Pula Airport

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Pula Airport

Zračna luka Pula
Pula Airport logo.png
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorPula Airport Ltd.
ServesPula, Croatia
Elevation AMSL274 ft / 84 m
Coordinates44°53′37″N 013°55′20″E / 44.89361°N 13.92222°E / 44.89361; 13.92222
Websiteairport-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 (2019)
Passengers777,568
Passenger change 18–19Increase8,42%

Pula Airport (Croatian: Zračna luka Pula; Italian: Aeroporto di Pola; IATA: PUY, ICAO: LDPL) is the international airport serving Pula, Croatia, and is located 6 km from the city centre.[1] It served 777,568 passengers in 2019.[2] The airport is designated as the alternative airport for parts of Slovenia and a multitude of cities in eastern Italy. It serves as a major access point to city of Pula, as well as most of Istria, most notably Brijuni national park.

History[edit]

Pula Airport at current location was initially used only for military purposes but has been changed to civil airport as of 1 May 1967 and saw 701,370 passengers in 1987. Same year works on new terminal building began and were completed by 1989 with capacity of 1 million passengers per year. Croatian War of Independence has caused sharp decline in passenger numbers. Airport has seen steady increase in passenger volume over the next 3 decades, surpassing previous record in 2018. As most passengers flying to/from Pula airport are holiday makers flight numbers have a significant seasonal character.

Facilities[edit]

Pula Airport has a single terminal building with capacity of 1 million passengers per year. Airport serves both domestic and international flights. Inside the terminal there are couple of café/snack bars as well as duty-free shop. None of the gates are equipped with jet bridges but rather the passengers walk from terminal building to the aircraft or are transferred by bus.

Because of its location and fairly good weather conditions whole year around, as well as lower flight numbers during winter months it is frequently used by European carriers for training flights.

Ground transportation[edit]

Airport can be reached by dedicated bus line from centre of Pula. Schedule is adjusted on a monthly basis to meet the flights arrival/departure.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aerial view
AirlinesDestinations
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Aeroflot Seasonal: Moscow–Sheremetyevo (begins 1 June 2021)[3]
Air Serbia Seasonal: Belgrade
British Airways Seasonal: London–Heathrow
Croatia AirlinesZadar, Zagreb
Seasonal: Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Zürich
easyJet Seasonal: Amsterdam,[4] Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin, Bristol, Geneva,[4] Glasgow (begins 28 June 2021),[5] London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Eurowings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
Jet2.com Seasonal: Manchester
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Sheremetyevo[6]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda
People's Seasonal: St. Gallen/Altenrhein
Ryanair Seasonal: Charleroi, Hahn, London–Stansted, Poznań (begins 3 July 2021),[7] Vienna (begins 2 June 2021)[8][9]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Bergen, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo, Stavanger, Stockholm–Arlanda
SkyUp Seasonal: Kiev–Boryspil[10]
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo
Trade Air Osijek, Split, Zagreb
Transavia Seasonal: Rotterdam/The Hague
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Ukraine International Airlines Seasonal: Kiev–Boryspil (resumes 2 June 2021)[11]
Windrose Airlines Seasonal: Kiev–Boryspil

Statistics[edit]

See source Wikidata query and sources.

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 717,187 Increase20,3% 10,076 Increase8,4%
2019 777,568 Increase8,42% 10,428 Increase3,49%
2020 (Jan-Sep) 76,016 Decrease90,22% 3,756 Decrease63,98%

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AIP from the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation". Ead.eurocontrol.int. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Statistics - Airport Pula". Airport-pula.hr. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Aeroflot to operate two Croatia services from Jun-2021 to Sep-2021". CAPA. 16 March 2021. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  4. ^ a b http://www.easyjet.com
  5. ^ "New routes from the UK". EasyJet. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Nordwind Airlines announces three new routes to Croatia". Avioradar. 21 April 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Ryanair to add new Pula service". croatianaviation.com. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  8. ^ "RYANAIR NIMMT 8 NEUE VERBINDUNGEN AB WIEN AUF". Ryanair. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Ryanair annouces [sic] new route to Pula for next year". avioradar.hr. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  10. ^ Liu, Jim (29 March 2019). "SkyUp Airlines adds Pula service from June 2019". Routesonline.
  11. ^ "Ukraine International Airlines announced new route to Croatia". avioradar.hr. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  12. ^ Ranter, Harro. "Incident Piper PA-46-310P Malibu / Jetprop DLX D-ETPW, 02 Aug 2009". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Izbjegnuta tragedija: Njemački avion sletio "na nos" u Puli, nema ozlijeđenih". Index.hr. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  14. ^ Ranter, Harro. "Incident Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage D-EIFA, 21 Sep 2011". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 26 July 2018.

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