Croatian airports struggle in FebruaryAirports across Croatia saw a significant plunge in passenger numbers in February. Not a single airport in the country managed to improve on last year’s results. However, it should be taken into account that some airports were closed due to the weather conditions, which hampered most of Europe during the first half of February.
Out of Croatia’s three busiest airports (Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik), it was Split that experienced the biggest fall in passenger numbers. During the month it welcomed 20.214 passengers, a decrease of 11.5% compared to the same month last year. The number of flights operated to and from the city plunged by over 15% on last year. Zagreb recorded over 8.000 passengers less than last February, making it its third consecutive month of declining passenger numbers. The average decrease for the smaller airports in the country stood at 44%. Brač on the other hand was the only not to see numbers slide. It didn’t manage to welcome a single passenger, as was the case in February 2011.
Below you can review the performance of Croatia’s airports in February 2012. Overall, Croatian airports handled 155.666 passengers, a decrease of 8.8% compared to February 2011. The statistics have been provided by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics.
|Airport||Passengers FEB 2012||Passengers FEB 2011||Change (%)|
|Mali Lošinj||18||132||▼ 86.4|