Zračna luka Dubrovnik/Čilipi
|IATA: DBV – ICAO: LDDU
|Operator||Dubrovnik Airport Ltd.|
|Serves||Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Herceg Novi|
|Hub for||Croatia Airlines|
|Elevation AMSL||527 ft / 161 m|
|Croatian Aeronautical Information Publication Statistics from Dubrovnik Airport site|
Dubrovnik Airport (IATA: DBV, ICAO: LDDU), also referred to as Čilipi Airport (Croatian pronunciation: [tʃǐlipi]), is the international airport of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The airport is located approximately 15.5 km (9.5 mi) from Dubrovnik city centre, near Čilipi. The airport has the longest runway in Croatia and was the second largest in terms of passenger numbers up until 2013 when it was surpassed by Split Airport.
Dubrovnik Airport opened its doors in 1962. However, the city was previously served by the Gruda Airfield which opened for commercial traffic in 1936 and was in use only during the summer months. The domestic airline Aeroput linked Dubrovnik with Belgrade (via Sarajevo) first in 1936, and a year later a route to Zagreb was opened.
During 1987, the most successful year in Yugoslav aviation, the airport handled 835.818 passengers on international flights and a further 586.742 on domestic services. Following the breakup of Yugoslavia, the airport surpassed the one million passenger mark in 2005. Today, Dubrovnik boasts the most modern passenger terminal in the country. A new terminal is being planned in place of the old airport building, constructed in 1962, which has now been demolished to make way for a new modern structure. The price tag of the project amounts to seventy million euros and is to be financed out of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In May 2010 a new terminal opened at Dubrovnik Airport stretching over 13.700 square metres. It has the capacity to handle two million passengers per year.
Further expansion is planned in 2015. A new 36,500 square metres (392,883 sq ft) terminal with four jet bridges is under construction; the new terminal will have a projected annual capacity of 3.5 million passengers. The terminal once completed will be the largest in Croatia. Future airport plans call for an extensive commercial zone and a large four-star airport hotel, and long-term plans call for a new runway and the conversion of the existing runway into a taxiway.
Airlines and destinations
Pit Cave "Đurovića špilja"
Incidents and accidents
- USAF CT-43 crash: On April 3, 1996 a United States Air Force CT-43 aircraft carrying a Department of Commerce delegation crashed north of the airport on St. John's hill. The accident killed 35 people, including Ron Brown, then-Secretary of Commerce.
- AIP from the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation
- Drustvo za Vazdusni Saobracaj A D – Aeroput (1927-1948) at europeanairlines.no
- Новости | Аэрофлот — Аэрофлот начинает регулярные полеты в Дубровник (Russian)
- "City pairs Schedule". Information and Services. JSC "TRANSAERO" Airlines. Retrieved 03 July 2013.
- Vueling open 24 new routes from Rome
- "Statistics 1962 - 2010 (statistika.pdf)". Airport Dubrovnik. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
- "Statistics 1962 - 2010 (statistika.doc)". Airport Dubrovnik. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
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