Brač Airport has embarked on a six million euro extension of its 1.440-metre runway. The island airport aims to handle larger aircraft by adding a further 320 metres to the runway. Work is scheduled to last throughout the summer. Opened in 1993, Brač Airport is Croatia's youngest commercial airport but has struggled to maintain year-long flights. In 2015, it handled 8.809 passengers. It currently caters for aircraft up to 100 seats and hopes to handle Fokkers, Airbus A319s and new Bombardier C-series jets once the lengthening of the runway is completed.