For the 2017 summer season, Split Airport has announced 55 airlines from European countries including Germany, Great Britain, France, Scandinavia and Spain.
In addition to long-standing airlines that already fly to Split, the 2017 season has announced the arrival of company Aer Lingus (Ireland) that will connect Split with Dublin, KLM Cityhopper (Netherlands) to Amsterdam, Monarch Airlines (UK) to Birmingham, Thomas Cook Airlines UK to Manchester, Iberia (Spain) to Madrid, and Red Wings (Russia) to Moscow, reports HRTurizam on February 13, 2017.
Airlines that will be returning this year include Alitalia with their flight from Rome (FCO), while Eurowings (Germany) introduces a line from Salzburg this year. The new charter companies Air Azur (Germany), City (Ireland), Tarom (Romania) have also announced lines for Split with the new destinations including Dublin, Salzburg, Birmingham, Marseille, and Palma de Mallorca.
Split airport recorded 2,288,093 passengers during the 2016 season, which is an increase of 17 percent compared to 2015. Of the total number of passengers, 94.5 percent were international, with only 5.5 percent of passengers domestic. There was an increase of 9 percent in the number of flights from the year before, and the countries with the most arrivals included Germany, Great Britain, France, Sweden, and Norway.
For 2017, Split Airport expects another successful tourist season and an increased number of passengers.