Mostar International Airport

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Mostar International Airport
Međunarodni aerodrom Mostar
Међународни аеродром Мостар

Međunarodna zračna luka Mostar
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IATA: OMOICAO: LQMO
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Mostar (88%)
Zagreb Airport (12%)
Operator Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation (BHDCA)
Serves Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location Ortiješ
Elevation AMSL 48 m / 156 ft
Coordinates 43°16′58″N 17°50′45″E / 43.28278°N 17.84583°E / 43.28278; 17.84583Coordinates: 43°16′58″N 17°50′45″E / 43.28278°N 17.84583°E / 43.28278; 17.84583
Website mostar-airport.ba
Map
OMO is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Location within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics
Passengers 2013 68,939
Passengers 2012 78,055
Source: Bosnian and Herzegovinan AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]

Mostar International Airport (Bosnian: Međunarodni aerodrom Mostar/Међународни аеродром Мостар, Croatian: Međunarodna zračna luka Mostar; (IATA: OMOICAO: LQMO)) is an airport near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, situated in the village of Ortiješ, 4 NM (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) southeast of Mostar's railway station.[1]

History

Mostar Airport was opened for civilian air traffic in 1965 for domestic flights.

In 1984, the airport became international and was announced as an alternative to Sarajevo International Airport during the 1984 Winter Olympics. The airport is also popular for people making the pilgrimage to nearby Međugorje.

In 2012, the company had a twofold increase in traffic, making it the second busiest in the Bosnia and Herzegovina right after the Sarajevo International Airport.

Further investments are planned, which include: renovating and expanding terminal building, expanding the apron (platform), modernising equipment, possible expanding of runway and further education of airport staff in Italy, also rebuilding fuel tanks (which were destroyed during the Bosnian War) and hangars for private planes and for planes of the Secondary Traffic school of Mostar which uses the airport for flight school and educating students for future work. Mostar International Airport is considering a possible strategic partnership with investors who are interested in this company or, alternatively, a privatization or concession.

Mistral Air operate most of the flights to and from Mostar International Airport, followed by Meridiana and Livingston. It was announced that Mistral Air would operate scheduled flights between Mostar and Rome from April 2014 to November 2014.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air One operated by Ten Airways Seasonal charter: Palermo
Alitalia Seasonal charter: Rome-Fiumicino
B&H Airlines Seasonal charter: Bari, Pescara
Livingston Seasonal charter: Bergamo, Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Turin, Verona
Meridiana Seasonal charter: Bergamo, Milan-Malpensa, Naples, Turin
Mistral Air Rome-Fiumicino
Seasonal: Bari, Bologna, Catania, Naples
Seasonal charter: Cuneo, Lamezia Terme, Turin, Reggio Calabria, Olbia, Cagliari, Pisa, Turin, Olbia, Palermo, Parma
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal charter: Milan-Malpensa, Vilnius
Neos Seasonal charter: Milan-Malpensa, Turin

Statistics

Passenger statistics[2]
Year/Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Year total  % Change
2014 395 117 1,575 5,817 9,689 9,288 26,881 −5.94%
2013 155 7 2,453 7,737 9,082 9,146 6,665 11,103 9,599 7,602 3,339 2,058 68,939 −13.22%
2012 177 318 2,139 9,169 8,677 11,922 9,921 13,737 10,839 6,360 2,923 1,873 78,055 +212%
2011 554 0 696 2,193 4,029 5,087 4,343 4,644 8,432 4,265 1,086 1,478 36,807 +206%
2010 986 1,800 4,255 3,712 1,879 544 17,833

See also

References

External links

Media related to Mostar International Airport at Wikimedia Commons