“Welcome to Franjo Tudman Airport,“ is the call sign the millions of passengers will hear in the future as they land at the new Zagreb Airport. The Croatian Government has decided to name the new Zagreb Airport after the former Croatian President Franjo Tudman.
The construction works on the capitals new airport is well under way and is on course to be completed by 2017. With a capacity of 5 million passengers a year, eight air bridges and a shining new terminal building the new airport will surely act as a hub for the region of Europe.
The new Zagreb Airport is being built a French company which has a 30 year concession to operate the Zagreb International Airport, or as it will be known the Franjo Tudman Airport. Whereas other international airports often carry the name of famous people, such as JFK Airport in New York and John Lennon Airport in Liverpool, the Zagreb Airport will be the first in Croatia to be named after a well-known person.