Number of passengers at Croatian airports in first seven months of 2020 down 82.2%

In the first seven months of 2020, Croatian airports handled a total of 1.1 million passengers, which is a drop of 82.2% on the year and a direct consequence of coronavirus pandemic-related restrictions, according to the data provided by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

In addition to the decrease in passenger traffic, the airports also registered a considerable decline in flight operations, of 63.6%, with slightly more than 26,700 operations in the first seven months.

The amount of cargo handled was 4,400 tonnes, down by 33% on the year. In July 2020, there were 9,277 flight operations, a decrease of 53% compared to July 2019, and the airports handled only 364,000 passengers, a drop of 81.6%. Split Airport handled the largest number of passengers, 169,200, down by 76.5% compared to July 2019. In July 2020, Zagreb Airport saw slightly over 77,000 passengers (-79% y-o-y), Dubrovnik Airport 58,000 passengers (-88.6% y-o-y), and Pula Airport recorded the biggest decline, of 90%, with 18,400 passengers. Zadar Airport handled 31,300 passengers (-78% y-o-y), and Rijeka Airport 7,000 passengers (-83.2% y-o-y).

The most numerous passengers in July were from Germany, followed by those from the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, and Belgium.