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An end to parking problems at Ljubljana airport

Ljubljana airport's new multi-storey car park has passed its final inspection, and a permit for use was issued. The new car parking facilities were opened to the public Today 22 April at 08.00. The construction of this excellent addition to the facilities at Slovenia's premier airport, offering 1300 new parking spaces, has taken less than a year.

The construction of a multi-storey car park with offices began last July, and the parking areas were opened Today. Ljubljana airport and the construction company that built the car park, SCT, have managed to resolve the parking problems at the airport, before the first peak time of the year, the May Day holidays. Over the coming month the business section of the new building will also be open, and an official opening ceremony will be held, welcoming business partners, government representatives, local communities and the media.

The new facilities cover almost 40,000m2 (33,400m2 of car parking space, and 4270m2 of business premises). The external layout incorporates emergency lanes, access ramps, a landscaped area and the area between the car park and airport terminal. The car park is linked to the passenger terminal by a covered walkway, and is equipped with the latest security and detection systems, a system to indicate free parking space, as well as toilet facilities and lifts. The price for parking in the new facilities will be approximately 20 per cent more than in the open car park.

The business facilities section will house the airport management with specialist departments, the air traffic and aero-engineering sections, rent-a-car agencies, the airport clinic that can also be used by local residents, and a multi-purpose conference hall seating a hundred. The overall value of the investment was SIT 2.8 billion, and was fully financed by Ljubljana airport.

The modern multi-storey car park at Ljubljana airport offers the facilities one expects at a modern European airport. It also represents the first step in an investment phase that started last year. The rapid increase in travellers using the airport means we must provide sufficient capacity. At the start of next year the expansion will continue with a new passenger terminal. The multi-storey car park has made sure there will be sufficient parking space available during construction of the new terminal.

Brnik, 22 april 2005