3.32 Million Passengers at Croatian Airports in in First 6 Months of 2022

By 16 August 2022
3.32 Million Passengers at Croatian Airports in in First 6 Months of 2022
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ZAGREB, 16 August, 2022 - Croatia's airports registered 3.32 million passengers in the first half of this year, which was a 398% increase compared to the first half of 2021 when the COVID restrictions were in place.

The relaxation of COVID protocols resulted in more trips, and in H1 2022, flight operations jumped by 101%, according to the data provided by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

Croatia's airports handled over 4,700 tonnes of cargo, or 19% more than in the corresponding period of 2021.

In June only, 1.28 million passengers passed through Croatia's airports, a 300% rise compared to June 2021.

This June, the airports saw a 90% increase in flight operations to 15,000.

Split Airport which served 418,000 passengers in June was the top performer, and it registered a 264.6% increase on the year.

Dubrovnik Airport ranked second in June, with a 428.2% rise to 311,000 passengers.

Franjo Tuđman Airport in the capital city catered for 291,000 passengers in June, or a 191.9% increase compared to June 2021.

According to the DZS data, in Zadar, 170,000 passengers passed through its airport in June. Pula Airport registered 60,000 passengers and  Rijeka Airport 26,000. The airport on the island of Brač had 2,000 passengers, and the airport in the biggest eastern city of Osijek reported 1,800 passengers in June.

The largest number of passengers came from Germany, the UK and France in June.