Croatian Airports Break New Records in September

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ZAGREB, November 19, 2018 – Croatian airports received 8.99 million passengers in the first nine months of 2018, an increase of 10.4% over the same period in 2017, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.

In September alone, the number of passengers recorded was 1.43 million, or 9.7% more than in the same month last year.

Of the total number of passengers recorded in all nine airports in September, the largest number used Split Airport (453,000 passengers, +8.1%), followed by Dubrovnik Airport (383,000, +10.5%) and Zagreb Airport (343,000, +4.4%).

Pula Airport received 123,000 passengers (+23%) and Zadar Airport 90,000 (+14.6%).

Rijeka Airport recorded 27,000 passengers (+16.6%), Osijek Airport received 7,000 (+20.5%), Brač registered 6,600 passengers (+49%), while the smallest airport, Mali Lošinj, saw a 15.5% increase in the number of passengers to 440.

Passengers mostly came from Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Sweden and the Netherlands and passengers from all countries but Sweden saw an increase in their numbers.

The airports registered 15,466 flight operations (+14.9%) in September. They handled 1,218 tonnes of cargo (-2.9%) in September and 9,119 tonnes (33.1%) in the January-September period.

The increase in the number of passengers using Croatian airports is first and foremost a consequence of the record-breaking tourist season.

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