Zagreb AirportFollowing Ljubljana’s example, the runway at Zagreb’s Pleso Airport is now receiving a partial upgrade. The runway overhaul project began in April and will last until June 30. Linking taxiways to the runway will also be widened and receive some general repair. Aircraft are currently taking off and landing on a shortened runway which is 2.512 metres in length, compared to the regular 3.252 metres.
The airport has announced that some delays in take off and landing can be expected due to the reconstruction. Citizens of nearby neighbourhoods, namely from Velika Gorica, have complained about noise levels coming from the work site. The repairs are expected to be complete before the summer tourist season begins, the Croatian business portal “Poslovni Dnevnik” writes. Zagreb’s runway received its biggest extension in 1974. In 2004, the CAT-IIIb instrumental landing system was installed, allowing aircraft to land and depart in foggy weather.