Croatian air traffic almost at 2019 record level this season?

April 22, 2022 – Croatian air traffic this summer tourist season is expected to exceed the figures of the pre-pandemic record year of 2019 according to current information and forecasts.

The global coronavirus pandemic has dealt the global travel and tourism industry a terrible and unprecedented blow the likes of which we have never seen before. Countries like Croatia, which depend very heavily on foreign tourists who come and spend money to stimulate the economy, have suffered terribly from epidemiological restrictions not only in this country but in the countries with which it is most linked.

It looks like the summer season of 2022 should finally put an end to all those biting worries, and while the war in Ukraine is certainly having a negative effect on travel, especially from the US market for which Croatia seems too close to ‘Ukraine on the map of Europe, many working in this sector are not worried. Croatian air traffic for this year is only a confirmation of this.

Like Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak written, according to information provided by the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) from Croatian airports, Croatia will be connected to the rest of the world through no less than 66 airlines throughout the summer timetable 2022. Most Croatian air traffic this summer season will be carried out by operators such as Ryanair, Croatia Airlines, easyJet, Lufthansa and Eurowings.

The highest turnover is expected at the airports of Zagreb and Split (around 10,000), and the highest turnover since the record tourist year of 2019 is expected at the airports of Zadar (+63%) and Rijeka ( + 8%).

During this year’s summer season, Croatia will be connected to 131 foreign cities, which is just a little less than the 134 foreign cities it was connected with before the 2019 pandemic. The highest amount of rotating traffic between the Republic of Croatia and other European countries will be with Great Britain, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

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