A historic night on Tuesday for the airport on the Croatian island of Brač.
For the first time an Embraer 190 aircraft, which was part of the TUI fleet, landed on the Dalmatian island.
The flight was made possible thanks to the recent extension of the runway at Brač airport. The runway has gone from 1440 m to 1760 m, allowing 150-seater aircraft to land, including Airbus 319, Boeing 737-300, Foker 100, and CS 100-300. This now allows the island to be connected with Europe.
The aircraft, which arrived last night from Brussels, can carry up to 112 passengers and 5 crew members. Its modern construction, with high ecological standards with fuel-efficient engines, can bring passengers to Brač from almost all parts of Europe.
TUI will operate flights from Brussels to Brač from 23 May – 3 September, whilst flights from France will operate every Tuesday from 13 June – 3 September.
In addition to charter flights, tickets will also be available to the public and can be purchased through the sales network on the TUI website, Slobodna Dalmacija writes.
Brač Airport is expecting 70% more passengers this year compared to 2016, with the plan to increase the number of European destinations it will connect in the 2018 season.
TUI Group, who have their headquarters in Hanover, Germany, are rumoured to be opening an airline base at the airport next year.
Video of last night’s landing (VIDEO: Gordan Derado)