A record-breaking May in the history of Croatia Airlines
4th June 2018, Zagreb
In May this year, nearly 214,000 passengers flew aboard flights operated by Croatia Airlines, the Croatian national carrier and a member of Star Alliance, which is a record-breaking number of passengers in the month of May in the history of the company. This was the first time since 1992 that over 200,000 passengers were recorded during the month of May, with which Croatia Airlines has already attained the level of passenger traffic normally recorded during peak tourist season, i.e. in the period between June and October.
This is a 9 percent increase in passenger numbers in May 2018 compared to May 2017.
A growth in passenger traffic was also recorded in the period between January and May 2018, during which over 719,200 passengers were transported, which is a 6 percent increase compared to the same period of last year. In the same period, an increase in the average passenger load factor (PLF) by 2.6 percentage points was also recorded.
It is worth recalling that, in 2018, Croatia Airlines started operating flights to two new destinations, i.e. to Mostar throughout the year and to Dublin during the summer season, and introduced new seasonal routes between Dubrovnik and Munich, and Split and Copenhagen.
In addition to these new routes, the number of weekly flights on certain routes has also been increased in this year’s summer timetable. At the beginning of May, four additional afternoon flights on the Zagreb – Skopje route were introduced, which is an additional convenience for transfer passengers flying to Skopje via Zagreb from the European hubs of Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt and others. More weekly flights are also operated on the Zagreb – Dubrovnik – Rome route.
Croatia Airlines is continuing to fly to all eight European destinations which were included in its network of flights in 2016 and 2017 (Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Bucharest, Lisbon, Milan, Prague and St. Petersburg), with the number of weekly flights to St. Petersburg having been increased.
During this year’s summer timetable, seasonal flights to many attractive European destinations, such as Athens, Barcelona, Lisbon, Venice and others, have also been reintroduced, with the number of flights operated in regular domestic air traffic having been increased as well.