|Ljubljana Airport sees growth as Skopje and Sarajevo break records|
The airports in Ljubljana, Skopje and Sarajevo have all seen their passenger numbers grow during the second last month of the year. Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport welcomed 84.507 passengers, a modest increase of 1.1% on the same period last year. Growth was achieved despite a significant dip in the number of operated flights. Slovenia’s busiest airport registered 1.915 flight operations, down 11.1% compared to 2013. It handled some 773.000 kilograms of cargo, a decrease of 3.6%. So far this year, Jože Pučnik Airport has seen 1.226.947 travellers, up 3.1%. A total of 8.900 tonnes of commercial cargo has been delivered while the number of flights decreased 5.6%.
Skopje Alexander the Great Airport continued with its growth streak in November. The airport welcomed more passengers than Ljubljana, handling a total of 86.857 travellers during the month, an increase of 21.3%. On the other hand, the country’s second international airport, Ohrid, saw 1.038 travellers pass through its doors, all of them using Helvetic Airways’ Zurich service. Overall, Macedonia’s busiest airport has welcomed a record breaking 1.120.870 passengers so far this year, up 21%, and has registered its busiest year since opening its doors. Almost half of the passengers, or 45.5%, travelled on Wizz Air flights to and from Skopje.
Finally, Sarajevo Airport also performed better than last year with a significant jump in the amount of handled cargo. It saw 46.833 passengers pass through its doors, an improvement of 5.4%. The number of operated flights increased only by four, or 0.9%, from 422 last November to 426 this year. The airport handled 355.715 kilos of cargo, up by an impressive 149%. Sarajevo is also set to record its busiest year on record with Bosnia and Herzegovina’s largest airport welcoming 666.822 passengers so far in 2014, up 6%. The number of flights increased markedly from 5.160 last year to 5.630, or 9.1%.