Saturday, July 31, 2010

On the up

Zagreb Airport
As July draws to a close, all of Croatia’s main airports have reported their passenger figures for June 2010 and the news is good. All of Croatia’s airports reported increased passenger numbers with the exception of Rijeka, which continues to struggle not only financially but passenger wise as well.

The biggest passenger increase, when compared to the same month last year, was recorded in Zadar. The airport handled 33.838 passengers last month, an increase of 36.4%. Also doing well were Osijek and Dubrovnik with the airports reporting an 18.1% and 12.2% increase respectively. Osijek’s result should be particularly noted because the airport saw aircraft movement fall by 30.7%, when compared to June 2010. Split handled 154.776 passengers compared to 147.865 and thus recorded a 4.6% increase. Out of all of the airports reporting growth this June, Zagreb saw an increase of only 1.4%, handling 200.515 passengers.

On the other hand, Rijeka struggled with passenger numbers declining 43.8% this June. It welcomed only 9.341 passengers.

Below you can view June 2010 results for Croatian airports:





















































AirportPassengers JUN 2010Passengers JUN 2009Change (%)
Zagreb200.515 197.652 1.4
Dubrovnik167.931 149.550 12.2
Pula53.159 50.341 5.6
Split154.778 147.865 4.6
Zadar33.838 24.797 36.4
Osijek3.3772.859 18.1
Rijeka9.34116.647 43.8


6 comments:

  1. And who's fault RJK is???? They refused FR!!!!!! Hoe stupid was that! Instead of having figures like ZAD, OSI and PUY thanking to FR, they refused FR for some stupid, only them known reasons!!! It si simple, you either gonna have lots of passangers and take any airline which wants to fly to/from and be happy to have them so, not act like some big airport which can choose which airline to pick! Well done ZAD, PUY and OSI, and the rest of course. Hope to see FR from/to OSI all year around, and maybe PUY could do with one destination all year around. I hope other airports in Ex YU will follow this example. Zadar is one great example how to make oo what used to be old, military airport, with one flight per day, an important in seson airport!

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  2. Not only that RJK refused Ryanair; 4 or 5 years ago Easyjet started Croatia operations with RJK, with 4 weekly flights to Luton and 3 to Bristol. They chose RJK because it's in relatively rich region of Croatia, it's in the center of region which includes Istra, Zagreb, southern Slovenia, Gorski Kotar and northern Dalmatia, potentially quite big market, and they were considering serious increase of operations from/to RJK. However, after only 2 years of operations, they literally escaped from Krk, and transferred their ops to Split, followed by Dubrovnik, and newest, Zagreb. They operate now to some 10 destinations from these cro cities, and have some 7 or 8 daily flights, some 3-4 daily only between SPU/DBV and London.

    At that time, I wrote letter to RJK airport gen.manager to try to bring to Krk Ryanair as well, predicting that initial 2 or 3 destinations would very soon become 8,9, or 10, with unbelievable increase of ops and passengers. He didn't even answered my letter, refused FR later, and simultaneously Zadar became the fastest growing apt in cro, following business policy pattern I explained in letter sent to RJK apt.

    Why is that so? Probably there are some explanations or excuses. However I'm pretty sure they are not enough and that Rijeka and its suroundings deserve much much much better airport and much more competent people to run it.

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  3. YESSSSSSSSSS THANK GOD HAHAHA IM SO HAPPY RIJEKA IS IN TROUBLE HOPEFULLY THEY WILL SUBSIDISE RYANAIR AS A PUNISHMENT FOR THERE STUPID REFUSAL. IDIOTS !!!! LITTLE BY LITTLE RYANAIR WILL EXPAND. I CANT WAIT FOR EASYJET TO FLY TO ZAGREB THROUGH WINTER THAT WAY WE CAN ESCAPE ALL THESE SILLY FEES. I AM ALSO PRAYING THAT BRAC WILL EXTEND THERE AIRPORT BY 400 METERS TO ACCOMMODATE RYANAIR 737-800 FLIGHTS!!

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  4. RJK airport..I really don't understand how the passengers figures is so low. the airport is located on KRK Island, the also mentioned gold island and actually the island is crowded of tourists in every town and villages.
    I don't believe that refusing the offer of Ryanair might be the only reason of unsuccess. I feel that mostly political reasons play their
    role as the major shareholder of the airport is the croatian government, which refused to hand over its stakes majority to the Goransko-Primorije County as requested last year, due to the total lack of state investments for RJK Airport.

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  5. Mr wang I did not know that information... and the goverment is trying to hold on to anything they can but overall progression of low cost airlines and more routes will stop them and RJK will have to submit....

    Your commment about Krk being the golden island just shows how pathetic RJK are and the Croatian goverment... they could use this airport to boost tourism ... arhh there soo silly

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  6. Good news for airports across Croatia, though whether numbers are above previous years are yet to be seen.

    As for the other comments here, RJKs fortunes squarely lie on sound, competent management with proper advertising and accounting. No doubt it is a beautiful part of the world with much promise and good location. Let's see sensibility first before paying FR to fly to the airport...

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