Split Airport this weekend (August 29th and 30th) will record about 250 landings and take-offs of commercial aircraft and over 20,000 passengers.
That’s a slightly lower number of aircraft landings and takeoffs compared to early August when we also published an article about weekend traffic at this airport. The decline is therefore more significant in terms of handled passengers, in the first weekend of August there were over 30 thousand, while the number in the last weekend of this month was 20 thousand passengers. Unexpectedly, as we approach the end of the summer season, the load factor on flights to Croatia is going down which is normal and Split Airport is not exception.
Split Airport is expecting to have 270,000 passengers this August, which is 40% of traffic in comparison with August last year.
This Saturday, August 29th, 70 aircraft from all over Europe landed at Split Airport. In one day, there were 140 takeoffs and landings. In addition to the Croatian national carrier, Croatia Airlines, EasyJet, Eurowings, Jet2.com and Wizz Air operated flights on many routes, as well as Lufthansa, Air France, Austrian Airlines, KLM, Vueling, British Airways, SAS, Transavia and others.
This weekend, Split was connected by direct flights to more than 40 destinations, which is a slight decrease compared to the first week of August. However, at the beginning of September, many lines will stop operating as we approach the end of the summer season, but according to the announcements we publish every day, this airport will have very good connections with many European destinations in September.
This Sunday, August 30th, the number of scheduled flights to Split Airport is slightly lower than on Saturday, about 50 landings and takeoffs are expected (a total of 100 operations), and despite the restrictive measures introduced, 12 aircraft landed at Split Airport from the UK and 11 from Germany.
Taking into account the current circumstances in which airlines and airports operate, we can say that the traffic at Split Airport this August was above all expectations.