Groupe ADP ensures the commissioning and operation of the new terminal at Zagreb International Airport, in Croatia

The new passenger terminal at Franjo Tuñman Airport in Zagreb was commissioned today.   This 65,000 sq.m terminal doubles the airport's capacity. Groupe ADP, a shareholder in the concession company for Zagreb International Airport through Aéroports de Paris Management (ADP Management, wholly-owned) and TAV Airports (38%-owned) will ensure the operation and development of the airport under the 30-year concession won in 2013.

After its inauguration on 21 March, in the presence of Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Croatia, and Harlem Désir, French Minister of State for European Affairs, the new passenger terminal at Franjo Tuñman Airport in Zagreb started operations. Five times bigger than the terminal it replaces, this new 65,000  sq.m, four-level terminal is now able to handle 5 million passengers per year, and that figure could reach 8 million upon completion of phase two.
Franjo Tuñman Airport welcomed 2.8 million passengers last year, with traffic up 6.9%, compared to 2015.

View of the new terminal at Zagreb International Airport ©Josip Škof


ADP Management, a subsidiary of Groupe ADP, in partnership with TAV Airports, will ensure the operation and maintenance of the new terminal, as well as the rest of the airport.

ADP Management, TAV Airports, Bouygues Bâtiment International (a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction), Viadukt (a Croatian construction company), the Marguerite Fund and the IFC (a member of the World Bank Group) - who joined forces to form ZAIC-A Ltd - won the tender for the Zagreb International Airport concession in 2013.
ZAIC owns 100% of the concession company MZLZ (Meñunarodna Zračna Luka Zagreb d.d.).

The 30-year concession agreement provides for:
  • the financing, design and construction of the new passenger terminal;
  • the operation of the entire airport throughout the duration of the concession.
Groupe  ADP and its partners were entrusted with the project by the Croatian government as part of   a public-private partnership. The ADP Management and TAV Airports teams arranged financing for the project, oversaw construction, restructured the company, developed the commercial activity and optimised operations. And to ensure delivery and commissioning of the new terminal under the best possible conditions, the Groupe ADP teams developed a specific commissioning procedure called "ORAT" (Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer) to streamline the transition from the old terminal to the new one.

Antonin Beurrier, Executive Director and Chief International Officer at Groupe ADP, said:

"Completing the new terminal, built by Bouygues Bâtiment International and Viadukt, on schedule and within budget is an achievement that underscores the expertise and experience of Groupe ADP when it comes to arranging financing and managing complex airport projects.
Groupe ADP will operate the Zagreb Airport concession until 2042, providing the airport with a powerful tool to take full advantage of its potential in terms of economic development and tourism.
With passenger traffic up 20% over the past three years, and the arrival of ten new airlines, Franjo Tuñman Airport is seeing particularly rapid growth. For Groupe ADP, it is a strategic asset in its portfolio of airports across the world."

About the new terminal:

  • Architects: Branko Kincl, Velimir Neidhardt and Jure Radić;
  • Lead construction companies: Bouygues Bâtiment International and Viadukt;
  • Operators: ADP Management and TAV Airports;
  • Length of concession: 30 years;
  • Surface area: 65,000 sq.m, including 2,000 sq.m of retail areas;
  • 8 air bridges;
  • Capacity: 5 million passengers in phase 1, and 8 million upon completion of phase 2;
  • Cost of phase 1: ~€300 million.

About ADP Management:

Created in 1990, ADP Management is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Groupe ADP, whose business involves managing airport operations internationally and/or acquiring stakes in airport companies, alone or in collaboration with financial investors and other industrial partners. In its role of airport operator and long-term investor, ADP Management has many recognised fields of expertise: bringing infrastructure into operation (terminals, runways, etc.), optimising operations, developing terminal retail and assisting with airport certification.
Today, the Groupe ADP manages a portfolio of 23 airports worldwide, with total traffic of approximately 240 million passengers.

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