Split Airport Spotting Guide

Split (Resnik) Airport is the Airport of the region arround Split. It’s a really popular place for tourist from all over Europe. During the winter there is not much traffic here just a few flights from Croatia Airlines. During the Summer time the most of the traffic is generated.

Most of the traffic is generated by Croatia Airlines. Most of the traffic is generated by the european Charter Carriers f.e. Air Mediterane Jetairfly, Jet2, Mälmö, Niki, Smartwings, Sunexpress, Air Berlin, Thomas Cook, Thompson, etc.. Also low fare airlines like Easyjet, Germanwings, Norwegian, Transavia, Vueling, Volotea. Also Service Airlines serving SPU including Lufthansa, Austrian, British Airlines, LOT, SAS, Aeroflot, Rossiya. During the summer month there are also a lot of Buisnessjetmovements.

The best time to go for spotting is Juli-September as there are more Charter Flights as well. During 2015 1.955.400 passangers flew  and out of SPU.

Security patrols the airports perimeter! Usually they don´t bother you but if you stand to close to the fence or block a crash gate you can get in trouble.

Written by Patrick Weis visited in July 2015. Thanks to Marijo for his support.

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Weather
Airport Information Runways 05/23
2.550 m (8.366 ft)
Concrete
Terminals 1
All movements
Spotting Information Ladder Sometimes 3 steps are necessary
Car Necessary, most of the spots can only be reached by car.
Restrooms In the terminal
Drinks/Food In the terminal
Hotels Cheap hotels only arround the airport
Season The best months to travel are during summer as there is not that much rain and most charter traffic.
Runway Usage 05/23 Used in both directions, mostly RWY23 due to prevailing winds.

Spot #1 – 23 arrival morning
WHERE This spot is located on the dust road that is arround the airport fence. To get into this road you have to follow the Cesta Dr. Franje Tudmana from the Airport Terminal and turn left into the dust road when you  see the Hotel Adria on the right site. Park you car at the side of the road in the gravel.
WHAT This spot is good for aircraft movements on runway 23. Therefore you need a step ladder with at least 2 steps
TIME Best light conditions are from sunrise-13:00
MISC. The next facilities are in the terminal or the restaurants at the main street to the Airport.
FOCAL LENGTH 70-200mm
Spot #2 – 23 afternoon end of the runway
WHERE Follow the dustroad from Spot 1 more until you’ve reached the end of the runway 23 and follow the road until your’re on the other side of the Airport. You reached the spot when you’re at the end of the runway.
WHAT This spot is good for aircraft movements in the afternoon for runway 23. Therefore you need a step ladder with at least 2 steps
TIME Best light conditions are from 13:00(for turning area)rest 14:30-sunsets
MISC. The next facilities are in the terminal or the restaurants at the main street to the Airport
FOCAL LENGTH 70-200


Spot #3 – Short Final/touchdown runway 23
WHERE Follow the road from spot 2 a bit more until you’ve got trees to you’re right side as marked on the map.
WHAT This spot is good for touchdowns or for smaller aircrafts on short final. A stepladder is neccesarry with 2 steps.
TIME Best light conditions are from 14:30-sunset.
MISC. The next facilities are in the terminal or the restaurants at the main street to the Airport
FOCAL LENGTH 70-200mm



Spot #4 – 05 turning area aternoon
WHERE You’ll find the Spot when you leave the roundabout at the end of the Cesta Dr. Franje Tudmana and turn into the Stara Kaselanska. This spot is located in the Stara Kastelanska cesta at the turning area of runway 05
WHAT This spot is at the turning bay of runway 05. Therefore you need a step ladder with at least 2 steps
TIME  Best light conditions are from 15:00 – sunset
MISC.  The next facilities are at the LIDL and Kaufland supermarkets.
FOCAL LENGTH 100-300mm
Spot #5 – Line up and Approach RWY04
WHERE This spot is located when you follow the Cesta Dr. Franje Tudmana from the terminal and turn right into the first paved street and follow this one as marked on the map. Park your car at the side of the street when you reach the fence of the Airport.
WHAT This spot is on line up and also approach to RWY04, a ladder of 2 steps is necessary.
TIME Best light conditions are from sunrise-13:00
MISC. The next facilities are at the LIDL and Kaufland supermarkets.
FOCAL LENGTH 70-200mm



Spot #6 – Water plane station
WHERE This spot is located at the end of the Put Divulja street. Park your car at the side of the road. Often you have to walk a bit as this is a popular spot for swimming as well. Walk to the end of the dam to get a good view of the water plane.
WHAT This spot is good for catching the waterplanes of European Costal Airlines.
TIME Best light conditions are from 14:00 till sunset for the plane in the sea. for the parking plane it’s possible to take shots the whole day.
MISC. There is a cafe and a snack restaurant at the beach
FOCAL LENGTH 70-200mm

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