Hello, Summer: 140,000 Passengers through Split Ferry Port and Airport this Weekend

Daniela Rogulj

After the weird weather in May dimmed our hopes of summer making it to Split this year at all, we can officially say that the sun is out, we’re sweating, and summer is here. And boy, is it busy. 

June 15th officially marks the start to the season, and it was welcomed in Croatia this year no differently than most others – with crowds. Recall, the Croatian Tourist Board flocked to the busiest border crossings in Croatia on Saturday to distribute 50,000 water bottles to tourists, as a “welcome to Croatia” gesture. Though 50,000 water bottles barely made a dent.

Back on the coast, the tourist season is heating up, too, and the figures revealed that 140,000 passengers would travel through the Split airport and ferry port this weekend, reports Splitski Dnevnik on June 15, 2019. 

Namely, this weekend, a total of 184 aircraft will take off and land at Split Airport, which translates into 45,000 passengers.

Mate Melvan of the Split Airport told Hina that only 104 aircraft with 25,000 passengers in both directions were announced on Saturday, while 80 aircraft and 20,000 passengers are expected on Sunday.

“In the first five months of this year, 588,012 passengers passed through our airport, which is an increase of eight percent over the same period last year,” Melvan said.

But traffic is no less impressive at the Split ferry port, where 95,000 passengers and more than 7,000 vehicles will travel from Friday to Sunday. The interest for travel is so great, that on Saturday they introduced an extra line for Supetar on the island Brač.

“There are still no ‘big’ crowds and all of our lines have sailed on schedule since Friday; this is usual for this time of the year,” said Jelena Ivuljić of Jadrolinija.

Recall, the new one-way traffic regulation will be implemented at the ferry port from Monday, June 17, and the new city ‘metro‘ from Kopilica to the ferry port is in full swing. 

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