Traffic at Split Ferry Port and Airport Picks Up as Tourism Returns to Dalmatia

Daniela Rogulj

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HRT reports that as of Friday, a new Jadrolinija summer sailing schedule is in force, with ticket prices up 20%. Jadrolinija has introduced several more daily ferry lines to the central Dalmatian islands, so there are no major crowds in the Split ferry port this weekend.

“Instead of 05:30, the point of sale will open at 04:30, so we really get up early at dawn. And off we go!” Jelena Ivulić from Jadrolinija said with a smile for HRT‘s show Dobro jutro, Hrvatska.

Jelena says there will be increases on the ferry lines.

“For example, Supetar will increase from 9 lines to 12, Stari Grad from 4 to 5, and so on, we are gradually moving forward. As for the catamaran lines, we are a little more careful here. We are not launching immediately with full routes, but, for a start, instead of 4, we are starting with 2 commercial routes to Hvar – we still lack air passengers who would then continue to our islands,” she explains.

After many months of peace and quiet, you can finally hear some foreign languages ​​in Split – both at points of sale and in the port.

“We are starting slow, to roll in the second half of June, July, August, and so on,” says Ivulić and adds that Jadrolinija has finally waited for 40 percent of the total allowed capacity to be abolished.

“We now have one hundred percent capacity in which we can board our passengers. That really came as a great relief. As for the measures, the masks remain, and we appeal to our passengers to help us with that and the whole trip to be with masks,” she notes.

At Split’s Resnik Airport, slightly higher traffic is expected this weekend – 67 planes and 5,500 passengers, which is slightly lower traffic than the same period last year, Mate Melvan, head of reception and departure of passengers at the Port, told HRT.

“We expect about 40 aircraft and close to 4,000 passengers, and tomorrow 27 aircraft and a little more than 1,500 passengers. We have had 70,000 passengers since the beginning of the year, and 80,000 in the same period last year. The highest numbers are expected in July and August,” he told HRT.

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