Rijeka Airport Records Decline in Passenger Traffic

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Rijeka Airport is the only airport in Croatia to have recorded a decline in passenger traffic during this year’s summer season.

Rijeka Airport is the only one of the nine Croatian airports that recorded a decline in the passenger traffic during this year’s peak tourist season, reports Poslovni.hr on October 11, 2017.

Official state statistics show that in August, fewer than 34,000 passengers arrived at the Rijeka airport, which is a year-on-year decrease of 3.4 percent. All other airports record a strong, two-digit increase in passenger traffic, with two South Adriatic ports – Split and Dubrovnik – being the front-runners during the summer months. Almost two-thirds of the total of 1,68 millions of passengers, recorded to have entered Croatia in August this year, have travelled through these two airports. In previous years, the Rijeka Airport, one of the smallest airports in Croatia which is located on the island of Krk, has had a substantial traffic increase during the month of August, with the exception of 2014.

In August and July, there has been an increase in passenger traffic from the UK, which has been growing steadily in recent years, and which has for the first time in a long time surpassed the number of passengers coming from Germany, the standard leader in passenger numbers in Rijeka Airport. In August more than 325,000 passengers from the UK arrived in Rijeka Airport, which is 29,000 more than ones arriving from Germany.

Total passenger traffic [in Croatia] grew by 18.5 percent in August this year. Cargo traffic at airports has also seen a considerable increase, which, compared to last year, grew by more than 63 percent, recording 1028 tonnes of cargo transported this year.     


Translated from Poslovni Dnevnik



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