Monday, 17 May 2021

Seasonal London Flights to Croatia Return after 7 Months!

May 17, 2021 - The latest flight news to Croatia as London flights to Croatia return for the summer season thanks to easyJet, Ryanair, and British Airways. 

Croatian Aviation reports that since the beginning of the winter flight schedule last year, Zagreb Airport has been the only airport with a direct connection to London. That will change after almost 7 months, and many airlines will resume seasonal flights to Croatian airports by the end of this month.

Dubrovnik and London

From 28 May, the British national airline, British Airways, will resume operations on its seasonal route between London (Heathrow Airport) and Dubrovnik. Flights have been confirmed three times a week since that date, every Monday, Friday, and Sunday. Dubrovnik will be the first British Airways destination this summer season in the Republic of Croatia.

From June 30, the British easyJet will resume traffic on the London Gatwick-Dubrovnik route. Initially, one flight was announced per week, on Sundays, but as early as June 7, an increase in the number of weekly operations was announced, every Monday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Split and London

easyJet will re-introduce the London Luton-Split route on May 22, initially with two flights a week, Thursdays and Saturdays, and as of June 8, four flights a week have been announced on this route.

As of May 29, two more lines between Split and London will be introduced. Croatia Airlines will resume traffic to Heathrow with one flight per week, on Saturdays, while easyjet will introduce a route to Gatwick Airport also once a week, on Saturdays. EasyJet has announced 6 flights a week on this route since June 8, every day except Wednesday.

Until a few days ago, British Airways announced its return to Split in the first days of June, but the flights were once again postponed and are currently announced from June 11.

Pula and London

From June 3, Irish Ryanair will introduce the London Stansted-Pula line. Flights were announced twice a week through June, on Thursdays and Sundays. From June 12, easyJet also plans to introduce a line between Pula and London Gatwick.

Zadar and London

Ryanair will resume traffic between Stansted and Zadar from June 1. Two flights a week have been announced, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Zagreb and London

Until May, Croatia Airlines operated between Heathrow and Zagreb once a week, on Mondays, but since the beginning of this month, the company also operates on the second weekly flight between the two airports - every Friday. From this week, Croatia will operate between Heathrow and Zagreb three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The return of British Airways to Zagreb has been postponed until the end of June.

Other Croatian airports open to international traffic (Rijeka, Osijek, and Brac) do not have regular flights from London airports for May, and it is expected that the mentioned airports will be without a direct connection with London throughout the summer season.

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Friday, 14 May 2021

Wizz Air Flights to Dubrovnik Return with Rome Summer Service, Split-Rome Also Announced

May 14, 2021 - The latest news for flights to Croatia as Wizz Air flights to Dubrovnik return with the announcement of a Rome summer service, while a new Split-Rome route will operate, too.

Croatian Aviation reports that the well-known Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air will increase the number of aircraft based at Rome's Fiumicino Airport in July and announced two new routes to Croatia. After a long break, Wizz Air is returning to Dubrovnik Airport!

The airline announced on its official website that A321NEO aircraft would be based at Fiumicino Airport. Several routes will be opened to European destinations, including two airports in Croatia - Split and Dubrovnik.

After a long break, Wizz Air returns to Dubrovnik Airport. The line will be in traffic three times a week, from July 1 to October 30, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

With as many as 53 planned rotations, Wizz Air will offer more than 25,000 seats between Dubrovnik and Rome!

From July 2, Wizz Air will introduce the Rome - Split Airport - Rome route, which will also operate three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, until October 29. On 52 return flights, the airline will offer as many as 24,856 seats between Split and Rome this summer! This is the seventh new Wizz Air line this summer season to Split Airport.

In addition to Wizz Air, two other airlines operate in the summer flight schedule on the routes from Rome to Dubrovnik and Split: Croatia Airlines and the Spanish airline Vueling.

From July, passengers can choose between three airlines to travel to the Italian capital from Split and Dubrovnik airports, on one of the newest aircraft in the fleet of this well-known European low-cost airline.

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Thursday, 13 May 2021

Azur Air Announces Saint Petersburg - Pula Flights from June!

May 13, 2021 - The latest news for flights to Croatia as Azur Air announces Saint Petersburg - Pula flights from June 2, 2021!

Croatian Aviation reports that a few days ago, Azur Air announced they were introducing a line between Moscow and Zagreb with a B767-300ER aircraft. Today, the Russian airline has announced yet another seasonal route to Croatia, this time to Pula Airport.

The airline plans to introduce a line between Pula and Saint Petersburg as early as June 2. The line should operate until the end of October (October 27), once a week, on Wednesdays, using B757-200 aircraft, with a maximum capacity of 238 passengers.

During this period, this Russian airline will offer almost 10,500 seats between Saint Petersburg and Pula and an additional 15,500 seats on the line between Moscow and Zagreb.

Nordwind canceled their Moscow line to Pula

The news came from Pula Airport today that Nordwind Airlines, which launched the line between Moscow and Pula on April 28, will stop operating on that route from May 19. Nordwind is currently offering tickets on this route for the entire summer flight schedule, so it is to be expected that they will return to Pula Airport at some point this summer season.

Given current announcements, the Azur line between Saint Petersburg and Pula will be the only direct line from this Russian city to Croatia this summer season. The lines to Pula and Zagreb are currently the only destinations of this Russian airline in the Republic of Croatia.

Apart from Nordwind, Russian S7 Airlines, German Lufthansa, Trade Air, and Croatia Airlines currently operate to Pula. According to current announcements, the routes of other airlines will be gradually introduced as early as the end of this month.

Follow the latest on flights to Croatia HERE and the latest travel updates and COVID-19 news from Croatia HERE.

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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Two New Ryanair Flights to Zagreb Announced from September!

May 11, 2021 - The latest flight news to Croatia as two new Ryanair flights to Zagreb have been announced from September! 

Croatian Aviation reports that Ryanair released tickets for two more new routes to Zagreb Airport today!

As previously announced, the Irish low-cost airline will open a base at Zagreb Airport from September this year.

In addition to the already announced, 12 new lines, Ryanair will operate directly to two more destinations from Zagreb from September.

From September 4, the Zagreb - Malmo - Zagreb line will be introduced, which will be in traffic twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

From the same date, the Zagreb - Dusseldorf Weeze - Zagreb line will be introduced, which will also operate twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Tickets for these two new routes are already on sale on the airline's official website, and these lines will also operate in the winter flight schedule. According to the latest announcements, Ryanair will have as many as 14 international routes from Zagreb Airport from the beginning of September, leaving the possibility of introducing additional lines until the start of operations and the opening of the base in September.

Already this autumn, Ryanair will perform weekly flights from Zagreb Airport to the following destinations:

Brussels Charleroi, from June 2, 3 times a week,

Dortmund, from September 3, 2 times a week,

Frankfurt-Hahn, from September 3, 3 times a week,

Gothenburg, from September 3, 3 times a week,

Karlsruhe, from September 2, 2 times a week,

London, from September 1, daily,

Memmingen, from September 3, 2 times a week,

Milan, from July 1, 4 times a week,

Paris, from September 2, 2 times a week,

Podgorica, from September 4, 2 times a week,

Rome, from September 3, 3 times a week,

Torp Sandefjord, from September 1, 2 times a week.

The company has more than 430 B737-800 aircraft in the fleet, with a capacity of 189 seats. The average age of Ryanair aircraft is only 8 years.

Ryanair has been operating in Croatia since 2006. By June 2019, the company had transported 4 million passengers to and from Croatia.

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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Aegean Airlines Cancels Athens-Zagreb Flights this Summer

May 11, 2021 - The latest flight news to Croatia as Aegean Airlines' Athens-Zagreb flights will not operate this summer. 

Croatian Aviation reports that Greek national airline, Aegean Airlines, has stopped selling all tickets on the direct route between Athens and Zagreb for this summer season.

Greece's national carrier withdrew ticket sales this weekend on a regular route between Athens and Zagreb Airport. Although in mid-January this year, the company announced the reintroduction of regular lines from Athens to Zagreb, Split, and Dubrovnik, in the meantime, there have been operational changes.

As announced earlier, the line to Split was canceled, while the first flights to Zagreb and Dubrovnik were announced for May. The company has now further reduced its network of destinations for the summer season, with no connection to Zagreb available. 

Aegean Airlines launched a regular flight between Athens and Zagreb in May 2018 and operated on it three times a week with DashQ400 aircraft. The line also operated in the winter flight schedule but reduced, with a short break in January and February 2019.

At the end of 2019, the company announced that it would introduce larger aircraft on the route to Zagreb in the 2020 summer season (A319 and A320 aircraft), but this did not happen due to the global pandemic, and the route was suspended. Although according to the company's announcements, Aegean was expected to operate to Zagreb in the summer of this year, according to the latest information, this will not happen, and the chances that the line will be renewed in the winter flight schedule this year are almost non-existent.

The only destination of the Greek national airline this summer in Croatia is Dubrovnik, according to which Aegean Airlines planes should operate from June 19, initially twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Zagreb remains connected to Athens by the regular line of Croatia Airlines (with a stop in Dubrovnik), which should start operating on Thursday, July 1. Flights on this line are announced three times a week; on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and tickets are on sale on the official website of Croatia Airlines.

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Monday, 10 May 2021

Air Serbia Flights to Split and Dubrovnik Announced for Summer!

May 10, 2021 - The latest flight news to Croatia as Air Serbia flights to Split and Dubrovnik have been announced for the summer, starting May 28! 

Croatian Aviation reports that the Serbian national airline will launch routes to two destinations in Croatia - Split and Dubrovnik from the end of May.

Namely, Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, will resume its seasonal routes to two destinations in Croatia - Dubrovnik and Split, after the winter break (slightly longer due to the impact of the global pandemic).

As we announced earlier, Air Serbia will not operate on the other three seasonal routes in Croatia this year, to Pula, Rijeka, and Zadar, solely due to reduced demand caused by the global pandemic.

The Belgrade - Dubrovnik Airport - Belgrade line will be in operation from Friday, May 28. Two flights a week have been announced, every Monday and Friday afternoon.

The Belgrade - Split Airport - Belgrade line will also operate from June 28, on the same days as the line to Dubrovnik.

ATR75 and A319 aircraft have been announced on both routes, depending on travel dates and the demand for individual flights. The company currently plans to increase the number of weekly operations on both lines as early as June by introducing a third weekly flight. In the peak summer season, the number of operations should be significantly higher.

Along with Split and Dubrovnik, Air Serbia operates on a year-round route between Belgrade and Zagreb. In June, the company will have five flights a week on this route, every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Ex Yu Aviation reported that Air Serbia recorded its busiest since the pandemic on April 30 (Good Friday for Orthodox Christians), when they carried 5,324 passengers (4,758 on scheduled flights and the remaining 566 on charters).

“This would be an excellent result even before the pandemic”, the airline said.

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Sunday, 9 May 2021

KLM Flights to Dubrovnik Return after 32 Years!

May 9, 2021 - The latest flight news to Croatia as KLM flights to Dubrovnik return after almost 32 years!

Croatian Aviation reports that the Dutch national airline, KLM, introduces the Amsterdam - Dubrovnik Airport - Amsterdam route from June this year! The line returns after almost 32 years.

After the announcement of United, which will connect New York with Dubrovnik this summer, and Friday's announcement of Delta Air Lines, which will also operate from New York to Dubrovnik Airport, more good news arrives - KLM will introduce a regular line between Amsterdam and Dubrovnik!

KLM last operated to Dubrovnik back in 1988. After Croatia's independence, this company did not have a regular line to Dubrovnik Airport.

In February this year, the Dutch national airline expanded on the Croatian market, introduced additional flights to Zagreb, and now operates twice a day on the route from Amsterdam. There is also a line to Split, which will increase the number of weekly operations as we approach the summer season.

From the end of June, KLM will operate daily to Dubrovnik

A new destination - Dubrovnik airport, is certainly a logical choice for the company.

From June 26, KLM flights between Amsterdam and Dubrovnik will operate daily, with E190 and B737 aircraft announced.

Tickets are not currently on sale on the airline's official website, but that should change as early as Monday.

Only the British EasyJet had a regular route between Amsterdam and Dubrovnik, while Croatia Airlines last operated on this route before 2010.

Given all the airlines' announcements, it is to be expected that Dubrovnik Airport will have significantly higher traffic this year compared to last year. Three large, world-famous airlines are coming to Dubrovnik this summer, and the management of Dubrovnik Airport should certainly be congratulated on that.

Follow the latest on flights to Croatia HERE and the latest travel updates and COVID-19 news from Croatia HERE.

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Friday, 7 May 2021

Delta Air Lines Flights to Croatia: New York - Dubrovnik from July!

May 7, 2021 - The latest flight news to Croatia as Delta Air Lines flights to Croatia will operate from JFK Airport to Dubrovnik this July! 

Yet another American airline is coming to Croatia this summer! From July, Delta Air Lines will operate on the route from New York (John F. Kennedy Airport) to Dubrovnik!

One of the three largest American airlines, Delta Air Lines, is introducing a direct route between Dubrovnik and New York. Since the independence of the Republic of Croatia, Croatian airports have had no direct connection with this famous American city. Now, in another pandemic year, a second line between New York and Dubrovnik has been announced in just 3 weeks!

Delta has its main hub in Atlanta and an additional 8 throughout the United States. One of them is the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, from which the airline's planes will fly to Dubrovnik Airport. Under normal circumstances, this company operates to as many as 52 countries on 6 continents and is also a member of the SkyTeam airline association.

Only 10 days ago, United Airlines announced the New York - Dubrovnik - New York (Newark Airport) route, which will start operating in July.

The Delta flight between Dubrovnik and New York (JFK) has been announced from the beginning of July with as many as four flights a week, with B767-400ER aircraft.

Dubrovnik will have 7 flights a week to New York this summer!

Delta has 21 aircraft of this type in its fleet, mainly in three classes: 40 seats in business, 28 seats in premium economy, and 178 seats in economy class.

This is great news for Dubrovnik Airport, which this summer will have 7 flights a week to and from New York to two different airports that serve this popular city. It will be even nicer to see two big American airlines in Dubrovnik!

After American Airlines was the first American carrier to introduce a route to Dubrovnik in the summer of 2019, it is currently the only one of the three major carriers in the United States that will not operate to Croatia this summer. 

Croatia opened its borders to guests from the United States, which was immediately recognized by American travel agencies and airlines. The introduction of regular lines from New York will ensure the arrival of passengers who, even before the global pandemic, had a significant share in the total tourist traffic of the city of Dubrovnik and the wider region.

In addition, the arrival of two prestigious and globally known airlines in Dubrovnik will put this Croatian airport in the focus of the world aviation public, which can certainly only help attract new airlines. 

Follow the latest on flights to Croatia HERE and the latest travel updates and COVID-19 news from Croatia HERE.

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Friday, 7 May 2021

Iberia Flights from Madrid to Zagreb, Split, Zadar from June!

May 7, 2021 - The latest flight news to Croatia as Iberia flights from Madrid to Zagreb, Split, and Zadar have been announced for the summer. 

Croatian Aviation reports that in the summer of 2020, the Spanish national airline operated to only one destination in Croatia instead of the usual four - Dubrovnik Airport. This summer season, the company intends to operate at all four airports in Croatia, the same as in the summer of 2019.

Namely, Iberia will run regular lines from Madrid to Zagreb, Split, and Zadar. The line to Dubrovnik is already in traffic.

Line to Zagreb

The regular Madrid - Zagreb - Madrid flight has been announced since the beginning of the summer flight schedule (end of March), but flights are continuously canceled due to the epidemiological situation. Iberia currently plans to establish traffic between the two capitals from Friday, June 4.

As of that date, the company currently offers three flights a week between Zagreb Airport and Madrid, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with A320 aircraft.

The company intends to increase the number of rotations to Zagreb in July by introducing the fourth flight of the week, every Tuesday. The schedule for July and especially August is still subject to change. The company will certainly analyze the state of booking and the demand on individual flights as we approach the peak of the summer season.

This is a significantly smaller number of flights of this carrier to Zagreb compared to the summer of 2019 when Iberia operated on this route twice a day. Still, given the overall situation, it is certainly positive news that they plan to return this summer to Zagreb airport.

Line to Split Airport

From June 1, Iberia plans to renew the Madrid - Split - Madrid line. Three flights a week have been announced on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from the mentioned date.

In the second week of June, a flight is added on Wednesdays, and as of June 21, 6 flights a week have been announced, every day except Thursday. The flight schedule for July differs from the schedule for June, but the company will likely make more operational changes on this route by July.

Line to Zadar Airport

Iberia plans to re-establish the Madrid - Zadar - Madrid route from June 29. This route should be in operation until the end of the summer season twice a week, every Tuesday and Saturday, operated by A320 aircraft.

Line to Dubrovnik Airport

Flights between Madrid and Dubrovnik have been operating regularly since the beginning of the summer flight schedule. The company has recently increased the number of operations on this route, so flights are available on Fridays and Sundays throughout June.

From the beginning to the middle of June, four flights a week have been announced (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays), and from June 18, the line will operate daily. In July, Iberia plans an even larger number of operations to Dubrovnik, which will primarily depend on well-known factors. 

Apart from Iberia, no other airline operates on a direct route between Croatian airports and Madrid. Along with travelers whose final destination is Madrid, Iberia has for many years been one of the first choices of many travelers who continue their journey to South America (destinations such as Bogota, Lima, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, etc.).

Follow the latest on flights to Croatia HERE and the latest travel updates and COVID-19 news from Croatia HERE.

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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Brussels Airlines Flights to Dubrovnik and Split from June, Zadar and Zagreb Removed from Network

May 4, 2021 - The latest flight news to Croatia as Brussels Airlines flights to Dubrovnik and Split resume from June, while Zagreb and Zadar are no longer in the Belgian national airline's network of destinations. 

Croatian Aviation reports that although the Belgian national airline and Lufthansa group member Brussels Airlines previously announced the reintroduction of scheduled flights this summer from the Belgian capital to four Croatian airports; Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, and Zagreb, the lines to Zagreb and Zadar are no longer on sale and the company will not operate to the two mentioned airports in the summer.

The company confirmed that they intended to resume the routes to four Croatian airports, but the assessment of the market analysis determined that the demand for Zadar and Zagreb airports will be insufficient this summer season. For this reason, the routes from Brussels to Zadar and Zagreb have been withdrawn from sale and Brussels Airlines will not operate on them this year.

Brussels Airlines has a codeshare contract with Croatia Airlines, which operates regularly between Zagreb and Brussels, so tickets on this route can be purchased on the Brussels Airlines website. With one stop in Zagreb, it is possible to travel to Zadar airport.

However, just like last summer season, Brussels Airlines will soon resume traffic on routes from Brussels to Split Airport and Dubrovnik Airport.

The Brussels - Split - Brussels line will be in operation from Saturday, June 5. The company currently plans only one flight a week on this route throughout the summer season.

The Brussels - Dubrovnik - Brussels line has been announced from June 1, once a week, on Tuesdays, and by mid-June, the company will introduce a second weekly flight, every Saturday.

Follow the latest on flights to Croatia HERE and the latest travel updates and COVID-19 news from Croatia HERE.

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