Airports See 10.5% More Passengers than Last Year

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ZAGREB, November 2, 2018 – Croatian airports received 7.56 million passengers in the first eight months of 2018, an increase of 10.5% over the same period in 2017, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.

In August alone, the number of passengers recorded was 1.8 million, or 7.6% more than in the same month last year.

Of the total number of passengers recorded in all nine airports in August, the largest number used Split Airport (625,000 passengers, +5.8%), followed by Dubrovnik Airport (479,000, +9.2%) and Zagreb Airport (372,000, +7.2%).

Pula Airport received 161,000 passengers (+16.9%) and Zadar Airport 115,000 (-4.3%), the only airport to register a fall in the number of passengers compared to August 2017.

Rijeka Airport recorded 40,000 passengers (+18.4%), Osijek Airport received 9,500 (+33.2%), Brač registered slightly over 6,000 passengers (+4.2%), while the smallest airport, Mali Lošinj, saw a 24% increase in the number of passengers to 1,079.

Passengers mostly came from Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain, and only the UK passengers saw a decline in their numbers, while the number of visitors from the other four countries increased.

The airports registered 19,271 flight operations (+5.1%) in August and 88,654 (+6.5%) in the first eight months of the year. They handled 1,017 tonnes of cargo (+1.1%) in August and 7,900 tonnes (41%) in the January-August period.

It is not difficult to explain the increase in the numbers. With the tourism breaking records this year, it is only understandable that the number of passengers at airports is also increasing. The trend is expected to continue in the future as well.

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