Rijeka Airport

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Rijeka Airport
Zračna luka Rijeka/Krk I.
15042011 Ryanair for the first time at RJK.jpg
IATA: RJKICAO: LDRI
RJK is located in Croatia
RJK
RJK
Location of the airport in Croatia
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Rijeka Airport Ltd.
Serves Rijeka
Location Omišalj, Croatia
Elevation AMSL 278 ft / 85 m
Coordinates 45°13′01″N 014°34′13″E / 45.21694°N 14.57028°E / 45.21694; 14.57028
Website http://www.rijeka-airport.hr
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,500 8,202 Concrete/Asphalt
Croatian Aeronautical Information Publication[1]

Rijeka Airport (Croatian: Zračna luka Rijeka) (IATA: RJKICAO: LDRI) is the airport serving Rijeka, Croatia. It is located near the town of Omišalj on the island of Krk, 17 km from the Rijeka railway station.[1]

Most of the traffic to and from the airport occurs during the summer months, when it is used by several European low-cost airlines flying tourists to the northern parts of the Croatian coast.

History[edit]

Before the Second World War the city was divided between Yugoslavia and Italy. The Yugoslav part of the city was served by the airfield in Sušak. Domestic airline Aeroput opened a route linking Sušak to Zagreb in 1930, and a year later a route linking Zagreb to Belgrade via Sušak, Split and Sarajevo was opened. By 1936 Aeroput linked the city to Belgrade, Borovo, Ljubljana, Sarajevo, Split and Zagreb.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga[3]
Condor Seasonal: Frankfurt
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: London–Heathrow
Germanwings Seasonal: Berlin–Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Stuttgart
Germanwings
operated by Eurowings
Seasonal: Düsseldorf
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Oslo–Gardermoen
Ryanair Seasonal: Charleroi, London–Stansted, Moss/Rygge, Stockholm–Skavsta
Sky Work Airlines Seasonal: Bern
Trade Air Seasonal: Dubrovnik, Osijek, Split, Zagreb
Seasonal charter: Košice
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal charter: Vilnius

Statistics[edit]

Traffic figures at Rijeka Airport[4]
Year Passengers Change Aircraft movements Change
2003 41,498 2,630
2004 51,349 Increase23.74% 2,753 Increase4.68%
2005 118,244 Increase130.28% 3,043 Increase10.53%
2006 166,675 Increase40.96% 3,497 Increase14.92%
2007 160,862 Decrease3.49% 3,407 Decrease2.57%
2008 109,706 Decrease31.80% 2,521 Decrease26.00%
2009 110,208 Increase0.46% 2,759 Increase9.44%
2010 61,478 Decrease44.22% 2,016 Decrease26.93%
2011 78,890 Increase28.32% 2,680 Increase32.84%
2012 72,762 Decrease7.77% 2,265 Decrease15.49%
2013 140,776 Increase93.47% 2,653 Increase17.13%
2014 (January-May) 9,908

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 23 May 1971, an Aviogenex Tupolev Tu-134A (tail number YU-AHZ) crashed on approach to Rijeka Airport because of rough landing in bad weather conditions,[5][6] killing 78 people and leaving five survivors. Among the victims was the famous Croatian poet Josip Pupačić with his wife and daughter.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Rijeka Airport at Wikimedia Commons