Split Airport employees carried out the olive harvest last week. The harvest lasted three days. We picked 9954 kg of olives and 1320 litres of extra virgin olive oil were obtained.
Today, the Contract for Reconstruction and New Construction of Split Airport Passenger Terminal is signed at Split Airport. On behalf of Split Airport, the Contract is signed by Mr. Luksa Novak, General Manager, and on behalf of bidders’ association by Mr. Domagoj Kamenski, General Manager of Kamgrad.
Mr. Oleg Butkovic, the Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, as well as representatives of other co-owners, Mr. Zlatko Zevrnja, the prefect of Split-Dalmatia County, Mr. Ivan Udovicic, the mayor of Kastela, and Mr. Radovan Slade Silovic and Mr. Filip Andelic, deputy mayors of Trogir have attended the signing.
Mr. Ivan Vulic, the chief project designer from VV Projekt, was also present.
Basic Project Data
Project Name: WORKS ON RECONSTRUCTION AND NEW CONSTRUCTION OF SPLIT AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL
Contracted Price: According to Contractors' offer, the contracted price amounts to 346.652.849,89 HRK, excluding VAT, while the estimated purchase value amounted to 370.000.000.,00 HRK.
Contractor: The bidders’ association: Kamgrad d.o.o. (Ltd.), Zagreb; Viadukt d.d. (JSC), Zagreb; KFK TEHNIKA d.o.o. (Ltd.), Dugo Selo, Rugvica.
Deadline for completion of works: 31 months
Completion of works: July 2019
Source of funds: Own funds and development bank loan
Description of Works: Reconstruction and new construction of passenger terminal refers to the extension of three floors passenger building with a total of new 35.000 m2. That way, the capacity of the terminal will be increased to 2.500 passengers in peak hour, and the high quality of services will be ensured. New extension foresees: the vertical separation of arriving and departing passengers, the operative flexibility when introducing the Schengen regime, and the security control of checked baggage in accordance with proscribed European Union standards.
Another novelty is the construction of new automated baggage sorting area. South of the public road, works also include new commercial parking area with the capacity of 900 parking spaces and with bus terminal. It will be directly linked with passenger terminal by passenger bridge over the state road.
Strategic importance: Over two million passengers passed through Split Airport this year, what is significantly over its capacities. We expect total of 2.290.000 passengers until the end of December. The traffic reaches new records each year Every year, and the extending of the airport is necessary to avoid crowds in tourist season. The 17% growth of passenger traffic is realized in the first ten months.
The project Works on Reconstruction and New Construction of Split Airport Passenger Terminal has a strategic importance for the whole County, and is of vital importance for Split Airport.
The double-digit growth of passenger traffic in the past five years has set the great challenges in the use of existing infrastructure, particularly during peak loads. Considering planning of further passenger traffic increase, and to enable regular passenger and baggage flow, the preparation of year 2017 tourist season will be demanding regarding the use of human resources and the purchase of additional equipment. We expect over 2.500.000 passengers.
It is worth mentioning that this is the most important business event that will surely mark the year 2017, and that this is the biggest investment of Split Airport in the past 20 years.
Today, for the first time in its 50-year history, Split Airport has welcomed the two millionth passenger, Ms. TATIANA KREMEN from Ukraine, arrived on Croatia Airlines flight OU4439, from Munich.
This shows the result of positive trends of growth in passenger and aircraft numbers, particularly in summer season. Namely, Split Airport notes 17% passenger traffic growth in relation to the same last year period (first 8 months). Only in the month of July, 544 000 passengers passed through our airport, what represents the record number of passengers in one month.
According to past announcements of air carriers, passenger and aircraft traffic continues to grow in postseason, too. On this occasion, we would like to point out that our national air carrier, Croatia Airlines, increases in its winter time table the number of flights to Munich from four to six times a week, and to Rome from five times a week to a seven days a week basis.
On behalf of arrival of the first two millionth passenger to Split Airport, we organized a small welcome ceremony. Mr. Luksa Novak, General Manager, congratulated the lucky passenger and presented Ms. KREMEN the gift from the side of Split Airport. Mr. Boris Kolka, Croatia Airlines Sales and Marketing Manager handed her two return tickets for European destination at her choice, and Mrs. Davina Djirlic Ljubicic from Split Hotel Park, handed her the voucher for a weekend arrangement at Hotel Park (time according to agreement). Ms. KREMEN was very excited and claimed that this was great and pleasant surprise for her. She said that she will surely visit our country again.
The Feast of St. Bartholomew, the patron of Split Airport, was traditionally celebrated with appropriate program.
The Holy Mess in the medieval church of Saint Bartholomew was attended by Split Airport employees, as well as by numerous guests and believers from neighbouring places.
Small stone church of St. Bartholomew was built at the end of 13th and the beginning of 14th century. It is situated on the hill within Split Airport area, and it is open for public only one day every year.
The program continued with a party hosted by Split Airport General Manager, Mr. Luksa Novak.
On 20th April 2016, the demonstration exercise named “Sova 2016” was held, with aim to test preparedness of all intervention services in the case of airport aircraft accident. The exercise was held in night conditions.
According to the scenario, the cause of aircraft accident was defect of hydraulic system of aircraft arriving to Split Airport.
“When the aircraft was crossing “Giser” navigation point, Air Traffic Control was reported about defect of hydraulic system of B737-700. The captain expressed doubt regarding possibility of lowering of landing gear and safe landing of aircraft. Air traffic controller announced total emergency alert and informed airport services about possible emergency situation. After that, all activities in accordance with Proscribed Emergency procedures were started.”
Besides Split Airport employees, the following entities participated in the exercise:
• Croatian Air Traffic Control – Split
• Airport Police Station – PAP Resnik
• State intervention unit of Civil Protection – Split
• INA Avioservice – Split
• National Protection and Rescue Directorate – Regional Office Split
• County 112 Centre
• Institute of Emergency Medicine – Kastela
• Transport Helicopters Squadron – Divulje
• Red Cross – Kastela
• Public Fire Brigade – Split
• Volunteer Fire Department – Kastela
• Volunteer Fire Department – Kastel Gomilica
• Volunteer Fire Department – Kastel Sucurac
• Volunteer Fire Department – Trogir
• Funeral Company Lovrinac – Split
• Protection and Rescue Headquarters – Kastela, Split, Trogir and Split-Dalmatia County.
Split Airport would like to thank all participants for successful and efficient reactions and coordination shown during the exercise.
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