Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Zagreb Airport continues impressive run

Zagreb sees strong February growth

Zagreb Airport had extended its strong start to the year by registering a notable passenger increase in February. In the second month of the year Croatia’s busiest airport welcomed 126.727 passengers, an increase of 7.3% compared to last year’s 118.133 passengers. The passenger growth comes on the back of an increased number of flights being operated to Zagreb. A total of 1.315 departures and arrivals were registered, up 4.4% on the same month last year. So far in 2013, the airport has welcomed 266.124 passengers, representing an increase of 6.3% compared to the same period last year.

Zagreb Airport will hope that the strong run will continue into the summer. During the 2013 summer season the airport won’t be welcoming new airlines, though several will be increasing their frequencies. Furthermore, as has become tradition, the airport will welcome both JAL and Korean Air which will run several charters to the Croatian capital throughout the summer. On the other hand, SkyWork Airlines will be cutting down on its frequencies from Bern while Lufthansa has decided against its planned frequency increase on the Berlin - Zagreb service due to delays in the construction of Berlin’s new airport and the limited capacity at Tegel, from which the flights are being operated.

Meanwhile, the airport has secured a loan from the European Investment Bank for the construction of its brand new terminal. The 120 million euro loan is considered vital for the project to go ahead. Only last week it was reported that the bank was unwilling to grant the loan, putting the fate of the much delayed terminal in danger. The new airport operator is now waiting to be granted all necessary licenses in order for construction to begin. The terminal is expected to be operational by 2016 while construction should start by September this year.

35 comments:

  1. Qatar airways daily with A321. Congratulations Zagreb!

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  2. Belgrade results are on-line. 173.396 in February (virtually the same as last year), 383.446 so far this year (down 1%)

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  3. UTAir Ukraine to start KBP-BEG route?

    http://www.kyivpost.com/content/business/ukrainian-airlines-get-ok-to-operate-new-routes-321895.html

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    1. Hope it will come true.. Fact thet they got ex aerosvit route doesnt mean they will open it soon

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  4. I love how the Balkans never meet their complete their things on time...always late haha. Does anone know how Belgrade's renovations are coming along?

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    1. "never meet their complete their things on time..." Instead hahaing, how about learning some English?

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    2. This time it is not Balkan, but French!!!!

      Credit for building is secured from:
      120 million EUR from EIB
      65 million EUR from Unicredit
      65 million EUR from Erste bank

      Owners (investments) in ZAIC:
      50% Bouygues, Aerport de Paris and Istanbul airport
      20% World bank
      15% TAV
      10% Croatia Osiguranje (Insurance)
      5% Viadukt

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    3. I didn't know Berlin Brandeburg is Balkans

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    4. yeah it's near Belgrade,

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  5. have you seen tomorrow the jat Flight JU 7503 from BEG zo ZAG with boeing 737-300?

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    1. It's carrying the Serbian football team for the 2014 World Cup qualifications. Serbia and Croatia play against each other on Friday.

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    2. Anyone who isn't watching the game is a squirrel boob!!! Bambi tosic is gonna be boss on friday

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    3. Kolarov 20 yard Free kick 1-0 then Kolarov assist a ivanovic header 2-0 then 737 back to Belgrade

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    4. 737 will be back to Belgrade 3 goals heavier

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    5. 3 : 0 for Croatia

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  6. OT: How many B733 are flying for JAT at the moment? 4 or 5?

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    1. Not really related to what you are asking but I came across this interesting blog where there was a text about Jat's fleet renewal. Not my kind of writing but there are a few interesting ideas.

      http://aviationoverview.wordpress.com/

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    2. 5 at the moment (YU-AND, ANI, ANJ, ANK, ANW)

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  7. BEG published its summer timetable.
    Some destinations and frequencies are quite interesting.

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    1. Where does BEG publish its summer timetable?
      On their website is nothing to see except the winter timetable.

      So please enlighten us,where on internet we can find these summer timetable!

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    2. izaberite u sezonskom redu letenja datum od 31. marta 2013. do 30. oktobra 2013. i dobićete letnji red letenja.

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    3. Interesting?
      I would call it a big disappointment.

      - NO second daily flight with Alitalia to Rome.
      - Norwegian reduces flights from Copenhague from twice to once a week.
      - NO Sky Airlines (Antalya to Belgrade)
      - NO Nouvelair Tunisie (Enfidha to Belgrade).
      - NO direct flights with Qatar Airways.
      - Only four times a week to Dubai with Flydubai instead of
      five times in last year.

      This year is already lost for Belgrade airport...

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  8. I missed aviationoverview !
    Nice to see them back !

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  9. Credit for building Zagreb airport is secured from:
    120 million EUR from EIB
    65 million EUR from Unicredit
    65 million EUR from Erste bank

    Owners (investments) in ZAIC:
    50% Bouygues, Aerport de Paris and Istanbul airport
    20% World bank
    15% TAV
    10% Croatia Osiguranje (Insurance)
    5% Viadukt

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    1. Austrian and Italian banks who are in not so far time all bancrupt!

      Croatia smell the coffee...
      Cyprus is only the beginning.

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    2. It's not nice to be jealous at your neighbours, komsija :)

      At least milk in croatian coffee is not poisonous :)

      Russian money laundry is the cause of cypriot problems, not EU :)

      And italian and austrian banks are in much better position then greek banks which do business in Serbia :)

      ciao :)

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    3. Maybe Russians or Chinese are guilty but EU and thus Croatia will suffer.
      Serbia also because it licks EUs asses.

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    4. Congratulations Zagreb! and lets hope for double digit growth in the months to come.

      On the EU, don't forget that although things are not good in the EU, it is actually the Eurozone that is in crises not the EU. Croatia will do well in the EU and is actually very lucky to be joining now where it can use other nations misfortunes as hindsight and avoid the traps within the EU like joining the single currency.

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  10. Let's hope Croatia are not foolish enough to join the single currency!

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    1. Croatia will be in the Eurozone by 2017, unfortunately that is a EU plan for Croatia, lol, Croatia and Poland where told 2017 or 2018 at the latest, unless they continue to have budgetary issues beyond 2015.

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    2. And you are governer of croatian national bank, and eu finances and monetary comissioner in one person, so you know exactly when not only croatia but poland, too, will enter eurozone.

      Furthermore, I see you are very well acquainted with the mechanisms of entering eurozone, where countries enter when they are "told to do so."

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    3. I'm EU Commissioner for the Finance Fool!!!

      EU in principle agrees to dates, Croatia was given 2017 as entry date in to the Eurozone and Poland too, both countries might object to that date or might join that date, Date is more of a guidance and not set in stone, it all depends on set of economic indicators, but current Croatian Government has stated that it'll be ready for the 2017 deadline for Eurozone Entry.

      And yes, Eurozone entry is a requirement for all would be EU members, Denmark, Sweden and the UK managed to postpone or keep their own currencies.

      Czechs aren't exactly ecstatic about joining the Eurozone but they'll also need to join by 2017, but their Government plans to object that, at least this is what Vaclav Klaus has said.

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