Airports in Croatia

Croatia is currently at one of the top new destinations in the world, which is something we know. This fresh new position in Croatia has brought some good changes to the country in terms of the development of transport infrastructure or, in other words, Croatia has seven international airports, which is quite a lot for a country of this size. Along with the main one in Zagreb, several airports have also got some new shine since some of the most popular low-cost companies decided to come to Croatia. When it comes to flying companies, there is hardly a company you’ve heard of that doesn’t fly from or to Croatia at some moment which makes planning a trip and traveling so much easier for our dear visitors.
So let’s go through a brief list of civil Croatian airports, info that is always good to have in mind!

Zagreb Airport – Franjo Tudjman (ZAG)
Zagreb Airport is the biggest and busiest Croatian airport. The main air hub in Croatia is Croatia’s only airport with a significant number of all-year and winter lines. In March 2017, a new passenger terminal was opened, which significantly increased the capacity of the airport.
The location of Zagreb Airport is between Zagreb and Velika Gorica, around 15 kilometers south-east of the center of Zagreb.

Split Airport (SPU)
The Split Airport is the second most popular airport among the Croatian airports. It is located in Kaštel Štafilić, 20 kilometers west of Split. The most significant is the airport on the Croatian coast, and in recent years it is increasingly associated with international destinations.

Zadar Airport (ZAD)
Zadar Airport is one of the most important Croatian airports. It is located near Zadar, near Zemunik Donji, and serves the area of Northern Dalmatia and Lika. Zadar Airport has experienced a real revival with the arrival of low-cost air carriers, primarily Ryanair.

Pula Airport (PUY)
Pula Airport is one of the most important Croatian airports. It is located near Pula and serves the Istrian County and the surrounding area.

Rijeka Airport (RJK)
Rijeka Airport is located at Omišalj on the island of Krk, about 25 kilometers from Rijeka, and serves the northern Adriatic. In recent years it has become increasingly popular as a destination for low-fare links, so it is a frequent choice for travelers from distant cities like Zagreb.

Airport Dubrovnik Čilipi (DBV)
Dubrovnik Airport is the third largest airport in Croatia. It is located in Chilipi, 20 kilometers south-east of Dubrovnik. In addition to the Split airport, this is the most significant airport in the southern part of Croatia and is unique because there is a natural attraction – Đurovića cave.

Osijek Airport (OSI)
Osijek Airport is the only airport in eastern Croatia to serve the area of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem. After several years of stagnation, there has been more and more traffic that came with increasing interest in this part of Croatia, too.


Ana Plevko


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