8.1 Million Passengers Travel Through Croatian Airports So Far This Year

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A good year for Croatian airports and seaports.

Croatian airports and seaports have seen an increase in the number of passengers in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period last year, according to the latest figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics, reports Index.hr on November 23, 2017.

In the first nine months, 8.1 million passengers travelled through the Croatian airports, which was 18.1 percent more than in the same period last year. Looking just at September, when 1.3 million passengers were recorded, there was an increase of 19.5 percent compared to the previous year.

The number of aircraft operations increased by eight percent, to 96,600, while in September the increase was five percent.

Of all nine major airports, the highest number of passengers in September was recorded at the Split Airport, almost 419,000, which was 24 percent more than in the same month last year. Split was followed by the Dubrovnik Airport with 347,000 passengers, which is an increase of 14.1 percent.

An increase in the number of passengers by 15 percent in September was also recorded by the Zagreb Airport, with nearly 330,000 passengers, and most other airports, with the exception of Rijeka, which in September had 24,000 or 13.5 percent fewer passengers than last September.

The most significant increase percentage-wise in all airports in September was achieved by the Brač Airport (102.6 percent), with slightly more than 4,400 passengers, while Osijek and Mali Lošinj recorded an increase of 28 percent and 24 percent respectively.

In addition to passengers, the airports also recorded a rise in freight traffic – by 12.2 percent in nine months, with a total of slightly over 6,000 tons, and by 63.3 percent just in September.

As for seaports, with a total of 28.5 million passengers in the first nine months of this year, they recorded an increase of 5.6 percent compared to the same period last year, with 2.6 percent more ships. The cargo traffic in nine months increased by 16.3 percent to 15.5 million tons.

Omiš, Ploče, Bakar, Rijeka and Split are the ports which received the largest amount of cargo in the third quarter. As for passenger traffic, the number one seaport in Croatia is Split, with 2.3 million in the third quarter of this year, which was 1.3 percent less than in 2016.

Translated from Index.hr.


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