Franjo TudjmanAirport or Zagreb Airport took over the role of the busiest airport in Croatia instead of the previous Pleso Airport in 2017, both located in the area of Velika Gorica. The new Airport is located right next to the old one, and it was named after Croatia's first President Franjo Tuđman, under whose leadership Croatia achieved its independence. All passenger traffic was diverted to the new terminal on March 23, 2017. The Airport achieved a record of 12% more passengers and 200 new employees in its first year. It was designed by renowned Croatian architects and academics Velimir Neidhardt and Branko Kincl in modern high-tech multifunctional design. The terminal building is designed to provide travelers with a unique experience of contemporary architecture with the functionality of the air harbour. The Zagreb Airport is 15 kilometres away from the centre of Zagreb, but it is possible to see the towers of the Zagreb cathedral from its terrace, which is the remarkable visual connection between the city and the terminal. Franjo Tudjman Airport in Zagreb is among the 10 busiest airports on the move from the Adriatic to the Baltic, with catering facilities and shops in the port as well. The Airport is reachable by bus lines if you have rented an apartment, room or vacation house in Zagreb, and all necessary information on departures and arrivals can be obtained at zagreb-airport.hr.