Croatia’s largest airport, Zagreb, saw passenger numbers decline by 6.9% compared to the same month last year. Transiting passengers also declined by 78%. In total in June 182.342 passengers passed through Zagreb Airport in June, compared to 195.817 in June 2008. Split’s traffic is down by 11.6% with aircraft operation also down by 2.9% when compared to last June. It had a total of 108.351 passengers. Pula, which started the year off strongly, is the biggest loser in the month of June. The airport saw a decline of nearly 18% in passenger terms when compared to June 2008. Despite aircraft operations increasing by an impressive 5.6%, it wasn’t enough to lure more passengers than it did last year. It had a total of 23.712 passengers last month. Rijeka is reporting a decline of 11.7% while Dubrovnik was also unable to escape the negative trend and reported a 5.3% decrease when compared to June 2008.
However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Zadar Airport continues with its impressive run of results by reporting a 16.6% passenger growth in June 2009. The airport handled 17.029 passengers compared to 14.604 in June 2008. Aircraft operations increased by 2.8%. Despite reporting a decline in aircraft operations of 5.2%, Osijek Airport managed to improve on last June’s results and reported a 1% passenger growth.Passenger figures at Croatian airports: