For the 2017 summer season, Split Airport has announced 55 airlines from European countries.
In addition to the many airlines that have already flown to Split over the years, new companies such as Aer Lingus (Ireland) will connect Split and Dublin, KLM Cityhopper (Netherlands) will connect Split and Amsterdam, Monarch Airlines (UK) will connect Split and Birmingham, Thomas Cook Airlines UK will connect Split and Manchester, Iberia (Spain) will connect Split and Madrid, and Red Wings (Russia) will connect Split with Moscow. Alitalia has returned with a flight from Rome (FCO) and Eurowings (Germany) has introduced a line from Salzburg. The new charter companies Air Azur (Germany), Cityjet (Ireland), Tarom (Romania) have also announced new lines for Split connecting the city with Dublin, Salzburg, Birmingham, Marseille, and Palma de Mallorca.
For the first time, Thomas Cook Netherlands has introduced a tour operator program and its own charter flight to Split, reports HRTurizam on March 27, 2017. In addition to their one flight a week in the summer, Thomas Cook will have a strong cooperation with the airline Transavia that connects Split and Rotterdam daily in the peak season.
“In addition to the charter flight by Thomas Cook and Transavia, the national airline of the Netherlands KLM will connect Amsterdam and Split (first with two flights and then 6 times per week), so we believe that you will certainly not miss the Dutch guests in Split and Dalmatia this year,” said the Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County.
In an effort for the agents to meet the new destination and bring the best possible sales to the area, Thomas Cook Netherlands has organized a day trip to Split today, March 27, 2017. Over 180 Dutch travel agents and journalists have been invited.
During the year 2016, Split airport recorded 2,288,093 passengers, which was an increase of 17 percent compared to 2015. Of the total number of passengers, 94.5 percent were international, and only 5.5 percent of passengers were on domestic flights. There was an increase in flights by 9 percent when compared to 2015, and most passengers were from Germany, Great Britain, France, Sweden, and Norway.
With that said, Split Airport should expect another successful tourist season with an increased number of passengers.