A total of 1.4 million passengers, or 11.9 percent more than in the same period last year, passed through Croatian airports in June, and the two-digit growth of their number was also recorded in the first six months of this year, according to the data by the Central Bureau of Statistics.
The largest passenger traffic, 471,962, was realized by Split Airport, which recorded a 17.6 percent increase in passenger traffic as compared to June last year. Second place is held by the Dubrovnik Airport with 362,687 passengers or 7.6 percent more than last year.
The Zagreb Airport follows with 330,804 passengers or a 6.6 percent increase compared to June last year, while the Pula Airport had 119,138 passengers, representing an increase of 27.5 percent. Zadar Airport has a plus of 3.5 percent with 84.460 passengers, while at Rijeka Airport there were 21.947 passengers or 0.7 percent more than last year.
Of the foreign passengers in Croatian airports in June, most of them were British - 269,623 or 4 percent more than in the same period last year. In the second place are the Germans - 264,097 or 14 percent more, and the third are French tourists - 88,016 or 11.9 percent more than a year ago. The fourth are Swedish citizens, 70,878 passengers, an increase of 5.2 percent.
Croatian airports in June saw a rise in cargo traffic too. Total turnover was 1,059 tons, which is 72.2 percent higher than in June last year. In the first six months of this year, 3,872 million passengers, or 13.5 percent more than last year, went through the Croatian airports!
Croatian seaports reach the best results in the last five years
The Central Bureau of Statistics also announced that in the Croatian seaports, in the second quarter of this year, there were 96,177 ships or 5.9 percent more than last year. They transported a total of 8.95 million passengers, or 7 percent more than the same period last year. This is also the best result in the last five years.
Most passengers, 1.33 million, went through the Split port, which is an increase by 11.5 percent. Following is the Dubrovnik port, with 724,228 passengers on ships, an increase of 4.1 percent compared to the second quarter of 2017. The third place is the Zadar port with 611,635 passengers, a growth of 2.4 percent.
The cargo in the seaport in the second quarter was 5.7 million tons or 10.7 percent more than in the same months last year and about 73 percent of total cargo traffic was carried out in ports of Omišalj, Bakar and Ploče.
From the beginning of the year to the end of June, 146,601 ships sailed through the Croatian seaports, which is an increase of 2.6 percent compared to the first half of this year. In that period, 11.7 million passengers were registered, an increase of 5.2 percent, and 10.1 million tons or 1.9 percent more.