Dubrovnik Airport

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


DBV is located in Croatia
Location of the airport in Croatia
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
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,300 10,827 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 1,693,934
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. It was the third busiest airport in Croatia in 2014 in terms of passenger throughput and has the country`s longest runway.


Dubrovnik Airport opened in 1962. The city was originally 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 busiest 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 stretching over 13,700 square metres. It has the capacity to handle two million passengers per year.[4]


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 Seasonal: Athens (begins 2 July 2016)[5]
Aegean Airlines
operated by Olympic Air
Seasonal: Athens[6]
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Air Berlin Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel (begins 14 May 2016), Düsseldorf (begins 14 May 2016)
Air Serbia Seasonal: Belgrade
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Alitalia Seasonal: Milan-Linate
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
British Airways London-Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Croatia Airlines Rome-Fiumicino, Zagreb
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Nice, Split, Osijek, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Pula (begins 31 May 2016),[7] Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion (resumes 28 June 2016),[8] Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Zürich
easyJet Seasonal: Amsterdam, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bristol (begins 19 June 2016),[9] Edinburgh, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Lyon, Milan-Malpensa, Paris-Orly, Toulouse (begins 1 July 2016) [10]
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Geneva
Enter Air Seasonal: Katowice
Eurowings Seasonal: Düsseldorf
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germanwings Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Hamburg, Stuttgart
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
Niki Seasonal: Vienna (begins 14 May 2016) [11]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Barcelona, Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London-Gatwick, Madrid, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda, Trondheim
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Bergen, Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
operated by Travel Service Airlines[12]
Seasonal: Prague
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels, Lille
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, London-Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Trade Air
operated by Budapest Aircraft Service
Seasonal: Rijeka, Split
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam (begins 7 April 2016),[13] Munich (begins 30 May 2016)[14] Paris-Orly
Turkish Airlines Seasonal: Istanbul-Atatürk (begins 27 June 2016)[15]
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil
Volotea Seasonal: Bordeaux, Marseille (begins 2 April 2016),[16] Nantes (begins 4 June 2016),[9] Venice-Marco Polo (begins 28 May 2015)[16]
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona, Rome-Fiumicino


Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Seasonal charter: Ljubljana
Aigle Azur Seasonal charter: Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Europa Seasonal charter: Zaragoza
Air Malta Seasonal charter: Malta
Air Méditerranée Seasonal charter: Lisbon, Lyon, Nantes, Madrid, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
ASL Airlines France Seasonal charter: Bordeaux, Lille, Marseille
ASL Airlines Ireland Seasonal charter: Dublin,[17] Shannon[18]
AtlasGlobal Seasonal charter: Istanbul-Atatürk
Croatia Airlines Seasonal charter: Cork, Dublin,[19] Harstad/Narvik, Knock, Shannon, Skellefteå
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Poznań, Warsaw-Chopin, Wrocław
Germania Seasonal charter: Lyon, Toulouse
operated by Air Nostrum
Seasonal charter: Valencia
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Gothenburg-Landvetter
Middle East Airlines Seasonal charter: Beirut
Primera Air Seasonal charter: Malmö, Stockholm-Arlanda
Wings of Lebanon Seasonal charter: Beirut


Traffic figures[edit]

Traffic at Dubrovnik Čilipi Airport[20][21]
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 1,584,471 375

Largest airlines[edit]

Rank Carrier Passengers 2013  % Passenger %
Change 2012
1 Croatia Airlines 389,397 25.68
2 EasyJet 153,134 10.05
3 Norwegian Air Shuttle 105,292 6.92
4 Lufthansa 75,240 4.95
5 Jet2.com 73,754 4.09
6 Monarch Airlines 73,374 3.5
7 British Airways 62,117 3.5
8 Austrian Airlines 61,561 4.05
9 Air Méditerranée 46,777 3.0
10 Germanwings 35,207 4.5 2.32
Source: Dubrovnik Airport[22]



External links[edit]

Media related to Dubrovnik Airport at Wikimedia Commons