Pula Airport

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Pula Airport

Zračna luka Pula
Pula Airport logo.png
Pula Airport.JPG
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
PUY is located in Croatia
Location of the airport in Croatia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,950 9,678 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
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 center.[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. 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. It is the only airport in Istria County offering regularly scheduled commercial services.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Aerial view
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Air Serbia Seasonal: Belgrade
British Airways Seasonal: London–Heathrow
Croatia AirlinesZadar, Zagreb
Seasonal: Amsterdam, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Zürich
easyJet Seasonal: Amsterdam,[3] Berlin–Schönefeld, Berlin–Tegel, Bristol, Glasgow (begins 22 June 2020)[4], Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton (begins 28 April 2020)[5], London–Southend, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
easyJet SwitzerlandSeasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva[3]
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Eurowings Seasonal: Berlin–Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham,[6] Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Helsinki, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
People's Seasonal: St. Gallen/Altenrhein
Ryanair Seasonal: Berlin–Tegel, Charleroi, Frankfurt, Hahn, London–Stansted
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Bergen, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stavanger, Stockholm–Arlanda
SkyUp Seasonal: Kiev–Boryspil[7]
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo
Trade Air Osijek, Split
Transavia Seasonal: Rotterdam
Transavia France Seasonal: Paris–Orly (begins 4 April 2020)[8]
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, London–Gatwick, Manchester
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels (begins 25 April 2020)[9][10]
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal: Amsterdam
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 717,187 Increase20,3% 10,076 Increase8,4%
2019 777,568 Increase8,42% 10,428 Increase3,49%

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.[11][12]
  • 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.[13]


  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. ^ a b http://www.easyjet.com
  4. ^ Liu, Jim (31 December 2019). "easyJet S20 new routes as of 27DEC19". routesonline.com.
  5. ^ Liu, Jim (31 December 2019). "easyJet S20 new routes as of 27DEC19". routesonline.com.
  6. ^ "Cheap Flights - Find & Book Cheap Flights Online - Jet2.com". Jet2.com. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (29 March 2019). "SkyUp Airlines adds Pula service from June 2019". Routesonline.
  8. ^ "Transavia France S20 new routes as of 10OCT19". Routesonline. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Belgian TUI will inaugurate new route from Brussels to Pula". avioradar.hr. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  10. ^ "TUIfly Belgium adds Pula service in S20". Routesonline. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  11. ^ Ranter, Harro. "Incident Piper PA-46-310P Malibu / Jetprop DLX D-ETPW, 02 Aug 2009". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Izbjegnuta tragedija: Njemački avion sletio "na nos" u Puli, nema ozlijeđenih". Index.hr. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  13. ^ 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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