In the first three months of this year, Croatian airports saw significant increases in traffic compared to the same period in 2021. With an impressive 313 percent more passengers, 80 percent more aircraft operations and 16 percent more cargo, according to information released by the Central Bureau of Statistics.
The increase is the result of the arrival of 606 thousand passengers (146 thousand last year), more than 12,800 aircraft operations and almost 2,200 tons of cargo at airports.
Among the eight airports all achieved large increases in the number of passengers compared to March 2021, when strong travel restrictions and air traffic measures due to the pandemic were still in force, and with their easing this year airports are recording an increase in traffic.
Zagreb Airport in March 2022 served almost 195 thousand passengers, which was 355.5 percent more than in March 2021, while in second place in terms of the number of passengers was Split Airport 31.3 thousand, an increase of 289.7 percent.
Dubrovnik Airport in March handled 25.3 thousand passengers or 412 percent more than in the same month last year.