Dubrovnik Airport is celebrating its 50th birthday and kicked off its celebrations yesterday. The ceremony was open by Đani Stipaničev who sang the Croatian national anthem with the backing of the Sorkočević Quartet who were then followed by vocal group Klapa Ragusavecchia performing ‘Dubrovnik bells’.

Airport director Roko Tolić then took to the stage to address those gathered, “Although I haven’t been here since the very beginning of the airport, in fact not long at all, I would like to thank all those present, our partners, other airports, borough and county heads, and most importantly- the staff employed at the airport- they are our strength and drivers.”

Konavle Borough Head, Luka Korda praised the work of the airport and Mr. Tolić’s direction of Konavle’s most important workplace.

A generous donation of 999,999 kn was then made by Mr. Tolić to the Dubrovnik General Hospital telling attendees as he handed over the cheque to Dr. Čerimagić that the airport had decided to help those who help everyone.

County Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić also spoke at the event highlighting the important role the airport played as well as its record breaking year. The celebrations then continued with drinks and canapes served and performances by folklore ensemble KUD Čilipi and the St. Nicholas’ children’s choir.

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