As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, on Sunday afternoon, a Russian airline “S7 Airlines” passenger aircraft landed at Pula Airport, which had resumed traffic on the line Moscow Domodedovo – Pula – Moscow Domodedovo line.
On that flight to Pula Airport, the very first 2021 Russian tourists to arrive in Croatia – all 159 of them – landed in the country.
“This is our first international flight this year, we started with a Russian airline, we received 159 passengers and given the capacity of the aircraft – the occupancy was exceptional,” said the director of Pula Airport, Nina Vojnic Zagar, adding that only fifteen passengers had travelled in the other direction, from Pula to Moscow.
Flights on this line will take place every Sunday until the end of May and will continue depending on the epidemiological situation in both Russia and in Croatia.
“Our expectations from this year are high, but at the moment the situation is such that we don’t know if they will continue to be so high after June the 1st,” warned Vojnic Zagar. She noted that it is too early to talk about what the tourist season will be like at this moment in time as the coronavirus pandemic rages on globally.
“Honestly, we expect a better season than the one we had last year, but we aren’t going to be particularly surprised if this doesn’t happen due to the epidemiological situation,” added the director of Pula Airport.
She reported that last year, Pula Airport achieved ten percent of traffic compared to the record year of 2019, which is equal to 83 thousand passengers, she also added that she still believes they’ll achieve a much better result this year, with expectations of about 300 thousand passengers for 2021.
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