Zagreb’s passenger figures in September fell by 6.8% when compared to the same month last year. The airport welcomed 198.364 passengers this September, compared to 212.735 last year. The airport is also reporting a substantial reduction in transit passengers, which fell by 81%. Split saw an 11.6% passenger decrease while 159.724 passengers passed through Dubrovnik, 14.296 passengers less than in September 2008. Pula Airport is reporting the greatest passenger decrease, continuing the negative trends which began a few months ago. The airport reported a 24.4% passenger decrease.
Osijek continues to report growth. In September the airport saw a 113% passenger increase, although this brings the number of passengers up to only 3.302 this September. Zadar saw 28.734 passengers, 51.6% passengers more than in September 2008. Rijeka saw a moderate increase of 5.6%.
So far, in the elapsed 9 months of the year, Pula has seen the greatest passenger decline of up to 20.9%. Osijek is reporting the greatest increase, of up to 34.7% while Zagreb has seen a 4.2% passenger decline this year. The bankruptcy of SkyEurope has had a significant effect on some airports in Croatia.