Dubrovnik Airport

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Dubrovnik Airport
Čilipi Airport
Zračna luka Dubrovnik/Čilipi
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Pista Čilipi.JPG
IATA: DBVICAO: LDDU
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
Map
DBV is located in Croatia
DBV
DBV
Location of the airport in Croatia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,300 10,827 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers 1,693,934 Increase 6,9%
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 after Zagreb Airport and Split Airport in terms of passenger throughput and has the country's longest runway. The airport is a major destination for leisure flights during the European summer holiday season.

History[edit]

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]

Terminal[edit]

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

Further expansion is planned for completion in 2019. A new 24,181 square metres (260,282 sq ft) terminal with four jet bridges is under construction; the new terminal will have a projected annual capacity of 3.5 million passengers. 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]

Scheduled[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
Aegean Airlines
operated by Olympic Air
Seasonal: Athens
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Air Berlin Seasonal: Berlin–Tegel, Düsseldorf
Air Serbia Seasonal: Belgrade
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
British Airways London–Gatwick
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Condor Seasonal: Frankfurt (resumes 22 April 2017)
Croatia Airlines Frankfurt, Zagreb
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin–Tegel, Düsseldorf, Nice, Osijek, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pula, Rome–Fiumicino, Split, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Venice–Marco Polo, Vienna, Zürich
Croatia Airlines
operated by Trade Air[5]
Seasonal: Athens, Zagreb
easyJet Seasonal: Amsterdam, Berlin–Schönefeld, Bristol, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Lyon, Milan–Malpensa, Paris–Orly, Toulouse
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Geneva
Enter Air Seasonal: Katowice
Eurowings Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Salzburg (begins 27 March 2017) [6]
Eurowings
operated by Germanwings
Seasonal: Berlin–Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Hamburg, Stuttgart
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Germania Seasonal: Toulouse (begins 8 April 2017)[7]
Iberia Seasonal: Madrid
Israir Seasonal: Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast–International, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow (begins 30 April 2017),[8] Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted (begins 29 April 2017),[9] Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Seasonal: Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Monarch Airlines Seasonal: Birmingham, London–Gatwick
Niki Seasonal: Vienna
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Barcelona, Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London–Gatwick, Madrid, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stavanger, Stockholm–Arlanda, Trondheim
Primera Air Seasonal: Göteborg–Landvetter, (begins 28 May 2017) [10] Stockholm–Arlanda (begins 07 June 2017) [11]
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Bergen, Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service Airlines[12]
Seasonal: Prague
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Seasonal: Brussels, Lille
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Doncaster (begins 4 May 2017), London–Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Trade Air
operated by AIS Airlines
Seasonal: Rijeka, Split
Transavia Seasonal: Amsterdam, Munich,[13] Paris–Orly
Travel Service Seasonal: Lisbon
TUIfly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk[14]
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Kiev–Boryspil
Volotea Seasonal: Bordeaux, Marseille, Nantes, Strasbourg (begins 27 May 2017),[15] Venice–Marco Polo
Vueling Rome–Fiumicino

Seasonal: Barcelona

Charters[edit]

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
All Nippon Airways Seasonal charter: Osaka–Kansai, Tokyo–Narita, Sendai
ASL Airlines France Seasonal charter: Bordeaux, Lille, Marseille
ASL Airlines Ireland Seasonal charter: Dublin, Shannon
AtlasGlobal Seasonal charter: Istanbul–Atatürk
Croatia Airlines Seasonal charter: Cork, Beirut, Harstad/Narvik, Knock, Shannon, Skellefteå
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Poznań, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław
Germania Seasonal charter: Lyon, Toulouse
Iberia
operated by Air Nostrum
Seasonal charter: Valencia
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Göteborg–Landvetter
Middle East Airlines Seasonal charter: Beirut
Primera Air Seasonal charter: Malmö, Stockholm–Arlanda
Wings of Lebanon Seasonal charter: Beirut

Statistics[edit]

Traffic figures[edit]

Traffic at Dubrovnik Čilipi Airport[16][17]
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 1,270,062 406
2011 1,349,501 420
2012 1,480,470 357
2013 1,522,629 375
2014 1,584,471 375
2015 1,693,934 256

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[18]

Trivia[edit]

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Dubrovnik Airport at Wikimedia Commons