Split Airport – Croatia’s Second Busiest Airport
Resnik Airport, which is also known as Split Airport, is a major airport in Croatia and currently serves the cities of Split, Kaštela and Trogir. At a distance of 24 km from the city of Split, the Split Airport is an international airport owned by Split Airport Ltd. It serves as a hub for Croatia Airlines and is the second busiest airport in Croatia. The airport which is at an elevation of 24 meters above mean sea level presently has 1 asphalt runway measuring 2,550 meters. In the year 2014, the airport recorded 1,752,657 passenger movements.
The airport has been commercially active since 1931 and Yugoslav airline Aeroput was the first every flight that took off from Zagreb with Belgrade trough Rijeka, Split and Sarajevo. During the Second World War, the airport was not operational for civilians use. The current airport was officially inaugurated on 25th November 1966 and the apron at the airport was extended in 1968. A new passenger terminal was built in 1979. During the Yugoslavia War in 1991, the airport did not receive any passengers and the passenger traffic started to increase only after 1995. The airport underwent major renovation in 2007 and was equipped with a new gate, a new façade, extension of parking space along with many other facilities. The airport is undergoing 2 phases of renovation which was done between 2009 to 2011, 2014 to 2016.
The current facility at the Split Airport serves as base for more than 40 airline companies that connect the airport to more than 50 destinations across the world. Adria Airways, Czech Airlines, Enter Air, Jet Time, Mistral Air, Orenair, Transavia France and Wings of Lebanon are among the airline that operates charter services to and from the Split Airport.
Though this is one of the oldest airports in the country and offers great services and facilities to the passengers, till now the Split Airport has not got any award, whatsoever.
Routes and Destinations
London, Vienna, Moscow, Budapest, Milan, Paris, Munich, Rome, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Naples, Zurich, Helsinki, Berlin, Hamburg, Manchester, Copenhagen, Saint Petersburg, Brussels, Birmingham, Kiev, Barcelona, Rotterdam and Leipzig are some of the many domestic as well as international destinations which are directly connected to the airport. Please note that most of the airlines operating from the Split Airport are seasonal, so it is advised to confirm your booking before travel.
Why Fly Through This Airport
How to Check-in
Convenient options of check-in are available for passengers travelling from Split Airport. Online check-in and mobile check-in are offered by most of the airline. This service is generally available from 24 hours prior to departure and passengers can check-in latest by 2 hours before schedule departure of their flight. Counter check-in option along with self-check-in option is too available at the Split Airport. While check-in time may vary from one airline to the other, passengers are generally directed to report minimum of 2 hours before departure of international flight and 90 minutes prior to departure of domestic flight.
The airline you are travelling with generally determines the weight and dimension that can be checked-in or carried as hand luggage. However, as a general practice adopted by most of the airports across the world, limit of checked-in baggage ranges between 20 kg to 32 kg and is allotted based on your class of travel and the region you are travelling to. As cabin luggage, passengers are not allowed to carry anything beyond 12 kg in business class and between 5 kg to 7 kg in economy class. If you are travelling with excess luggage, you can pre book it online at lower prices as compared to what you will pay for excess luggage at the airport.
Passengers who are looking for specific seat on their flight should pay a minimal charge and pre book their seat online during the process of online check-in. At the airport, while you can place a request for your preferred seat during counter check-in, seat are not guaranteed as they are subject to availability. To enjoy views of the surrounding during lading or take off, it is best to book the window seat.
Every time you make an online flight reservation, service fee is levied. Most of the airline offers flexible options of booking, modification as well as cancellation of their booking. While penalty is generally imposed, the charges may vary from one airline to the other. To know more details on the charges for the same, please speak to your airline. While booking your ticket online is the most convenient option, intended travellers can also get their tickets booked by calling the airline customer care, at the airline counter at the airport or from the office of your airline in your city.