If you will land on Zagreb Airport, then you need to become aware that it is 14 km away from the capital of Croatia. This airport is also known as Pleso Airport. There are millions of passengers arriving year after year. In 2012, it was estimated that there were 2,342,309 passengers that were served. It is an ideal location for visitors as it is 10 km away from Zagreb Central Station. The expansion of it will start September of this year.
The number one priority of the government is the expansion in order to serve more passengers in the future. They are planning to build a new terminal attached to a luxury hotel to provide convenience and easy access to all passengers especially vacationer coming from different parts of the globe. The old terminal will be used for budget airlines. There is also a plan for developing a second runway. Also, they see a need for new road for easy access going to Zagreb Airport. Passengers who need to ride a train can take advantage of new train connection.Hotels
You will not find any hotel at Zagreb Airport, but you will find hotels around the area like Hotel Aristos and Sheraton Zagreb. Aside from these two popular hotels, you will also find affordable hotels close to it. Majority of tourists prefer to book in advance for their hotel accommodation to avoid hassle.Shops and Restaurants
If you want to eat right after you arrived at the airport, then you must become aware that numbers of restaurants, shops and bars are limited in Zagreb Airport. There is only one restaurant at the first level which is Faust Vrancic and three bars located at the International arrival hall, Domestic and International departures hall.Baggage
In case you encounter lost baggage or found a lost item, then you can bring it to the Central Hall office. This is open from 8:00 until 20:00. It is also possible to store your baggage in this area. There is service counter where you can ask questions at Central Hall and you can also go to the Tourist Information office.Business Services
For business travelers, there are useful services for you at Zagreb Airport such as fax, internet available in Business Lounge and telephone. You will find a VIP lounge where you can find three available meeting rooms that can be combined into one large conference room. This is available upon reservation.Facilities for Disabled
It is good to know that Zagreb Airport is giving special priority to persons with disability and senior citizens. There are available wheelchairs as well as ramps to give easy access. There is a specific restroom for them at the Central Hall. There are available airport staffs at general information counter in case you need assistance.Other Services
There is Zagrebacka Bank that is open from 7 up to 21:00. You will find a post office at the terminal with similar opening time from the airport. For emergency situation, there is a first aid that you can avail at the service counter.Airlines
There are many budget airlines flying to Zagreb Airport. Actually, there are hundreds of airlines at Zagreb Airport, but the most popular are Germanwings, Ryanair and Vueling Airlines. These airlines are very in demand because they are offering cheap flights going in and out of the airport.New terminal
There is a construction that will happen in September this year for new Zagreb Airport terminal. It was estimated to be completed by 2016. This new main terminal will be 144x133m and a roof with larger footprint of about 155x165m. The total size of this new terminal is 72,500 square meters. Passengers will surely love the addition of new features like 30m waterfall.