Yesterday, this year’s two millionth passenger was welcomed at Split Airport, and he arrived on flight OU654 of Croatia Airlines from Zagreb. By the way, the two millionth passenger landed in Split more than a month earlier than the previous year.In the first 7 months, Split Airport recorded a 24% increase in passenger traffic compared to the same period last year. In July alone, 657.000 passengers passed through Split Airport, which is also a record number of passengers in one month in the history of not only Split Airport but also Croatia. This is the result of a positive growth trend in the number of passengers and air traffic, especially in the summer, they point out from ZL Split and add that according to previous announcements of airlines, the growth trend of passenger and aircraft traffic will continue in the off-season, which is great news for all tourism workers. in the Split-Dalmatia County.HGK ŽK SPLIT: IT IS NECESSARY TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF OFF-SEASON FLIGHTS IN SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTYWith the aim of better transport connections and a positive shift in tourism and the overall economy, the Professional Group of Hoteliers at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Split County Chamber has proposed an increase in the number of airlines for the Split-Dalmatia County. It is part of a series of measures that can contribute to reducing the seasonality of the tourist season, along with measures to expand and diversify the tourist offer of the county. “Extending the flight season would bring a positive shift in the overall economy, and if flights to the ten capitals of European countries increase to three times a week during November, December and March, the season in Croatia would be extended by 12 weeks.. “, Said the councilor of the Professional Group of Hoteliers of ŽK Split Josip Čulić.The seasonality of Croatian tourism is present in all counties on the Adriatic, but it is especially emphasized in the Split-Dalmatia County. Although the county is well connected by road, as a tourist destination it is too far from its emitting markets for shorter car visits. Therefore, the Professional Group of Hoteliers at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is the Split County Chamber proposed an increase in the number of flights outside the main season in order to contribute to the extension of the tourist season. It is this measure that would be key to enabling the implementation of the rest of the measures to reduce seasonality, such as the development of the tourist offer of that county. Thus, tourists from emitting markets could visit the tourist destinations of the Split-Dalmatia County throughout the year.By extending the season by increasing the number of flights during March alone, expenditure savings would amount to HRK 2,98 million.In addition to the expected increase in the number of guests and income, the extension of the tourist season would also lead to a reduction in the number of unemployed seasonal workers and savings in the payment of unemployment benefits. Namely, according to the data of the Croatian Employment Service of the Split-Dalmatia County for the past year, there is a visible decrease in the payment of unemployment benefits compared to the beginning of the season. Thus, fee payments for March 2016 amounted to HRK 12,59 million, for April HRK 9,60 million, and for May HRK 7,91 million. By extending the season by increasing the number of flights during March alone, expenditure savings would amount to HRK 2,98 million.