The global coronavirus pandemic which caused so much unprecedented damage to the travel and tourism industry appears to be well and truly in the past, with most people assigning that bizarre period to the history books and travelling freely once again. The Croatian tourist season is on course to smash the numbers from the pre-pandemic, record year of 2019, and people are finally able to breathe a sigh of relief following warnings earlier in the year of the war in Ukraine having a potentially negative effect. So far, that fear hasn’t materialised.
As Morski writes, we’ve just seen off the penultimate weekend of July, we’re being dominated by a heatwave and the majority of Croatian residents as well as tourists have gone off on their holidays down to the coast, therefore the traffic density has increased on the roads throughout the country. It’s also extremely busy at Split Airport.
According to all current indicators, Split Airport at Resnik is slowly but surely approaching the figures from the record year of 2019, with the impressive figure of 450,000 passengers having already been exceeded in July.
”Over these two days, we expect 215 planes carrying 55 thousand passengers. Of course, by the end of July, we expect to be somewhere between 650 and 700 thousand passengers. There’s an operation going on every five minutes. At the moment, Split is connected to 90 destinations, i.e. 24 countries. There may be a delay of half an hour, an hour or even a cancelled flight as a result of varying events in European destinations, but this isn’t significantly affecting the flow of traffic here and we’re completely ready, available and working hard at the peak of the summer season according to our capacities. We’re in for the biggest amount of work next weekend or the one after that. It’s historic. Those two or three weekends, which occur during the very heart of the season, are when record numbers are achieved,” pointed out Mate Melvan, head of the passenger reception and dispatch service at Split Airport, writes HRT.
At the end of August, the two millionth passenger will have passed through Split Airport this year.
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