The Mediterranean country’s first weekly summer flight schedule is 30% busier than last year
This summer period, Croatia will experience some busy times. The country has been enjoying the status of a popular holiday destination for decades. But with the new flight schedule for this year’s season, it will likely attract even more visitors.
During the flight period from 31 March to 27 October, there will be 81 new flights according to the Croatian Tourist Board. These include regular, low-cost, and charter flights from 24 different markets from around the world.
Overall, the country’s summer season took off with a record 252 flights. This number represents an increase of 30 per cent over the same period last year.
The Croatian Tourist Board’s director, Kristjan Staničić, said that the newly established co-operation with air carriers is due to programmes of strategic promotional campaigns on markets that are aiming at positioning Croatia as an attractive and well-connected year-round destination.
“We are particularly pleased with the new intercontinental line between Philadelphia and Dubrovnik, which for the first time, after almost 30 years, connects the US market,” said Staničić.
When it comes to carriers, Ryanair is introducing 15 new services to Croatia — the highest number of flights. Volotea is introducing eight, TUI six, and easyJet five new flights this summer.
Zagreb airport planning to add new long-haul flights
The Croatian airport, which currently operates a number of flights to far-away destinations in North America and Asia, is hoping to add more long-haul services. At present, New York is its primary target.
While no exact details have been shared with the public, establishing the new connection will most likely succeed.
“New York is a destination we are focusing on. We are in talks with airlines and we expect for the route to be launched. However, a bit more patience is required for a final agreement to be reached on when the flights will commence and who will be the operating carrier,” said the airport’s general manager Huseyin Bahadir Bedir.