Brač Airport

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Brač Airport

Zračna luka Brač
Zracna luka.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorBrač Airport Ltd.
ServesBrač, Croatia
LocationBol
Elevation AMSL1,781[1] ft / 543 m
Coordinates43°17′09″N 016°40′47″E / 43.28583°N 16.67972°E / 43.28583; 16.67972
Websiteairport-brac.hr
Map
BWK is located in Croatia
BWK
BWK
Location of the airport in Croatia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,760 5,774 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers30,170 Increase 39,7%[2]

Brač Airport (Croatian: Zračna luka Brač; IATA: BWK, ICAO: LDSB) is an airport on the Croatian island of Brač, close to the town of Bol, after which it is sometimes also named informally. 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.

Overview[edit]

Brač Airport is situated in Veško field, 543m above sea level. It is located some 14 km from Zlatni Rat (Golden horn), one of the top beaches in Europe,[4][5] and 30 km 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 fog, low stratus and poor visibility. There is also a possibility of snow, but only for a few days during winter. The most frequent winds are bora (NE) and jugo (SE) and temporary light winds, such as maestral (W) and burin (NE).

Brač Airport is equipped for acceptance and dispatching of a smaller commercial aircraft up to 100 seats during both day light and night. It is open all year long. Charters and scheduled flights typically operate only during the summer season. Public transportation is not organised however a taxi service is available during airport opening hours.[6]

Brač Airport was opened on 22 May 1993, making it Croatia's youngest airport.[7] The present terminal building opened in 2007.[8]

Between November 2016 and March 2017 the runway was lengthened from 1,440 to 1,760 meters towards the southwest[9], allowing the airport to handle aircraft such as Airbus A319, Bombardier C-Series and Embraer 195. Work was valued at 666,000 euros.[10]

The second phase of runway extension will see the runway lengthened towards northeast from 1,760 to 2,350 meters by June 2018, enabling unrestricted aircraft handling of Airbus A320 and Boeing 737-800.[11]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Zagreb
Seasonal charter: Graz[12]
Czech Airlines Seasonal charter: Innsbruck[13], Linz[14], Vienna[15]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels,[16] Rotterdam[17]

Statistics[edit]

Control tower
Traffic at Brač Airport
Year Passengers
2011 11,367[18]
2012 11,402[19]
2013 9,433[20]
2014 9,616[21]
2015 8,809[22]
2016 12,354[23]
2017 21,596[24]
2018 30,170[25]

References[edit]

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