Croatia’s Bureau of Statistics reported (Oct-2012) passenger numbers at Croatian airports increased 5.9% year-on-year to 4.2 million in the first eight months of 2012. Cargo volume fell 6.3% to 5103 tons while aircraft movements fell 0.8% to 65,645. The busiest routes were Germany, UK and France. In Aug-2012, passenger traffic rose at Zadar, Rijeka, Split, Dubrovnik and Zagreb airports while Osijek, Mali Losinj, Pula and Brac airports reported passenger declines.
Croatia air pax up 6% in first eight months of 2012
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