Brač Airport begins runway extension

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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.

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  1. JU520 BEGLAX18:09

    Would make sense to enlarge at least for 737-800 or A320
    Or topographically not possible?

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    1. Anonymous18:26

      Yup, that's what they are doing. Some LCC already expressed their interest, there were some serious interest from one particular.

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  2. Anonymous10:43

    Make it 400 longer. I love the airport but even with general aviation it was challenging, now in a320 it would be scary.

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    1. Check some greek airports where A320 B757 lands - it is a difficult landing but is possible.

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    2. Anonymous17:47

      As much as I'd love BWK to get much more traffic I think that - as said earlier in an OT on here they are not having a sufficient number of hotels that can justify the airport receiving larger birds than 3 or 4 76-seater planes (Q8-400) per week.

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