Dubrovnik Airport

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Dubrovnik Airport
Čilipi Airport
Zračna luka Dubrovnik/Čilipi
Pista Čilipi.JPG

IATA: DBVICAO: LDDU

DBV is located in Croatia
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Location of the airport in Croatia
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Dubrovnik Airport Ltd.
Serves Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Herceg Novi
Location Čilipi, Croatia
Hub for Croatia Airlines
Elevation AMSL 527 ft / 161 m
Coordinates 42°33′41″N 018°16′06″E / 42.56139°N 18.26833°E / 42.56139; 18.26833Coordinates: 42°33′41″N 018°16′06″E / 42.56139°N 18.26833°E / 42.56139; 18.26833
Website airport-dubrovnik.hr
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,300 10,827 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 1,522,629
Croatian Aeronautical Information Publication[1] Statistics from Dubrovnik Airport site[2]

Dubrovnik Airport (IATA: DBVICAO: 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[1] (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.

History[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4]

Terminal[edit]

Interior view of the existing terminal
The control tower at Dubrovnik Airport.

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[edit]

TUIfly Boeing 737-700 taxiing at Dubrovnik Airport
Croatia Airlines, Star Alliance logojet Airbus A320 at Dubrovnik Airport
Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines
operated by Olympic Air
Seasonal: Athens (begins 18 June 2015)[5]
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Aeroflot Seasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo[6]
Air Baltic Seasonal: Riga (begins 26 May 2015) [7]
Air Serbia Seasonal: Belgrade
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Seasonal: Vienna
British Airways London-Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Brussels (begins 25 April 2015)[8]
Croatia Airlines Rome-Fiumicino, Zagreb
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Nice (begins 10 April 2015), Split, Osijek, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Zürich
EasyJet Seasonal: Amsterdam (begins 10 May 2015), Berlin-Schönefeld, Edinburgh, Geneva, Lyon, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino, Paris-Orly, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted
Enter Air Seasonal: Katowice [9]
Eurolot Seasonal: Gdansk, Kraków, Poznań, Warsaw-Chopin
Europe Airpost Seasonal : Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Flybe Seasonal: Birmingham
Germanwings Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Hannover, Hamburg, Stuttgart
Germanwings
operated by Eurowings
Seasonal: Düsseldorf
Iberia Seasonal: Madrid
Israir Seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Jetairfly Seasonal: Brussels
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast-International, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Monarch Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London-Gatwick
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Barcelona (begins 1 June 2015), Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London-Gatwick, Madrid (begins 31 March 2015), Oslo-Gardermoen, Sandefjord, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda, Trondheim
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Bergen, Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
SmartWings Seasonal: Prague
SunExpress Deutschland Seasonal: Leipzig (begins 4 May 2015)
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels, Lille
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol (begins 7 May 2015), London-Gatwick, Glasgow (begins 7 May 2015), Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne (begins 7 May 2015)
Trade Air
operated by Budapest Aircraft Service
Seasonal: Rijeka, Split
Transaero Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Vnukovo[10]
Transavia.com France Seasonal: Paris-Orly
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil
Volotea Seasonal : Bordeaux (begins 18 April 2015)
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Rome-Fiumicino [11]

Charters[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Seasonal Charter: Ljubljana
Aigle Azur Seasonal Charter: Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Contractors Seasonal Charter: Dublin
Air Europa Seasonal Charter: Zaragoza
Air Malta Seasonal Charter: Malta
Air Méditerranée Seasonal Charter: Lisbon, Lyon, Nantes, Madrid, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Atlasjet Seasonal Charter: Istanbul-Atatürk
Croatia Airlines Seasonal Charter: Cork, Harstad/Narvik, Knock, Shannon, Skellefteå
Enter Air Seasonal Charter: Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Poznań, Warsaw-Chopin, Wroclaw
Europe Airpost Seasonal Charter: Bordeaux, Lille, Marseille
Germania Seasonal Charter: Lyon, Toulouse
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Seasonal charter: Valencia
Jet Time Seasonal Charter: Copenhagen, Gothenburg-Landvetter
Primera Air Seasonal Charter: Malmö, Stockholm-Arlanda
Volotea Seasonal Charter: Marseille
Wings of Lebanon Seasonal Charter: Beirut

Statistics[edit]

Traffic at Dubrovnik Čilipi Airport[12][13]
Year Passengers Cargo
1987 1,460,354 2,490
2000 395,458 680
2001 461,322 646
2002 507,459 657
2003 716,592 592
2004 880,967 822
2005 1,008,240 677
2006 1,120,453 741
2007 1,144,038 847
2008 1,191,474 997
2009 1,122,355 516
2010 1,270,062
2011 1,349,501
2012 1,480,470 357
2013 1,522,629 375
2014 1,569,109 375


Top Carriers[edit]

Rank Carrier Passengers 2013  % Passenger %
Change 2012
1 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Airlines 389,397 25.68
2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg EasyJet 153,134 10.05
3 Flag of Norway.svg Norwegian Air Shuttle 105,292 6.92
4 Flag of Germany.svg Lufthansa 75,240 4.95
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jet2.com 73,754 4.09
6 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Monarch Airlines 73,374 3.5
7 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Airways 62,117 3.5
8 Flag of Austria.svg Austrian Airlines 61,561 4.05
9 Flag of France.svg Air Méditerranée 46,777 3.0
10 Flag of Germany.svg Germanwings 35,207 4.5 2.32
Source: Dubrovnik Airport[14]

Pit Cave "Đurovića špilja"[edit]

"Đurovića špilja" is a pit cave located under the taxiway of Dubrovnik airport. Image of the Cave1. Image of the Cave2. There is also a wine cellar located inside the cave.


References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Dubrovnik Airport at Wikimedia Commons