Croatian airports to hit 11 million passengers in 2019


Croatia’s nine commercial airports are gearing up for a busy summer season which should result in a record eleven million passengers being handled in 2019 following last year's 10.5 million. Zagreb Airport anticipates registering a 5% increase in passenger numbers this year, while aircraft movements are estimated to grow 3%. "We are in talks with a number of airlines over the introduction of new routes, however, as the negotiations are ongoing and confidential, we are unable to provide further information at this time. This summer season, several carriers, including Iberia, Vueling, LOT Polish Airlines, Qatar Airways and Eurowings, will boost capacity on their flights to Zagreb, while a number of other airlines will increase their frequencies.

Split Airport is eyeing another record year, although the pace of growth is expected to slow. "The 15% to 20% annual growth we have witnessed are unlikely to continue in the coming years and we expect the usual 5% to 10% increase in passenger numbers. First and foremost we are looking out for the sustainability of the business", Deputy General Manager, Pero Bilas, said. Split Airport will be served by some fifty airlines this summer season. 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.

Croatian airports, JAN - FEB

AirportPAXChange (%)
Zagreb371.351 2.9
Split71.185 10.7
Dubrovnik60.088 29.6
Osijek5.163 12.5
Zadar3.833 5.4
Rijeka3.425 73.5
Pula1.756 41.8
Lošinj24 44.2
Brač20 25.0

Dubrovnik Airport anticipates for its passenger numbers to increase some 5% this year following on from a record 2018. "In 2019, we estimate passenger growth of 4.59%. The biggest increase in travellers is expected from the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and the Czech Republic", the airport said. During the summer season, some 65 to seventy airlines will maintain operations to the city. "After 28 years, Croatia will be linked with the United States thanks to American Airlines' service between Philadelphia and Dubrovnik. During the summer, Flydubai will continue to run services from Dubai while the world's largest low cost airline, Ryanair, will launch flights to our airport", General Manager Frano Luetić noted. He added, "A significant increase in traffic is expected from cities such as London, Paris, Amsterdam and Dublin".

Pula Airport is targeting growth of 7% this year, after it broke its all-time record in 2018. It is expected the airport will handle some 750.000 travellers over the course of the year on 11.000 flights. easyJet, Laudamotion, TUI Airways, Jet2 and Condor will introduce new services to the seaside city over the coming months. The airport noted it is monitoring developments with Brexit and its impact on air travel, since British travellers make up 32% of all passengers passing through Pula.


Zadar Airport anticipates strong growth this year with Ryanair to launch eight new routes from the city despite the closure of its base. Furthermore, easyJet will introduce two new routes, while Iberia Express, Air Serbia, Transavia, Laudamotion and Condor will all commence seasonal flights to Zadar this summer. A total of sixteen airlines will maintain 51 scheduled flights to 31 destinations in sixteen European countries. As a result, the airport expects to welcome an additional 100.000 passengers this year. In 2018 it handled a record 603.819 travellers through its doors. Ryanair accounts for the bulk of the airport's annual traffic with a passenger share of 60%.

Rijeka Airport will welcome four new carriers this year including Lufthansa, Air Serbia, TUI Airways and Volotea. It anticipates growing its passenger numbers by 16% to 197.000, while aircraft movements should improve 6% to 5.800. In addition to the new arrivals, a number of carriers will boost their services to city. Notably, Transavia will increase its flight offering by 300% compared to last year. Similarly, Osijek Airport forecasts its passenger growth at 11%, with 74.300 travellers expected. This summer, Wizz Air will add an extra weekly flight on its Basel - Osijek service, for a total of three per week, while Eurowings will bring forward the resumption of its seasonal flights from Cologne by forty days.

Brač Airport expects similar figures to those achieved last year. "In 2019, our plan is to maintain similar passenger numbers to last year's - around 31.000 travellers. We will focus the rest of our energy on expanding the runway and terminal. This year we plan to obtain all necessary permits with work to begin in late 2020. The new airport will be in operation in May 2021", General Manager Tonči Peović said. On the other hand, Lošinj Airport will continue to be served by Silver Air, which will maintain flights from Zagreb and Lugano, however, its services to Pula will be discontinued. Instead, the Czech carrier will introduce a new two weekly operation to Venice, with further details available here. All flights will operate between June and September.




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  1. Very impressive

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  2. I'm glad that some smaller airports that struggled over the years like Osijek and Rijeka will have strong growth.

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    1. Osijek will no have strong growth...
      Wizy air have flights only to 15.06 and then have no more flight to osijek...osijek will have not any growth

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    2. What , they will cancel OSI??

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    3. On their website last flight is available on June 14th. Interesting is that flights from BEG to LYS are starting on June 18th, so we can say that this is the reason. Maybe like in the case of INI-MMX flights they will resume flights from OSI when they find another available plane from one of other bases.

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    4. Check BEG-BSL after that date as that's the plane they use for OSI.

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    5. Flights will not be cancelled. They are putting a different plane on the route and flights will be put on sale soon.

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    6. BEG-BSL will no longer be used for OSI, this is the new schedule:

      BEG-BSL 20.10-22.10
      BSL-BEG 22.40-00.30

      Last flight to OSI leaves BSL on 14.06. That is the last one to be operated with the BEG aircraft. I guess Wizz will use these rotations for some other flight from Belgrade.

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  3. Why no growth on Brac?

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    1. Because adria and luxair not coming back in s 19 and have no new routes..

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    2. Read the article. They are focusing on terminal and runway expansion. Wise and logic. Perfection in regionality.

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    3. I see. Shame Luxair is not coming back. For Adria I know considering all their problems not surprising.

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    4. If sky up will come in s 19 they will have some growth..

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    5. Luxair have great bookings on flights to brac but they have only 2 pilots wich can landed on brac airport..

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    6. Interesting. So there are special conditions for landing at BWK? Is it because of the runway length or something else?

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    7. Yes. Admin already covered this subject last month.

      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/02/brac-airport-to-complete-expansion-by.html

      "It has also outlined plans to expand its terminal building in order for the airport to handle three aircraft such as the Boeing 737-800 or the Airbus A320 at the same time."

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  4. Nice to see Silver Air back in Losinj :D the only EU airline flying a domestic route in ex-yu :D

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    1. Those new flights to Venice and the one to Lugano must be very sceninc.

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    2. What are the fares like on these flights. Especially the Losinj-Zagreb one?

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    3. They are crazy expensive.

      Losinj-Zagreb is 350 EUROS!!!

      They are nuts.

      You can book tickets on their website.

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    4. haha are they out of their minds?

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    5. well the fill their flights still.

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    6. Is this business class? According to the info on their website:

      Checked baggage allowance Kg. 15 plus Kg. 5 hand baggage.

      At least you have free baggage.

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    7. I really don't think a 20 seat plane has a business class.

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    8. Yes, quite expensive and its the same price on every flight. This is the fare brakedown

      TOTAL TICKET PRICE EUR
      Ticket NET 297.62
      Reservation fee 25.00
      Tax
      Municip. tax 0.68
      Boarding tax11.00
      Central. Infrastructure Adult 2.00
      BRS 0.24
      LDCS - FULL SERVICE 0.35
      Security tax 6.50
      PRM fee 0.45
      CCAA adult 0.68
      Ticket total
      350.00

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    9. Would be great if a European LCC stated flights within Croatia.

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  5. January, February growth is quite disappointing for several airports.

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    1. Yes, what is going with Pula???

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    2. Eurowings moved their flight from DUS- PUY to DUS -RJK this year.

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    3. Well, very simple. If you have nothing one year, and two flights next year, +40% in a month. If those flights are cancelled, you have -40%. Easy.

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    4. .... which only shows that demand is ther for BOTH airports ;)

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  6. Congratulations Croatia.

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  7. For a relatively small country it is impressive that 9 airports will have commercial flights.

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    1. 7 of which are coastal. It's not a big surprise.

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  8. Woow...this time it's a real bravo for Croatia.
    *Applause*
    11 million might seem low for 9 airports but the distribution is quite nice.
    The capital has its share as well as the coast.
    Really glad for BWK. There will be much more potential following terminal expansion.
    Congratulations Hrvatska! Some airports are even doing much better than the Greek nones.

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  9. What is the Qatar Airways capacity increase in Zagreb mentioned in the article?

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    1. A321 in the afternoon!

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    2. Nice thanks. If I remember correctly, the first year they started the second daily flight it was A321, then they changed in second year to A320. So it's nice to see the A321 back.

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    3. If you do some checks, you will realise they only have 6 A321 aircraft (out of 250) with an average fleet age of 12 years (quite old for QR). They are sent primarily to the Balkan area: ATH, OTP, SOF, ZAG.

      Seat configuration is: C12Y170

      Their A320s are much newer and nicer yet with fewer seats.

      Nothing to feel special, when sending the A321. It's an older plane.

      Example:

      A7-ADT
      Delivered: May 2004

      Regularly sent to BEG.

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    4. Yesterday they sent the 319 to BEG :D One of their oldest planes :D

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    5. that's a real exception. From today its only A321 scheduled until further notice. But I agree their A320s are much better.

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    6. Well in terms of airports and their pax numbers about which this article is it is better to use a bigger plane. So 330 seats a day in one direction is definetely better than a 320.

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    7. Of course, the ideal aircraft would be the Dreamliner but this is sent to VIE.
      Anon 09:33, that's true. QR only have 2 A319. The one sent to BEG is quite ancient.

      A7-CJA
      C8Y102

      Delivered: Feb 2003

      I think QR will get rid of their A319s and A321s and mainly use the A320neos.

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    8. Actually, Dreamliner is not anymore sent in VIE, they send mix A350/A320

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    9. Their newer A320s are really good. It also seems there will be a new generation of seats that will be retrofitted in their fleet:

      https://aviationanalyst.co.uk/2019/03/06/behind-the-scenes-qatar-airways-new-quadra-economy-class-seat/

      Looks really nice.

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    10. Qatar will get 321 NEO, they have no 320 NEO.

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  10. congrats aswell

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  11. Croatia needs to reduce seasonality For winter DBV for example sees respectable traffic.

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    1. I think that generally seasonality has been decreased but a lot of work left to do still.

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    2. Split is reducing its seasonality a lot. May and September are almost as busy as the peak summer months.

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    3. Next winter the runway in DBV will be fully operational, that's a different story than.

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    4. *looking for "decrease seasonality button"*

      (click)

      There. Solved.

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  12. Eyes on Lauda. Yesterday, they launched a massive network expansion and another one expected in summer 2020.
    The perfect excuse for ZAG to finally wake up.
    The airport management should wake up a bit and consider ZAG in the network!

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    1. I saw their network expansion. Unfortunately no ex-Yu city in sight :/

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    2. Ryanair had talks with Zagreb Airport but it seems no result...

      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2018/11/ryanair-in-talks-over-zagreb-and-split.html

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    3. Unfortunately, not. Hopefully ZAG or SPU/DBV are included in summer 2020.

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    4. I think it is more likely to see Lauda first in ZAG rather than Ryanair. Btw look, they are rebranding and dropping the motion, which is quite logical. I kinda like it better than the previous one:

      https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/laudamotion-removes-motion-from-its-name-and-launches-new-destinations-from-vienna/

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    5. SPU and DUB are already included this summer.

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    6. another one dissapointed here with the Lauda announcement. cant believe there is more demand from VIE to Vilnuis then to ex-yu

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    7. Yes and SPU is year round
      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/03/laudomotion-upgrades-split-and.html

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    8. No demand for VIE from ex-Yu?
      LOL. The silliest comment of the century.
      Serbia, Macedonia, BiH. No demand?

      Additionally mon ami, ZAG and LJU are EU capitals and logically need more flights to another major EU capital like VIE.
      Also check BEG-VIE route. One of the top routes.

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  13. Happy to see those Losinj have not been cancelled and that they get some traffic this summer, even with very small aircraft.

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  14. Its nice to see Rijeka as a positive surprise last and this summer, finally, after many years of disappointments.

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    1. I’m predicting Rijeka to be the next big hit too.

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    2. Year round flights from BEG will surely help

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  15. Can Split overtake Zagreb this year?

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    1. Seeing that ZAG will have almost no new routes in 2019 it is very possible

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    2. No and it will never. The General Manager at SPU has said a number of times they are not competing with ZAG. Split is not the capital and that should be respected.

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    3. General Manager can say what he likes. He can't stop tourists from coming to Split.

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    4. Of course ha can. For example by limiting the number of planes landing at SPU. He's a smart man, with many wits!

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    5. They are not competing, but they won't forbid airlines to fly to SPU only to stay behind ZAG.

      And after all it is not their fault ZAG does not get new routes

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    6. You must be silly. The General Manager is a political figure. He'll do as instructed by the top of the Govt. What message would be to have provincial center have more pax than the capital? Where do you live dude?

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    7. Anonymus 9:34 hahaha so ZAG is the capital, and SPU should block any further pax growth because they should RESPECT ZAG? Are you serious? LOL

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    8. I am very serious and know where I live and how Croatia is governed. If you live in the fantasy land then I can't help you with that.

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    9. Not this year but next year if trend continue like this than yes. March numbers for Zagreb will be a good indication on how close Split can come this year.

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    10. If they had a few flights more during the winter they would be ahead of ZAG.

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    11. Ovo sam prije tjedan dana napisao u svom članku:

      Split se dodatno približio Zagrebu iako je bitno usporio približavanje (razlika je u 61.628 novih putnika više, dok je prošle godine bila 202.229 novih putnika), no isto nije uspjelo Dubrovniku koji je manje napredovao u realnim brojkama od Zagreba i Splita, tj. još više povećava razliku spram ovih aerodroma. Nastavi li se Split ovim tempom približavati Zagrebu, preskočit će ga u broju putnika 2022. godine.

      Ove godine Split će svakako više narasti od Zagreba, prema trenutnim najavama, iako postoje ozbiljni planovi za zimu pošto Zagreb predsjeda Europskom unijom, pa bi broj novih putnika trebao ponovo narasti u korist Splita. No, ove ili iduće godine Split realno neće preći Zagreb. Naravno, u zračnom prometu ni u što na duže vode ne možete biti sigurni.

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    12. Posljednji komentar je od Purgera

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    13. Nema šanse da SPU prebaci ZAG ... politika upravlja sa SPU i vi mislite da će dozvoliti da netko počne propitivati odluku da se ZAG da u koncisiju?! Pa vi ste stvarno naivci ...

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    14. EU presidency doesn't add that many new passengers for it to matter. ZAG fan club is grasping at straws. SPU on the other hand is growing rapidly outside the summer months, something ZAG isn't really doing.

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    15. You are all forgetting one thing: the same what happened to Zagreb when coastal airports started booming is taking its toll on Split as well. Other nearby airports, namely Dubrovnik, Brač and especially Zadar are targeting almost the same market - Brač is planning additional expansion and Zadar is now nearing 1 million. Have in mind that Dalmatia is not so populated as Italy or Spain where outbound market makes considerable percentage of travellers, with 900 000 people, roughly same as Zagreb divided between at least 3 airports. On the other hand, ZAG still has space for growth, there is outbound market and most probably will get some LCCs - in other words, regarding to the market, geography and airport infrastructure, Split is not in a true advantage.

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    16. Cekaj, stani malo. Znaci Split se nekako "zrtvuje" i stopira svoj moguci rast, zbog Zagreba? Alo Splicani, pa niste valjda tolko smotani! Nek se Zagreb potrudi i napokon pozove LCC a ne da koci razvoj drugih jer je glavni grad. Ma ajde, molim te...

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    17. Politika zna šta je najbolje za narod. ZAG će imati najviše putnika, a SPU će biti drugi. Problem riješen.

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    18. Za koji narod? Za tebe? Ne pisi kao da je ZAG centar svijeta. Poslije takvih komentata, covjek stvarno zazeli da SPU dotuce ZAG.

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    19. Ma sto god. Niti se politika može, niti želi mješati u aerodrome ZAG i SPU. Upravo zato i SPU koji je bio abnormanlno daleko od ZAG sada je došao vrlo blizu. Da je do takve fantomske politike razlika bi i dalje bila 1:2. Baš po ničem se ne može zaključiti da politika preferira ZAG, a koči SPU. Upravo suprotno:

      1. Niz linija u Dalmaciji se subvenionira, gotovo ni jedna u Zagrebu, iako je Zagreb najveće turističko središte Hrvatske

      2. Država je iznašla sredstva za proširenje i Splita, i Dubrovnika, i Zadra, ali nije i Zagreba, njega je dala na milost i nemilost strancu.

      3. Ministar turizma se pohvalio nizom linija koje je svojim lobiranjem doveo u Jadranske aerodrome.

      4. Croatia Airlines odradi nekoliko desetaka linija iz Splita, Dubrovnika, Zadara, Pule, Brača, Osijeka i Rijeke. Za razliku od večine legacy kompanija u Europi koje podržavaju samo jedan svoj hub. LOT ima tek par linija izvan Varšave, ČSA ni jedne izvan Praga, Austrian više ni jedne izvan Beča, ni KLM izvan Amsterdama, Alitalija tek pokoju, Brussels ni jedne izvan Bruxellesa...

      5. PSO ima 10 linija koje ne dotiču Zagreb, tj. bajpasiraju ga i za to se troški preko 2 milijuna EUR godišnje.

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    20. Super da je tako.

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  16. That is almost three air passengers per citizen.

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    1. Croatia keeps winning!

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    2. Winning what? Is there a competition going on?

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    3. Well of course not. But many forists here obviously believe there is a race and pull the funniest arguments to porve a comparison.

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    4. Then you should avoid the stupid competition, shouldn't you?

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  17. Bravo Hrvatska!

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  18. Good growth expected and I think Croatia has passed an important test as the Turkish market started to recover and Tunisia is back on the radar of European holidaymakers. Numbers in Croatia have continued to grow so this has not affected it.

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  19. The best thing of all is that our airports are growing. Our people are having a better offer and more competition to choose from plus number of tourists is increasing.

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    1. This is true for the coast but we need more low cost options from Zagreb.

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    2. Not "more", we NEED PROPER LCC to base planes in ZAG.

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  20. DBV could attract some passengers from Bosnia and parts of Montenegro if they bothered to do some marketing beyond the tourist markets.

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  21. Looking good!

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  22. Zadar will do extremely well. 8 (EIGHT) new Ryan route and all those new airlines which will start flying there this year will obviously result in bigger passenger numbers. Well done.

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    1. True and don't forget them 70 million euros for the long-haul project announced earlier this month:

      https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/03/zadar-airport-unveils-70-million.html

      If this happens, there will be no other Balkan nation having various long haul flights from various cities:

      ZAG-YYZ/ SEL etc
      DBV-PHL

      I predict

      SPU-JFK
      ZAD-YYZ or EWR

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    2. ZAD-YYZ???

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    3. YYZ is already well covered from Croatia, I think YVR makes much more sense as it can serve SEA as well.

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  23. What is going on in OSI? I thought they were having a good run?

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    1. Very few people live in that area and BEG, TZL and ZAG are close and road network is good.

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  24. Хрватска, земља туризма сварно напредује у развоју аеродрома и авио саобраћсја. Свака част за напор који улажу. Сигурно је да ће се доста увећавати у идућим годинама. Као што и Србија од ове 2019 године, нагло почиње преображење и улагање у три главна аеродрома.
    На првом и главном Београдском кроз концесију. Затим на два секундарна аеродрома, Нишким и Краљевачким. Са формираном организацијом Аеродроми Србије ће развијати првенствено Ужички, а затим треће разредне. Крушевачки, Јагодински, Крагујевачки, Борски, Сјенички, Лесковачки...
    Више пута помињана бројка раста од 15 милиона путника на Николу Теслу, и од 700 до 800 хиљада на Нишки и Краљевачки. Од чега Нишки аеродром ће имати око 600 хиљада. Морва испод 200 хиљада. Сви остали аеродроми заједно у саставу Аеродрома Србије неће прећи 100 хиљада путника. Укључујући и Ужичку Поникву, од чартера и ад хок летова. Све заједно, то ће бити до краја идуће декаде. Десет година је кратак период у области цивилне авијације. Око 16 милиона путника јесте пристојан број. Србија је на том путу.
    Ко не верује и не прихвата, живот ће показати.
    Северно западни сусед Хрватска ће се развијати у истом тренду. Вероватно и више. За десет година видећемо разлике. Сада је нешто више од 50% већи промет путника у корист Хрватске. Будућност ће показати колико ће се Србија уздигнути и Хрватска напредовати.
    Са поштовањем. Пред лет за Сиднеј, у Краљеву,
    Радован. ✈☺��✈��✈��✈✨✈����☺✈

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  25. Good article and illustrates well the huge demand for flights to Croatia this summer.

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  26. Croatian coast is growing and growing each year with impressive double digits.

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    1. Let's hope mass tourism doesn't destroy the nature on the coast.

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    2. ... and let's not forget the road infrastructure on the

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    3. Who cares? I want the money now!

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    4. .. coast..

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    5. The Croatian Riviera is becoming popular even in Hollywood. Within 10 years, it will be a completely prestigious area.
      Amazing HR <3

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    6. Took almost five hours but it was worth the wait for that word to appear in comments: prestigious. Priceless!

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    7. Monaco, step aside! French Riviera, eat your heart out!

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    8. Monaco has lost its charms. It was popular in the 80s but not today.
      Additionally, there's literally not much you can do over there. Just buildings.
      HR Riviera is definitely a much better alternative.

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    9. Sure, honey. If you say so.

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    10. well in Croatia you are allowed to say so. Freedom of speech.

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    11. What does that have to do with exaggerated statements of yours?

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    12. Monaco has lost his prestige??? Where do you live? Are you serious? I want to believe that you are trolling, cause otherwise, you have a serious problem dude.
      True, there is liberty of speech. But not liberty of trashing nonsense.

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    13. Croatia has very unfavourable accommodation structure, with too few hotels, especially high class, compared with too many private apartments, mainly of lower category, that further supports the seasonality. Unless something really changes, perhaps introduction of property tax or apartment construction ban and new greenfield hotel investments, Croatia can't be any Hollywood-high-class-Mecca, as some of you predict.

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    14. Tourists will stop coming to those apartments which can provide at least 4 star quality of service. That will lead to reduction of the number of apartments and eventually to higher prices.

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    15. Liberty of speech all the way. If you like Monaco, go to Monaco.
      If you are not proud enough of how beautiful Croatia is, then no problems. Freedom of opinion and choice.
      Adriatic Sea is considered to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth:

      https://travelhonestly.com/adriatic-sea/

      https://www.pinterest.fr/pin/402016704211323568/?lp=true

      It clearly reads: Dubrovnik, Adriatic Sea, Croatia one of the most beautiful places in the world. History, charm, personality…

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    16. You're mixing two unrelatable things: freedom of speech and and just being blatantly subjective.

      And those kind of praises you can find for pretty much any country in the world. Stop pretending like Croatia is something out of this world special.

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  27. 11 million passengers. Million from other continents and distant markets. 9 million carried by foreign companies and 2 by croatian. Big bravo for Croatia Airlines with wishes to continue sleeping and have sweet dreams!

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    1. On this blog, there was multiple posts to explain that Croatia Airlines should not transfer foreign tourist but just fulfil needs of their own citizen. Silly, isn't it?

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    2. Of course it is not silly. CA is a public service and should serve Croatian citizens as such. Tourists will arrive by other means and will contribute to the economy and to the airports.

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    3. Croatia airlines should be just like any other airline and serve anyone. What is wrong with you?

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    4. Nobody should prevent anyone fly with CA, don't get me wrong. They should only focus on flying to major EU hubs, and not to some cities which are exotic for a regular Croatian traveller (e.g. Bucharest, Skopje, etc.)

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    5. @An.18.05
      Ever heard of Singapore Airlines? Do you think that company was created to serve the needs of handful of Singaporeans only? Singapore (country) rich and developed as it is today, and without tourism which Croatia has, basically was built next to Changi and with SQ being one of the biggest motors of country's success. Intentionally not mentioning Middle East because of oil prices. And not saying OU should be the biggest motor of improving Croatia as case with SQ, but slowing it as much as it is the case now is shameful and definitely not in line with what you claim it is. Cheers!

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    6. When ever you look at Croatia Airlines business reports you realize how silly it is.

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    7. Because Croatian citizen fly only to major EU hubs :))) Oh, Jesus...

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    8. Certainly many more fly to Munich, Rome, London, Paris, etc. than to Bucharest, Skopje or St. Petersburg. It is simply a waste of resources which could be better employed elsewhere.

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    9. OU isn't serving anyone besides LH Group. Not even all of Star Alliance as they never tried to make ATH or IST work, especially the latter which could have been operated on a year-round basis.

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    10. Totally agree with 19:46. Flying to second rate Russian destinations and European backyard cities like Bucharest, while precious London slots get sold is pure nonsense ! Also Manchester is much more important because Monarch filled A321 from there once. Croatia is Central Europe and should act like this .

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    11. So you are using a bankrupt airline's strategy as a model for OU's future growth? Sure, that's a great way to start. If there were money to be made on MAN-ZAG, don't you think someone would have stepped in by now?

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    12. OU, please do cancel OTP.

      JU will surely benefit from it as already now there are many connecting passengers from ZAG via BEG to OTP

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    13. Flying to Bucharest is pure nonsense for OU. I believe there are two Croatian citizens flying there each month. Waste of resources which could be used to fly to CDG, FRA, MUN, MAD, etc.

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    14. The only nonsense are your posts.
      You're annoying af with your "knowledge" of where OU should fly to.

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    15. Well Mr. Frishki ... soon enough OU will not fly anywhere and we'll not be able to exchange ideas on the topic.

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    16. And you know that how and what does that have anything to do with your opinion on where it should fly?

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    17. It's a pity OU does not fly more to Italy. There is certainly a better interest to go there then to Bucharest.

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    18. Mr. Frishki ... this is an open forum to exchange thoughts and opinions. If you don't like them than don't bother to reply.

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    19. Oh, I'll bother to reply just like you bother to reply to my replies.

      Don't worry about me.

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    20. More people would certainly go to Island than to Romania. OU should better fly there and cut on that silly route.

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    21. The simple criteria is that OU should be flying to those countries which make the largest number of tourists in Croatia. Romania certainly does not fit the list.

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    22. I guess Bucharest was picked by spinning the globe and pinning finger on it.

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  28. Nemjee that is your opinion which I respect but don't agree with. OU is serving me well as it connects me to Western Europe and that is all I care about.

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