ZAGREB (Croatia), January 19 (SeeNews) - Passenger traffic at Zagreb Airport surged 52% to 1,404,478 in 2021, Aeroports de Paris (ADP), which is a shareholder in the company operating Croatia's biggest international airport, said.
In December alone, Zagreb Airport served 179,582 passengers, up by 138,084 passengers compared with December 2020, ADP said in a statement earlier this week.
Aircraft movements at the airport increased by 38% on the year to 29,605 last year. In December the figure reached 3,218, up by 1,826 from December 2020.
In 2020, air transport in Croatia was suspended from late March until late May due to the coronavirus outbreak.
ADP and Turkey's TAV Airports, 46%-owned by ADP Group, hold stakes of 21% and 15%, respectively, in airport operator Zagreb Airport International Company (ZAIC).
In 2012, the Croatian government and ZAIC signed a 30-year concession contract for the management of the airport and the construction of a new terminal.
The remaining shareholders in ZAIC are France's Bouygues Batiment International with 20.8%, EU-backed Marguerite Fund with 20.8%, IFC with 17.6%, and Croatia's Viadukt with 5.1%.