Friday, July 24, 2015

Rijeka Airport anticipates 50% growth in 2015

Rijeka Airport to break all time passenger record

Rijeka Airport, in north western Croatia, expects to double its passenger numbers this year and handle the greatest volume of travellers since opening its doors to the public in 1970. Estimates suggest that almost 200.000 passengers will use the airport this year. The strong growth is in part due to Limitless Airways, a newly established Croatian-registered airline operating on behalf of the Nordic tour operator Scandjet. This summer, Limitless is running charter flights from Rijeka to several cities in Sweden, Denmark and Finland, with a Croatian-registered Airbus A320 operated by local crew. Furthermore, the airline will maintain services during the winter months as well, with flights to Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco.

The Deputy Prefect of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Marko Boras Mandić, says 2016 is a crucial year for Rijeka Airport. “The airport must now show all of its potential. This year we expect to record 50% passenger growth compared to last year. In 2014, the airport operated with a profit for the first time”, Mr Boras Mandić said. Limitless Airways alone is expected to carry some 25.000 passengers during the summer. However, the growth has come at the expense of Zadar Airport, which was the Croatian gateway to thousands of tourists traveling with Scandjet in the past.


During last winter, Rijeka Airport undertook the biggest overhaul of its passenger terminal since opening its doors in 1970 in anticipation of the strong passenger growth. Furthermore, the airport will build a hangar in cooperation with Limitless Airways so maintenance work on its aircraft can be carried out at the airline’s home base. A number of airlines maintain services to the city, however, all flights are operated on a seasonal summer basis. In addition to Limitless’ new flights, Croatia Airlines launched new seasonal services from the coastal city to Munich on March 29, complementing its existing summer flights from Rijeka to London Heathrow.

43 comments:

  1. Velika steta sto er serbija ne leti na liniji beg-rjk.. bio bi to dobar sezonski potez.

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    1. Isn't PUY too close to it?

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    2. koja glupost i Pula i Zagreb su sat vremena vožnje od Rijeke

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    3. Nije glupost, jer je u Rijeci mnogo Srba. Svakako bi bila bolja linija BEG-RJK nego li BEG-VAR. Da ne pricam o Krku, Cresu, i gore letovalistima kao sto su Crikvenica ili Novi Vinodolski. Pa necu valjda u Novi Vinodolski ici avionom do Zagreba?!

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    4. Da, Rijeka ima popriličan broj Srba. Mnogo je jugoslavenskih oficira ostalo u Rijeci. Srbija ima konzulat u Rijeci, to dovoljno govori. ATR bi se sigurno punio triput tjedno.

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    5. bravo!! o tome se radi. I ne samo to, govorim o sezonskim letovima, dakle od juna do septembra. Uostalom, po statistikama koje imam, poslednjih godina tokom letnje sezone na Bracu je svakog dana izmedju 500-800 beogradjana. Dakle, samo beogradjana, a gde je jos bar stotinu ostalih iz Srbije. Jedan atr bi mogao cak i dva puta nedeljno da popuni let za Brac. Uostalom, nije se provlacila informacija u aprilu da bi mogao da se uvede carter za Brac tek onako. Mnogi bi rekli sta ce nam let za Brac kad imamo Split, ali to je sve cimanje.. Danas ljudi zele sto pre da stignu do odredista, posebno ako je odmor u pitanju. Nas narod se lagano vraca u Hrvatsku na letnji odmor sto je divno i u to treba ulagati. Uostalom, vec je pocelo da se prica i o Zadru za sledecu godinu.

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    6. Autom od Aerodroma Rijeka do Pule ima 2 sata. Ali autom od Beograda do Pule ima oko 5. Vise bi znacilo tranzitnim putnicima nego onima koji idu u Opatiju, Rijeku, Krk...

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    7. Autom od Bg do Pule ima 5 sati ??? Jel ti to voziš 250 na sat bez zaustavljanja XD

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    8. Plus granica...

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    9. Anon 10:23, u pravu si. Srednjodalmatinski su otoci prepoznati brand čiji se avio gosti nažalost u potpunosti oslanjaju na splitsku zračnu luku koja puca po šavovima (nešto je promijeniti pokušao Express Airways, ali sumnjam da ATR42 može napraviti neku veliku promjenu). AirSerbia bi sigurno jednu rotaciju mogla odraditi za Brač umjesto za Split; Croatia bi za Brač trebala letjeti svakodnevno, makar za Dubrovnik via Brač kako bi se gosti iz Europe mogli bez problema preko Zagreba povezati s Bračom i okolnim otocima; charteri koji pune otočne hotele bi trebali sa <100 seaterima letjeti za Brač, a ne s većim letjelicama za Split... Sve je to stvar dogovora između zračnih luka, prijevoznika, turističkih zajednica...

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    10. Permutovao sam mesta, to RIJEKE ima 5 sati. Sa 5 minuta na granici i bez guzve oko ZG ja sam stizao za 4:40 pred Rijeku. 140 na sat.

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  2. Do they plan to build a new terminal? What’s the building’s capacity? No offence but it is a real commie eyesore. But congrats to Rijeka.

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  3. Pretty good numbers for a small airport and it’s good to see all the Croatian airports trying to attract airlines during the off season.

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  4. Any news on their planned winter schedule? Will Limitless fly charter only?

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    1. There are rumours that the service Rijeka-Munich will stay there year-round due to the extremely good loads as well as domestic line Rijeka-Split-Dubrovnik-Rijeka.

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  5. This summer is looking good for Croatian airports.

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    1. Apparently Croatia will have a great season as many European holidaymakers gave up on Tunisia and Greece and have found alternative arrangements. This will add up to the generic annual growth and probably result in an extraordinary increase in the number of tourists/passengers.

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  6. Rijeka is doing a great job this year. Just look at their Facebook page - they are upgrading the page every single day with photos and news from the airport. They also have flights from Tel Aviv with 757, Estonian Air charters etc. Although Rijeka is surounded by Zagreb, Pula and Zadar, they are doing the best. Hope that they will continue working on their terminal.

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  7. OT

    ExYu, 

    have you considered listing all topics so that they can be monitored for recent posts (similarly to Airliners.net) ? People could then continue discussions on older/popular topics. 
    Being able to see new comments by scrolling to the bottom would be nice, for starters.

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    1. Thanks! One more suggestion, there could be a section for other topics where people post (start threads) , to avoid OT spam on designated topic.

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  8. Slazem se ali mislim da INK, MSP i FCJ imaju bolji traffic nego RKP. Tako ja barem mislim.

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  9. Talking of ex-YU regional airports...

    Yesterday
    BEG-BNX 62/70
    BNX-BEG 67/70

    Mostly local passengers with a few connections to ARN and TIV. :)

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    1. Great loads!!! Shame it will be reduced to 3 weekly this winter.

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  10. Poor Zadar. Originally Limitless was supposed to be based there. Rijeka probably offered a better deal.

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    1. Zadar hasnt published statistics for June. They had great numbers in March, April and May, but from June they probably started to fail. Ryanair reduced flights, Limitless suspended flights as well as Eurolot. This year will be hard for Zadar, that is obvious. If they reach numbers from last year (496 000), that will be a huge success.

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    2. This RJK-ZAD comparison shows best what competent, or incompetent management means for an airport. Both RJK and ZAD have new CEO's. RJK FINALLY managed to get rid of the guy who was in charge for something like 20+ years, and destroyed the airport and the destination. At the same time, extremely succesfull lady who was in charge of ZAD, who increased traffic, increased income, refurbished and expanded terminal, brought new operators, and above all was beloved by the employees, was released from duty. And it shows.

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  11. Jel imaju oni neki red letenja iz RJK ili lete svaki dan drugacije?
    INN-NS

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    1. Pa i kada letiš svaki dan drugačije to može tako biti planski - po redu letenja. Vidi recimo JU kako svaki dan poleti u drugo vrijeme a kao imaju red letenja :)

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    2. Nisam mislio na to nego jel mogu i Ljudi iz Rijke da lete sa njima ili samo preko scandjeta?
      INN-NS

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    3. INN-NS jesi ti procitao sta si napisao?

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  12. SJJ today!
    Swiss ZRH-SJJ LW; 100%
    SJJ-ZRH LW 94%

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  13. A hairdressing salon was opened at SKP.

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  14. OT rumour or not ?

    summer 16 ASL :

    8 atr 72
    6 a319
    2 a320

    please confirm !

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    1. Dear Anonymous,

      We cannot either confirm or deny. However the summer of 2016 is relatively close by and we will see it all together.

      Sincerely,
      ASL

      PS meanwhile you can enjoy flying those 2 A330 that arrived in March. Please share your experience with us.

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    2. @4:43 Pogresio si...
      8 x A319
      2 x A320
      6 x ATR72
      Svi su danas leteli,

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    3. Pa ponovo se siro lazna propaganda.
      Evo sad sam otisao po jos 10 A330 i porucicu 12 A359 i 8 A351.
      INN-NS

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    4. Polako, sine, polako... odrasti..

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  15. sorry for OT

    does anyone know the passenger figures (total and O&D) for the following destinations to/from BEG:
    VIE, ZRH, FMM, MUC, FCO, STR, MXP, MLH and IST.
    Thanks in advance!

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  16. BEG-MXP 112.561, BEG-FCO 167.694, data for 2014, source https://www.enac.gov.it/repository/ContentManagement/information/P1826179810/Dati_di_traffico_2014_150518.pdf

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