Review at 2018 year at Rijeka Airport!
Rijeka Airport 2018. is marked as the year in which all historical records fell, reaching a total turnover of 183,606 passengers (the previous record of 2006 was 169,250 passengers), 4,655,866 tons of cargo and 5,460 operations. A special day for the Rijeka Airport was 11.10.2018. when a record 170,000 passengers arrived. The jubilee was Percinić Marija from the island of Rab, and was recorded on the regular international flight of Eurowings EW2963 Rijeka-Stuttgart.
In addition to scrapping the entire yearly traffic record in all segments, Rijeka Airport also achieved record passenger traffic at the level of each month in 2018, and for the first time over 40,000 passengers were transported for the first time in 2 consecutive months (July and August).
This significant increase in passenger traffic is, amongst other things, the result of many activities, efforts and financial resources that the Rijeka Airport Administration, in cooperation with the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Tourism, HTZ and TZ Kvarner, invested in the introduction of new aerial lines, as well as extending the operations of existing ones.
In accordance with the stated record of growth in traffic, Rijeka Airport records record financial results. In 2018. total revenue of almost HRK 29 million was achieved, which is almost 50% higher than in 2017, with a record profit of almost 2.3 million kuna.
In addition to growth in turnover and revenues, the growth of employees is also high, which is the peak of the season in 2018. almost 100, and for the first time in history, Rijeka Airport retained 50% of new seasonal seasonal workers over the winter to save them for the next season, expecting a minimum 10% increase in traffic.
As far as infrastructure and other investments are concerned, in 2018. Rijeka Airport has acquired the necessary equipment to increase its security and traffic standards from its own resources (over HRK 6 million) and the capital assistance of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure (HRK 12 million) and Primorsko-goranska County (HRK 0.5 million) as well as the increase of the fire department, a semaphore was constructed at the intersection of the DC-103 and DC-102 roads, and the reconstruction of the passenger terminal building involving the installation of new joinery and façades is being completed, and the final phase of the reconstruction of the building will be completed by 2012. Mr. from when significant funds have been invested in decorating the entire interior of the building. In the last 7 years, Infrastructure Development of Rijeka Airport has invested over HRK 35 million in capital assistance, of which the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure invested 90%, and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County 10%.
After a record season and a turnover growth of almost 30% compared to last year, which represents the highest percentage increase in traffic from all airports in Croatia, Rijeka Airport for the next season has also confirmed 3 new air carriers: TUI, Volota and Lufthansa will fly to 3 new destinations: London Gatwick, Manchester and Marseille. The TUI Group is the world's most significant tourist group, which has 6 air carriers and 9 tour operators flying to over 150 destinations worldwide. The river will connect London and Manchester B737-800 aircraft with 189 seats in the period of May 23, until 17.10.2019. every Thursday. Volotea is one of the most important low-cost airline companies to Rijeka in 2019. scheduled to connect with French Marseille in the period from 5 June 2019. until 28.8.2019. every Wednesday. This line is of utmost importance to our region as it represents a sort of precedent for the Rijeka Airport as the first regular line for France in recent history, following this year's charter line for Paris. Besides the aforementioned 2 air carriers, it is certainly of great importance and confirmation of the arrival of the renowned Lufthansa at the Rijeka Airport in the summer season of 2019, since the mentioned airline is the largest and most important European air carrier with over 200 destinations worldwide and one of the largest fleets in the world. Lufthansa will fly on a regular basis for Munhen, every Saturday in the period of May 25, by the end of October 2019. Along with the aforementioned new airline tickets, the remains of this year's new carriers were also confirmed: Condor for Frankfurt and Transavia for Eindhoven, which significantly increased the number of flights by as much as 300% in this year's sunshine and starts with flights in April 2019.
Therefore, it can be concluded that in the year 2019 record new records for Rijeka Airport, but in 2018. will definitely remain recorded as one of the most successful in the history of Rijeka Airport!