Friday, 27 May 2022

ZAG Flybrary Open Access Library Launches at Franjo Tuđman Airport

May 27, 2022 - The new ZAG Flybrary gives travelers access to a free library in the international departures area of Franjo Tuđman Airport.

As of yesterday, passengers on international flights at Zagreb Airport can keep busy with books while waiting to board their next flight and stay entertained during their trip by reading library books that don't require prior registration or a membership fee, reports Croatian Aviation.


ZAG Flybrary is a free library based on open access and sharing principles and is located in the international departures area of Franjo Tuđman Airport. A tense thriller, historical or love novel, poetry collection, or something similar can be taken off the shelf by travelers for free, and if they have a book they have already read with them, they can leave it and give others a chance to enjoy it. The basic rule is - Do you need one? Take one. Do you have one? Leave one.


The project was designed by librarians Nika Matković Mikulčić and Tito Kliska. It was realized in cooperation with the Libraries of the City of Zagreb and the City Library of Velika Gorica. It is also a project that is an example of good collaboration with institutions from the immediate local community, which is one of the essential determinants of socially responsible business at Zagreb International Airport.

The ZAG Flybrary collection currently has almost 700 titles in Croatian and several foreign languages. It includes various genres - from romance, science fiction and thrillers, travelogues, and biographies, to novels and stories intended for children.

The idea of the project is to make the book a free medium and support the exchange of knowledge and entertainment in a free, simple, and ultimately environmentally friendly way.

"To keep track of the destinations our books travel to and where the new titles came from, we invite travelers to use the hashtag #ZAGFlybrary and share their content with us on social media," the Zagreb airport said in a statement.

All photos by Zagreb Airport Facebook

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Monday, 13 May 2019

Zagreb Airport Welcomes Millionth Passenger in 2019!

Franjo Tuđman Airport in Zagreb, also known as Zagreb airport, welcomed its millionth passenger this year five days earlier than in 2018, reports AvioRadar on May 13, 2019. 

The lucky 'one millionth' was Jela Ravnjak who traveled on the Croatia Airlines flight OU513 from Dublin to Croatia's capital.

“This year’s millionth passenger at Franjo Tuđman Airport was registered on an inbound Croatia Airlines flight from Dublin. We want to point out that this was achieved earlier than ever and is the best indicator of the continuous growth of passenger traffic at our airport,” said deputy director of MZLZ - Zagreb Airport d.o.o. Hrvoje Bradica, who added that the airport also achieved record results in April, with an increase in passengers of 11% compared to April 2018. Furthermore, so far this year, Zagreb airport has recorded a total growth of passenger traffic of 9%. 

“We are pleased that this year's millionth passenger at Franjo Tuđman Airport was recorded on one of our flights. Croatia Airlines connects Zagreb with 24 destinations in 22 countries and, through the increase in the number of passengers on our flights, we directly contribute to the increase of passenger traffic at Zagreb airport,” said Slaven Žabo, director of commercial affairs at Croatia Airlines. 

“I am surprised and happy. The greeting was great, and the majorettes also welcomed me. I did not expect this. I came from Dublin where I visited with friends. I love to travel and I will gladly take advantage of this award,” said Jela Ravnjak from Velika Gorica who is a doula, a woman experienced in childbirth who provides information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and after childbirth.

Ranjak received a gift certificate for the Aelia Duty-Free Shop at Zagreb airport and two return flights to one of Croatia Airlines’ destinations. 

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