Croatia Airlines sees passenger growthCroatia Airlines has seen its passenger numbers significantly increase in the first five months of the year compared to the same period last year. By the end of May the Croatian national carrier carried 634.867 passengers, an 18% increase compared to the same period in 2010. Therefore, Croatia Airlines carried almost 100.000 passengers more than last year and recorded the best start to the year since operating its first service 20 years ago.
In international traffic a total of 445.625 passengers chose Croatia Airlines while domestic traffic accounted for a further 176.201 passengers. This represents an increase of 20% on international flights and 13% on domestic services. All indicators point to a record summer season with the number of bookings for Croatia Airlines flights showing an increasing trend. Already 63% of all seats have been sold for upcoming seasonal summer flights offered by the airline.
Croatia Airlines has been the largest EX-YU carrier in terms of passenger numbers for years and the positive trends recorded so far in 2011 will make the carrier unreachable in this domain once again.