Pula Airport

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.

Pula Airport

Zračna luka Pula
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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%

Airlines and destinationsEdit

 
Aerial view
AirlinesDestinations
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Dublin
Air Serbia Seasonal: Belgrade
British Airways Seasonal: London–Heathrow
Croatia AirlinesZadar, Zagreb
Seasonal: Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Zürich
easyJet Seasonal: Amsterdam,[3] Berlin–Brandenburg, Bristol, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton
easyJet SwitzerlandSeasonal: Basel/Mulhouse, Geneva[3]
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Eurowings Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
Jet2.com Seasonal: Birmingham,[4] Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Helsinki, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
People's Seasonal: St. Gallen/Altenrhein
Ryanair Seasonal: Charleroi, Hahn, London–Stansted, Vienna (begins 28 March 2021)[5][6]
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, Zagreb
Transavia Seasonal: Rotterdam
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, London–Gatwick, Manchester
Windrose Airlines Seasonal: Kiev–Boryspil

StatisticsEdit

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  89,7% 3,596  13,1%
1998 66,934  5,0% 3,698  2,8%
1999 53,360  20,3% 3,183  13,9%
2000 66,772  25,1% 4,106  29%
2001 102,985  54,2% 4,617  12,5%
2002 140,431  36,4% 5,475  18,6%
2003 136,207  3,1% 5,903  7,8%
2004 155,566  14,2% 6,859  16,2%
2005 209,412  34,6% 7,539  9,9%
2006 295,342  41,0% 7,895  4,7%
2007 384,487  30,2% 8,458  7,1%
2008 397,363  3,4% 9,408  11,2%
2009 318,838  19,8% 9,126  3,0%
2010 332,399  4,3% 6,830  25,2%
2011 355,920  7,1% 6,984  2,3%
2012 367,455  3,2% 7,132  2,1%
2013 351,196  4,4% 7,292  2,2%
2014 382,992  9,1% 7,106  2,6%
2015 359,426  6,2% 6,954  2,1%
2016 436,121  21,3% 7,692  10,6%
2017 595,812  36,5% 9,288  20,7%
2018 717,187  20,3% 10,076  8,4%
2019 777,568  8,42% 10,428  3,49%

Ground transportationEdit

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 accidentsEdit

  • 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.[8][9]
  • 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.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Cheap Flights - Find & Book Cheap Flights Online - Jet2.com". Jet2.com. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  5. ^ "RYANAIR NIMMT 8 NEUE VERBINDUNGEN AB WIEN AUF". Ryanair. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Ryanair annouces [sic] new route to Pula for next year". avioradar.hr. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (29 March 2019). "SkyUp Airlines adds Pula service from June 2019". Routesonline.
  8. ^ Ranter, Harro. "Incident Piper PA-46-310P Malibu / Jetprop DLX D-ETPW, 02 Aug 2009". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Izbjegnuta tragedija: Njemački avion sletio "na nos" u Puli, nema ozlijeđenih". Index.hr. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  10. ^ 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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