1.33 million passengers were transported on ferry lines to Peljesac
Jadrolinija, the largest and state-owned ferry company in Croatia transported more than 1.33 million passengers and almost 473 000 vehicles in 2021, on three of the most popular ferry lines, all connecting Peljesac with the Croatian mainland and nearby island of Korcula and Mljet.
According to the Communications and Marketing department of Rijeka based ferry company Jadrolinija, in 2021, 1 330 439 passengers and 472 385 vehicles were transported on the ferry lines between Ploče and Trpanj, Korčula (Dominče) and Orebić, and Sobra and Prapratno, which is a 30% more than in the previous, 2020 year.
In 2021, the highest traffic was realized on the Korčula (Dominče) – Orebić ferry line, which in 2021 transported 602 823 passengers and 253 180 vehicles.
It is followed by the Ploče – Trpanj ferry line with 390 118 passengers and 164 017 vehicles, while the Sobra – Prapratno ferry line transported 137 498 passengers and 55 188 vehicles.
Compared to 2019, 151 138 fewer passengers and 11 589 vehicles were transported.
|ferry line Korčula (Dominče) – Orebić||602 823||253 180|
|ferry line Sobra – Prapratno||390 118||164 017|
|ferry line Ploče – Trpanj||137 498||55 188|
All data for 2021 confirmed the increase in tourist traffic in this part of Dubrovnik-Neretva County.
However, is expected that in 2022, with the opening of the Peljesac bridge, the ferry line between Ploče and Trpanj will be in decline.
On the ferry line Orebic – Korcula realized 80 percent of traffic from 2019
Last year, 187 625 passengers were transported on the state ferry line 614 Orebić-Korčula, which is twice as many as in the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and 80 percent of the traffic in 2019.
Of these, 151,068 passengers were transported on the line “Zvijezda Kvarnera” by the Zadar company GV Iadera Line, which has been operating on that line since July 1 last year.
In the first half of the year, the ships of the additional concessionaire of the utility company Bilan from Orebić, Lovor and Tamaris, operated on that frequent ferry connection across the Pelješac Channel, and 36,257 passengers were transported in that period.