Croatian national air carrier Croatia Airlines has recorded the two-millionth passenger mark in one year for the first time in its history.
On the 6th of December, the jubilee passenger was welcomed on a regular international flight between Zagreb and Copenhagen.
Therefore, the two-millionth passenger in one year was recorded for the first time in the history of Croatia Airlines, i.e. since the beginning of its operations in May 1991.
So far this year, Croatia Airlines recorded an overall increase of 10 percent in passenger traffic, i.e. 11 percent more passengers in international traffic and 7 percent more passengers in domestic regular traffic in comparison to 2016.
The increase in passenger traffic, among other things, is a result of the introduction of four new seasonal flights in May this year – between Zagreb and Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki and Bucharest as well as of the continuation of seasonal flights to Lisbon, Milan, Prague and Sankt Petersburg, which were introduced last year. Besides, due to the large passengers’ interest, seasonal flights to Barcelona and Lisbon are prolonged in the winter flight schedule 2017/2018 thus they will be operated for the first time in the off-season period.
The national carrier expects to end this year with 2,100,000 passengers, which will be a record-breaking number of passengers in one year in the history of Croatia Airlines.