Mostar Airport

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Mostar Airport
Međunarodni aerodrom Mostar
Међународни аеродром Мостар

Međunarodna zračna luka Mostar
Mostar International Airport (logo).PNG
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Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Mostar (88%)
Zagreb Airport (12%)
Operator Mostar Airport Ltd.
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 2016 53,618
Passengers 2015 75,024
Passengers 2014 67,980
Source: Bosnian and Herzegovinian Directorate of Civil Aviation BHDCA[1]

Mostar Airport (Bosnian: Međunarodni aerodrom Mostar/Међународни аеродром Мостар, Croatian: Međunarodna zračna luka Mostar, Serbian: Međunarodni aerodrom Mostar/Међународни аеродром Мостар (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.[2]

History[edit]

Mostar Airport was opened for civilian air traffic in 1965 for domestic flights. Prior to 1965, Mostar was a local airport with a large concrete runway used by aircraft manufacturer SOKO for testing and delivering military aircraft, and sometimes by passenger aircraft. Currently, the airport primarily serves for Catholics making the pilgrimage to nearby Međugorje. In 2012, the airport had a twofold increase in traffic, making it the third-busiest in Bosnia and Herzegovina after Sarajevo and Tuzla airports.

Further investments are planned, which include: renovating and expanding the terminal building, expanding the apron, modernising equipment, possible expanding of runway and further education of airport staff in Italy, also building fuel tanks and hangars for private aircraft and for aircraft 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 or, alternatively, a privatisation or concession.

The nearest larger international airports are Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia 120 kilometres southeast of Mostar; and Sarajevo International Airport 138 kilometres to the northeast.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AlbaStar Seasonal charter: Bergamo, Glasgow, Milan-Malpensa
Blue Panorama Airlines Seasonal charter: Rome-Fiumicino
Croatia Airlines Seasonal charter: Beirut
Mistral Air Seasonal: Bari, Naples, Rome-Fiumicino[3]
Seasonal charter: Bologna, Catania, Cuneo, Lamezia Terme, Turin, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Olbia, Cagliari, Pisa, Parma






Statistics[edit]

The record number of 86.000 passengers was recorded in the year 1990.[4]

Passenger statistics[5]
Year/Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Year total Change
2017 290 493 1.014 3.741 5.406 - - - - - - - 10.944 -3,21%
2016 226 24 1.122 3.797 6.139 7.178 8.411 10.788 10.225 4.692 n/a n/a 53.618 -28,53%
2015 775 186 2.425 6.680 11.867 9.696 9.715 13.305 11.502 6.718 852 1.303 75.024 +10,36%
2014 395 117 1.575 5.817 9.689 9.288 8.831 10.691 10.499 7.731 1.426 1.921 67.980 -1,39%
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

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External links[edit]

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