first_imgOne hundred thousand passengers have passed through the airport these days, and by the end of the year there will be 160 thousand of them. It is also encouraging that the airlines have extended the flight season for the first time this year, the director of the airport points out with satisfaction. Tomislav Palalić he adds that it would be better if the state co-financed domestic flights more fairly, he writes HRT,The county believes that this airport has been unfairly neglected in relation to the tourist traffic of Kvarner, claims the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Deputy. Marko Boras Mandic”Dubrovnik gets 170 thousand kuna per seat, Split almost 200 thousand, while Rijeka gets not ten thousand, so not ten percent of Split. ” But the terminals are still arranged and passengers notice it. Rijeka Airport is now a modern space with new equipment, ready for the Schengen flight regime. For people from Kvarner, the flight to London is especially interesting, and then the connecting line to New York – because it is already a well-established aviator of our emigrants from these parts.In the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, they believe that Rijeka Airport deserves much more because a lot of money flows into the state budget from tourism in Kvarner, which would have to be returned to that airport. Guests arriving by plane are the future of Kvarner tourism, so the county will continue to insist on the development of the airport, which must reach 500 passengers a year. There were problems this summer with flights canceled due to the bora, so it is planned to build another runway that would be placed perpendicular to this existing one. But all this is only in the plans. First, let this air season in Kvarner end successfully as soon as possible.last_img