According to the latest data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (DZS), in the first eight months of 2017, nine Croatian airports recorded 6.8 million passengers or 17.9 percent more over the same period last year.
The data also show that only this year’s August recorded more than 1.68 million passengers or 18.5 percent more than in the same month last year.
The increase in the number of passengers in all airports is also associated with an increase in the number of aircraft operations that totalled 83,200 or 8.3 percent more than in the first eight months last year.
Only in this August, there were 18,300 operations or 8.6 percent more than the same month last year.
As far as freight transport in Croatian airports is concerned, in the first eight months of this year it increased by 4.9 percent to around 5,600 tonnes, with an increase reaching 63.4 percent or 1,028 tonnes in August.
Out of the total 1.68 million passengers in all nine Croatian airports in August this year, Split Airport was the busiest airport with 590,800 passengers with an increase of 22.3 percent in comparison to August 2016.
Dubrovnik Airport tailed Split with 438,200 passengers in August or 16.8 percent more over the same month last year. Split and Dubrovnik airports were followed by Zagreb Airport Franjo Tudjman with 346,800 passengers and 13.4 percent growth, and Pula Airport which recorded 137,700 passengers in August or 23.1 percent more than the same month last year.