Pula Airport expects 600 thousand passengers

first_imgAfter record June, July and August, in which Pua Airport recorded three consecutive months with more than 100.000 passengers for the first time, as well as a record number of air operations, they continue with record arrivals in September.Namely, on September 12, 2018, Pula Airport expects 600 thousand passengers, who have not been at the Pula airport since the independence of Croatia, and at the beginning of August last year’s record of 500.000 passengers was achieved.This summer, Pula was connected by direct flights from 20 countries, with 76 destinations with direct flights, in cooperation with 42 companies. “We closed last year with 595.495 passengers, while this year we expect to cross 700.000 passengers and we immodestly hope to cross the number of passengers from 1987, the year when 701.370 passengers passed through our airport. So far, the total traffic from January to August has increased by 20% compared to last year, although our forecasts were an increase of 15% increase in the number of passengers. ” points out the director of Pula Airport, Svemir Radmilo.It is extremely important that flights with 17 companies to 22 destinations can still be realized until the end of September when the lines to: Belgrade, Zurich and London Heathrow are active, and by the end of October Pula Airport has open flights to another 20 destinations. , and these are still London, Oslo, Nantes, Frankfurt, Dublin, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Moscow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Warsaw, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Berlin, Brussels, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Bristol and Helsinki, Liverpool.”It should be pointed out again that the reason for such figures lies in the fact of synergistic action of all stakeholders in tourism in Istria. There is primarily the Istria County Tourist Board, then the hotel industry with its investments in new hotel facilities, as well as the art of negotiating and introducing all carriers to the beauties of Istria and opportunities for a beautiful and attractive vacation provided by all destinations within the airport. Our job is to bring Europe closer to Istria, but also to show Istria to Europe, because we have something to show and something to be proud of. ” Radmilo concluded.last_img read more

Young Talent

first_imgIt is no longer a surprise when coaches bring some of their athletes to Coaches Corner.  Recently 3 young ladies from Batesville appeared with their soccer coach.  While the commercials were being run, he stated that the girls would handle the interview.  They answered the questions quickly and completed.  All the coach had to do that night was to simply summarize his season as they prepare for the sectional.These 3 girls were examples of almost every young person that the coaches bring to Coaches Corner these days.  Even though they have an idea of what I am going to ask, there is little hesitation, and even when I ask an unscripted question, there is no long pause or silence.  They simply go ahead and answer it.  They are not afraid of the mic like young people used to be.Contrast this to one of the first young people I interviewed after a regional basketball game.  This young athlete sank the winning shot in a back and forth game.  After I asked the first question, he simply nodded his head.  I had to take a commercial break so I could calm him down.  I remember telling him that this was radio and the audience couldn’t see or hear him shake his head.  Even after that, I don’t think he gave more than a 3-word answer to any of my questions.  This was typical in the old days. Thank heaven for today’s youth.last_img read more