Thursday, May 3, 2018

Dubrovnik Airport sees record April

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Dubrovnik Airport recorded its thirteenth consecutive month of growth by welcoming 151.661 passengers through its doors during April, an increase of 5.4% on last year. Since the start of 2018, the airport handled 245.699 travellers, up 11.7%. Dubrovnik Airport has projected 10% passenger growth this summer. 

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN22.280 15.3
FEB24.074 5.5
MAR47.684▲ 40.9
APR151.661▲ 5.4

37 comments:

  1. Great results. If we consider the numbers of March and April together against the same ones last year to compensate the Easter effect the airport´s pax numbers grew by 12,15% which is pretty good. Congrats DBV.

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    1. Wow dbv keeps to be impressive

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    2. Totally impressive with 5% growth.

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    3. Growth is 12%. You have to count in the easter holiday effect. Looking at a single month is stupid.

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    4. @Anonymous May 3, 2018 at 11:09 PM

      Jealousy is a bitch

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  2. How much did they grow last April?

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  3. Congrats to the best airport in Balkan peninsula!!

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    1. Best in what terms? PRN and SKP have better facilities.

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    2. Just for setting the record straight , which countries are considering by you in the balkan peninsula ?

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    3. Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia.

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    4. Anonymous 3:18 has a point in his question , because if you consider Greece in the Balkan peninsula then according to the skytrax awards 2018 only Athens made it in the world top 100 at number 39 not even Istanbul Ataturk made it in the world top 100 .

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    5. Greece is certainly geographically located in the Balkan peninsula.
      I agree that they are not culturally, politically, economically part of the Balcans but geographically they are.

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    6. I think Greece is absolutely part of the Balkans in terms of politics and economy. ;)

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    7. ATH is neck to neck with DBV. Infrastructure, management, new routes, ground handling in DBV is excellent quality. ATH is getting outdated..

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    8. I think ATH with over 20 million passengers a year is doing just fine. I would be surprised if they felt DBV breathing down their neck...

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    9. Anonymus 3:12PM
      Vidjet ces vec za par mjeseci gdje ce biti DBV a gdje PRN i SKP koje spominjes.
      Debelo iza.

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    10. and then again, from October to March DBV is nowhere to be seen

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    11. Da da, a SKP i PRN razvaljuju u tom razdoblju. Ajde ne piši bzvz.

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    12. Sve sami komentari tipa 'moj je tata najjači, moja je mama najljepša'.

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  4. Bravo Hrvatska!

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  5. Growth seems to be slowing down?

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    1. I'm shocked to see they have not grown 40% in April on top of 150.000 pax from last year!!!

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    2. Why not? Look at SPU's growth last year. ;)

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    3. SPU failed in April of this year totally. They grew less than 1% yoy. DBV left them in a dust!

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    4. Last year there were 5 weekends in April, this year only 4. so the numbers are not the best, but ok

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  6. Under 250.000 passengers first 4 months höcrszy contrast to the hectoc summer months, wish all months would be like june-september,

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  7. WOW so DBV and SPU are actually tied and DBV had more passengers than SPU in April?!

    I guess Turkey, Tunis, Egypt ... did affect tourist numbers.

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    1. Doubt it. It's true that Croatia did profit from the instability in the near and middle east, however in a normal situation, those markets are not direct competition to Croatia. Greece, Italy and Spain are. Additionally, Turkey and Egypt in particular, are still mostly unattractive (due to security concerns) to western Europeans, Americans and Asians - the fastest growing tourist segment in Croatia.
      If, or more likely when the growth in Dubrovnik slows down..and we'll have to see the entire year's results in order to be able to determine that..the far more probable cause will be diversification within Croatia. It's not just Split and Dubrovnik anymore, Zadar, Pula, Zagreb, are increasingly popular tourist destinations in their own right and are far cheaper than Dubrovnik for instance.

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    2. Don't know, DBV is already reducing its forecast to 10% growth during the busy summer months on top of 5% growth in spring.

      Now take these numbers and compare them to the past two years. That's where you see that Egypt and Turkey are competing for the same toursits as Croatia.

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    3. Croatia isn't competing with the "same tourists" as Egypt and Turkey since those are mostly "all inclusive" destinations and Croatia isn't.

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    4. Sure it isn't, keep saying that to yourself while numbers keep on showing otherwise.

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    5. Wow. What numbers? Because there wasn't a 30% spike and all of a sudden Croatian tourism is slumping because everyone is flocking to Turkey and Egypt? Kako bi se reklo, miješaš kruške i jabuke, ali džaba tebi pričati.

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    6. No, first stupidity is when you said most tourists are not package ones when they are. Look at how many TUI flights there are.

      Also, Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey are booming but SPU stagnated. What gives mr plums and apples.

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    7. Really dude? How many TUI flights tourists compared to the overall self catering visitors? You kidding me? Croatia IS NOT an all inclusive destination and majority of the beds are in private ownership.

      You know, you can't grow each year like there's no tomorrow. But you must get off at these numbers and can't wait for all the doom and gloom that awaits Croatian tourism.

      Grab the popcorn and enjoy the doom show. Bye!

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    8. Sorry I forgot you are the official cheerleader of Croatian tourism. Croatia is booming even when it's not. SPU is exploding with demand even when its stagnating. Nothing compares to Croatia, not even markets like Turkey or Egypt whose offer is miles ahead of Croatia.

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    9. Mr. Anonymous, look up what a strawman argument means. Nobody's arguing that nothing compares to Croatia.
      However, Croatian tourism is indeed booming and way more diversely than before. Breaking records each year. The numbers don't lie. Even Split isn't stagnating, despite the fact that it's going to have at least one more year with demand so large that their old, little airport barely copes over the season. As you could read right here, both Split and Dubrovnik's growth in the first quarter and now even over the first 4 months of 2018. has been in the double digits. It takes a special level of bias, or cognitive dissonance to read that as stagnation.
      The middle east is not a direct competition. They can grow without having a significant impact on Greece, or Croatia or Italy. I hope they recover, especially Egypt, because it's tragic what happened to that country and its tourist sector. I'll be the first to go, I've always wanted to see the pyramids.

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