About Dubrovnik International Airport
Dubrovnik Airport is located about 22 km south-east from the city of Dubrovnik, in a village called Čilipi, which is also the unofficial name of the Dubrovnik Airport.
This airport has the longest runway and is the third busiest airport in Croatia.
The whole airport (including its runway, terminal, airport buildings and facilities) was built in the year 1962 and wasn’t renovated till then. Before opening of the Dubrovnik airport in 1962, Dubrovnik was connected over the Gruda airfield since 1936, which means that Dubrovnik has a long air-travel tradition. In those first years, Dubrovnik was connected first with Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Belgrade (Serbia) and later with Zagreb. After opening the airport terminal in 1962, Dubrovnik kept growing its passenger number from year to year, but without renewing the terminal or any other part of the busy airport, which serves a huge amount of passengers during the touristic season – Dubrovnik Airport surpassed the one million passenger mark in year 2005 and the number is increasing since then.
For those above mentioned reasons, Dubrovnik International Airport applied with an EU project for infrastructural funds where the goal is to expand and get a new terminal building and build four jet bridges. Further on, the plan is to build also a new runway, convert the existing one into a taxiway, to build a commercial zone and a large airport hotel.
With the new upgrade of the terminal, Dubrovnik Airport will be able to increase the annual passenger number to 3.5 Million, which is a realistic and achievable goal according to the statistics and current forecasts.
Additionally, it will bring more companies which will fly to Dubrovnik, not only in the season, but also whole-year rotations between European cities.
The current flight operator list (mostly seasonal) is:
Aegean Airlines, operated by Olympic Air
ASL Airlines France
British Airways (whole year)
Croatia Airlines (whole year)
Germanwings, operated by Eurowings
Lufthansa Regional, operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Norwegian Air Shuttle
SmartWings, operated by Travel Service Airlines
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium
Trade Air, operated by Budapest Aircraft Service
Ukraine International Airlines
There are also several seasonal charter flights with other companies, which are not mentioned in the above list.