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First Time in History Zadar Airport Welcomes 500,000th Passenger in a Year

Jelena Rukavina presented with her gift after becoming Zadar Airport's 500,000th passenger (photo credit: Zadar Airport)

Jelena Rukavina presented with her gift after becoming Zadar Airport’s 500,000th passenger (photo credit: Zadar Airport)

A new record was set at Zadar Airport in Zadar on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast on Wednesday.

On Wednesday 26 October 2016 Zadar Airport welcomed its 500,000 passenger, which is the first time in the airport’s history that is achieved that number in a single year.

The lucky passenger was Jelena Rukavina who was on board flight FR7313 to Dublin. Rukavina was presented with a gift pack, including a return airline ticket and vouchers by the airport’s Director Irena Ćosić.

Zadar (photo: Zadar Tourist Board)

Zadar (photo: Zadar Tourist Board)

Zadar, which was awarded the title of Best European Destination 2016 after beating the likes of Athens, Paris, Milan, Prague, Rome, Vienna and Madrid in an online vote, has had a stellar tourism year.

Zadar presented with title of Best European Destination (photo credit: European Best Destinations)

Zadar presented with title of Best European Destination (photo credit: European Best Destinations)

On 11 August 2016 Zadar recorded its 1 millionth overnight stay for the year, 6 days ahead of when it achieved the milestone last year. The city has never achieved one million overnight stays as early has it has this year.

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