Croatian airports see record February

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Croatia's three busiest airports have registered their strongest February on record with Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik all posting improved figures.

Zagreb Airport welcomed 181.154 passengers through its doors during the slowest and shortest month of the year, representing an increase of 6.2% on 2018. The number of flight operations stood at 2.826, up 5%. Overall, during the first two months of the year, Croatia's busiest airport grew 2.9% by handling 372.351 travellers. Zagreb anticipates registering a 5% increase in passenger numbers this year, while aircraft movements are estimated to grow 3%.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN191.1970
FEB181.154 6.2

Split Airport also registered its busiest February by handling 34.825 passengers during the month, representing an increase of 13.7%. So far this year, the airport handled 71.185 travellers, up 10.7%. A number of new carriers will introduce flights to Croatia's second largest city this year, including Air France, British Airways, Luxair, Ryanair and Laudamotion.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN36.360 6.9
FEB34.825 13.7

Dubrovnik Airport recorded its third consecutive month of growth by welcoming 33.765 passengers through its doors during February, a notable increase of 40.3% on last year. Since the start of 2018, the airport handled 60.088 travellers, up 29.6%. A number of carriers have announced the launch of new flights to the city this summer including American Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Aer Lingus, El Al Israeli Airlines, Ryanair, easyJet, Volotea and TUI Airways.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN26.323 18.1
FEB33.765 40.3

Comments

  1. Keep Calm and visit Dalmatia5 March 2019 at 14:22

    Croatia keeps winning.

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    1. Yes especially when SN Brussels reduced Zagreb to five weekly this summer and KL will be 6 weekly from the winter season in stead of January as it was the case this year.

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    2. ? SN was always 5 weekly. they never flew on days 2 and 6 at which the utilise the aircraft to SPU/ZAD and DBV. What is this comment for?

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    3. SN flew six when they launched ZAG.

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    4. in 2014?

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    5. Not sure how the airport will survive that dramatic drop in frequencies...

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    6. Well there aren't that many new ones either buddy.

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    7. There's clearly enough frequencies for 6% growth in the slowest month of the year. When there's need for new frequencies, they'll be introduced. I'm not sure what the benefit would be from planes flying empty to Brussels.

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  2. 12 million passengers in Croatia this year seems possible.

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    1. +1
      Clear leader of the Balkan region and without having a successful national carrier.

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    2. Yeah especially ahead of Greece and Turkey.

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    3. Turkey is 97% in Asia.

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    4. He meant EX-YU region ;)

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    5. +10000000 anon 14:23
      Don't forget that DBV is becoming the new mini long-haul regional hub of the region. American Airlines will fly this summer.
      Croatia has the largest number of airports and can be compared with Romania and Greece.

      Non-stop flights to South Korea, seasonal to Canada and so on.
      The coast regularly serves aircraft such as the Dreamliner, 747, etc.

      In 10 years time, Croatia will definitely reach Western standards when it comes to aviation.

      Bravo Hrvatska!

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    6. Balkan = EX-YU for it is an EX YU forum, we do not care about Greece or Turkey.

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    7. He probably means ExYu, Bulgaria and Albania. What is considered traditionally and culturally as Balkans. And he is right, Croatia (thanks to the coast) is the biggest aviation market.

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    8. "mini long-haul regional hub of the region" ??? Do you know what a hub is?

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    9. So the definition of Balkans needs to be adjusted according to what suits the argument of the Croats.

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    10. Well either the Serbs or the Croats or whomever.

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    11. Having under 200.000 passengers in the capital even in the slowest month in the country that will "reach Western standards" in 10 years is...well, funny.

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    12. It is possible, but not probable imo. At any rate though, we can expect over 11,5 million...I believe 11,5 -11,7 mill is realistic.

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    13. I think the coast will grow between 5% and 10% this year, ZAG on the other hand will be between 3% and 6%.

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    14. I'd bee cautious about predicting the coast growth this year:

      https://www.index.hr/vijesti/clanak/hrvatskom-turizmu-prijeti-pad-da-je-situacija-ozbiljna-pokazuje-i-potez-htza/2068303.aspx

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  3. Bravo Hrvatska!

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  4. I predict that the numbers in March will be on the same level as last year. Last year we had Easter in March, but the Summer Timetable (STT) began on the 28th of March. This year Easter will be in April with flights also being available, bacause the STT begins End of March, April will be much stronger.

    Just waiting for people here to claim how bad it will be if March performs only on last years level :D

    Same with ZAG an January figures :D

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      March statistics will be "bad" for all airports in Europe.

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    2. Other airports will grow and ZAG will keep its positive 0. And then we should remember your "Easter" comment

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    3. Oh if other airports in Croatia grow except ZAG that would be fantsatic. Last years growth was already around 30-50% in March due to Eatsre but great if they grow on top of that :)

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  5. OU will surely not help Croatian airports

    https://tangosix.rs/2019/05/03/kolumna-alena-scurica-nakon-restrukturacije-stanje-croatie-ponovo-ekstremno-lose/

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  6. All of you fanboys that are dropping terms like "leader of Balkans" and such are just as annoying as the ones that are crapping all over any success of the neighbor's airports.

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    1. Typical frishki comment.

      Why not recognise the title? Croatia has airports with extreme potential and one of the most discussed subjects in this forum. Why? Simply because it has the largest number of airports.
      I just don´t get your point.

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    2. Typical anonymous reply.

      If you don't get what I've meant, then sorry.

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  7. LH has announced that MUC-ZAG will be operated this summer, not by mainline but rather by CityLine's A319.
    Interesting decision. I guess they are doing this with routes where they need to keep costs low.

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    1. Exactly, that is why they are flying it also to Luxembourg, Copenhagen and other, where they do not have competition.

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