ZAGREB, January 14, 2019 – Croatian airports recorded a total of 10.2 million passengers in the first eleven months of 2018, or 10.3 percent more than in the same period of 2017, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.
In November alone, 320,000 passengers were recorded, up 5.3 percent year on year. The busiest was Zagreb airport with 232,000 passengers (+4.4 percent), followed by Split airport with 53,000 (+41.8 percent).
Among all nine airports in Croatia, the largest increase, of 88.3 percent, was posted by Rijeka’s airport on the nearby island of Krk, with a relatively small number of passengers, about 2,000. The largest decrease, of 50.5 percent, was registered by Pula airport, which reported 1,100 passengers in November.
Among foreign passengers who used Croatian airports last November, the majority, or 96,000, were Germans, followed by the French (17,000), Austrians (16,000), Turks (15,000) and Britons (14,800).
In the year to November 2018, the Croatian airports also recorded an increase in the amount of cargo, handling 11.3 million tonnes or 25.5 percent more than at the same time in 2017. In November alone, slightly over a million tonnes was recorded, up 0.7 percent.
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