Split Airport

Split Airport (IATA: SPU,  ICAO: LDSP; Croatian: Zračna luka Split), also known colloquially as Resnik Airport (Zračna luka Resnik), is the airport serving the city of Split, Croatia. It is located 24 km (15 mi) from the city of Split, on the other side of Kaštela Bay, in the town of Kaštela, near to the town of Trogir.

The airport follows Zagreb Airport and Dubrovnik Airport as the third busiest in Croatia in terms of passenger numbers, handling 1,425,749 passengers in 2012. It is an important hub for Croatia Airlines offering seasonal flights to many European cities, such as London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome and Paris.

The airport was opened on 25 November 1966. The apron had dimensions of only 200 x 112m and 6 parking positions with a planned capacity of 150,000 passengers. In 1968 passenger numbers stood already at 150,737, and in 1969 at 235,000. In 1967 the apron was extended for the first time, to accommodate 10 aircraft. The much larger new terminal building was built and opened in 1979 to accommodate traffic for a major sporting event (the 8th Mediterranean Games) held in Split in September, when also another extension to the apron was built. The largest pre-war passenger numbers were achieved in 1987, totalling 1,151,580 passengers and 7,873 landings.

In 1991 the passenger figures dropped almost to zero, as the war broke out in former Yugoslavia. In the years that followed, most of the traffic were NATO and UN cargo planes, such as the C-5 Galaxy, MD-11, Boeing 747 and C-130 Hercules. After 1995 the civilian traffic figures started rising again, and finally in 2007 surpassed the 1987 record. In 2005 the terminal got a major facelift, adding one more gate, the glass facade, as well as the steel/fabric palms illuminated by multi-color LEDs. Now the airport is mostly used during the summer time, as the city of Split is a large tourist destination. Saturdays are the busiest days of the week, with over 100 landings and 20,000 passengers.

The first phase of current extension plans was completed on September 2, 2011 when Croatia's ex-Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor inaugurated latest extension of the airport's apron ramp.

In the last few years the summer peak in airport activity called for an expansion of the airport capacity. Starting in autumn 2009. and running through the year 2014, major overhaul works will be conducted at Split. When all of the expansion is done, Resnik will have an expanded terminal, with 4 jetways. A new, larger apron will be built, because the present one is insufficient.

In September 2011. the new airport ramp was opened. The cost of this investment was 13 million euro, and it includes 34,000m² of new parking space for the airplanes, as well as a large support space on the lower level. This level is actually a ground level, and the airplanes are parked on the roof of the structure. The lower level houses numerous warehouses, workshops, offices and other objects that will support the new 40 million euro terminal building that will be built next to it.

Source of description: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split_Airport wikipedia

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Geographical coordinates 43.5388890, 16.2980560
Address Split,
Height 112.00
Length 200.00

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