Ljubljana, 17 March (STA) - Airport operator Aerodrom Ljubljana signed an agreement with the government on Monday that settles mutual relations and building title for certain land at the Jože Pučnik International Airport Ljubljana for a period of 40 years.
The land in question deals with that on which airport infrastructure stands, while the agreement is important also for the privatisation of Aerodrom Ljubljana, the company said in a statement.
The deal penned between the company and Infrastructure and Spatial Planning Minister Samo Omerzel on behalf of the state settles relations between the parties for use of state land and building title for airport infrastructure on this land.
"This contract will facilitate clarity in operations and long-term planning of the company's development," Aerodrom Ljubljana management board member Iztok Podbregar said.
While Aerodrom Ljubljana has bought out some of the land on which airport infrastructure is built, other parts are still state owned, which is why a lease is required.
Moreover, the airport had to obtain building title for each building it planned to erect until now, but the deal will simplify this, making it easier for it to receive building permits.
The company said that the deal is also important for the sale of the airport operator. The government has slated Aerodrom Ljubljana for sale along with 14 other companies in the first wave of privatisation.