Croatia Airlines’ millionth passenger in 2017
Split, 4th July 2017
Croatia Airlines today recorded its millionth passenger this year. The millionth traveller was Julia Susanne Halbritter travelling from Frankfurt to Split aboard flight OU413.
At a ceremony at the Split Airport, which was held immediately after the plane landed at 13:45 hours, Krešimir Kučko, President of the Management Board of Croatia Airlines, presented the millionth passenger with two free return flight tickets to one of Croatia Airlines’ international destinations of her choice. The millionth passenger was also given a prize by Lukša Novak, General Manager of the Split Airport.
Croatia Airlines’ millionth passenger this year was recorded at the earliest time ever in the company’s history, or 11 days earlier than in 2016.
In the first six months of this year, Croatia Airlines recorded a 10 percent increase in passenger traffic, and, during the same period, Croatia Airlines flew approximately 80,000 passengers more than over the same period last year. International passenger traffic accounted for 11.6 percent more passengers, while regular national passenger traffic for 5 percent more.
This growth of passenger traffic is the result of, amongst other things, the introduction of four new seasonal flight routes in May this year – from Zagreb to Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki and Bucharest – with our having continued our seasonal flights to Lisbon, Milan, Prague and St. Petersburg, which were introduced in 2016. More specifically, within the period of 365 days, our company has introduced as many as eight new international flight routes, having offered an additional 100,000 seats on the market.
Due to such positive trends in passenger traffic and an increased flight volume, particularly during the peak tourist season with as many as 105 flights per day, Croatia Airlines is planning, for the first time in the company’s history, to fly a record-breaking 2,000,000 passengers this year.