Zagreb Airport expects million passengers in 2020


Zagreb Airport anticipates handling a million passengers this year, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, down from 3.4 million in 2019. “Zagreb Airport is currently registering a 70% decline in passenger numbers on an annual level. We expect for this trend to continue until the end of 2020 and for us to reach around 30% of last year’s traffic”, David Gabelica, a member of the Zagreb Airport management board, said. He added, “We have around thirty flights per day on average with about 2.500 passengers per day. In September last year, we would have up to 12.000 passengers per day, so this is a notable drop. We saw a significant turning point in August when a number of countries introduced stricter entry conditions for Croatian nationals due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as mandatory negative PCR tests for passengers or quarantine upon arrival. As a result, some carriers, such as British Airways, suspended their flights to Zagreb”.

Zagreb Airport was open for commercial traffic throughout the Europe-wide lockdowns in March and April. Despite a number of carriers temporarily suspending their operations to the Croatian capital this year, Ukraine’s Windrose Airlines commenced services between Kiev and Zagreb last weekend, while TAP Air Portugal announced the launch of its new flights from Lisbon, which will start next March. Zagreb Airport is currently served by Air France, Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Eurowings, KLM, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Trade Air and Turkish Airlines. During last week, some 76% of all flights were cancelled when compared to the same week last year.

Percentage of cancelled Zagreb Airport flights on weekly basis

Croatia Airlines continues to generate the bulk of Zagreb Airport’s traffic, although the carrier has reduced its planned operations up until the start of the 2020/2021 winter season on October 25. Zagreb Airport welcomed 65.963 passengers in September, representing a decrease of 81.2% compared to the same month last year. The number of aircraft movements stood at 1.995, down 52.4%. During the first three quarters of the year, Zagreb Airport processed 758.321 travellers, a decrease of 70.1%. Aircraft movements fell by 55% to 16.790 during the same period.

MonthPAXChange (%)
JAN203.305 6.1
FEB184.236 1.7
MAR97.063 58.3
APR5.118▼ 98.2
MAY13.881 95.5
JUN44.402 86.8
JUL78.070 78.7
AUG93.553 75.1
SEP65.963 81.2

Comments

  1. Anonymous09:07

    With upcoming cuts in both frequenices and capacity I expect the drop to be closer to 90%

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  2. Anonymous09:12

    At least BA comes back from late October.

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    1. Anonymous09:13

      Yes but Austrian suspends flights.

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    2. Anonymous10:04

      Yes and OU will have less flights than initially planned.

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  3. Anonymous09:14

    So they expect less then 250,000 passengers in the last 3 months of v the year?

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    1. Anonymous09:15

      Yes, it makes sense.

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    2. Anonymous17:10

      * less than

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  4. Anonymous09:22

    How on earth can they expect 250k in the last 3 months? I think they will end at 930.000 max

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  5. Anonymous09:23

    Airline industry is devastated worldwide. It's really doubthfull that we'll see the 2019 numbers ever again.

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    1. Anonymous12:19

      Of course we will see them one day.

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  6. I don't think 1 million it will be less. September was around 66000 passengers, how do they expect 80000 average for the next three months of the winter season??!!!

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  7. Anonymous09:35

    Winter is coming & ouch

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  8. Anonymous09:36

    Bravo Hrvatska!

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    1. Jatovac16:35

      Hahahah. I sincerely admire you. Sometimes your comment makes sense, but now it does not. I think you have not even read the text, but for you: it talks about enormous decline in number of pax.

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  9. Anonymous09:45

    Anyone know how Windrose is doing?

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    1. Anonymous10:05

      First flight was great, around 45 and 60 passengers from what I heard. Last flight was quite bad coming in, only 11 passengers. Don't know the flight back.

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    2. Anonymous10:09

      Thank you

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  10. Anonymous09:49

    There is not much they can do really.

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  11. Anonymous09:58

    Which airline has the most flights to ZAG after OU?

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    1. Anonymous10:09

      LH?

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    2. Anonymous10:10

      LH or TK.

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    3. Anonymous10:24

      TK has 3 flights per week. Definitely not them.

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    4. Anonymous11:04

      Wow so JU has more flights than TK?

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    5. Anonymous11:09

      1. Croatia
      2. Eurowings
      3. Air France
      4. KLM
      5. Lufthansa

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    6. Anonymous11:31

      EW? How?

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    7. Anonymous16:48

      Air France is in front of Eurowings. It has 5 weekly flights compared to Eurowings' 4. But in terms of capacity I think EW is ahead.

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  12. Anonymous10:32

    QR is also cutting flights. Now flying once per week. We will see if they keep the route in the end over winter.

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    1. Anonymous10:44

      :( hope they stick around.

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    2. Anonymous11:00

      would be good to know as the QR flights from SKP and SJJ were rerouted to ZAG, so if QR really flies only once a week from ZAG this change would make no sense.

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    3. Anonymous11:15

      QR offers SKP mostly through SAW (Pegasus) and then VIE (OS) , BEG (JU) and so on ..

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    4. Anonymous11:48

      From 10.10 there will be one weekly QR flight until the start of winter.

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    5. Anonymous12:17

      Let's see if they stick around for winter.

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    6. Anonymous12:34

      Don't see who would use them in November in these circumstances

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    7. Anonymous13:16

      Is there really no market in ZAG in winter? I see that FZ is boosting BEG to 5 weekly next month and then daily from end of December. Maybe loads will pick up in ZAG as more people look to escape the cold and grey weather

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    8. Anonymous13:37

      wouldnt count on schedules that far in advance

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    9. Anonymous18:32

      No one really should to be honest.

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  13. Anonymous10:35

    I wonder what will happen with the airport's concession in terms of planned expansion. The airport was supposed to expand when it hit a certain number of passengers. Questionable if it will be reached within the concession period now.

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    1. Anonymous11:05

      Doubtful. ZAG project was downsized even before covid.

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    2. Anonymous12:17

      They asked them if they will exit the concession but they said they are committed to it.

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    3. Anonymous17:16

      There is still quite a few years left in the concession period. Any expansion plans will be delayed by a few years, but will probably still happen.

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  14. Anonymous11:33

    Just fifteen flights today with some domestic flights merged by OU :(

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    1. Anonymous12:16

      Which fights have they merged?

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    2. Anonymous12:19

      ZAD & PUY

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    3. Anonymous12:23

      It's not merged. Flights from Zagreb to Pula always operate via Zadar, pandemic or not.

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    4. Anonymous12:38

      They are also merging DBV and SPU on some days.

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    5. Anonymous12:39

      As you have been told Pula/Zadar is not merged. The flights have been operating this way for over 20 years.

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    6. Anonymous13:00

      And as Anon 12.38 told you they were merging DBV and SPU as well or are you going to tell us that's normal too?

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    7. Anonymous13:14

      "are you going to tell us that's normal too" - are you suggesting I'm making up that Pula and Zadar have always been merged? You are obviously not from Croatia since you had no clue how these flights operate.

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    8. Anonymous13:28

      I am talking SPU-DBV.

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    9. Anonymous16:37

      When?

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    10. Anonymous18:33

      Few days ago when there were just 12 departures in total.

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    11. Anonymous23:54

      Sunday (tomorrow) won't be so bad. 21 flights scheduled.

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    12. Today: 11OCT OU668/9 ZAG-DBV-SPU-ZAG operated by Q400, OU 664 cancelled, tomorrow: 12OCT OU660 ZAG-DBV cancelled. ZAD and PUY are always merged: OU 674/3 ZAG-ZAD-PUY-ZAG and 632 in the evening ZAG-ZAD-PUY and in the morning as OU 631 PUY-ZAD-ZAG

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  15. Anonymous12:15

    Even a million would be good.

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  16. Anonymous12:18

    The figures would indicate that smaller planes are flying compared to last year.

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  17. Anonymous17:12

    How is Air Serbia doing out of ZAG?

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    1. Anonymous23:43

      How many weekly flights do they have?

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    2. Anonymous23:52

      It's 3 weekly at the moment.

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    3. Anonymous02:25

      not bad, considering ...

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  18. Anonymous23:44

    I don't think 1 million is achievable this year. It will get close but I think it's impossible at this point.

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  19. Anonymous19:31

    Just got email they are canceling Zurich ...

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    1. Anonymous20:24

      Which airline?

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    2. Anonymous12:21

      Croatian Airlines

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