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Zadar Airport welcomes 600,000th passenger for first time in its history 

Zadar (Photo: Ivo Biocina/Croatian National Tourist Board)

Zadar Airport on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast has welcomed its 600,000th passenger for the first time in its history on Friday night. 

Last night Jagoda Mihalenec arrived at Zadar Airport on Croatia Airlines flight OU632 from Zagreb to become the airport’s 600,000th passenger in 2018. Mihalenec was gifted a return airline ticket to the destination of her choice by the Zadar Airport director Josip Klišmanić. 

This is the first time the airport has passed the 600,000 mark in a calendar year, breaking last year’s record of 589,000. 

“Zadar Airport has grown year by year, and indications for the 2019 season are promising not only a continuation of this trend but a significant increase in the number of passengers and greater accessibility of Zadar and Zadar region,” Klišmanić said. 

Zadar Airport director Josip Klišmanić with Jagoda Mihalenec (Photo: Zadar Airport)

Last month the world’s leading travel guide, Lonely Planet, named Zadar in its top 10 cities to visit in 2019. 

“Zadar has risen from the ashes of its war-ridden past and blossomed into a spirited cosmopolitan city. Wander through the Old Town’s warren of bright marble streets to discover cool bars and laidback cafes, ancient Roman ruins, innovative museums and rustic, trattoria-style restaurants. The true phoenix of Zadar’s transformation is its imagination-stirring waterfront promenade, where scores of locals gather to listen to the magical chimes of the Sea Organ or bask in the mesmeric illuminations of the Sun Salutation. Zadar’s small stature instantly connects travellers to the local life and culture, with any fears of claustrophobia soon dispelled by those sweeping Adriatic vistas,” said Lonely Planet. 

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