Brač Airport has completed work on lengthening its runway from 1.440 metres to 1.760 metres. Valued at 666.000 euros, the 320 metre extension now allows for the island airport to handle larger aircraft such as Fokkers, Airbus A319s and new Bombardier C-series jets. As a result, TUIfly Belgium will commence services between Brussels and Brač from May 23. Talks are underway with both TUI and Eurowings over the introduction of new flights next year. Opened in 1993, Brač Airport is Croatia's youngest commercial airport but has struggled to maintain flights due to, among other things, runway constraints.
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