Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Croatian airports record historic June


Airports across Croatia have recorded their busiest June to date, setting up a strong start to the summer season. Split Airport was the stand-out performer, handling more passengers than the country's busiest airport in Zagreb and recording double digit growth.

Zagreb Airport handled 267.259 passenger during the month, an improvement of 7.6% compared to June 2015. "We anticipate for such growth to continue in the coming period. During the first three days of July, passenger numbers were up 6% compared to last year, although we expect for the last weekend of August to be the busiest", Zagreb Airport said. Early on in the month, the airport handled its millionth passenger of the year, a week ahead of 2015. Contributing to its growth was Croatia Airlines which introduced four new routes in late May and early June, as well as Air Transat, which commenced services from Toronto to the Croatian capital. "We have very good cooperation with Croatia Airlines, which this year added new destinations such as Milan, St. Petersburg, Lisbon and Prague. We hope that both Croatian and foreign carriers will connect Zagreb with even more European destinations, although no firm agreements have been made yet", Zagreb Airport's General Manager, Jacque Feron, said. Croatia's busiest airport handled 1.2 million passengers during the first half of the year.

Split Airport saw its busiest start to the summer on record with the airport handling 321.000 passengers in June, an increase of 18% compared to the same month last year. During the month, both Germania and Aegean Airlines introduced flights to the city, while Wizz Air announced the launch of its new service from Warsaw, to commence later on in the summer. Over the weekend, the airport welcomed 40.000 passengers and saw off 160 flights, up 10%. The airport now estimates its annual passenger growth rate will amount to 10%. So far this year, it welcomed some 685.000 passengers, an increase of 12% compared to the same period in 2015.

Dubrovnik Airport also continued with its growth trajectory by welcoming 288.809 travellers in June, up 17.9% on the same month last year. The airport also saw its busiest 24 hours on record on June 30 when it registered 16.542 passengers. "That is well above our expectations. We anticipated our annual growth rate to amount to 3% or 4%. The double digit growth we have seen during the first half of the year has truly surprised us so it is difficult to predict how the rest of the season will play out", Dubrovnik Airport's Deputy General Manager, Frano Luetić, said. Over the weekend, the airport handled some 30.200 passengers.

Pula Airport saw its busiest June on record as well. It handled 67.313 passengers, an increase of 15% compared to the same month last year. Similar to its counterparts, it also registered a strong start to July with 10.254 travellers passing through its doors during the first three days of the month, up 11.2%. Over in Zadar, June figures were up 1.5% with 69.500 travellers handled. The airport welcomed 180.000 passengers during the first six months of the year, which is on par with last year's performance. "Zadar Airport anticipates registering its busiest year on record by handling over half a million passengers for the first time", the airport's spokesperson said.

90 comments:

  1. Wow those are massive numbers for Split. Can imagine the chaos at the airport.

    Was expecting a bit stronger growth from ZAG considering all the new routes but still good growth.

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    1. It is chaotic @ Split. A330 will land today as well

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    2. Nice for the A330. Which airline is coming with it?

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    3. Thanks. I think it's a wet lease they have been having fleet shortage issues, even cancelled some flights.

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    4. Have no idea why Split airport still holds recostructing and build a new terminal. They have hudge budget plus EU funds

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    5. I mene isto zanima šta se to dešava sa Splitom i zbog čega se taj projekt koji postoji godinama odgađa. Eto teme za ExYu Administratora da napravi neki interview so odgovorim u SPU i da objasni situaciju. Osobno izbjegavam ljeti letiti preko Splita upravo zbog očajnih redova i višesatnih gužvi.

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    6. DY doesn't have 330, it's impossible

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    7. evo koliko je nemoguće
      https://s31.postimg.org/odf7wdjrf/13524356_10202064861738668_4278819943606896719_n.jpg

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    8. lol even YU-BUU fyles from Split to Mykonos

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    9. As I said they are wetleasing aircraft because of a fleet shortage. They cancelled a few flights across Europe as well.

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    10. Tomorrow morning another widebodied lease operating for Norwegian @ DBV:
      Hifly 340-300 CS-TQY CPH-DBV-CPH

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  2. The effects of loosing Tunisian, Egyptian and Turkish holiday markets will definitely be felt this year and Croatia will profit. Great results.

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  3. What is the airport on the photo?

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    1. Thanks :) Looks very nice.

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  4. "We hope that both Croatian and foreign carriers will connect Zagreb with even more European destinations, although no firm agreements have been made yet"

    How come? A person here told us how around 20 airlines are all lined up and waiting to start flights.

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  5. Congratulations. Good numbers. Zagreb and Dubrovnik are prepared to deal with increased traffic. Both are getting new terminals. Split on the other hand is supposed to get one but I'm not sure how that is progressing.

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    1. It isn't. It's been delayed over and over again.

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    2. Actually it is high time for a full article on here reporting and summarizing all what is going on regarding SPU extension (in past with delays as well as in future), what the plan is, at which stages they plan on building which parts quoting or interviewing some official sources. That would be amazing! Not sure if sth like this would be possible for the admin?

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    3. I think there are some land usage issues

      http://www.exyuaviation.com/2015/11/split-airport-terminal-project-delayed.html

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    4. will you plead about this topic then Admin?

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    5. There were rumors about direct link raliway between Split and new terminal as well. I am sure there are people intrested what is going on with SPU on this forum

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    6. @ 12:58,

      The trainline through Kaštela (I think it's the same line that runs from Zagreb to Split) doesn't run to far from the airport so a rail link shouldn't be too difficult. You're probably looking at max 10km of rail to be built maybe even closer to 5km.

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    7. Plus the main train station in Split is right next to the main bus station and ferry warf so it would be very handy to have.

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    8. Dont they plan to relocate both the main bus and train station in Split, to free up space ?

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  6. OT
    Air Serbia will use Adria CRJ for TIV flights.

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    1. What will fly to Kiev than?

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  7. Really good numbers. Could Split potentially overtake Zagreb?

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    1. Doubt that will ever happen.

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    2. It almost certainly will. The only question is when, a new terminal is beyond delayed.

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    3. Not possible. Split has good statistics from June until end of October only. But since it is 3rd largest city in exYu maybe Air Serbia could consider flying to Split at least with ATR during a winter time. I am pretty sure there is a potencial there.

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    4. Split is NOT 3rd largest city in exYu!

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    5. My apologies. 3rd busiest

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    6. SPU will most likely grow faster than Zagreb thus closing the gap between the two. I wouldn't be surprised if they handle the same number of passengers in a few years. In my opinion, SPU (or potentially DBV) will become the busiest airport in Croatia in the future.

      There is only so much growth at ZAG without an airline operating a proper hub.

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    7. Once the new ZAG terminal opens it will without doubt become the busiest airport in Ex-Yu.

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    8. Ma moš mislit. Po tebi ako se otvori nova zgrada znači i da će to dovesti nove kompanije? Na čemu se temelje tvoje kalkulacije i proračuni živo me zanima ili možda znaš nešto šta mi ne znamo pa da podijeliš

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    9. Think he was just being sarcastic :D

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    10. I am pretty sure Zagreb management won't ignore or risk losing low cost potential to a nearby competitor. So I think we will see a larger low cost presence in Zagreb in the near future which will make it harder for Split to overtake Zagreb anytime soon.

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    12. Zagreb will see strong growth in 2017, this year will be very good as well, 2015 was also good year. July August and September Zagreb is expected to hit 300 000 pax per month. October 250 000, November 200 000 and December at least 185k, pushing Zagreb close to 2.8 million, stretching current terminal capacity a fair bit, it was built to handle max 2.0 million, internal re-arrangement were made to expand the terminal a bit so it can handle 2.5 million, however this is where terminal is at its max.

      Terminal could handle 3.0 million but it would be really tight squeeze. New terminal once it opens should take all the traffic and expansion is expected in earnest on new terminal, in late 2017 new terminal's platform will be expanded from current 575x175m to 725x175m, allowing for 14 medium sized planes to be serviced.

      Old terminal will be turned in to a very large cargo terminal, French management plans to build large cargo centre at Zagreb, they're projecting 50 000 tons by 2020 and 150 000 tons by 2025. Currently Zagreb handles around 10-12 000 tons.

      New terminal will also expand as soon as it hits 5.0 million, which is expected in 2020, left pier will be extended by 200m and right pier by 240m once airport hits 8.0 million for total of 16 medium and two wide body aircraft or 20 medium sized aircraft. This expansion is expected to happen around 2028.

      Main terminal building will also be expanded from present 155m to 215m, increasing the overall size of terminal to around 120-127000sqm and capacity of around 15 million, enough capacity till 2050.

      Zagreb airport will see arrival of Alitalia, SAS, Finnair ,Agean, TAP, and EasyJet in late 2017, and Iberia, Vueling, Norwegian going year round to Zagreb. German Wings will also quite likely set up a base in Zagreb by mid 2018 with daily flights to Berlin, Hamburg, Koln/Bonn, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart.

      Things are looking up.

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    13. Great news for Zagreb!

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    14. BEG can barely reach five million with Air Serbia having a hub there. I don't see how ZAG can reach it on its own, that is by purely relying on O&D passengers. Just doesn't seem realistic.

      On top of that, if FR keeps on expanding in Osijek, it will take away a great deal of passengers from the eastern parts of continental Croatia, that is those who were flying out of Zagreb until now.

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    15. Mene samo zanima na cemu anonymus 2:16 bazira svoje grandiozne prognoze. To su neke vase analize?

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  8. Zagreb-Prague-Zagreb

    četvrtak 14.7.- petak 15.7. +/-1 dan (10 dana prije)

    176 EUR Croatia Airlines nonstop (ali opcija je četvrtak/subota, dakle još jedno noćenje)
    219 EUR ČSA nonstop
    273 EUR Air Serbia via BEG
    318 EUR Swiss via ZRH
    329 EUR Lufthansa via FRA/MUC
    479 EUR Brussels via BRU
    501 EUR Austrian via VIE

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    1. U kojem je kontekstu napisan ovaj post?

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    2. @9:50 sve pise, sta ti nije jasno?

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    3. u kontekstu poređenja cena, šta je čudno? s vremena na vreme neko postavi tako više cena da se vidi ponuda

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    4. Pa dobro, tu je najlogicnije leteti sa OK. Cena preko Beograda je ok ali oba segmenta su na Atr-u plus duga su presedanja.

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    5. Pa ako OK leti te dane, k tome je non stop, ne vidim čemu usporedbe...pretpstavka je da se leti poslovno, a jak je to posao ako se uopće i teoretski uzima u obzir 43EUR niža cijena a vraća dan kasnije...a osnovna na OK je ipak vrlo, vrlo prihvatljivih 219 u top sezoni u HR kada je čudno da netko na non stop liniji malog kapaciteta daje takve round trip cijene (dakle load factor nije jak) :)

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    6. Pa iz cega ste vi, dovraga, zakljucili da je odabrana ta karta? Provjerio sam sve realne opcije i samo sam ih tu napisao da ljudi mogu usporedit cijene. Koji puta je ditektan let jeftiniji, koji puta konektirani.

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  9. Moram priznati da sam ocekivao puno veci rast u Zagrebu, ovo mi je nekako mlako s obzirom da su se otvorili dosta linija, neke postojece povecali frekcencije, odnosno kapacitete. Svakako bi trebalo uvesti lowcost kompanije da se jos vise potakne dolazak turista u Zagreb kao i da domicilno stanovnistvo moze putovati za jeftine novce u Europi, pogotovo na par dana kad ne treba puno prtljage, u suprotnom lowcosteri nisu nista isplativiji.

    Nikako mi nije po volji da OU otvara baze po Skopju, Tirani ili Pristini. Radije neka uvede dodatne rotacija iz Zagreba za Skopje, poveca Pristinu na barem svaki dan jer je katastrofa sto voze samo 2x tjedno, i cesto mi se znalo dogoditi da trebam u Pristinu a vozi se danima koji mi nikako ne odgovaraju.

    Ne znam sto se ceka sa Splitskim aerodromom koji iz godine u godinu biljezi sve veci porast? To je tamo krcato kad krene sezona. Pod hitno nastaviti s radovima na SPU.

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    1. Šta ti nije po volji da budu hubovi u Prištini, Tirani i Skopju jer se ne bi letilo preko Zagreba?!

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    2. Otvaranje novih baza nije bas nesto isplativo, pogotovo za neku siromasnu kompaniju kao sto je OU, dapace mnoge velike kompanije kao npr Turkish, Qatar, British, Lufthansa, nemaju hubove po stranim drzavama. Ionako za Tiranu, Skopje i Pristinu lete dosta stranih kompanija i dosta je velika konkurencija tako da bi samo bacili puno love u zrak za nista.

      Puno je bolje povecati postojece linije iz Zagreba + uvesti Tiranu koja bi sigurno bila isplativa, sto iz P2P putnika sto iz Albanaca koji zive u Zagrebu, te do Tirane putuju iz Ljubljane. Osim toga OU bi trebao potvrditi sebe kao lidera u Zagrebu s obzirom da se njegov udio sve vise smanjuje kako dolaze nove kompanije u Zagreb, ili postojece strane kompanije povecavaju kapacitete, odnosno frekvencije.

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    3. Ti zagrebacki Albanci nisu iz Albanije..

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    4. Prije vise od 10 godina, ako cak i ne 15-16 se letilo iz Zagreba za Tiranu, zaboravio sam koliko puta tjedno ali znam da je isao veci avion, sjecam da sam putovao za Tiranu u mladoj dobi tom rutom. Ima dosta Albanaca u Hrvatskoj, je da su vecinom iz Kosova i Makedonije, ali ima i bas iz Albanije.

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    5. Uostalom moze se naci P2P putnika. Bombardier bi bio skroz ok za Tiranu za barem 4-5 rotacija tjedno za pocetak. Pristina bi trebala ici svaki dan. Za Skopje se cak leti 2x dnevno nekim danima.

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  10. By 2018 Croatian airports will handle 10m passengers combined...these are really good numbers.

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  11. http://www.jutarnji.hr/vijesti/hrvatska/brza-akcija-hrvatski-mig-ovi-prepratili-boeing-747-na-putu-za-izrael-zbog-dojave-o-bombi/4497173/

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  12. Looks more likely I'm going to have to large Split for Zagreb on a Saturday (not this Saturday but in a few weeks). I was going to avoid flying like the plague and take a bus or train but I'm going to do it!! I'm going to run the Saturday Split gauntlet!

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  13. Massive numbers, no numbers from Rijeka and Osijek?

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    1. Rijeka first weekend in July +13.8%
      They expect about 10% more than last year

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    2. Lošinj is on fire too!
      What about Brač? They have more flights this summer...

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  14. Bravo Hrvatska!

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  15. Hey guys, if Ultra leaves Splitnext year for sure, do you think Split will have a big lack of pax in July?

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    1. Stvarno misliš da sezona u Dplitu traje tri dana koliko i Ultra festival?

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    2. Ne traje ali Ultra itekako utjece na broj putnika. Pad ce biti sigurno.

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    3. Bit će manji rast nego ove godine, pada neće biti, Split tek počinje svoje "zlatno doba".

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    4. Ultra SF počima tek 15.07 a promet u Splitu raste. Kako to objašnjavaš? Ljudi ovdje pišu svakakve gluposti

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  16. Lepe Vesti iz Rusije stizu da se UN ako se dozvoli cak sa starim AOC.
    Takodje lepe vesti za TIA nova Aviokompanija Fly Ernsest planira nove letove iz Italije da vidimo hoce li imati uticaja na CTN.
    INN-NS

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    1. Nigdje ne vidim da lete za hrvatsku zasto bi imalo utjecaja na OU? Osim po Italiji lete samo za Tiranu

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    2. Da ali ako je jos aktuelno da OU planira bazu u TIA . I kompanija se zove Fly Ernest greska je gore .
      INN-NS

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    3. Inn, to sto se svako toliko provali da ce OU nesto uciniti ne znaci da ce to zaista biti tako.

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    4. Tribute to INN - one year laterJuly 6, 2016 at 1:45 AM

      INN-NS
      July 3, 2015 at 1:25 AM
      Na Airline Manageru imam flotu od 192 aviona i recu vam samo sirokotrupnu Flotu.
      4 77L 9 77W 11 788 8 388 4 748 5 333 5 359 2 346 4 il 96 4 351 6 789 2 343
      1 310F 1 747F 2 752F 1 332F 1 A225 2 777F
      I nebi ja propao sa Akcijama neboj te se.
      INN-NS

      INN-NS
      July 5, 2015 at 6:04 PM
      Sta drugo reci nego ahahahahahha.
      INN-NS

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    5. LOL! This is just epic!

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  17. Any info about BEG results in June, it's July,5th ?

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    1. From another forum, supposedly a minor fail in numbers, around 460 000 pax in June.

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  18. ot: Air Serbia: Od 409 EUR avio karte Beograd – Njujork

    http://gdestinacija.com/destinacije/2016/07/air-serbia-od-409-eur-avio-karte-beograd-njujork/

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    1. Fantastic bargain!
      Sales must not be that good if they have to offer so low fares.
      Good time to travel. Thank you JU!

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    2. They need to work on cargo to make this profitable.

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  19. OT

    Yesterday during an interview, Prime Minister Vucic said that they are planning on building a highway between Nis and Pristina which should be part of a larger project to link southern Serbia with the Albanian coast and its ports.

    If that happens (and I don't see why it wouldn't) then it will be relatively bad for PRN. Not only will it have to compete with SKP but it will also have INI.

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    1. Let's build Nis-Pristina, but not Preljina-Pojate.
      I'm amazed by Leader's priorities.

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    2. In my opinion extending the highway to Sabac should be number one priority. It's only about 30 km and despite the road not being bad it goes through villages and is quite busy. Not to mention that most buses and cars heading to Sarajevo are using it.

      p.s. the highway to Pristina is a political project, just like the Pristina-Tirana one was as well. I wouldn't be surprised if most funds are covered by the EU.

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    3. Isnt the subject Croatian airports?!

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  20. Let's see if Zagreb breaks the 300,000 number this July and/or August. For Split that's already become normal.

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  21. Let's see if Zagreb breaks the 300,000 number this July and/or August. For Split that's already become normal.

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    1. Split will break 500k for two month in a row this year. If not this then next year

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