Split and Dubrovnik end year on record high

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Split and Dubrovnik airports handled a record number of passengers in 2017, securing their positions as the second and third busiest in the country behind Zagreb.

Split Airport registered 2.818.176 travellers in 2017, an increase of 23.1% on 2016. In December alone the airport welcomed 36.143 passengers through its doors, up 17.8%. It anticipates handling three million travellers this year, with the construction of its new terminal building progressing on schedule. General Manager, Lukša Novak, noted recently, "It took us ten years to grow from one million to two million passengers. Before the war, the airport was handling around a million travellers per year. However, it took us just three years to increase our figures from two million passengers to 2.8 million. In 2018 we will handle three million passengers". He added, "The increase is being fuelled by the growth in tourism, as well as Croatia's entry into the European Union. Security issues in other holiday hotspots have also aided the figures. Over the past five years we have been recording double digit growth". In 2018, Split Airport will become operational 24 hours per day, while SAS Scandinavian Airlines, airBaltic, Thomas Cook Airlines, Volotea, Smartwings and Jet2 have all announced new flights to Croatia's second largest city.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN30.423 17.2
FEB23.932 0.4
MAR33.828Decrease 3.7
APR123.230 63.2
MAY257.445 25.9
JUN403.586 25.5
JUL657.056 20.7
AUG593.709 22.0
SEP421.053 23.3
OCT198.150 18.2
NOV39.552 20.5
DEC36.143 17.8


Dubrovnik Airport brought 2017 to a close by handling 26.674 passengers in December, representing an increase of 20.5% on the year before. During 2017, the airport welcomed 2.323.065 travellers through its doors, up 16.5%. Dubrovnik handled over two million passengers in a single year for the first time in 2017 and also opened its brand new terminal building. On March 15, it is scheduled to complete work on the overhaul of its runway and taxiways as part of a major 115 million euro expansion, which will take place throughout 2018. A number of airlines have already confirmed the launch of new services to the city for this year including Adria Airways, Flydubai, easyJet, Edelweiss Air, Transavia, TUIfly, Thomas Cook Airlines, Volotea and Smartwings. Furthermore, some carriers will boost frequencies and capacity on existing services. easyJet will increase operations by 30%, while Thomson Airways and Norwegian Air Shuttle will boost services by 20%.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN19.329 23.4
FEB22.813 0.9
MAR33.834Decrease 18.8
APR143.920 52.1
MAY253.928 19.0
JUN338.729 17.3
JUL442.122 15.4
AUG440.789 16.5
SEP348.749 14.0
OCT216.363 6.7
NOV34.090 40.4
DEC26.674 20.5

Comments

  1. Congrats! Personally the best looking airport in Ex-yu so far!

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  2. The best performing airport on the coast of Croatia, soon to overtake SPU.

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  3. And speaking of Split:

    December
    30.693 / 36.143
    +17,75%
    +5.450

    2016 / 2017
    2.289.987 / 2.818.176
    +23,06%
    +528.189

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  4. Split handled an extra 528189 passengers in 2017 compared to 2016. Any idea based on the extra flights which have been so far announced if an increase like this is achievable in 2018?

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    1. The announcements for 2018 are stronger than they were a year ago at the same time for 2017.

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    2. I think the reason for this is to secure slots in time.
      In the next months I don't expect many further announcements.
      Airlines in the last weeks already began selling lot of new flights to ZAD, Brac and Mostar.
      Traffic will decentralize in Dalmatia more and more until SPU will get an improved runway/taxiway system and ramp.

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    3. I hope ZAD will attract many flights from SPU and make it more sustainable for both airports. In fact ZAD has much better potential than SPU in terms of the infrastructure and location.

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    4. Air Serbia should establish flights to ZAD, a lot of Serbs would have interest to fly there given their origins.

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    5. @Anon 2:58
      The announcements are a direct result of the demand from last year. Slots on Saturdays are not available. New flights spread out during the week. There is simply demand.

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  5. Amazing! Congrats, especially to SPU!

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  6. SPU is so badly managed that everything there is an improvisation compared to careful planning at other airports, especially DBU. People just hate to fly from/to there, the whole place is crowded beyond description, TAXI drivers are rude and cheating, parking is so poorly organized and expensive and the surroundings are awful. The only good point is that SPU is well connected to neighbouring cities. That airport should reconsider their strategy and limit the number of pax to something more manageable and work on the quality of customer experience.

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    1. S obzirom na ogranicene infrastrukturne resurse, SPU je vrhunski vodjen aerodrom.
      Zavrsetkom ekspanzije terminala moze samo biti jos bolji.

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    2. Da priušti svojim korisnicima onako jadno iskustvo putovanja može samo aerodrom koji se vodi stihijski. Šta su pustili tolike avione da sleću kad nemaju kapacitet? Valjda prvo osiguraš kapacitet pa onda dovodiš putnike.

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    3. Ne znam o cemu vi to.
      Osobno slecem i polecem s/na SPU 3 puta tijekom turist.sezone.
      U dolasku, kao po spagi. Za cca 25 minuta sam vani. Vrijeme cekanja prtljage minimalno. Vrhunski organizirano.
      U odlasku, pripremi se na malo cekanja na check inu. Ne vidim nista sporno o tome. Guzva je.
      No, na aerodrom se ionako dolazi 2 sata prije leta.
      U cemu je vas problem?

      SPU opsluzi sve putnike bez prevelikih problema.

      Uostalom, to je pocetno/zavrsni aerodrom. Nije tranzitni na kojem sam zapeo pa imam par sati za ubiti.

      U cemu je vas problem?

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    4. Ako je vama normalno da putnici čekaju na let na letnjem suncu koje prži na preko 35 stepeni onda nemam više što da kažem.

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    5. Przi se svojom slobodnom voljom.
      No, i tome kraj uskoro dolazi.

      U svakom slucaju, vrlo dobro SPU!

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    6. SPU je narastao po broju putnika i bilo je krajnje vrijeme za novi terminal. Time će se uvjeti putovanja sigurno popraviti. Iako se slažem s prethodnim komentatorom da se to sve moglo planirati i bolje realizirati. Ovako se kasni s radovima i to ostavlja dojam improvizacije. No bolje ikad nego nikad.

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    7. Loš je managment na SPU, jako loše vode posao.
      Vidjet ćete u dogledno vrijeme kako će puknut poput balona zbog svog ograničenog kapaciteta za parkiranje zrakoplova, a i sa terminalom za putnike.
      Što stvarno mislite da je budući terminal nesto wow?! Nemojte biti naivni i smjesni.

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    8. Bas zato kaz3m kako je vrhunski vodjen
      Unatoc velikom povecanju putnika i ogranicenim kapacitetima, nije doslo do raspada sustava.

      Cestitke djelatnicima na tome.

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    9. Ma kakve čestitke, treba upravi dati nogu u guzicu jer svoj nerad prelamaju preko leđa putnika koji plaćaju jako skupe karte za jadnu uslugu!

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    10. Za nogu se slazem....
      Ali....ma vlaska su ti to posla.

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    11. Kamo sreće da je izabran Davor Cvitanović umjesto ovog uhljeba Novaka

      https://lokalni.vecernji.hr/gradovi/dobit-zracne-luke-split-treba-smanjiti-i-zaposliti-vise-ljudi-5039

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  7. Bravo!
    Ukoliko se brojke gledaju s razumjevanjem, dolazi se do zakljucka kako je Hrvatska iznasla nacina za produljiti turisticku sezonu.
    S nepuna 3 mjeseca ju je uspijela razvuci na 7.

    Bravo Hrvatska!

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  8. As someone previously said, DBV is definitely the ambassador airport in the whole Balkan area.

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    1. +1,
      the only problem is strong bora wind impacting on the approach to the runway.
      2017 were a lot of diversions at DBV.

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    2. I agree completely. I'm always shocked to see buses and other equipment at SPU. It's so old and dirty, DBV is years ahead.

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    3. And yet, 500 000 behind

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    4. The number of pax is important but not the most important thing. Travel experience is what counts and what can make a person want to return or not. And DBV is an airport people definitely want to return to. Furthermore, DBV will benefit from people who travel to Montenegro as well and it is one of few destinations in Croatia which can sustain tourism even in winter months, something Split can't. So don't be surprised if that difference gets slashed very soon and DBV takes that 2nd place in Croatia.

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    5. SPU i DBV su 2 indenticna aerodroma.
      Pocetno/zavrsni.
      Nema ih se po cemu pamtiti.
      Jednostavno, nema se vremena.

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    6. Itekako ima ako čekaš na suncu pola sata da prođeš check-in. U tom slučaju ti se na takav aerodrom više ne vraća. Sramotno je da jedna regija koja želi biti turistička dopušta nesposobnoj upravi aerodroma da im ugrožava budućnost.

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    7. Pa bi to isto trebali prepustiti komu?

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    8. Ne razumjem ja ovo.
      Novi terminal se gradi a stranacki botovi navalili.

      KokiceeeeKiiiiikkkkiiiriki

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    9. Sposobnijoj upravi, kome drugome? Ovaj Novak je 25 godina na funkciji, taj uopće ne razumije trendove u današnjem zračnom prometu, on je ostao u prošlosti.

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    10. I opet dodje do 2 800 000 bez LCC...
      Oprosti, sto si htio kazat?

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    11. SPU has higher numbers in winter than DBV - as it has higher numbers in summer. SPU is just much better and much more centrally located in Dalmatia.

      I agree to the opinion of a poster few months ago that another airport a bit South of Makarska would be needed for the summer seasons. It could easily handle 1.5-2 millions just in 6 months. However, I wouldn't know where to find a suitable spot of terrain there, plus bura is even stronger there than in Dubrovnik.

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    12. Hoće li administratori konačno uklanjati ovakve poruke vrijeđanja? Zašto dopuštate frustriranim pojedincima da se iskaljuju nad normalnim komentatorima?

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    13. U koju ti kategoriju mislis kako pripadad?

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    14. Eto da se ne svađate ZAD je bolji od oba aerodroma. Sad kad se Kalmeta angažira ima da dosegne 4 milijuna putnika za čas.

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    15. Sacekaj malo, sad cu u Pokrovniku niknut...pas ti unda viditi

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  9. Kao da je sve u broju putnika u jednoj sezoni. Bilo bi bolje da ih je bilo 20% manje, a da su ljudi imali ugodno iskustvo putovanja umjesto da ih se tretiralo kao stoku. Koliko će ih se vratiti nakon toga?

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    1. Pa sudeci po prosloj u odnosu na pretproslu.....bar 500 000 vise

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    2. Vrč ide na vodu dok se ne razbije. A ove sezone je bilo najgore do sada.

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    3. U medjuvremenu, smislise i vodovod.....

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