Croatian Airports Registered 1,282,000 Passengers in June This Year, Statistics Show
In June 2022, the total passenger traffic at Croatian airports reached 1,282,000, marking an increase of 300.5 per cent compared to June a year ago, when the total passenger traffic reached only 320,000 due to the restrictions imposed to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
According to the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, the largest passenger traffic was recorded at the Split Airport, with 418,000 passengers, which shows a 264.6 per cent increase compared to June 2021, when passenger traffic was at 115,000, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
In addition, in June, Dubrovnik Airport received about 311,000 passengers, representing an increase of 428.2 per cent compared to June 2021, when passenger traffic was only 59,000, and Zagreb Airport, with 291,000 passengers, with an increase of 191,9 per cent compared to June 2021, when passenger traffic was at 100,000.
“The most significant international traffic of passengers was realised with German airports, 259,000 passengers, which was an increase of 256.9 per cent compared to the same period of 2021,” the Croatian Bureau of Statistics reveals.
Regarding the total number of landings and takeoffs at Croatian airports in June 2022, there are 15,011 movements, an increase of 90.3 per cent more than in June 2021, when the total number of landings and takeoffs at airports reached 7,890 movements.
At the same time, during the same period of growth, the total traffic of goods at the airports also increased, reaching 1,001 tons, an increase of 41.4 per cent compared to June 2021, when the total traffic of goods at the airports was 708 tons.
Furthermore, in the first half of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021, the total number of landings and takeoffs at airports increased by 101.7 per cent, the total passenger traffic by 398.3 per cent and the total traffic of freight by 19.4 per cent.
In February, the authority revealed that the number of passengers reaching Croatia through the air had reached 177,000, which means it is 337.7 per cent higher than in the corresponding time in 2021 and 29.3 per cent below the 2019 levels.
The figures provided by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics also show that Zagreb Airport reported the largest passenger traffic with 148,000 passengers within the same period, marking an increase of 379.7 per cent compared to 2021, when only 31,000 passengers had reached this airport.
On the other hand, Split Airport had welcomed 19,000 passengers, 228.6 per cent more than in 2021, and Dubrovnik Airport, with 9,000 passengers, ranks third.
Previously, data from HTZ, presented by the eVisitor system, revealed that Italians account for 136,000 arrivals and 634,000 overnight stays so far in August in Croatia. According to HTZ data, compared to 2021, this is a 73 per cent increase in arrivals and 68 per cent in overnight stays.