Zagreb saw its passenger numbers decrease by 3.3% in March. The airport handled 144.074 compared to 149.086 last year. It is important to point out that the airport had 5.4% less flights than in March 2009. Pula continued its steep slide with passenger numbers decreasing by 26.8%. With only 48 passengers handled, Osijek’s airport figures decreased by 22%. Then again, Dubrovnik’s passenger decrease is slowing with the airport posting a decrease of less than half of a precent.
Good news comes from Zadar and Rijeka. The 2 airports increased their passenger numbers by 62.8% and 13.7% respectively. Zadar handled an impressive 3.103 passengers. This is despite the fact the number of flights to the seaside town decreased by 2%. The passenger increase is much needed for Rijeka Airport which has been financially struggling over the past year. However, the recent volcanic ash cloud, which grounded flights across Europe, could have a highly negative effect on airport recovery in April.Below you can view March’s 2010 results for Croatian airports:
|Airport||Passengers MAR 2010||Passengers MAR 2009||Change (%)|