1Croatian airports recorded a total of 257,200 passengers in January this year, 2.1 percent more than in January 2018, while the number of aircraft operations increased by almost 4 percent, to about 4,700, data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics revealed.
Unlike the increase in passenger numbers, in January this year, there was a 13.4 percent drop in freight traffic at the airports, to 712 tons of cargo.
The data relates to eight airports out of a total of nine airports in Croatia as there was no traffic at the airport on the island Brač in January.
As expected, most passengers were at Zagreb Airport, 189,100, which was a slight decrease of 0.8 percent compared to January 2018, while Split Airport recorded 35,000 passengers, which was 8, 4 percent more than the same month last year.
There was even higher growth, 18.6 percent, at Dubrovnik Airport where 26,300 passengers were recorded in January, while the biggest increases were 42.6 percent and 37.1 percent recorded at Rijeka and Zadar airports respectively.
At Osijek Airport, there were 2,600 passengers in January, which was 19.2 percent less than in January 2018. The biggest decline was recorded at Pula Airport (898) with a 36 percent drop. Mali Lošinj Airport recorded 3 passengers, the same as the year prior.
The most passengers arriving at Croatian Airports in January were from Germany, just under 75,000 or 6.2 percent more than the previous year. Next was France with 12,500.
Next was passengers from Holland, Turkey, Qatar, UK, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Belgium.