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Dubrovnik Airport
Dubrovnik Airport

?ilipi Airport

Zra?na luka Dubrovnik/?ilipi
Dubrovnik Airport (5790186064).jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorDubrovnik Airport Ltd.
ServesDubrovnik-Neretva County
Location?ilipi, 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
DBV is located in Croatia
Location of the airport in Croatia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 3,300 10,827 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers2,896,227 Increase 14.05%
Croatian Aeronautical Information Publication[1] Statistics from Dubrovnik Airport site[2]

Dubrovnik Airport (Croatian: Zra?na luka Dubrovnik; IATA: DBV, ICAO: LDDU), also referred to as ?ilipi Airport (Croatian pronunciation: [tlipi]), is the international airport of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The airport is located approximately 15.5 km[1] (9.5 mi) from Dubrovnik city centre, near ?ilipi. 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.


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 facilities

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 destinations

Aegean Airlines Seasonal: Athens
Aer Lingus Seasonal: Cork,[8] Dublin
Aeroflot Seasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo[9]
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga, Vilnius[10]
Air France Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle[11]
Air Serbia Seasonal: Belgrade
Alitalia Seasonal: Rome-Fiumicino[12]
Arkia Seasonal: Tel Aviv[13]
ASL Airlines France Seasonal: Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
British Airways London-Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Seasonal: Brussels
Condor Seasonal: Frankfurt
Croatia Airlines Frankfurt, Zagreb
Seasonal: Athens, Düsseldorf, Munich,[14] Osijek, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Pula, Rome-Fiumicino, Split, Tel Aviv, Venice, Zürich
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York-JFK[15][16]
easyJet Seasonal: Amsterdam, Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin, Bristol, Edinburgh, Geneva, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Lyon, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa, Nantes,[17] Naples, Paris-Orly, Toulouse
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich[18]
Enter Air Seasonal: Katowice
Eurowings Seasonal: Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
flydubai Seasonal: Dubai-International[19]
Helvetic Airways Seasonal: Zürich
Iberia Seasonal: Madrid
Israir Airlines Seasonal charter: Tel Aviv[20]
Jet2.com Seasonal: Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bristol (begins 30 April 2022),[21] East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
KLM Seasonal: Amsterdam[22][23]
LeOne[24] Seasonal: Pescara[25]
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw-Chopin[26]
Seasonal: Budapest,[27] Gda?sk,[28] Kraków,[29] Pozna?,[28] Wroc?aw[28]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg
Seasonal: Barcelona, Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda, Trondheim
Ryanair Seasonal: Dublin, Vienna
Seasonal: Bergen, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm-Arlanda
SkyUp Seasonal: Kyiv-Boryspil[30]
Smartwings Seasonal: Katowice,[31] Prague,[32] Warsaw-Chopin[31]
Seasonal charter: Gda?sk,[33] Pozna?[33]
Sun d'Or Seasonal: Tel Aviv[34]
Seasonal: Geneva[35]
TAROM Seasonal charter: Bucharest,[36] Cluj-Napoca[37]
Trade Air Osijek, Rijeka, Split
Seasonal charter: Ljubljana[38]
Transavia Seasonal: Nantes,[39] Paris-Orly, Rotterdam/The Hague[40]
TUI Airways Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff,[41] Doncaster/Sheffield,[42] East Midlands, Glasgow, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne (begins 5 May 2022)[43]
TUI fly Belgium Seasonal: Brussels
Seasonal charter: Nantes[44]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[45]
United Airlines Seasonal: Newark[46][47]
Volotea Seasonal: Athens,[48] Bari, Bordeaux, Lyon,[49] Marseille, Mykonos (begins 28 May 2022),[50] Nantes, Palermo (begins 1 June 2022),[51] Strasbourg,[52] Toulouse,[53] Venice
Vueling Barcelona
Seasonal: Rome-Fiumicino
Windrose Airlines Seasonal: Kyiv-Boryspil[54]
Wizz Air[55] Seasonal: Rome-Fiumicino (begins 7 September 2021),[56] Vienna,[57][58] Warsaw-Chopin[59]


Traffic figures

See source Wikidata query and sources.

Traffic at Dubrovnik ?ilipi Airport[60][61]
Year Passengers Passenger %
Aircraft Landings Aircraft Landings%
Cargo (tonnes) Cargo %
1987 1,460,354 20.52Increase 15,606 2.55Increase 2,490 0.53Increase
2000 395,458 81.34Increase 6,762 32.27Increase 680 16.44Increase
2001 461,322 16.66Increase 6,739 0.34Decrease 646 5.00Decrease
2002 507,459 10.00Increase 7,711 14.42Increase 657 1.70Increase
2003 716,592 41.21Increase 10,204 32.33Increase 592 9.89Decrease
2004 880,967 22.94Increase 12,277 20.32Increase 822 38.85Increase
2005 1,008,240 14.45Increase 14,365 17.01Increase 677 17.64Decrease
2006 1,120,453 11.13Increase 14,855 3.41Increase 741 9.45Increase
2007 1,144,038 2.10Increase 15,047 1.29Increase 847 14.30Increase
2008 1,191,474 4.15Increase 14,822 1.50Increase 997 17.71Increase
2009 1,122,355 5.80Decrease 14,342 3.24Decrease 516 48.24Decrease
2010 1,270,062 13.16Increase 15,539 8.35Increase 406 21.32Decrease
2011 1,349,501 6.25Increase 16,050 3.29Increase 420 3.45Increase
2012 1,480,470 9.70Increase 16,216 1.03Increase 357 15.00Decrease
2013 1,522,629 2.85Increase 16,126 0.56Decrease 375 5.04Increase
2014 1,584,471 4.06Increase 16,492 2.27Increase 291 22.40Decrease
2015 1,693,934 6.91Increase 16,852 2.18Increase 256 12.03Decrease
2016 1,993,243 17.67Increase 19,244 14.19Increase 224 12.50Decrease
2017 2,323,065 16.5Increase 21,496 11.70Increase 204 8.90Decrease
2018 2,539,412 9.31Increase 23,596 9.76Increase 176 13.70Decrease
2019 2,896,227 14.05Increase 25,962 10,03Increase 127 28,41Decrease
2020 (Jan-Nov) 325,822 88,75Decrease 8,244 68,25Decrease 29 77,17Decrease
Traffic at Dubrovnik ?ilipi Airport in 2019/2020 by month
Month Passengers 2019 Passengers 2020 Passenger %
January 26,323 19,338 26,53Decrease
February 33,765 33,588 0,52Decrease
March 57,880 19,511 66,29Decrease
April 210,803 0 100Decrease
May 315,037 3,997 98,73Decrease
June 415,876 10,592 97,45Decrease
July 514,723 59,133 88,51Decrease
August 524,615 119,938 77,16Decrease
September 405,924 40,952 89,91Decrease
October 299,532 14,347 95,21Decrease
November 56,924 4,526 92,05Decrease
December 34,825

Largest airlines

Rank Carrier Passengers 2018 %
1 Croatia Croatia Airlines 429,953 16.93
2 United Kingdom EasyJet 347,260 13.67
3 United Kingdom Jet2.com 179,990 7.09
4 United Kingdom Thomson Airways 127,352 5.02
5 Spain Vueling Airlines 123,907 4.88
6 Germany Lufthansa 103,760 4.09
7 United Kingdom British Airways 100,502 3.96
8 Norway Norwegian Air Shuttle 88,243 3.47
9 Germany Eurowings 87,570 3.53
10 Norway Norwegian Air International 87,431 3.44
11 Austria Austrian Airlines 87,065 3.43
12 Spain Volotea 79,140 3.12
13 Turkey Turkish Airlines 70,339 2.77
Remaining 626,900 24.69
Source: Dubrovnik Airport[62]

Ground transport

A shuttle bus operated by the company Platanus[63] connects the airport to Dubrovnik Old Town and Dubrovnik Bus Station in Gru?.


  • "?urovi?a ?pilja" is a pit cave located under the taxiway of Dubrovnik airport. There is also a wine cellar located inside the cave.


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