With the Covid-19 pandemic causing absolute chaos with the travel and transport industry it is hardly surprising that the latest passenger figures from Croatia Airlines are less than impressive. To say Croatia’s national airline has had a challenging start to 2020 would be a massive understatement, disastrous would probably better suit.
From the beginning of 2020 to the end of June Croatia Airlines has recorded an operating loss of 155.4 million Kuna, the logical negative effects of the pandemic affected just about every aspect of the airline’s business. Croatia Airlines flew 59 percent air hours when compared with the same period in 2019, 5,661 flights were carried out, which is 7,536 fewer than the same period from 2019.
And passenger numbers, or more precisely the lack of passenger numbers is just as shocking. In internal flights passenger numbers fell by a whopping 63 percent, and in international traffic by 66 percent, almost 630,000 fewer passengers were transported by Croatia Airlines in the first half of 2020.