Friday, May 24, 2013

Spring plunge for Zagreb Airport

Numbers slump at Zagreb Airport

Zagreb Airport has recorded its first passenger decrease of the year, with numbers dipping just under 2% in April. This is despite the fact that the airport handled more flights compared the same month last year. It welcomed 186.663 passengers, down 1.7% compared to last April’s 189.877. A total of 1.763 aircraft operations were registered at Croatia’s busiest airport, up a considerable 7%. Last year, Easter fell in the first week of April, while this year the holiday was observed in the last week of March which attributed to the passenger slump. Nevertheless, the airport did record its poorest April results in three years.

So far in 2013, Zagreb Airport has welcomed 628.171 passengers through its doors, a solid increase of 5.4% compared to last year’s 595.817 passengers. Similar April trends were observed in Dubrovnik with passenger numbers plunging 8%. In the first four months of the year Dubrovnik Airport handled 145.124 passengers (down 0.1%). Rival Split Airport managed to improve on its April results and has welcomed 149.124 passengers through its doors so far this year (up 7.4%).

Zagreb Airport is likely to be affected by Croatia Airlines’ eight day strike in May. The Croatian national carrier has been reporting strong passenger growth so far this year but will be derailed by the industrial dispute which saw many of its flights cancelled. In the first quarter of 2013, Croatia Airlines welcomed 312.618 passengers, up 6% compared to the same period last year. However, the average cabin load factor in the first three months stood at a relatively poor 59.6%. Once again, the Croatian national carrier ended the first quarter as the busiest airline in the former Yugoslavia, some 90.986 passengers ahead of second placed Jat Airways.

29 comments:

  1. ZAD airport boomed in April with record figures.

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    1. what is ZAD airport figures for april?

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    2. Zadar figures for March.
      Passengers 35973 up by +31% (last year 27459)
      Flights 315 up by +17.1% (last year 269)

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    3. thanks for that i assume those figures are for april not march.

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    4. Yes, sorry :P

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    5. At Zagreb airport is not "Business as usual" but "Empty as usual" lol

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    6. And yet Zagreb has more flights than BEG, you idiot.

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    7. More flying empty metal... Or do you count flies and mosquitoes over LDZA as air traffic as well?

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    8. Wonder who is the idiot in here...

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    9. More planes at Zag, deal with it.

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    10. If we ever see April figures for BEG then we will see flying empty metal. Idiot.

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    11. More planes at Zag in comparison to what and who and supported by what statistic?

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    12. Did your father use to tell you "idiot" all the time?

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    13. "A total of 1763 aircraft operations were registered at Croatia’s busiest airport"

      Not true this is the number of landings only, for the number of "aircraft operations" you would need to double that figure, so it is actually 3526 for April. Nobody knows what Beg did.

      In March Zagreb was 3152, which is higher than BEG at 3110.

      So as any idiot can see, in March Zagreb had 42 more "aircraft operations" than Belgrade.

      Yes my father used to call an idiot an idiot.

      Which is how I can spot one so easily. Even from the other side of the planet.

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    14. It seems as if he was right, you are Idiots.

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  2. SPU iz not rival airport to DBV the same way as those two are not rivals to ZAG. Here in Croatia we fined airports as partners because they are infrastrucural objects to bring tourists or connect passangers. So it is absolutly no differents if passanger or tourist fly to ZAG, DBV, SPU, ZAD, BWK, LSZ, RJK, PUY or OSI. Because of that please try to awoid word rival

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    1. Don't forget Varaždin, with Croatia's A1 rating with the FAA it is perfect to handle charters from the US and prevent overcrowding at Zagreb.

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  3. So ZAG has a 2% "Plunge" in the first month of spring, but has an overall increase of 5.4% so far this year, on the other hand April numbers for BEG must be shocking. Why else would it take more than 3 weeks to release them?

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  4. JAT will be launching 3 weekly flights between Nis and Tuzla.

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  5. The title is too bombastic: numbers didn't slump if they decreased less than 2% because Easter was earlier this year! I was worried about negative trends when I read the title, however, in the end the news is positive: more aircraft movements and more passengers since the start of the year. Let's hope OU manages to get a grip on its operations and all airports in Croatia record better numbers this year.

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    1. 7% increase in flights so it is a slump

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  6. Ali će zato krajem ovog meseca da opadne naglo...

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    1. Jeste li razgovarali o broju za BEG?

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  7. I am really disappointed that BEGs website does not show its numbers for last month!

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  8. http://aerovesti.blogspot.com/2013/05/jat-propao-ugovor-za-dva-a319.html

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    1. What a hell they had to lease the planes from Adria, there is not any other plane lessor in the world or what?

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  9. i am sure government will give the guarantee. it's very important for Jat that this deal gets closed. I mean, there's not enough time...

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