Aerodrom Portorož is the third international airport in Slovenia. It has
a strategical position as it is geographically well placed in central Europe.
Its position is actually unique, as it is situated in the heart of the Nature
park Sečovlje saltpans and is only a few kilometres away from Portorož and
Piran. Moreover, it has excellent road connections to central Slovenia and also
to other regions.
The airport has the following amenities: airport management by providing
landing and take-off of aircrafts, use of infrastructure and passenger
terminal, ground handling of aircrafts, passengers
and luggage and commercial activities.
The majority of aircrafts that land and
take off at Portorož airport are single-engine and twin-engine, piston or turboprop aircrafts
of general aviation, which have a capacity of 10 passengers. Sometimes the
airport is used also by larger twin-engine turboprop aircrafts with a
capacity of 60 passengers and smaller business twin-engine jet aircrafts.
Photo: Turistično združenje Portorož, www.portoroz.si
Portorož airport is renowned for its
long-lasting tradition and services of the highest level. The security and
privacy of passengers is well taken care of. Satisfied visitors will surely
tell that the airport is famous for its aircraft marshaller on a motorcycle and
the traditional welcome with homemade liquor. Together with a friendly and accommodating
attitude, it ensures that guests gladly return.
Portorož airport has a 1200-metre asphalt runway and is one of the most
important airports of general aviation in south-eastern Europe. It has all the
amenities to ensure the ground handling of aircrafts, a lighting system, a duty
free shop, an aviation gasoline and kerosene service, an eco-aircraft cleaning service,
hangars, etc., which ensure the comfort of guests. During summer the airport is
open from 8:30 till 20:00, during winter from 8:00 till 16:30.
The beginnings of the airport go back to the previous century, when in
1962 terrain preparations were made for a sports airport. The renovated airport
was opened in 1978 and in the same year it was registered in the airport
register and licensed for panoramic flights. In 1980 it acquired the permit for public transport for both domestic and
international flights. Night
operations were also taken care of with the instalment of runway
lighting and an approach lighting system in the vicinity of the