August 2, 2020 – Split Airport hit the record for weekend traffic this year, as the first two days of August brought over 30,000 passengers.
Croatian Aviation reports that Split Airport this weekend (August 1 and 2) had as many as 165 landings and takeoffs of commercial aircraft, which carried more than 30,000 passengers in both directions. This is record traffic this summer season for Split Airport. Although it is a relatively large number, for comparison, it was only 35% of passengers compared to the same weekend last year.
The head of reception and departure of passengers at Split Airport, Mate Melvan, said that in the first seven months of this year, the turnover was about 277 thousand passengers, while in August, the expected traffic is over 150 thousand passengers, which, given the situation, is a very good result.
The first two weekends in August have been one of the busiest in the summer season for years, so good traffic is expected next weekend as well. It should be noted that Split airport is currently directly connected to as many as 60 European destinations, and only this weekend planes from 47 destinations landed in Split.
British easyJet had the most lines to Split this weekend, 14 of them from the following cities: Basel, Naples, Paris, Berlin, London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton, Bristol, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Paris Orly, Geneva, Manchester and Belfast. Many lines were in traffic several times a day. Thus, easyJet had 29 landings and as many takeoffs from Split in just two days for a total of 58 flights!
This is followed by the national airline, Croatia Airlines, which flew from Split to Zagreb, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Dusseldorf, Paris, Copenhagen, Rome, Vienna, Lyon, Berlin and London this weekend. A total of 12 destinations and 44 flights operated.
When looking at other airlines; Eurowings had 6 lines to Germany, Jet2 had 5 lines to Great Britain, SAS had 3 lines to Scandinavia, as well as LOT, Transavia, Lufthansa, Vueling, SAS, Luxair, KLM, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Norwegian, Edelweiss, Air France , Ryanair, Windrose, Smartwings, Condor, Air Explore, Air Serbia, Wizz Air, etc.