Pula Airport

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Pula Airport
Zračna luka Pula/Pula
Pula Airport logo.png
Pula Airport.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Pula Airport Ltd.
Serves Pula, Croatia
Elevation AMSL 274 ft / 84 m
Coordinates 44°53′37″N 013°55′20″E / 44.89361°N 13.92222°E / 44.89361; 13.92222
Website airport-pula.hr
Map
PUY is located in Croatia
PUY
PUY
Location of the airport in Croatia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,950 9,678 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 436,121
Passenger change 15–16 Increase21,3%

Pula Airport (IATA: PUYICAO: LDPL) is the international airport serving Pula, Croatia, and is located 6 km from the city centre.[1] It served 436,121 passengers in 2016.[2] The airport is designated as the alternative airport for parts of Slovenia and a multitude of cities in eastern Italy. The airport also attracts jet set passengers flying privately or rented aircraft, visiting the Brijuni islands or attending concerts and shows at the Pula Arena and sailing their yachts. Pula airport is currently capable of handling large wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 747 and Ilyushin Il-96.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aerial view
Airlines Destinations
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Aeroflot
operated by Rossiya
Seasonal charter: St. Petersburg
Air Serbia Seasonal: Belgrade
ASL Airlines France Seasonal charter: Lyon, Nantes
Austrian Airlines Seasonal charter: Graz
British Airways Seasonal: London-Heathrow (begins 1 July 2017)[3]
Croatia Airlines Zadar, Zagreb
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Zürich
Dniproavia Seasonal charter: Lviv (begins 7 June 2017)
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld (begins 27 June 2017),[4] Bristol (begins 27 May 2017),[4] Hamburg, London-Gatwick, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Eurowings Seasonal: Düsseldorf (begins 6 May 2017)[5]
Eurowings
operated by Air Berlin
Seasonal: Munich (begins 2 May 2017)[6]
Eurowings
operated by Germanwings
Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Stuttgart
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Jet2.com Seasonal: Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted (begins 30 April 2017),[7] Manchester
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal: Warsaw-Chopin (begins 14 May 2017)[8]
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Seasonal: Frankfurt (begins 28 April 2017),[9] Munich
NordStar Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger (begins 2 June 2017), Stockholm–Arlanda, Trondheim (begins 18 June 2017)
Ryanair Seasonal: Charleroi, Hahn, London-Stansted
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
S7 Airlines
operated by Globus Airlines
Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo
Thomson Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh (begins 2 May 2017),[10] London-Gatwick, Manchester,
Trade Air
operated by AIS Airlines
Osijek, Split
Transavia Seasonal: Rotterdam (begins 8 July 2017) [11]
Seasonal charter: Amsterdam
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
TUI fly Nordic Seasonal charter: Stockholm-Arlanda (begins 20 May 2017)
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil
Ural Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo, Yekaterinburg
People's Viennaline Seasonal: St. Gallen/Altenrhein
VIM Airlines Seasonal charter: Moscow-Domodedovo (begins 3 June 2017)
Windrose Airlines Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil

Statistics[edit]

Traffic at Pula Airport
Year Passengers Change Aircraft movements Change
1990 672,241 N/A N/A N/A
1996 33,612 N/A 3,179 N/A
1997 63,747 Increase89,7% 3,596 Increase13,1%
1998 66,934 Increase5,0% 3,698 Increase2,8%
1999 53,360 Decrease20,3% 3,183 Decrease13,9%
2000 66,772 Increase25,1% 4,106 Increase29%
2001 102,985 Increase54,2% 4,617 Increase12,5%
2002 140,431 Increase36,4% 5,475 Increase18,6%
2003 136,207 Decrease3,1% 5,903 Increase7,8%
2004 155,566 Increase14,2% 6,859 Increase16,2%
2005 209,412 Increase34,6% 7,539 Increase9,9%
2006 295,342 Increase41,0% 7,895 Increase4,7%
2007 384,487 Increase30,2% 8,458 Increase7,1%
2008 397,363 Increase3,4% 9,408 Increase11,2%
2009 318,838 Decrease19,8% 9,126 Decrease3,0%
2010 332,399 Increase4,3% 6,830 Decrease25,2%
2011 355,920 Increase7,1% 6,984 Increase2,3%
2012 367,455 Increase3,2% 7,132 Increase2,1%
2013 351,196 Decrease4,4% 7,292 Increase2,2%
2014 382,992 Increase9,1% 7,106 Decrease2,6%
2015 359,426 Decrease6,2% 6,954 Decrease2,1%
2016 436,121 Increase21,3% 7,692 Increase10,6%

Source: Old Pula Airport Website

Source: Pula Airport Website

Ground transportation[edit]

A bus that goes to/from the airport ("Pula Zracna Luka") and the Pula central bus terminal ("Bus Kolodvor").

A taxi can be taken to the outskirts of Pula (specifically, Verudela, where Hotel Palma and Histria are located).

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On 2 August 2009, a private Piper PA-46-310P Malibu, from Frankfurt to Pula failed to extend its nose gear for landing. After several tries it ran out of fuel and landed on its main landing gear. When it landed, the nose of the airplane touched the runway and stopped, which resulted in substantial damage. There were no injuries reported among the 5 passengers.[12][13]
  • On 21 September 2011, the left main gear on a private Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage collapsed after it made a 180 turn to line-up with the runway. The runway was closed for 3 hours as a result. The plane received a minor damage and there were no injuries reported among the 4 passengers in the aircraft.[14]

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