Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport will get a new €70 million terminal by 2015, in order to cater for an expected increase in passenger numbers.
Aerodrom Ljubljana, the operator of the gateway, said it would invest €115 million between now and 2017, of which €70 million will be dedicated to a new terminal – construction of which is due to begin in 2012.
The new building will more than double the size of the existing facility to 31,200sqm, and will be able to handle 1,700 passengers per hour, including 850 departing passengers and 850 arrivals.
In total, the expansion will grow the airport's passenger handling capacity to 2.2mppa and its aircraft movements to 57,000.
According to Aerodrom Ljubljana, the existing terminal will be renovated and linked to the new terminal by a connecting walkway that will feature eight boarding bridges.
Meanwhile, the new facility will have 40 check-in counters and three luggage carousels.
Furthermore, the airport operator said it also plans to build a small logistics centre in 2013 and a new cargo terminal in 2015.