Split and Dubrovnik register strong Q1 growth


Croatia's second and third busiest airports recorded mixed results in March, although both managed to register their busiest first quarter.

Split Airport welcomed 50.037 passengers last month, representing a decrease of 5.9% on last year. Overall, during the first quarter, the airport handled a record 121.222 travellers, up 3.2%. A number of new carriers are introducing flights to Croatia's second largest city this summer, including Air France, British Airways, Luxair, Ryanair and Laudamotion.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN36.360 6.9
FEB34.825 13.7
MAR50.037 5.9

Dubrovnik Airport saw 57.880 passengers pass through its doors last month, an improvement of 21.4%. During the first quarter, 117.968 travellers used Dubrovnik Airport's services, up 24.4%. Dubrovnik is expected to see strong growth in April as it plays host to the 16+1 CEEC - China summit this week, which comprises of sixteen Central and Eastern European nations and China. Croatia Airlines has scheduled an additional five flights between Zagreb and Dubrovnik during the week in order to cater for the increased demand.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN26.323 18.1
FEB33.765 40.3
MAR57.880 21.4


  1. Anonymous15:20

    Everyone keeps on praising SPU but DBV seems like it's the quiet achiever. Really great for them and because they managed to snatch a fancy airline like AA which also increased flights! Bravo!

    1. Anonymous15:28

      Both are doing pretty well.

    2. Anonymous16:10

      Why did SPU fall in march? What happened there exactly?!

    3. Anonymous16:20

      It is the Eater Effect. Last Year airlines like Norwegian and Easyjet startet flight earlier to cater for Easter. April will be strong this year. DBV on the other hand secured many charter flights this year, from January with Agean having 1 aircraft stationed there with wich it operates daily up to 3 flights. This is evident in the numbers.

    4. Anonymous17:14

      So what you are saying is that there is no excuse for SPU's underperformance.

    5. Anonymous00:23

      Underperformance? You must be some sicko who believes things should only go up! What about sustainability of the environment? The number of pax at SPU is already too high for the local community!

    6. Anonymous05:55

      Hahaha so Anon 00.23 what you are saying is that SPU needs to lower its passenger numbers? lol
      What are you on? I want some of it too pal.

    7. Dubrovnik also saw a huge increase in off season tourism Up 50% on last years numbers.

  2. Anonymous16:59

    DBV will be having one of its strongest years in history.
    +40% is simply crazy.

  3. Anonymous17:15

    All the while PUY's numbers keep on crashing for about five months now.


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