Record Number of Passengers at Croatian Airports

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The leader is Zagreb Airport.

The Air Transport Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) held a conference on Monday at Split Airport and announced that Franjo Tuđman International Airport in Zagreb had the largest number of passengers in the country. They also discussed the certification process for Croatian airports in accordance with the provisions of the European Commission’s directives, reports N1 on October 31, 2017.

Tonči Peović, chairman of the Air Transport Association, said that Zagreb Airport had the biggest number of passengers in Croatia, followed by the airports in Split and Dubrovnik.

“Zagreb Airport opened a new terminal in March this year, recording a seven percent increase in passenger traffic compared to 2016. By the end of 2017, it is expected that the number of passengers will grow by about 12 percent in total,” Peović said.

Deputy president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for construction, transport and communications Mirjana Čagalj emphasised that air transport significantly contributed to the sustainable development of global society through its unique network of routes, which link people, countries and cultures, and contribute to the development of the global economy.

The Split Airport has exceeded two million passengers in a year, and this year it is expected that the number of passengers will rise by about 23 percent. At this airport, the works on the reconstruction and upgrade of the passenger terminal building are underway. The project will expand the terminal to three floors and to a total of 35,000 square metres.

As part of the second phase of the development project for Dubrovnik Airport, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure has awarded grants to the airport, which will ensure further increases in capacity, the statement said.

Most other airports in Croatia are also experiencing an increase in the number of passengers and flights, and are working on plans to develop their infrastructure capacity. It was noted that the reconstruction projects should meet all the criteria required for the certification of airports in accordance with the provisions of European Commission regulations, as well as to align the infrastructure with the requirements stipulated by the Schengen rules since Croatia expects to join the passport-free Schengen Area in the next few years.

Translated from N1.


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