Međunarodni aerodrom Mostar
Међународни аеродром Мостар
Međunarodna zračna luka Mostar
|Owner||City of Mostar (88%)
Zagreb Airport (12%)
|Operator||Mostar Airport Ltd.|
|Serves||Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Elevation AMSL||48 m / 156 ft|
Source: Bosnian and Herzegovinian Directorate of Civil Aviation BHDCA
Mostar Airport (Bosnian: Međunarodni aerodrom Mostar/Међународни аеродром Мостар, Croatian: Međunarodna zračna luka Mostar, Serbian: Međunarodni aerodrom Mostar/Међународни аеродром Мостар (IATA: OMO, ICAO: 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.
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.
Airlines and 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
Seasonal charter: Bologna, Catania, Cuneo, Lamezia Terme, Turin, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Olbia, Cagliari, Pisa, Parma
The record number of 86.000 passengers was recorded in the year 1990.
- List of airports in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Sarajevo International Airport
- Tuzla International Airport
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