More than half a million passengers passed through Split Airport in July alone, reports Avioradar on August 6, 2016, the first time in history any Croatian airport has hit such a milestone.
And the records continue to tumble…
These are boom times for the airports of Croatia, with traffic up to record highs in coastal airports such as Dubrovnik and Split. New terminals are under construction or about to start in Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik, in order to keep up with the rising demand, and July’s statistics show one more record number which is pushing capacity to the limit.
According to Avioradar, last month – for the first time ever at a Croatian airport – more than half a million passengers passed through Split Airport. The number of passengers – 543,952 – was an impressive 25% up on the corresponding period last year, with the airport handling up to 150 aircraft a day. With such strong peak season growth, it is now guaranteed that Split will pass 2 million passengers for the first time in its history later this year.
Split is one of the hit destinations of the last couple of years, emerging from its shadow as ‘the Gateway to the Islands’ to become one of Europe’s hit destinations. The airport currently connects the Dalmatian capital to more than 90 destinations in the summer, and as recently reported on TCN, the eagerly awaited construction works on a new terminal with begin this autumn.