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Rijeka Airport

Rijeka Airport

Zra?na luka Rijeka/Krk I.
RJK 12092010 terminal.JPG
Airport typePublic
OperatorRijeka Airport Ltd.
LocationOmi?alj, Croatia
Elevation AMSL278 ft / 85 m
Coordinates45°13?01?N 014°34?13?E / 45.21694°N 14.57028°E / 45.21694; 14.57028
RJK is located in Croatia
Location of the airport in Croatia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,500 8,202 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers183,606 Increase 29,2%

Rijeka Airport (Croatian: Zra?na luka Rijeka; IATA: RJK, ICAO: LDRI) is the international airport serving Rijeka, Croatia. It is located near the town of Omi?alj on the island of Krk, 17 km from the Rijeka railway station.[1] Most of the traffic to and from the airport occurs during the summer months, when it is used by several European low-cost airlines flying tourists to the northern parts of the Croatian coast.


Rijeka airport opened in May 1970. The first plane to depart carried Josip Broz Tito and his wife.[2]

Before the Second World War Rijeka was divided between Yugoslavia and Italy. The Yugoslav part of the city was served by the airfield in Su?ak. Domestic airline Aeroput opened a route linking Su?ak to Zagreb in 1930, and a year later a route linking Zagreb to Belgrade via Su?ak, Split and Sarajevo was opened. By 1936 Aeroput linked the city to Belgrade, Borovo, Ljubljana, Sarajevo, Split and Zagreb.[3] The Italian part of the city was connected to many Italian cities with regular flights provided by Italian company Ala Littoria.[4]

The Grobnik airport had difficulty with larger planes, as its runways were close to the hills to the east of the city. With larger airliners coming on board, planners decided on a location on Krk after considering locations close to Opatija and near Urinj, which would have required moving some hills.[5]

Airlines and destinations


Traffic figures at Rijeka Airport[15][16]
Year Passengers Change Aircraft movements Change
2003 41,498 2,630
2004 51,349 Increase23.74% 2,753 Increase4.68%
2005 118,244 Increase130.28% 3,043 Increase10.53%
2006 166,675 Increase40.96% 3,497 Increase14.92%
2007 160,862 Decrease3.49% 3,407 Decrease2.57%
2008 109,706 Decrease31.80% 2,521 Decrease26.00%
2009 110,208 Increase0.46% 2,759 Increase9.44%
2010 61,855 Decrease44.22% 2,017 Decrease26.93%
2011 84,713 Increase28.32% 2,680 Increase32.84%
2012 77,082 Decrease7.77% 2,290 Decrease15.49%
2013 142,975 Increase93.47% 2,653 Increase17.13%
2014 106,235 Decrease26.82% 2,378 Decrease10.37%
2015 139,718 Increase37.06% 4,014 Increase68.80%
2016 145,297 Increase3.99% 4,146 Increase3.29%
2017 142,111 Decrease2.2% 4,937 Increase19.1%
2018 183,606 Increase29.2% 5,460 Increase10.6%

Incidents and accidents

  • On 23 May 1971, Aviogenex Flight 130 crashed on approach to Rijeka Airport because of rough landing in bad weather conditions,[17][18] killing 78 people and leaving five survivors. Among the victims was the famous Croatian poet Josip Pupa?i? with his wife and daughter.


  1. ^ a b AIP from the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation
  2. ^ http://www.mojarijeka.hr/kolumne/nesudeni-aerodrom-na-urinju
  3. ^ Drustvo za Vazdusni Saobracaj A D - Aeroput (1927-1948) at europeanairlines.no
  4. ^ Ala Littoria at timetableimages.com
  5. ^ http://www.mojarijeka.hr/kolumne/nesudeni-aerodrom-na-urinju
  6. ^ "Air Serbia outlines S19 network expansion". Routesonline. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Bulgaria Air schedules new charter routes from Sofia in S17". Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Enter Air dolazi u Rijeku s charter linijom iz Poljske". Avioradar. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "LOT schedules new route to Rijeka". Avioradar. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Lufthansa starts the summer with new European destinations". Lufthansa. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Ryanair: New route from Germany to Rijeka next year". avioradar.hr. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Transavia adds seasonal Eindhoven - Rijeka in 3Q18". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Flight Timetable". tui.co.uk.
  14. ^ "Volotea S19 new routes as of 12NOV18". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ Croatian Bureau of Statistics
  16. ^ Rijeka Airport
  17. ^ ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev 134A YU-AHZ Rijeka Airport (RJK) - 2 photographs
  18. ^ -134 (in Russian)

External links

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