2 million passengers pass through Zagreb

On the 25th of November 2008 Zagreb Airport welcomed its 2 millionth passenger of the year. The lucky passenger, Gracia Horvatin (pictured above), received a 750 Euro voucher to be used at the airport’s duty free shop. She also received a dinner for two at Zagreb’s exclusive restaurant and a return ticket to Istanbul on behalf of Turkish Airlines. Croatia’s main airport is reporting an 11% increase in passengers this year and is coming in second position, in passenger terms, when compared to other airports in the EX-YU region. While other airports in Croatia have struggled to maintain growth and a high level of passenger numbers, largely due to the global financial crisis, Zagreb Airport is projecting that next year it should have approximately 2.4 million passengers pass its doors. It is also important to note that Zagreb Airport is operating with a profit along with only 2 other airports in Croatia – Dubrovnik and Split. Meanwhile the airport is preparing for the construction of the much publicised and criticised new terminal while minor reconstruction is ongoing at the current passenger terminal at Zagreb Pleso Airport.