From July 4, for a period of 10 weeks, a holiday connection will be launched from Zielona Góra Airport in Babimost with Croatian Rijeka. The connection will be operated by LOT Polish Airlines – said the Marshal’s office in the Lubuskie Voivodeship.
– The plans for the development of Zielona Góra Airport in Babimost for the coming years include not only the expansion and adaptation of the airport infrastructure to the growing number of passengers, but also the development of a network of communications, as evidenced by the new contacts with Croatia – said Marshal of the voivodeship Lubuski Elipita Polak.
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Calls within Croatia
The seaside resorts of Croatia are a popular destination for vacation trips by Lubusz citizens. For many people who think about choosing this destination, the obstacle is the prospect of a long car trip over a distance of about 1.5 thousand kilometers. A good alternative is air travel – this is stated in the press release.
That is why the authorities of the region have made efforts to launch a direct air service from Zielona Góra / Babimost airport to an attractive tourist destination in Croatia. The city of Rijeka is to be located on the Gulf of Rijeka on the Adriatic Sea.
Marcin Jabłoński, Lubuskie Voivodeship Board Member, added that it is planned to expand the network of regular flights and charter flights from Lubuskie Airport with new tour operators and destinations.
Traffic at airports and airlines
The Civil Aviation Authority reported last week that “in 2020, Polish airports handled 14.5 million passengers, which is 70 percent less than the previous year. The last time fewer passengers were handled over the course of the whole year was 15 years ago.” “. As added, last year, 155.8 thousand. Air operations, 61% lower than in 2019
According to ULC data, Poland’s largest airport, i.e. Chopin Airport in Warsaw, handled a total of 5.5 million passengers in 2020, nearly 13.4 million fewer passengers than in 2019 (71% decrease). The second largest Polish airport in terms of traffic volume – Krakow-Balice Airport – handled nearly 2.6 million passengers in 2020, 5.8 million less than in 2019 (a decrease of 69.2 percent). Gdansk airport took third place – about 1.7 million passengers last year. Compared to more than 5.3 million in 2019 (a decrease of 68.3%)
ULC reported that last year Ryanair carried the largest number of passengers among air carriers – more than 3.9 million, which is a decrease of more than 8 million passengers compared to 2019 (in 2019 it was 11 million 970 thousand). The second place was occupied by the Polish company LOT, which in 2020 transported nearly 3.6 million passengers, compared to about 11.8 million the previous year. Wizz Air carried more than 3.3 million passengers during this period, compared to about 9.5 million in 2019. Lufthansa came fourth with more than 562,000 passengers. In 2020, and in 2019 there were more than 2.3 million passengers.
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