ZAGREB, April 16 (Hina) – The adverse effect of the coronavirus epidemic cut by half the number of passengers handled by airports in Croatia in March, in comparison to their business results in March 2019.
Although March usually ushers in the tourist season and brings about a higher number of passengers for airports, this March the Croatian airports fared worse than in February.
For instance, the number of passengers handled by Zagreb Airports last month fell by 58% compared to the statistics for March 2019.
The number of flights via this airport was reduced by 1,000 to 2,310 this March, and the cargo handled by this airport was reduced by 130 tonnes to 829 tonnes on the year, according to the figures published on the airport’s website.
Split’s airport saw a decline of 67% in the number of passengers to 16,500.
The airport in the coastal city of Zadar experienced a decline of 51% in the number of passengers this March compared to March 2019.
The airport of Rijeka registered a decline of 87%.
The airport in Dubrovnik was additionally affected by the fact that one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 which was why the airport was closed in the second half of March.