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CROCONTROL: The drop in traffic in the season 2020 is more than 65 percent

Written by Nenad Sredojević.

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The Croatia Control (CROCONTROL) recorded a drop in traffic in Croatian airspace of more than 65% in the 2020 season, caused by COVID-19 pandemic. 

In the segment of overflights through the airspace of the Republic of Croatia, these figures are: 132,253 overflights in the period March 29-October 24, 2020, which is 68.59% less than in the 2019 season (March 31-October 26) when there were 421,019 overflights.

 

Regarding IFR GAT (Instrument Flight Roules - General Aviation Traffic) traffic at airports in the 2020 season, 30,942 take-off / landing operations were performed, which is 65.12% less than in 2019, when 88,701 operations were performed.

The biggest decline in this segment was recorded by Dubrovnik Airport with as much as 72.44% followed by Pula with 68.54% and Zagreb with 66.18%.

IFR GAT traffic on AD - summer season

Airport

31.3. 2019.- 26.10.2019.

29.3.2020. -24.10.2020.

20.vs.19.

Dubrovnik

19.914

5.488

-72,44%

Lošinj

921

589

-36,05%

Osijek

1.021

460

-54,95%

Pula

7.231

2.275

-68,54%

Rijeka

2.258

922

-59,17%

Brač

1.038

569

-45,18%

Split

23.343

8.913

-61,82%

Zagreb

24.700

8.353

-66,18%

Zadar

8.275

3.373

-59,24%

Total

88.701

30.942

-65,12%

 

Although better, the figures from the beginning of the year also decreased by more than 50%.

There have been 222,548 overflights since the beginning of the year, which is 56.65% less than in 2019, when there were 513,330 overflights.

IFR GAT traffic at airports recorded a total drop in traffic of 58.63% with 46.2019 operations versus 111,717 in 2019.

IFR GAT traffic on AD

Airport

1.1. - 25.10.2019.

1.1. - 25.10.2020.

20.vs.19.

Dubrovnik

23.428

6.929

-70,42%

Lošinj

1.012

699

-30,93%

Osijek

1.512

810

-46,43%

Pula

8.235

2.887

-64,94%

Rijeka

2.752

1.198

-56,47%

Brač

1.058

595

-43,76%

Split

27.158

10.892

-59,89%

Zagreb

37.040

18.020

-51,35%

Zadar

9.522

4.189

-56,01%

Total

111.717

46.219

-58,63%

It is evident that Dubrovnik is the airport most affected by the pandemic.

The total traffic (LDZOTOT) from January 1 to October 25, 2020 is about -43% of the 2019 traffic. According to the available predictions of Eurocontrol, no increase in traffic is expected by the end of the year.

CROCONTROL could end the year with a deficit of more than 55% compared to 2019.