Dubrovnik Airport is on course to record its busiest summer in history, with 286.182 passengers handled between August 1 – 24. The figure represents an increase of 11.3% compared to the same period last year. Since the start of 2016, the airport welcomed 1.345.786 travellers through its doors, up 14.7% on 2015. The number of aircraft movements up until this Tuesday stood at 13.174, an increase of 12.2% on last year’s 11.746.
Dubrovnik Airport’s Deputy General Manager, Frano Luetić, recently said, “We anticipated our annual growth rate to amount to 3% or 4%. The double digit growth we have seen has surprised us so it is difficult to predict how the rest of the season will perform”.
Other carriers which will introduce new services to Dubrovnik this winter include Croatia Airlines, which will maintain flights to Frankfurt, as well as Vueling, which will operate two weekly flights from Rome. In addition, Turkish Airlines, which launched services from Istanbul to Dubrovnik in May will also maintain the route throughout the year.
Meanwhile, flights between New York and Dubrovnik could launch in 2017 with local authorities seeking a partner for the service. The city expects for the route to be maintained twice per week throughout the year. The Dubrovnik Tourist Board is contacting potential carriers and tour operators interested in running the service.