Zadar to handle a million passengers in 2020


Zadar Airport projects it will handle over a million passengers in 2020, making it the fourth in the country to do so within a single year, following Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik. “Having welcomed 800.000 travellers in 2019 is a big achievement for us. It is a milestone. However, new records will be broken in 2020”, the airport’s General Manager, Josip Klišmanić, said. He added, “During our first fifty years of operations we handled under a million passengers annually. This will no longer be the case in 2020”. Last year, Zadar Airport welcomed 801.347 travellers through its doors and added an extra 197.308 passengers on 2018.

Ryanair’s subsidiary Lauda  will drive Zadar’s growth in 2020. It will base three aircraft in the city over the summer and launch almost a dozen new routes. The Ryanair Group estimates it will increase its passenger traffic at Zadar Airport by 50% to some 672.000 travellers. “We are delighted to launch our Zadar summer 2020 schedule, operated by a new Lauda base, as part of our commitment to growing Croatian traffic, jobs and tourism. Our Zadar summer 2020 schedule features 31 routes in total, including eleven new routes, which will deliver 672.000 customers per annum and support more than 500 jobs at Zadar Airport”, Ryanair’s Chief Executive, Eddie Wilson, said. Furthermore, Austrian Airlines, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Jet2 and easyJet will commence new services to the seaside city this year.


Zadar Airport is expected to begin construction of its new terminal during 2020, valued at fifty million euros, as a result of the considerable growth in traffic. The airport plans to finance the project from of its own funds. “The 2020 summer season schedule justifies our efforts to expand capacities at Zadar Airport, which will result in an increase in the level of service and create preconditions for further growth”, General Manager Klišmanić said. The airport also plans to extend its runway and expand its apron, however, it currently has insufficient funds to do so. According to Mr Klišmanić, the airport will seek financing from the European Union or find other means in order to fund the project.




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  1. Anonymous09:06

    Wow so Ryanair will have an almost 70% passenger share at Zadar this year.

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    1. Anonymous09:08

      Huge

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    2. Anonymous09:43

      After Ryan who is the busiest airline in ZAD? OU or easyjet? Or someone else.

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    3. Anonymous09:47

      I think easyjet.

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    4. Anonymous10:14

      W6 is sleeping again instead of launching SEN-ZAD or Polish routes before Buzz steps in.

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    5. Anonymous11:19

      Ryan in ZAD is almost on par with Wizz in SKP :D

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  2. Anonymous09:06

    Big year ahead. Good luck!

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  3. Anonymous09:08

    Is the any route that could work for Ryan from Zadar outside of summer?

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    1. Anonymous09:10

      *there

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    2. Anonymous09:51

      I don't see any of their routes working outside of summer. All are there for tourists.

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    3. Anonymous09:58

      I wonder if BEG could work for them, JU seems to be doing quite well in summer.

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  4. Anonymous09:22

    Nice well done

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  5. Anonymous09:22

    What are they going to do with the new terminal in winter?

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    1. Anonymous09:32

      Keeping it warm

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    2. Anonymous09:36

      Same thing Zagreb, Dubronik and Split are doing, rent it as filming location for Zombie apocalipse move or Life after people documentary.

      I'm only half jocking.

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    3. Anonymous10:11

      Who cares? As long as it brings money on an annual basis they can do whatever they want over the winter. Croatian coast will never have any significant number of visitors over the winter period thus it makes no sense to focus on that part of the year.From April till November is the period where it makes sense to focus on as it follows the travel patterns in EU which is by far the most important market for Croatian tourism.

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    4. Howson21:09

      You can fly out of Dubrovnik to London directly during the winter by British Airways .Same thing is w the Zagreb Airport. Croatia got over 400K passengers per month during the winter months, so what was ur point?

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  6. Anonymous09:43

    ZAD should try to attract some legacy carriers, as well, the way DBV does!

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    1. Anonymous09:44

      Well they are. In the article it says Austrian and SAS are launching flights this year.

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    2. Anonymous09:50

      And on top of that Zadar already has Iberia, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Air Serbia, Lufthansa, LOT and Luxair.

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    3. Anonymous09:57

      Pity Aegean didn't work out. Their average LF on the Dash was 70%.

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    4. Anonymous10:10

      It seems that IB is growing nicely in the region. More and more Spaniards chose Croatia. People in MAD don't have a sea.

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    5. Anonymous07:34

      IB will be sending the A330 on four flights to DBV, two in April and two in September, I guess this is cruise traffic, same way they send the A346 to ATH in summer.

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  7. Anonymous09:48

    It's Impressive how much Zadar has grown over the last 10 years.

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  8. Anonymous09:49

    Bravo Hrvatska!

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  9. Anonymous10:00

    Big achievement not just for Zadar but Croatia too with 4 airports with 1+ million passengers.

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  10. Anonymous10:01

    Why is Croatia Airlines completely disinterested in Zadar? They barely have any flights.

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  11. Anonymous10:11

    Unbelievable story! The Croatian coast is extremely booming.
    BWK will be next once they upgrade their terminal and such.
    As for ZAD it is time to negotiate for ATL. I have read elsewhere the need and demand for those flights. Americans want to try something new and not only Caribbean countries. ZAD has beaches but most importantly culture, monuments and much more. Lets hope DL begins those flights.

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    1. Anonymous10:11

      The runway can't handle full widebodies.

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    2. Anonymous10:16

      What about A321 XLR or 757?

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    3. Anonymous11:14

      Yes it can handle both A321XLR and 757 but the 757 is becoming extinct in Europe and the XLR is years away from entering service.

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  12. Anonymous10:25

    Guess who will suffer big time from this growth in ZAD?

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    1. Anonymous10:32

      Who?

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    2. Anonymous10:52

      An airport 140 km to the east

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    3. Anonymous10:57

      Split will always be bigger than Zadar.

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    4. Anonymous11:18

      It is realistic for Zadar to be handling 1 million passengers given its potential to take a large number of pax away from SPU.

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    5. Anonymous11:33

      Don't be surprised to see SPU growth being radically impacted by ZAD this year.

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    6. Anonymous12:18

      Anon 11:33
      I agree with you. I also think SPU numbers are going to be affected by ZAD growth, although I dont think it will be radically but rather slightly

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    7. Anonymous15:02

      If Split wasn't struggling with capacity, I think Lauda would have opened a base there instead.

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    8. Anonymous15:07

      SPU will continue to struggle with capacity for another 5 years at least thanks to its "capable" management. Till then other airports in the neighbourhood will already establish themselves, ZAD in particular and "proći će baba s kolačima".

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  13. Anonymous11:53

    The current terminal is a nightmare in summer when there are a few flights departing at the same time. A new one is needed.

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    1. Anonymous12:12

      In my opinion, expanding the apron is more important at this moment than the terminal.

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    2. The airport mngmnt may have to start provisional check in and sec check ups under the tent or in containers.... as in greek airports in summer..... till they construct the new terminal bldg.

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  14. Anonymous12:10

    Good work

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  15. Anonymous12:11

    A number of gaps still exist in their network. Particularly there being no flights to Amsterdam.

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    1. Anonymous12:12

      EasyJet is launching Amsterdam this summer :)
      https://www.exyuaviation.com/p/easyjet-amsterdam-zadar.html

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    2. Anonymous13:01

      Finally.

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    3. Anonymous13:29

      Agree, hopefully in 2021 they will fly the whole season from the end of march until the end of november. There is high demand for this route.

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  16. Anonymous13:30

    With so many new flights ZAD will reach 1,2 million pax this year.

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  17. Anonymous13:56

    Congratulations Zadar! This is fantastic news.

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  18. Forza Zara! However, big problem remains reliance on one carrier. More connections to northern, eastern Europe needed. Too bad for Aegean withdrawal, AS to BEG should be yearround, instead of starting late June.

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    1. Anonymous07:35

      Is there a market for JU in winter? I mean RJK wasn't a success for them.

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  19. Anonymous15:01

    Nice. Many new markets for the first time.

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  20. Anonymous15:01

    Will any of the routes be kept in winter?

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  21. Apparently not.

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  22. Anonymous15:54

    Zadar needs Moscow and Moscow needs Zadar. The current prices are quite expensive and this needs to change.

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    1. Until a few yrs ago there were some charter flights btwn Zadar and Moscow. Zadar area has limited hotel capacity to have major tour operators interested. Russian demand could be satisfied for the time being via BEG if AS had better and frequent flights to ZAD.

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    2. Anonymous17:30

      It was a S7 scheduled service.

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    3. Really? Any reason it was discontinued?

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  23. Anonymous16:14

    I always keep saying that the Zadar Region is Croatias best kept secret. In 2018 was my first time in Zadar. Totally enjoyed the area. More so than Split and Dubrovnik. Returned in 2019.As tourists get familiar with Zadar, I can see that air travel will increase. Good for the airport management for seeing the possibilities.

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  24. Anonymous19:53

    Excellent news and developments! An example to follow!
    Lets look on the developments...

    https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/12/zadar-airport-unveils-planned-new.html
    https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/12/lauda-to-open-zadar-base.html
    https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/11/ryanair-to-launch-new-zadar-service.html
    https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/09/austrian-to-commence-zadar-service.html
    https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/09/sas-to-launch-zadar-and-tivat-service.html

    INCREDIBLE!

    Congratulations HR and Zadar region for all this!

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