Zadar Among Top Five Busiest Small Airports in Europe

Daniela Rogulj

August 15, 2019 – European industry trade association ‘ACI Europe’ released the statistical reports for June and the first six months of this year on Wednesday, which revealed even more exciting news for the already record-breaking Zadar Airport.

Namely, Avio Radar reports that in 2019, Zadar Airport was named among the five busiest airports in Europe in ‘Group 4’, or small regional airports with a turnover of up for 5 million passengers. 

In Group 4, from the beginning of the year to June 30, 2019, Zadar Airport reported the second-highest growth in Europe, with an excellent 37.6% growth compared to the same period last year. Ohrid Airport recorded the highest growth in the same period with 62.9%. 

When looking at the numbers for June 2019 within Group 4, Zadar Airport was ranked fourth with 41.8% growth compared to the same month last year. 

Recall, in July alone, Zadar Airport transported 145,362 passengers, which is up 27.1% compared to last year and an absolute record for passenger numbers at this airport. 

From January to July 31, 2019, 441,000 passengers were served at Zadar Airport, which is up 34% compared to last year. The trend is expected to continue until the end of the year, when more than 750,000 travelers should come through Zadar Airport, which would be a 25% increase in traffic compared to 604,000 in 2018. 

Furthermore, if we look at the countries in Europe, therefore, traffic in all airports of a single country in the first half of the year, Croatia comes in second place with a 10.5% increase in traffic. In first is Austria with 20%, and in third is Estonia with the same growth as Croatia – 10.5%. 

ACI Europe is a European organization bringing together 500 airports from 45 European countries. Its members represent 90% of Europe’s commercial air transport with one 2.3 billion passengers, 21.2 million tonnes of goods and 25.7 million airline operations. 

To read more about travel in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page


Subscribe to our newsletter

the fields marked with * are required
Email: *
First name:
Last name:
Gender: Male Female
Please don't insert text in the box below!

Leave a Comment