|Main airports in Croatia, Kosovo and Bosnia see November growth|
The main airports in Croatia, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina have all seen their passenger numbers improve in November, with Sarajevo continuing to record double digit growth.
Zagreb Airport handled 184.255 passengers during the month, an increase of 4.9% compared to November last year. The growth was accompanied by an increase in the number of operated flights, with 3.018 aircraft movements recorded, up from 2.974 last year, representing growth of 1.5%. Overall, during the January - November period, Croatia's busiest airport welcomed 2.417.396 passengers through its doors, up 6.6% on last year. The growth was fuelled by foreign carriers, with the number of operated flights totalling 37.074 this year, an increase 4.5% on 2014. Meanwhile, Croatia's second busiest airport, Split, saw its passenger figures improve 2.8% in November, for a total of 1.926.748 travellers so far this year. On the other hand, Dubrovnik Airport registered a decline of 2% on November 2014. Overall, the airport has registered 1.675.517 passengers this year.
Pristina Airport continued its recovery this November by posting growth of 6.1%. It handled 101.226 passengers during the month. The airport anticipates that its figures will continue to grow during the winter period with 20% more flights scheduled to operate this season. Over the past eleven months, it registered 1.443.714 travellers through its doors, an increase of 11.7% compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, the Latvian charter carrier Smartlynx Airlines has announced it will base an aircraft in Pristina from mid-December and operate flights to Basel, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart and Munich. All tickets will be sold by the Kosova Airways tour operator. Services will be maintained with a single 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft, with a total of 225 flights planned for this winter season.
Finally, Sarajevo Airport continued its run of good results, recording another month of double digit growth. Bosnia and Herzegovina's busiest airport welcomed 51.793 travellers in November, an increase of 10.6% compared to the same month last year. "By the end of the year we anticipate a significant increase in passengers, as well as growth in all profit centres", Sarajevo Airport said in a statement. Overall, 744.737 passengers used the airport's services during the first eleven months of the year, an increase 11.7% compared to the same period in 2014. Sarajevo has already welcomed more passengers in 2015 than it did for the whole of last year. However, figures in December could be affected by poor weather. On Thursday, all flights in and out of the airport were cancelled due to low visibility, while there were some disruptions yesterday as well, which are continuing this morning too.