Six months after the opening of the new passenger terminal, Franjo Tudjman Airport has recorded continuous increase in the number of passengers.
Since the beginning of this year, the airport has recorded a cumulative increase in the number of passengers by 12 percent, whilst only in October it recorded a growth of 17 percent.
This year has proven a record-breaking year for Zagreb Airport. In August, earlier than ever, the airport welcomed two millionth passenger, whilst it is expecting to achieve a figure of 3 million passengers in December for the first time in its history.
It is important to note that this year’s arrival of the largest international air carrier in the Middle East and one of the best in the world – Emirates has represented a special step forward in the business operations of Franjo Tudjman airport.
At the beginning of the summer season 2017 Emirates launched a year-round flight between Dubai and Zagreb and since then it has carried a large number of passengers from more than 60 world countries, mostly from Asia but also from Australia and Oceania to Zagreb. Thus, Croatia and Zagreb have become more accessible to distant markets, which will have a positive effect on Croatian tourism in the off-season period as well.
‘’Apart from Emirates, the national air carrier Croatia Airlines has also significantly contributed to this traffic increase with its four new flights to Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki and Bucharest as well as Monarch, an air carrier specialized for leisure city breaks, thanks to which the number of British tourists increased this year. In addition to the new flights, there was also an increase in the number of flights and the size of aircraft on existing destinations, including LOT flight to Warsaw, Czech Airlines flight to Prague, Air Transat flight to Toronto and Qatar Airways regular flight to Doha’’, reported Franjo Tudjman Airport.