Busy times for ZagrebZagreb Airport saw its busiest August since opening its doors fifty years ago. Croatia’s busiest airport welcomed 260.372 passengers, an increase of 4.3% compared to the same month last year. In the first eight months of the year Zagreb handled 1.566.085 passengers, down 0.3% compared to the same period last year. The airport recorded good results over the summer months. On the other hand, the number of operated flights has significantly decreased compared to 2012.
Zagreb Airport expects another record year, following on from 2011 when it handled 2.319.098 passengers. The airport anticipates seeing growth continue throughout the winter months with the arrival of SkyWork Airlines and British Airways. However, it is 2013 which will be the one to watch. With Croatia joining the European Union next summer, the traditional leap in passenger numbers is expected to be seen, as was the case with Bucharest, Sofia and Ljubljana. The airport’s financial results are similar to that of last year and are predicted to stay that way until the end of 2012.
This year, Zagreb Airport is marking fifty years since it opened its doors. On September 11 the airport will kick off a month of events which will mark the airport’s five decades of operation. Zagreb Pleso Airport was opened on April 20, 1962. The current terminal building was opened in 1966 and has been in use ever since, although expansion and refurbishment has taken place several times.