June passenger jump

Busy times for Zagreb

Airports across Croatia recorded a rise in passenger figures for the month of June as the tourist season kicked in. Zagreb continues to see impressive passenger growth in 2011.

The country’s busiest international airport, Zagreb, saw its figures jump by 14.5%, with the airport handling 229.551 passengers. During the month the airport welcomed its millionth passenger in 2011 and ended the first 6 months of the year with 1.062.590 passengers, up 16.9% on the same period last year. Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka and Zadar all saw their passenger numbers increase between 5 and 10%. Rijeka’s fortunes have finally turned for the better. The airport handled 14.056 passengers, an increase of 50.5%.

Osijek was the only major airport to see its numbers decline. It handled 3.335 passengers, which is 42 passengers less than in June 2010, thus representing a decrease of 1.2%.

Below you can review the performance of Croatia’s airports in June 2011. Overall, Croatian airports handled 693.038 passengers, an increase of 10.7% compared to June 2010. The statistics have been provided by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics.

AirportPassengers JUN 2011Passengers JUN 2010Change (%)
Zagreb229.551200.515 14.5
Dubrovnik179.950167.931 7.2
Pula56.20853.159 5.7
Split169.415154.778 9.5
Zadar37.06533.838 9.5
Osijek3.3353.377 1.2
Rijeka14.0569.341 50.5
Mali Lošinj942938 0.4


  1. Anonymous11:19

    Congratulations to all Croatian airports! They do the great job! Looking forward to see numbers for July.

  2. Anonymous12:01

    Great number for RJK, finally!!! OSI, for such small airport is doing more than great, and impressive numbers for Mali Losinj! Well done, nothing else to say.

    OT: Any info how is Wizzair doing on LTN-SKP route?

  3. Anonymous12:05

    Where are the OU money going then with such a brilliant results?

  4. Anonymous13:22

    Looking forward to all Serbian airports statistics for June

  5. Anonymous16:13

    You mean Serbian airport!
    Belgrade handled 1.335.409 passangers in the first 6 months.
    Nis airport's numbers are insignificant.

  6. Anonymous19:59

    I have recently flown to Osijek with Ryanair. We were waiting for 40 minutes to pass the passport control. Really bad. Ryanair was already on its way to Hahn while I was still waiting.

  7. Anonymous11:14

    Anonymous @ 4.13 PM.
    I wouldn't undermine contribution of the airports such as Knjazevac, Kula, Sombor, Vrsac, Nis, Pancevo, Milojkina, etc

  8. Anonymous14:16

    To the comment above: yes, I would undermine the airports you mentioned because they are not true airports. There are no commercial flights to or from any of them save for Nis which in the first 6 months handled 9800 passengers (less than 2010). Serbia has only 2 airports: Belgrade and Nis, but only Belgrade really serves as a true international airport. As I understand they are building a 3 Serbian international airport in Kraljevo.

  9. Anonymous21:23

    PRN is aswell Serbia,

    maybe the comment will be deleted?

  10. Anonymous11:22

    Anonymous above.
    Kosovo is going to have close to 5 mil pax with Belgrade (all Serbia) this year.


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