Zadar Airport Reviews 2017


Zadar Airport can trace its operations as far back as 1936 with services by Ala Littoria and to base service for Lufthansa’s flight school InterCockpit, still serving as a main training base for the Croatian Air Force. Apparently, the airport serves as a gateway into the 142 Kornati islands on the Dalmatian coast. It was one of the few airports in the world whose taxiway crossed a public road, a fact that ended when the road was closed following negotiations with the European Union. The public military airport operated by Zadar Airport Ltd. flies to a number of the most popular European destinations, and is served by some seasonal charters.

Zadar Airport Reviews 2017 aerial view overview

In our Zadar Airport reviews, we take a look into the main services, amenities, establishments, and what travellers have to say about their stay at the airport.

Reviews – What People Are Saying

On March 2, 2016, the lone Zadar Airport reviews on Airlinequality wrote about his experience at ZAD: “Airport terminal is new. I have arrived late – after 22.00, so we were only passengers in the terminal. I had to wait for more than 15 minutes for my baggage, which was odd because only 20-ish passengers were waiting for the baggage. There were very few to no staff members which was almost disturbing. Overall experience: Fine, but it could be much better.” He gave Zadar Airport five stars for terminal cleanliness and terminal signs, and also rated them well for efficiency and customer service.

Zadar Airport Reviews 2017 terminal hall interior


Their Duty Free & Travel Value Shop is a fine place to start your airport shopping experience, with one part for regional and Croatian products and delicacies, and spaces dedicated to famous designer brands Chanel, Armani, Gucci, Bvlgari, Guess, and other luxury goods. Meanwhile, a full and satisfying meal is served at the Zadar Airport restaurant. Near the Duty Free, at the international departures area, a snack bar can further satisfy your appetite.

Zadar Airport Reviews 2017 dining option

Zadar Airport’s information desks are located to the left of the check-in counters, where Lost and Found transactions can be accomplished. Zadar Airport has free WiFi; connect to it via the “Zadar Airport Free” network. The following, meanwhile, are nearby hotels to Zadar Airport if sleeping inside ZAD does not appeal to you: Hotel Porto, Pansion Matanovi Dvori, and Hotel Joso.


Zadar Airport Reviews 2017 parkingAn airport serving the city of Zadar in Croatia, Zadar Airport ZAD is located in the town of Zemunik Donji, 8 km from the city centre. To reach it, traverse motorway 502, connecting east to motorway A1/E65 then west/north to the Zagrebacka motorway 8; proceed west-north to Zadar.

Location – Traffic – Service

During the summer, a number of domestic and international airlines fly from Zadar Airport to various points in European holiday destinations and the world, while in winter, ZAD is mainly served by Croatia Airlines flying to Pula and Zagreb. Zadar Airport, with two runways and a 2016 passenger count of 520,924, serves as a hub and base for Ryanair and a focus city for Croatia Airlines.

For a comprehensive list of the destinations of Zadar Airport, using either passenger, charter, or cargo airlines, view this link from their official website.

Zadar Airport Reviews 2017 airlines

News and Awards

The Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning had approved Zadar Airport’s 1.5 million euro international departures expansion project which will increase ZAD’s capacity and allow it to adopt to Schengen standards. Also, 2016 marked the first year in airport history that Zadar Airport’s passenger count exceeded the half-million mark.

Contact info:

  • Airport Code: ZAD
  • Phone number: +385 23 205 800
  • Website URL:
  • Email:
  • Fax;  833
  • Address: P.P. 367, Zadar, HR-23000, Croatia


I’d rate Zadar Airport with an above-average score for efficiency and cleanliness. Staying at ZAD is a pleasant and comfortable experience; there are acceptable shopping and dining options inside.

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