Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Zagreb surpasses 2 million mark

2 millionth passenger at Zagreb Airport
On December 22, 2009 Zagreb Airport handled its 2 millionth passenger of the year. This number has been reached 20 days later than last year as passenger numbers have declined by almost 6% compared to 2008. The passenger, Haris Alodbašić, who was preparing to board an Air France flight bound for Paris, received a 200 Euro voucher that he can use at the airport’s duty-free shops. Air France also gave the passenger a round-trip ticket for flights between any two of its European destinations.

Zagreb Airport welcomed its 1 millionth passenger this year on July 9, which was 8 days later than last year. The airport management claims, however, that the passenger decline is less than the average being recorded across European airports, which amounts to 7.2%.

Zagreb Airport’s terminal has the capacity to handle 2 million passengers annually. The airport has managed to surpass this number for a second year in a row. In 2008, Zagreb handled 2.192.453 passengers. In passenger terms, Zagreb Airport will once again be in second place when it comes to the EX-YU, behind Belgrade, but ahead of Ljubljana.


  1. And still no word on the terminal upgrade? They'd have been aiming for 3m already if they had started work on it!

    Congratulations are obviously due despite the year's tumultuous airline industry, and this mark I suspect will be something ZAG will aim each year now to surpass...

    Given Air France's numerous destinations from ZAG, chances are they get a return flight to CDG?

    Finally, sretan nova godina za svima and let's hope its a good one for all in the aviation sector across the exYU in 2010. Thanks also to EX-YU for hosting and running an interesting forum - your work is much appreciated!


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