2018 has been another record year for the airports of Croatia, with more than 10 million passengers expected to pass through its terminals by the end of the year. And while most of the headlines have been reserved for the record numbers in Split, Dubrovnik and Zagreb, one little island airport has quite a success story of its own – Brac.
Almost closed just a few years ago due to financial problems and too few flights, Brac Airport, which sits high above Bol, has undergone a total transformation in the last few years. New investment led to a lengthening of the runway, allowing direct flights this summer from no less than seven European countries. Passenger traffic was up 34% in the first 8 months of 2018 as a result.
The future is looking even more promising, with more investment announced. This will include upgrading the terminal, expanding the width of the runway from 30m to 45m and increasing its length once more, this time from 1,760m to 2,400m, thereby allowing a significant increase in the size of planes able to land on Brac. The latest phase of investment is expected to be completed by 2021.
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