Bol Airport

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This article is about an airport in Croatia. For the similarly named airport in Chad, Africa, see Bol Airport (Chad).
Bol Airport
Brač Airport
Zračno pristanište Brač/Brač I
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IATA: BWKICAO: LDSB
BWK is located in Croatia
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Location of the airport in Croatia
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Brač Airport Ltd.
Serves Brač, Croatia
Location Bol
Elevation AMSL 1,776 ft / 541 m
Coordinates 43°17′09″N 016°40′47″E / 43.28583°N 16.67972°E / 43.28583; 16.67972
Website www.airport-brac.hr
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,440 4,724 Asphalt
Croatian Aeronautical Information Publication[1]

Bol Airport or Brač Airport (IATA: BWKICAO: LDSB) is an airport on the Croatian island of Brač, close to the town of Bol. It is one of three island airports in the country (the other two being KrkRijeka Airport and LošinjLošinj Airport) used for commercial passenger flights, mainly charter traffic from Europe during the summer season.

Bol Airport is situated in Veško field, 541 m above the sea level. It is only 14 km far from the most beautiful and most famous Adriatic beach, Zlatni rat (Golden horn) and 30 km far from Supetar, the largest town on the island. Due to airport's elevation as well as the vicinity of the highest island's peak, Vidova gora, there is a possibility of the fog, low stratus and poor visibility. There is a possibility of snow, but only for a few days during the winter. The most frequent winds are bora (NE) and jugo (SE) and temporary light winds, such as mistral (W) and burin (NE).

Bol Airport is equipped for acceptance and dispatching of a smaller commercial aircraft up to 100 seats during the day light and night. It is open all year long. Charter flights operate only during the summer season. Public transportation is not organised, but the taxi service is available during airport opening hours.[2]

Bol Airport was established in 22nd May 1993 what makes it the youngest Croatian airport.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Seasonal: Innsbruck, Linz, Vienna
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Zagreb
Seasonal charter: Graz

Statistics[edit]

Traffic at Bol Airport
Year Passengers
2011 11,367[4]
2012 11,402[5]
2013 9,433[6]
2014 (January–May) 926[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIP from the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation
  2. ^ http://www.airport-brac.hr/Aerodrom_ENG/onama_eng.html
  3. ^ http://www.airport-brac.hr/Aerodrom_ENG/onama_povijest_eng.html
  4. ^ http://www.dzs.hr/Hrv_Eng/publication/2011/05-01-05_12_2011.htm
  5. ^ http://www.dzs.hr/Hrv_Eng/publication/2012/05-01-05_12_2012.htm
  6. ^ http://www.dzs.hr/Hrv_Eng/publication/2013/05-01-05_12_2013.htm
  7. ^ http://www.dzs.hr/Hrv_Eng/publication/2014/05-01-05_04_2014.htm

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