Throughout the Croatian airports, in January this year, there was a total of 252 thousand passengers or 15.4 percent more than in the same period last year, when there were 218 thousand passengers, according to the data from the Central Bureau of Statistics – Poslovni.hr reports.
The largest passenger traffic, 191 thousand, was made by the Zagreb Airport, which recorded an increase of almost 13.4 percent compared to January last year, while Split is on the second place with 32 thousand passengers or 10.4 percent more.
Dubrovnik Airport had 22,000 passengers and is in the third place, with 16 percent increase compared to January last year, while the airport of Osijek had 3,179 passengers, Pula 1,404, 1,383 in Zadar and 1,287 in Rijeka.
The airport of Mali Losinj in January had three registered passengers.
Among foreign passengers in Croatian airports in January there was the highest number of Germans, 70,864 or 21.7 percent more than in the same period last year. In the second place are French, 14,346 or 21.6 percent more, tourists from Netherlands are the third, with 12,345 or 4.9 percent more than a year ago.
Croatian airports in January saw a rise in freight traffic. The total traffic was 821 tons, which is 44.8 percent higher than last year.
In January 2010, there were 4,519 aircraft operations registered in nine airports in Croatia, which is an increase of 11.3 percent compared with January last year, when it was 4,061.