Brač, Dublin (begins 3 May 2018),[13] Düsseldorf, Helsinki, Milan–Malpensa, Oslo–Gardermoen, Prague, Rijeka, Saint Petersburg, Stockholm–Arlanda, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion

Czech Airlines Seasonal: Prague

El Al Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion

Emirates Dubai–International[14]

Eurowings Berlin–Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart Seasonal: Hamburg

Iberia Seasonal: Madrid

KLM Amsterdam

LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin

Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich

Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda

Qatar Airways Doha

Qeshm Air Seasonal charter: Tehran–Imam Khomeini

Silver Air Seasonal: Lošinj (begins 25 June 2018)[15]

Tailwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya (begins 13 April 2018)[16]

Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Zürich

Trade Air Osijek

Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk

Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona


Airlines Destinations

DHL Aviation Bologna, Cologne/Bonn, Leipzig, Milan, Ostrava, Venice

Emirates SkyCargo Dubai-International

MNG Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk, Paris–Charles de Gaulle

Qatar Airways Cargo Doha

Ground transportation[edit] Public transportation[edit] Airport is connected with city center of Zagreb by bus route number 290 operated by Zagrebački Električni Tramvaj.[17] Statistics[edit] Traffic[edit]

Traffic at Zagreb Airport[18]

Year Passengers Passenger % Change Aircraft Movements Aircraft Movements% Change Cargo (tonnes) Cargo % Change

2000 1,149,830 n/a n/a n/a 7,388 n/a

2001 1,185,471 3.1 n/a n/a 7,791 5.5

2002 1,203,436 1.5 n/a n/a 7,347 5.7

2003 1,314,652 9.2 n/a n/a 8,608 17.2

2004 1,408,206 7.1 n/a n/a 8,899 3.4

2005 1,551,519 10.2 37,484 n/a 12,492 40.4

2006 1,728,414 11.4 40,884 9.1 10,393 16.8

2007 1,992,455 15.2 43,250 5.8 12,564 20.9

2008 2,192,453 10.0 44,542 3.0 12,697 1.1

2009 2,062,242 5.9 40,684 8.7 10,065 20.7

2010 2,071,561 0.5 39,812 2.1 8,156 19.0

2011 2,319,098 11.9 42,360 6.4 8,012 1.8

2012 2,342,309 1.0 39,084 7.8 8,133 1.5

2013 2,300,231 1.8 36,874 5.6 7,699 5.3

2014 2,430,971 5.6 38,348 4.0 8,855 15.0

2015 2,587,798 6.4 39,854 3.9 9,225 4.2

2016 2,766,087 6.9 40,796 2.4 10,074 9.2

2017 3,092,047 11.8 41,585 1.9 11,719 16.3

2018 (01.01. - 31.03.) 585,576 13.5

Traffic at Zagreb Airport in 2016/2017 by month[18]

Month Passengers 2018 Passengers 2017 Passenger % Change Aircraft Movements 2016 Aircraft Movements 2017 Aircraft Movements % Change Cargo (tonnes) 2016 Cargo (tonnes) 2017 Cargo % Change

January 191,276 168,788 13.3 2,878 2,798

694 753

February 170,658 154,679 10.3 2,814 2,570

787 843

March 223,642 192,533 16.2 3,214 3,144

792 950



3,284 3,296

849 792



3,624 3,752

902 866



3,710 3,934

906 807



3,876 4,161

780 1,146



4,050 4,138

809 1,160



3,862 3,937

930 1,237



3,650 3.865 5.7 898 1.195 33.3



2,986 3.078 3.1 884 1.109 25.5



2,848 2,912 2.3 843 1,169 38.7

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest routes at Zagreb Airport

City Airport(s) Weekly Departures (Summer 2018) Airlines

Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport 35 Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa

Dubrovnik Dubrovnik Airport 34 Croatia Airlines

Vienna Schwechat Airport 33 Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines

Split Split Airport 33 Croatia Airlines

Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport 28 Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa Regional

Zürich Zürich Airport 17 Croatia Airlines, Swiss Global Air Lines

Brussels Brussels Airport 16 Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport 14 Air France, Croatia Airlines

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport 14 Croatia Airlines, KLM

Doha Hamad International Airport 14 Qatar Airways

Istanbul Atatürk Airport 14 Turkish Airlines

Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport 14 Turkish Airlines

Warsaw Warsaw Chopin Airport 14 LOT Polish Airlines

Sarajevo Sarajevo Airport 13 Croatia Airlines

Zadar Zadar Airport 13 Croatia Airlines

Pula Pula Airport 13 Croatia Airlines (via Zadar)

Skopje Skopje Airport 12 Croatia Airlines

Belgrade Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport 12 Air Serbia

Prague Václav Havel Airport 11 Croatia Airlines, Czech Airlines

London Heathrow Airport 9 British Airways, Croatia Airlines

Copenhagen Copenhagen Airport 9 Croatia Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle

Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport 9 Croatia Airlines (via Dubrovnik twice weekly and Split 6 times per week)

Athens Athens International Airport 9 Croatia Airlines (via Dubrovnik 6 times per week), Aegean Airlines (direct service)

Dubai Dubai International Airport 7 Emirates

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport 7 Aeroflot

Source: Zagreb Airport[19]

Busiest airlines[edit]

Rank Carrier Passengers 2017

1 Croatia Airlines 1,708,502

2 Lufthansa 253,843

3 Austrian Airlines 145,525

4 Germanwings 135,720

5 Qatar Airways 132,630

6 Turkish Airlines 123,656

7 Emirates 106,442

8 British Airways 71,347

9 KLM 58,435

10 Air France 58,240

10 All others 297,707

Source: Zagreb Airport[19]

Rank Carrier Weekly departures (Summer 2017) Number of destinations

1 Croatia Airlines 272 31

2 Lufthansa 28 2

3 Austrian Airlines 20 1

4 Eurowings 15 4

5 Turkish Airlines 14 1

6 Qatar Airlines 14 1

7 LOT Polish Airlines 10 1

8 Air Serbia 10 1

9 Emirates 7 1

10 British Airways 7 1

11 Air France 7 1

12 Aeroflot 7 1

13 Czech Airlines 7 1

14 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 7 1

15 Trade Air 6 1

Source: Zagreb Airport[19]


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External links[edit] Media related to Zagreb Airport at Wikimedia Commons

Official website of operator Accident history for ZAG at Aviation Safety Network

Croatia portal Aviation portal

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