14.08.2019. | Interesting news from tourism
Split Airport on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast has been the nation’s busiest airport this summer, breaking a number of its own records in the process.
A total of 723,048 passengers were handled at Split Airport in July, the most ever in the airport’s history. Last year in July, the airport handled 695,509 passengers.
Last year, a total of 3,124,067 passengers were handled at Split Airport, the first time in its history that 3 million passengers was passed. This year, in the first seven months, a total of 1,825,166 passengers have been handled, which is 110,000 more than in the same period last year.
In July, the new terminal at Split Airport opened. The 450 million kn investment means the airport gained over 35,000 m2 of space and an increased ability to handle around 2,500 passengers per hour instead of the current 2,000.
The new terminal means Split Airport will be able to handle 5 million passengers per year with 3,5 million planned this year.
By countries with the highest number of passengers arriving at Croatian airports in June, Germany is the first, with 312,000 passengers or 18,1% more than last June, followed by the UK with 305,400 passengers or 13,3% more.
The third is France, with 101,500 passengers or 15,3% arriving from Croatia's airports, while Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Spain and Ireland are among the top ten, from which to Croatia in June The airport was coming with passengers between 40,000 and 70,000 passengers. There were more passengers from all these countries than in June last year, with the exception of Sweden, which recorded a slight minus of 0,3%.
In the first few days of August, a record number of flights have been landing daily at the airport with around 200 arrivals and departures in the first weekend.
July also saw the introduction for the first time of Air France flights from Paris to Split. Air France launched flights between Paris and Split on 16 July and will operate three weekly flights throughout the summer period until 1 September.
According to the eVisitor system, a total of 923,288 tourists were recorded in July in the Split-Dalmatia County, which is 4,000 more than the same period last year.
Croatian airports recorded a total of 4,3 million passengers in the first half of the year, or nearly 11% more than in the same period last year, and a similar increase of 11% at those ports in June with 1,5 million passengers, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
Among the nine Croatian airports, the largest number of passengers in the first half of this year, 510,400 passed through Split Airport, which is 8,2% more than last June, and other ports also recorded increases, except Osijek and Brač.
Split Airport is followed by Dubrovnik Airport by 413,600, an increase of 14,1%, while Zagreb's Franjo Tudjman Airport ranks third with almost 333,000 passengers, or 0,7 percent more than last June.