Related Links Transport Development Strategy of Republic of Croatia (2014-2030)
The Strategy sets out the basic guidelines for the development of the transport sector within the Republic of Croatia over a medium and long-term horizon (2014-2030), aiming to define an overall and coherent framework to ensure the linkage of infrastructure and transport policy and enabling decision making.
There are international airports in Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik and Rijeka (on the island of Krk). Recently, Osijek Airport in Slavonia has been renovated for regional traffic. Pula Airport (Istria) was renovated as a destination for low cost airlines. Croatia Airlines (member of Star Alliance) is major Croatian airlines company.
In January 2011 the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) assessed the Government of Croatia's Civil Aviation Authority announcing that Croatia complied with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards for oversight of Croatia's air carrier operations. This means that the country has IASA Category 1 rating and that Croatian air carriers are authorized to establish direct flights from Croatia to the US.
Croatia's nine commercial airports handled over seven million passengers last year, with Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik accounting for over a half of all travellers. Zagreb Airport saw its busiest year on record, welcoming 2.587.798 passengers through its doors. The figure represents growth of 6.5%. In addition, it registered 39.854 aircraft movements, up 3.9%, while 9.225 tons of cargo were handled, an increase of 4.1% on the year before.