EU to pump €80 million into new Zagreb terminal

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Zagreb airport is to receive an €80 million ($109 million) loan from the EU's European Investment Bank to cover some of the costs of constructing a new passenger terminal.

The loan will form part of the €331 million being invested to build and maintain the 65,000m2 terminal plus associated landside and airside facilities, which will increase the airport's capacity from 1.5 million to five million passengers per year.

This is the first time the EIB has funded a project in the western Balkans.

The airport is being developed under a 30-year concession by the ZIAC-A consortium, which includes Aéroports de Paris Management, Bouygues Bâtiment International, TAV Airports and Croatia's Viadukt. The consortium wholly owns the operating company MZLZ.

This article has been amended to clarify that the €331 million figure covers maintenance (€88 million) as well as design and construction (€243 million).