57,000 Travelers at Split Airport, 75,000 at Ferry Port this Weekend

Daniela Rogulj

While the crowds thin in other Dalmatian hotspots this summer, Split is experiencing quite the opposite – and no, it’s not just because of Ultra Europe. 

While Split’s accommodation may be bit emptier this season due to, well, a surplus of private accommodation, the city is anything but.

This weekend, more than 100,000 passengers from all over the world will travel through the Split Airport and Ferry Port, with projections that many will stay in Split and not continue their travels to other parts of Dalmatia, Splitski Dnevnik reports. 

Mate Melvan from Split Airport said that a total of 112 aircraft will take off and land on Saturday, which would bring 30,000 passengers, while on Sunday, there would be 104 planes with 27,000 passengers.

“This weekend, Split Airport expects a total of 57,000 passengers, and we can say that the peak of arrivals and departures have begun,” Melvan said.

Even more travelers will pass through the Split Ferry Port this weekend. Jelena Ivulić of Jadrolinija said that the Split Ferry Port estimates 75,000 passengers and 14,000 vehicles on Friday, Saturday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

“Due to the greater pressure of vehicles, we sent an extra line from Split to Supetar at 11:30, and another at 2:45. On Monday, we expect even bigger traffic since the Ultra Europe festival continues to the islands of Brač, Hvar, and Vis,” she added.

You might recall that last weekend, the Split Airport and Ferry Port saw the arrivals and departures of about 100,000 passengers, which was a record weekend. Namely, passenger traffic during the first weekend of July at Split Airport was about five to six percent higher compared to the first weekend of July last year and is said to increase every coming weekend until mid-August. That same weekend, the Split Ferry Port welcomed 47,530 passengers and 8,790 vehicles.

The weekend before that, from June. 28-30, Split Airport welcomed 212 aircraft, which brought 52,000 passengers from more than a hundred world destinations, and from that Friday to Sunday, more than 70,000 passengers and more than 13,000 vehicles traveled through the Split Ferry Port. 

From June 21 to 23, Split estimated 112,000 travelers from Croatia, around Europe and the world thanks to airplanes, ships, ferries, and catamarans.

And the weekend before that, on June 15th, which officially marks the start of the tourist season, figures revealed that 140,000 passengers traveled through the Split Airport and Ferry Port.

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