2018 was certainly a year to remember for Dubrovnik Airport and 2019 should be even better. A record of number of passengers were handled last year, in total 2.53 million, which represented a healthy increase of 9.3 percent over 2017. And for this year the airport is looking for another increase, this time by 5 percent.
“This past year was demanding and turbulent but our goal of achieving 10% growth, which is above the global average, has been more or less attained. We expect that our net profit for 2018 will amount to 9.8 million euros. In 2019, we estimate passenger growth of 4.59%. The biggest increase in travellers is expected from the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and the Czech Republic,” commented the director of Dubrovnik Airport to the media.
This year will see the arrival of several new flights and airlines, including direct flights from the USA with American Airlines, direct connections with Israel and the first ever flights from Ryanair. All of these new lines should help dramatically boost passenger numbers this year. It is estimated that between 65 and 70 international airlines will land at Dubrovnik Airport this year with the vast majority operating mainly through the summer season.
"After 28 years, Croatia will be linked with the United States thanks to American Airlines' service between Philadelphia and Dubrovnik. During the summer, Flydubai will continue to run flights from Dubai while the world's largest low cost airline, Ryanair, will launch services to our airport", added Luetić.