Croatian airports recorded a total of 1.1 million passengers in the first seven months of 2020, down 82.2 percent from the same period last year and a direct result of restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
In July this year alone, there were a total of 9,277 aircraft operations at airports, which is 53 percent less than in the same month last year, but a much larger drop, of 81.6 percent, was seen in July in passenger numbers, with only 364,000 passengers.
In July Split Airport received 169.2 thousand passengers, which is 76.5 percent less than in July last year. Zagreb Airport handled 77,000 passengers in the same month, down almost 79 percent on July 2019. And Croatia’s southernmost airport, Dubrovnik Airport, saw the biggest losses, with passenger numbers in July down 88.6 percent as they handled only 58,000 passengers.
The most tourists flying into Croatia in July came from Germany, followed by the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden and Belgium.