Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport to receive EUR15m from European Commission for new terminal
European Commission earmarked EUR15 million to co-fund the construction of a new passenger terminal at Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, according to Slovenia Times. The project has a budget of EUR89.6 million, with EUR1 million to be contributed by the state and the rest will be funded by airport operator Aerodrom Ljubljana. The airport's capacities will increase from 700 passengers an hour to 1800, Slovenia's Economic Development and Technology Ministry said. The new, 31,200sqm terminal is to be constructed next to the existing passenger terminal. Together, they will have an area of 36,086sqm and will be connected via footpaths. The investment includes the construction of the new four-storey building and the renovation of a part of the existing terminal. The contractor chosen in a public tender that has already been issued will have until 15-Jan-2015 to complete the project. The existing passenger terminal was built in 1973 with the capacity of 500,000 passengers p/a.