The number of passengers and landings and take-offs in Croatian airports increased in August from the same month of last year and Croatian sea ports, too, saw a rise in ship and passengers arrivals, show data from the national statistical office (DZS).
The number of passengers in airports grew 12.4% from August 2015 to 1.4 million while the number of landings and take-offs increased by 11.8% to 16,890.
The highest increases in passenger arrivals were reported by the airport on the island of Brac (38.8%), followed by the airport in Pula (28.6%) and the airports of Split, Dubrovnik and Osijek (each 12.9%).
Split Airport reported the highest number of passengers, 483,200, followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 375,300 passengers and Zagreb Airport, with 305,800 passengers.
Most of the passengers in August, 266,900, were from Germany, followed by passengers from the United Kingdom, 242,100, and France, 125,900.
Cargo turnover grew 1.3% to 629 tonnes.
More than 48,000 vessels entered Croatian sea ports in August, 0.2% more than in August 2015. The number of passengers in sea ports rose 1.3% to close to 7 million. Domestic passenger transport grew by 1.1% and foreign passenger transport by 4.8%.
The sea port of Split reported the most passengers, 927,300, a drop of 1.7% on the year. It is followed by the sea port of Dubrovnik, which reported 450,200 passengers, an increase of 6.3%, and the ports of Jablanac and Zadar, with 439,000 and 418,000 passengers respectively.
Cargo turnover in the sea ports dropped in August by 4.5% on the year, to 1.7 million tonnes.