Dubrovnik Airport

Dubrovnik Airport (Croatian: Zračna luka Dubrovnik; IATA: DBV, ICAO: LDDU), also referred to as Čilipi Airport (Croatian pronunciation: [tʃǐlipi]), is the international airport of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The airport is located approximately 15.5 km[1] (9.5 mi) from Dubrovnik city centre, near Čilipi. It was the third-busiest airport in Croatia in 2019 after Zagreb Airport and Split Airport in terms of passenger throughput. It also has the country's longest runway, allowing it to accommodate heavy long-haul aircraft. The airport is a major destination for leisure flights during the European summer holiday season.

Dubrovnik Airport

Čilipi Airport

Zračna luka Dubrovnik/Čilipi
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorDubrovnik Airport Ltd.
ServesDubrovnik-Neretva County
LocationČilipi, Croatia
Hub forCroatia Airlines
Elevation AMSL527 ft / 161 m
Coordinates42°33′41″N 18°16′06″E / 42.56139°N 18.26833°E / 42.56139; 18.26833Coordinates: 42°33′41″N 18°16′06″E / 42.56139°N 18.26833°E / 42.56139; 18.26833
Websiteairport-dubrovnik.hr
Map
DBV is located in Croatia
DBV
DBV
Location of the airport in Croatia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 3,300 10,827 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2021)
Passengers927,934 Increase 181%
Croatian Aeronautical Information Publication[1] Statistics from Dubrovnik Airport site[2]

HistoryEdit

Yugoslav flag carrier Aeroput used a seaplane station in Dubrovnik to open the first route to the city in 1936. It linked Dubrovnik to the national capital Belgrade via Sarajevo. The following year a route to Zagreb was inaugurated. But it was in 1938 that Dubrovnik saw a significant increase in air traffic, with the introduction by Aeroput of regular flights to Vienna, Brno and Prague with stops in Sarajevo and Zagreb, and also the introduction of a regular flight between Belgrade and Tirana with a stop in Dubrovnik. The city was originally served by the Gruda Airfield which opened for commercial traffic in 1936 and was in use only during the summer months.[3] However, by early 1940s, due to World War II, Aeroput operations were suspended.[4][5]

The current Dubrovnik Airport opened in 1962. During 1987, the busiest year in Yugoslav aviation, the airport handled 835,818 passengers on international flights and a further 586,742 on domestic services.[6] Following the breakup of Yugoslavia, the airport surpassed the one-million-passenger mark in 2005.

Today, Dubrovnik boasts the most modern passenger terminal in the country. A new terminal has been built in place of the old airport building, that dated from 1962, which has now been demolished to make way for a new modern structure. The price tag of the project amounts to seventy million euros and is to be financed out of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In May 2010 a new terminal opened stretching over 13,700 square metres. Dubrovnik Airport has the capacity to handle two million passengers per year.

Terminal facilitiesEdit

 
Control tower
 
View of the runway

Dubrovnik Airport consists of three terminal areas, A, B and C. The spacious new Terminal C was opened in February 2017 and became fully functional in April 2017 as it replaced Terminal A for all passenger departures including check-in and security check. The new terminal features check-in and commercial space stretching over 1,000 square metres, eight security lanes, a departure lounge with commercial and catering facilities, a premium lounge and restaurants. Furthermore, it boasts sixteen gates, two of which will be used for domestic flights and the remaining fourteen for international services. With an area of 24,181 square metres, the airport's annual capacity has increased to 3.5 million passengers.[7] The Terminal A building has been permanently closed for passenger traffic and is now being used solely as a baggage sorting facility. The new Terminal C is located next to the existing Terminal B building which handles arriving passengers. The two have been combined into a single functioning unit. Future airport plans call for an extensive commercial zone and a four-star airport hotel, and long-term plans call for a new runway and the conversion of the existing runway into a taxiway.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens, Thessaloniki (begins 1 June 2022)[8]
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Cork, Dublin
Aeroflot Seasonal: Moscow–Sheremetyevo[9]
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga, Vilnius[10]
Air France Seasonal: Paris–Charles de Gaulle[11]
Air Serbia Seasonal: Belgrade
Animawings Seasonal: Bucharest (begins 18 June 2022)[12]
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv[13]
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Nice, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Blue Air Seasonal: Bucharest (begins 28 June 2022)[14]
British Airways Seasonal: London–Gatwick (begins 4 April 2022),[15] London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Condor Seasonal: Düsseldorf (begins 21 May 2022),[16] Frankfurt
Croatia Airlines Zagreb
Seasonal: Athens, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich,[17] Osijek, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pula, Rome–Fiumicino, Split, Tel Aviv, Venice, Zürich
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York–JFK[18][19]
easyJet Seasonal: Amsterdam, Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin, Bristol, Edinburgh, Geneva, London–Gatwick, Lyon, Manchester, Nantes,[20] Naples, Paris–Orly
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich[21]
Enter Air Seasonal: Katowice
Eurowings Seasonal: Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
flydubai Seasonal: Dubai–International[22]
Helvetic Airways Seasonal: Zürich
Iberia Seasonal: Madrid
Israir Airlines Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv[23]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast–International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
KLM Seasonal: Amsterdam[24][25]
LeOne[26] Seasonal: Pescara[27]
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin[28]
Seasonal: Budapest,[29] Gdańsk,[30] Kraków,[31] Poznań,[30] Wrocław[30]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Barcelona, Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stavanger, Stockholm–Arlanda, Trondheim
Pragusa.one Seasonal: Los Angeles,[32] Newark[32]
Qatar Airways Seasonal: Doha
Ryanair Seasonal: Dublin, Vienna
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Bergen, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm–Arlanda
SkyUp Seasonal: Kyiv–Boryspil[33]
Smartwings Seasonal: Katowice,[34] Prague,[35] Warsaw–Chopin[34]
Seasonal charter: Gdańsk,[36] Poznań[36]
Sun d'Or Seasonal: Tel Aviv[37]
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva[38]
TAROM Seasonal charter: Bucharest,[39] Cluj-Napoca[40]
Trade Air Osijek, Rijeka, Split
Seasonal charter: Ljubljana[41]
Transavia Seasonal: Nantes,[42] Paris–Orly, Rotterdam/The Hague[43]
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff,[44] Doncaster/Sheffield,[45] East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne (begins 5 May 2022)[46]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Seasonal charter: Nantes[47]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[48]
United Airlines Seasonal: Newark[49][50]
Ural Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo[51]
Volotea Seasonal: Athens,[52] Bari, Bordeaux, Lyon,[53] Marseille, Nantes, Toulouse[54]
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino
Windrose Airlines Seasonal: Kyiv–Boryspil[55]
Wizz Air[56] Seasonal: Rome–Fiumicino (begins 29 March 2022),[57] Vienna,[58][59] Warsaw–Chopin[60]

StatisticsEdit

Traffic figuresEdit

Annual passenger traffic at DBV airport. See source Wikidata query.
Traffic at Dubrovnik Čilipi Airport[61][62]
Year Passengers Passenger %
Change
Aircraft Landings Aircraft Landings%
Change
Cargo (tonnes) Cargo %
Change
1987 1,460,354 20.52  15,606 2.55  2,490 0.53 
2000 395,458 81.34  6,762 32.27  680 16.44 
2001 461,322 16.66  6,739 0.34  646 5.00 
2002 507,459 10.00  7,711 14.42  657 1.70 
2003 716,592 41.21  10,204 32.33  592 9.89 
2004 880,967 22.94  12,277 20.32  822 38.85 
2005 1,008,240 14.45  14,365 17.01  677 17.64 
2006 1,120,453 11.13  14,855 3.41  741 9.45 
2007 1,144,038 2.10  15,047 1.29  847 14.30 
2008 1,191,474 4.15  14,822 1.50  997 17.71 
2009 1,122,355 5.80  14,342 3.24  516 48.24 
2010 1,270,062 13.16  15,539 8.35  406 21.32 
2011 1,349,501 6.25  16,050 3.29  420 3.45 
2012 1,480,470 9.70  16,216 1.03  357 15.00 
2013 1,522,629 2.85  16,126 0.56  375 5.04 
2014 1,584,471 4.06  16,492 2.27  291 22.40 
2015 1,693,934 6.91  16,852 2.18  256 12.03 
2016 1,993,243 17.67  19,244 14.19  224 12.50 
2017 2,323,065 16.5  21,496 11.70  204 8.90 
2018 2,539,412 9.31  23,596 9.76  176 13.70 
2019 2,896,227 14.05  25,962 10.03  127 28.41 
2020 330,147 88.6  8,486 67.31  29 77.17 
2021 927,934 181.1  14,212 67.47  390 1244 
Traffic at Dubrovnik Čilipi Airport in 2020/2021 by month
Month Passengers 2020 Passengers 2021 Passenger %
Change
January 19,338 3,729 80 
February 33,588 3,548 89.44 
March 19,511 5,069 74.02 
April 0 8,094  
May 3,997 17,105 328 
June 10,592 59,566 462.4 
July 59,133 191,714 224.2 
August 119,838 291,207 143 
September 40,952 207,558 406.8 
October 14,347 115,261 703.4 
November 4,526 13,345 194.9 
December 4,325 11,738 171.4 

Largest airlinesEdit

Rank Carrier Passengers 2018 %
1   Croatia Airlines 429,953 16.93
2   EasyJet 347,260 13.67
3   Jet2.com 179,990 7.09
4   Thomson Airways 127,352 5.02
5   Vueling Airlines 123,907 4.88
6   Lufthansa 103,760 4.09
7   British Airways 100,502 3.96
8   Norwegian Air Shuttle 88,243 3.47
9   Eurowings 87,570 3.53
10   Norwegian Air International 87,431 3.44
11   Austrian Airlines 87,065 3.43
12   Volotea 79,140 3.12
13   Turkish Airlines 70,339 2.77
Remaining 626,900 24.69
Source: Dubrovnik Airport[63]

Ground transportEdit

A shuttle bus operated by the company Platanus[64] connects the airport to Dubrovnik Old Town and Dubrovnik Bus Station in Gruž.

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External linksEdit

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