Croatian Airports See 29% More Cargo in 2018 Than 2017

Lauren Simmonds

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An increase for Croatian airports up and down the country in terms of both passengers and cargo.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 26th of December, 2018, during the first ten months of 2018, nearly 9.9 million passengers and 10.257 tons of goods were transported to nine Croatian airports.

Croatian airports have been passed through by a massive 9.9 million passengers, which is equal to a significant 10.5 percent increase when compared to the numbers recorded during the same period last year, and in October 2018 alone, a huge 905,000 passengers were recorded, which is 11.7 percent more than in October 2017, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics statistics (CBS).

Of the total number of passengers in October in all nine Croatian airports, 317,000 passed through Zagreb’s Franjo Tuđman Airport, which marks a considerable 6.7 percent increase when compared to the same time period last year. Below that figure lies the seemingly eternally busy Dubrovnik Airport with 243,000 passengers (a 12.9 percent increase), while Split Airport comes in third place with 223,000 passengers (a 13.9 percent increase compared to the same period in 2017).

With a very impressive 35.6 percent increase, Pula Airport can be praised for welcoming 41,822 passengers in October this year, while down in Dalmatia, Zadar Airport recorded 3.2 percent more (57,402 passengers).

The number of passengers increased by 64.9 percent overall during the first ten months of this year, with less frequented airports such as Rijeka Airport recording 15,467 passengers, followed by Osijek Airport with 6,419 passengers, marking a welcome 14.2 percent increase. The foreign markets bringing the largest number of passengers to Croatia were all European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Austria, and the Netherlands.

The increase in the number of passengers at Croatian airports in October and the first ten months of 2018 was accompanied by an increase in the number of aircraft operations in general. In October this year alone, there were 10,525 operations registered (representing a 4.8 percent increase) and in the first ten months of 2018 as a whole, 114,645 or 7.4 percent more were registered.

A cargo increase has also been recorded for Croatian airports. Back in October 2018, 1,138 tonnes (a 1.5 percent increase) passed through, and in the first ten months of this year, 10,257 tonnes were transposed, which is a more than significant 28.7 percent more than last year.

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