Zagreb Airport Anticipates 5% Increase in Passengers this Year

Daniela Rogulj

Zagreb Airport should see another stellar year as a 5% increase in passengers is expected in 2019.

“Since the start of the concession, at the end of 2013, until today, Zagreb Airport has recorded a 45% increase in passenger numbers. Growth is continuing this year as well in line with our plans and expectations,” the airport said. Recall, the airport welcomed 1,534,105 in the first half of 2019, which is an increase of 4.2% or 62,477 more passengers compared to 2018, reports Ex Yu Aviation on July 25, 2019.

While July should be a bit slower than last year since there is no World Cup this year, an even higher increase in passengers should be seen in the first six months of 2020 when Croatia takes on the presidency of the Council of the European Union.

“Currently, some thirty airlines maintain scheduled flights to Zagreb, connecting the city to fifty destinations in Croatia, Europe, and the world. Zagreb Airport is in constant contact with a number of carriers concerning the launch of new routes. Zagreb Airport can expect to handle five million passengers per year by 2026,” the capital city airport added.

This growth is thanks to full-service carriers, which account for over 90% of all seats at Zagreb Airport, while low-cost airlines make up 8%.

As has been previously announced, this winter season, which officially begins on October 27, will also be busy at Zagreb Airport. 

Namely, Aegean Airlines will operate three flights per week this winter until January 15. British Airways will run up to nine flights between London Heathrow, while Iberia Airlines will operate from Madrid three times per week. Furthermore, Korean Air announced it would replace the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with the bigger Boeing 787-jet. 

Flydubai, however, will cut from seven to four flights per week this weekend apart from the peak winter season from the middle of December to mid-January. 

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