Croatian Air Traffic Almost at Record 2019’s Level This Season?

Lauren Simmonds

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The global coronavirus pandemic dealt the world’s travel and tourism industry a horrendous and unprecedented blow, the likes of which we’ve never seen before. Countries like Croatia, which rely very heavily on foreign tourists coming and spending money to drive the economy, suffered terribly as a result of epidemiological restrictions not only in this country but in the countries with which it is most connected.

It seems that 2022’s summer season is set to finally put an end to all of that nail-biting worry, and although the war in Ukraine is certainly having a negative effect on travel, particularly from the US market for whom Croatia looks too close to Ukraine on the map of Europe, many working in this sector are not worried. Croatian air traffic for this year is just one confirmation of that.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes, according to the information provided by the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) from Croatian airports, Croatia will be connected with the rest of the world thanks to as many as 66 air companies throughout 2022’s summer schedule. Most of the Croatian air traffic this summer season will be realised by operators such as Ryanair, Croatia Airlines, easyJet, Lufthansa and Eurowings.

The highest rotation is expected in the airports of Zagreb and Split (around 10,000), and the highest rotation since back in the record tourism year of 2019 is expected by the airports of Zadar (+ 63%) and Rijeka (+ 8%).

During this year’s summer season, Croatia will be conected to 131 foreign cities, which is just a little less than the 134 foreign cities with which it was connected back in pre-pandemic 2019. The largest amount of rotational traffic between the Republic of Croatia and other European countries will be with Great Britain, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

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