Pula Airport

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Pula Airport
Zračna luka Pula
Pula Airport logo.png
Pula Airport.JPG
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
PUY is located in Croatia
Location of the airport in Croatia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,950 9,678 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 595,812
Passenger change 16–17 Increase36,5%

Pula Airport (IATA: PUY, ICAO: LDPL) is the international airport serving Pula, Croatia, and is located 6 km from the city center.[1] It served 595,812 passengers in 2017.[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
Air Glaciers Seasonal: La Chaux de Fonds, Sion
Air Serbia Seasonal: Belgrade
ASL Airlines France Seasonal charter: Lyon, Nantes
Austrian Airlines Seasonal charter: Graz
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines Seasonal charter: Gothenburg, Stockholm–Arlanda, Trollhättan
British Airways Seasonal: London-Heathrow
Croatia Airlines Zadar, Zagreb
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Zürich
easyJet Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld, Berlin–Tegel, Bristol, Liverpool (begins 29 July 2018),[3] London-Gatwick, London-Southend (begins 26 July 2018),[4] Milan-Malpensa (begins 25 June 2018),[5] Paris-Charles de Gaulle
easyJet Switzerland Seasonal: Basel/Mulhouse (begins 26 June 2018)[5]
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Eurowings Düsseldorf
Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Stuttgart
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham (begins 12 May 2019),[6] Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester
Laudamotion Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal: Warsaw-Chopin
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger, Stockholm–Arlanda, Trondheim
People's Seasonal: St. Gallen/Altenrhein
Ryanair Seasonal: Berlin-Tegel, Charleroi, Frankfurt, Hahn, London-Stansted
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Bergen (begins 4 July 2018),[7] Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger (begins 30 June 2018),[7] Stockholm-Arlanda
Silver Air Seasonal: Lošinj (begins 25 June 2018)
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva (begins 23 June 2018)[8]
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo, St Petersburg
Trade Air Osijek, Split
Transavia Seasonal: Rotterdam
Seasonal charter: Amsterdam
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands Edinburgh, London-Gatwick, Manchester
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
TUI fly Nordic Seasonal charter: Copenhagen
Volotea Seasonal: Nantes
Windrose Airlines Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil


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%
2017 595,812 Increase36,5% 9,288 Increase20,7%
2018 (01.01-31.05) 86,746 Increase35,4% 2,152 Increase24,8%

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.[9][10]
  • 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.[11]


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