Mixed March for Croatian airports

MalI Lošinj handles more passengers than Rijeka in March
Croatian airport reported average growth in March compared to the same month last year. Dubrovnik, Pula and Rijeka saw their numbers decrease while Zagreb, Split and Zadar were on the other side of the scale. Osijek reported triple digit growth as the airport had double the amount of flights compared to last March.

Zagreb continued its solid run this year with another double digit increase. It handled 160.084 passengers, an increase of 11.1% compared to the same month last year. In the first quarter of 2011, the airport handled 424.222 (+ 11%). Split and Zadar both reported growth of just over 1%. With a total of 84 flight and 436 passengers, Osijek recorded an increase of 808.3%.

On the other hand, Rijeka will have to wait another month for its much publicised comeback. After suffering significant passenger loss last year, the trend is continuing so far this year as well. The airport welcomed just 45 passengers compared to last March’s 1.577 and thus recorded a decrease of 97.1%. Dubrovnik and Pula were both down on last year as well.

Below you can review the performance of Croatia’s airports in March 2011. Overall, Croatian airports handled 218.268 passengers, an increase of 7% compared to March 2010. The statistics have been provided by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics.

AirportPassengers MAR 2011Passengers MAR 2010Change (%)
Zagreb160.084144.074 11.1
Dubrovnik24.81925.701 3.4
Pula1.4311.562 8.4
Split28.10527.779 1.2
Zadar3.1543.103 1.6
Rijeka451.577 97.1
Mali Lošinj175116 50.9


  1. Dreamliner10:46

    Q: Which airport is that one on the picture?

  2. A: Mali Losinj.

    Has Chicago - Zagreb been confirmed yet? According to Croatian Times it has.


  3. Dreamliner11:11

    Nothing on sabre and amadeus yet, maybe airkiosk can confirm if they loaded the flights. But don't have access to that :( ,
    If the online papers say yes, then looks like is yes . Cool

  4. I would say Losinj

  5. AirKoryoTU-20414:24

    Rijeka only 45 pax? Where they all on one flight for the entire month? I assume the airport doesn't offer any scheduled services or domestic services. You'd hope to see Rijeka figures come out like Osijek with 48 pax incrasing by 808% to 436 pax.

    I guess the airport will peak during the peak season then, next month will see growth I assume.

    Mali Lošinj never heard of that place before, strange statistics too!

    Also I've read about the airport Bol Airport it seems to have some services operated by Croatia Airlines in season, do you have statistics for this airport?


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