After last year problems, olive trees have gratified us with abundant yield this year. Sunny and calm weather at the end of last week helped us pick 12.123 kg of olives in three days. They were immediately processed into 1.265 litres of high quality olive oil.
Today, 24th August 2015, we celebrate the Day of Split Airport and St. Bartholomew, the patron of our Airport. Program started with the Holy Mass in front of small medieval St. Bartholomew church, situated on the hill inside Airport area, which is a unique case not only in Croatia, but also in the world. The holy mass was attended by Split Airport employees and invited guests, as well as by greater number of believers from surrounding areas.
Friendly gathering continued with a reception at which Mr Lukša Novak, Split Airport General Manager, greeted the guests and whished them welcome. He also thanked to visitors that visit this locality in increasing numbers every year. He expressed satisfaction that visitors bring their children, what is, in some way, a pledge that this tradition will continue.
Today we saw off this year Split Airport one millionth passenger on Croatia Airlines flight OU462 to Zurich. That was Mrs Satumaarika Emmesjoe
This year one millionth passenger is welcomed 8 days earlier than last, 2014, year. Namely, Split Airport already records 11 percent traffic growth comparing to same period last year.
On the occasion of arrival of one millionth passenger we organised a small celebration hosted by Mr Pero Bilas, General Manager Deputy, who congratulated the lucky passenger and presented her on behalf of our airport with 300 EUR Gift Voucher to be spent in Split Airport Duty Free Shop, and, on behalf of Croatia Airlines, with two return tickets on one of their flights, at Mrs Satumaarika Emmesjoe choice.
Today, in presence of journalists and numerous guests, the project of Welcome Desk was introduced. This project represents initiative of Tourist Board of Kaštela, supported and co-financed by all tourist boards from Split Dalmatia County, and by Split Dalmatia County Tourist board itself, and by Town of Kaštela. Split Airport has also supported this project by offering the space free of charge.
Welcome Desk will be open from April to October, in times of greatest traffic frequencies, and its purpose is to give the guests most qualitative information on Split Dalmatia County, as well as any other service information important for all our users.
The event was accompanied with welcome drinks.
Emergency exercise „Aircraft Accident at the Airport“ was held on 9th April 2015, from 09:30 to 10:20 hours.
The exercise included simulation of firefighting and passenger and crew rescuing.
According to the scenario, the spilling of fuel from the tank occurred during embarkation of passengers into aircraft. The fuel leaked on the apron around aircraft, and soon it ignited. Due to flames, the driver was not able to remove the fuel tank immediately. Accident did not anticipate any dead or severely injured passengers.
The purpose of exercise was to check checked:
1. Readiness and proficiency of operational services
2. Equipment functionality
3. Information flow and Response of the invited.
The exercise involved Split Airport and INA Avioservis employees.
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