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Dubrovnik Airport

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Airport type  Public
Location  Čilipi, Croatia
Elevation AMSL  527 ft / 161 m
Code  DBV
Phone  +385 20 773 100
Operator  Dubrovnik Airport Ltd.
Hub for  Croatia Airlines
Address  20213, Čilipi, Croatia
Elevation  161 m
Dubrovnik Airport
Serves  Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Herceg Novi
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Dubrovnik Airport (IATA: DBV, ICAO: LDDU), also referred to as Čilipi Airport ([tʃǐlipi]), is the international airport of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The airport is located approximately 15.5 km (9.5 mi) from Dubrovnik city centre, near Čilipi. It was the third busiest airport in Croatia in 2016 after Zagreb Airport and Split Airport in terms of passenger throughput and has the country's longest runway. The airport is a major destination for leisure flights during the European summer holiday season.

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History

Dubrovnik Airport opened in 1962. 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. The domestic airline Aeroput linked Dubrovnik with Belgrade (via Sarajevo) first in 1936, and a year later a route to Zagreb was opened.

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. 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 is being planned in place of the old airport building, constructed in 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. It has the capacity to handle two million passengers per year.

Terminal

Further expansion is planned for completion in 2019. A new 24,181 square metres (260,282 sq ft) terminal with four jet bridges is under construction; the new terminal will have a projected annual capacity of 3.5 million passengers. Future airport plans call for an extensive commercial zone and a large four-star airport hotel, and long-term plans call for a new runway and the conversion of the existing runway into a taxiway.

Trivia

  • "Đurovića špilja" is a pit cave located under the taxiway of Dubrovnik airport. There is also a wine cellar located inside the cave.
  • References

    Dubrovnik Airport Wikipedia


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