Steady growth for Croatian airports

Split Airport busiest in Croatia in July

In July Croatian airports recorded steady passenger growth when compared to last year. The country’s main airport, Zagreb, once again recorded a formidable result while last year’s star performer Zadar saw its numbers slip.

Zagreb’s Pleso Airport handled 256.256 passengers in July, an increase of 9.5% compared to the same period last year. The number of flights operating to and from the airport increased nearly 2%. By the end of July, Zagreb has seen 1.318.846 passengers pass through its doors, an impressive increase of 15.5%. Both Dubrovnik and Split fared well in July with Split recording a 10% passenger increase while Dubrovnik did even better with a 13% increase. Split handled more passengers than Zagreb thus becoming the busiest airport in the country in July. Rijeka Airport’s positive run continued with it handling 21.210 passengers, 36.7% better than last year.

On the other hand, Zadar and Osijek saw their numbers decrease on last year. Zadar was directly impacted by a decrease in the number of flights operating to and from the airport. It saw 50.890 passengers use its facilities in July which is down 8.3% on last year. Osijek saw a second month of sliding passenger numbers.

Below you can review the performance of Croatia’s airports in July 2011. Overall, Croatian airports handled 946.547 passengers, an increase of 9.4% compared to July 2010. The statistics have been provided by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics.

AirportPassengers JUL 2011Passengers JUL 2010Change (%)
Zagreb256.256234.071 9.5
Dubrovnik252.869223.800 13.0
Pula86.35781.877 5.5
Split270.791246.084 10.0
Zadar50.89055.466 8.3
Osijek4.0134.477 10.4
Rijeka21.21015.517 36.7
Mali Lošinj9341.224 23.7


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