A Record Year: Nearly 2 Million Passengers through Dubrovnik Airport in 2016

Daniela Rogulj

Almost two million passengers (1,991,000) have gone through Dubrovnik airport in 2016, which is an increase in passenger traffic by as much as 18%, reports HRTurizam on January 22, 2017.

London was the most popular foreign destination into Dubrovnik airport with a share in passenger traffic of 12.88%. This was then followed by Paris (5.95%), Barcelona (3.44%), ​​Manchester (3.15%), Helsinki (2.74%), Amsterdam (2.71%), Madrid (2.63%), Dublin (2.59%), Stockholm (2.58%) and Rome (2.34%). 

“These results are the outcome of an ingenious team of people who run and work in the Dubrovnik airport,” said the director of ZLD, Roko Tolić.

Approximately 24.95% of all passengers came from Great Britain in 2016, while the other most common markets were France (10.06%), Germany (8.93%), Croatia (8.39%), Spain (7.06%), Italy (3.73%), and Norway (3.51%). 

The largest increase in turnover was to destinations in the UK and Germany, and 64 air carriers were used. According to the number of takeoffs and landings, Croatia Airlines made up 19.14%, followed by EasyJet (11.04%), Norwegian Air Shuttle (8.94%), Vueling Airlines (5.43%), and Thomson Airways (4.67%).

According to announcements from the Dubrovnik airport, a significant increase in turnover is expected in 2017 to destinations including London, Vienna, Manchester, Munich, Birmingham, Glasgow, Warsaw and Dublin. Carriers EasyJet, Eurowings, Jet2.com and British Airways have also announced an increase in capacity on all routes to Dubrovnik. 

“Of particular interest is the opening of the new destination from Salzburg with carrier Eurowings, and the existing routes established on the regular lines from Dubrovnik – Rome with Alitalia, and Dubrovnik – Warsaw with Polish airline LOT,” Tolic adds.

Great news comes from Spain’s Iberia airlines who plans to reinforce their flights between Dubrovnik and Madrid for 2017. Last year, the airline connected Dubrovnik and Madrid 6 times a week, while for the upcoming season, the number of flights will increase to 10 times a week. Iberia will transport passengers from Madrid every day, while in high season there will be two flights per day on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays. 


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