The increase in the number of passengers at Zadar Airport in June continued on the first weekend of July, reports HRT.
Namely, the airport has estimated that the season will end with 20% more traffic than the record 2019, before the pandemic. The terminal was crowded rom early Sunday morning. Ivan Skelin, head of the traffic and operational sector of Zadar Airport, said that traffic in June was better than ever, that is, the record 2019.
Zadar Airport expected around 7,500 passengers on 28 scheduled planes on Sunday, Ivan Skelin, manager of the transport and operational sector of Zadar Airport, told HRT. He adds that about 20 smaller aircraft are also expected.
“From Friday to Sunday, there are 95 airliners, and the total number of passengers could be around 22,000 or 23,000,” Skelin said.
For now, traffic at Zadar Airport in June, with 173,000 passengers, is better than the record 2019 at the same time.
“In July and August, we expect 30% more passengers than in June, which means around 220,000 passengers in July and the same number in August. This year will surely be a record year, about 15-20 percent more than 2019,” Skelin pointed out.
When asked if there were flight cancellations considering that some airlines have problems due to a lack of workforce, Skelin said that Zadar Airport does not have such problems.
“All over Europe, there is a labor shortage problem due to the fact that they laid off several people. It’s hard to get them back. Schooling lasts quite a long time, 2-4 months,” Skelin said and spoke about when there could be problems during the summer, and when a better situation is expected.
“Our main carrier is Ryanair with 75% of the total business and it has no cancellations for now,” he added.
He confirmed that tenders for seasonal jobs at the airport are still open.
For more on flights to Croatia and other travel announcements, make sure to check out our dedicated travel section.