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.

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

For more on travel in Croatia, follow TCN's dedicated page.

Friday, 14 May 2021

Checking in with Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence – Rob Schubert Interview

cToday’s interview is with Rob Schubert. Rob is a young entrepreneur and tech wizard from the Netherlands. After coming to Estonia to get his master’s degree in the area of digital health, Rob eventually started a healthcare startup VocDec. VocDec is a tool for early screening of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in newborns. Rob and his team won an award for the most impactful healthcare startup in Europe. After a success like that, it is clear to see why he exudes optimism and is looking forward to new challenges.

Through LinkedIn, he found out about the Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence program. Seeing how he wanted to visit Croatia, which he knew to be a beautiful country, Rob jumped at the possibility of applying. After a strict selection process, he ended up being one of the ten nomads selected for the program. Rob will undoubtedly bring a valuable perspective on working and living in Dubrovnik.

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The Digital Nomads-in-Residence program was created by Saltwater Nomads in partnership with Total Croatia News. It will utilise the collective experiences of ten digital nomads living and working in Dubrovnik. Using design thinking process workshops, a strategic direction for the city will be created. Dubrovnik Tourist Board and the City of Dubrovnik both support and collaborate on the program. It represents a push towards the diversification and sustainability of Dubrovnik as a destination.

Paul caught up with Rob recently to ask him a few questions and get his impressions on living in Dubrovnik and being a part of the Digital Nomads-in-Residence program. Particularly interesting were his views on Dubrovnik as a destination prior to the program:

“Before, I knew that this was a highly touristy destination. Mainly, people were visiting for Game of Thrones sights.”

Having spent some time living and working in Dubrovnik, his views of the city as a travel destination have changed:

“ …I see that there are way more opportunities for other types of tourism…”

“I think the city can also communicate something different than being this Old Town… and the set of Game of Thrones.”

In the short video, Rob shares his experiences of working alongside his fellow nomads in a unique Dubrovnik co-working space. Check out the full interview below.

Learn more about the Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence program.

Saltwater Nomads' Tanja Polegubic on Dubrovnik Digital Nomad-in-Residence Programme

Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Frankovic on Digital Nomads, US Flights, 2021 Season

The winner announcement video:

For the latest digital nomad news from Croatia, follow the dedicated TCN section.

Friday, 14 May 2021

Dubrovnik Tourism Attempts Rebound with 50% Price Slashes

May the 14th, 2021 - Dubrovnik tourism, much like the tourist industry across the rest of the country, has taken a tremendously strong blow thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The City of Dubrovnik and its surrounding area, which is primarily an air destination due to the fact that it is so far south and currently still cut off territorially from the rest of Croatia by Neum, the only part of neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina's coastline, has been empty like never before over the past year or so.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Dubrovnik in 2020 was more or less a ghost town when compared to other wildly successful tourist years in which Croatia's southernmost city lay lazily and comfortably on its laurels.

When it comes to the ever pressing question of just how it will be this year, no one knows the answer. About a thousand guests are currenly wandering along Stradun every day over recent days, so at the minute, things look a bit like March in normal, pre-pandemic years for Dubrovnik tourism. That's why the city's hotel rooms are still 10 to 50 percent cheaper than normal, as are booking prices for private accommodation. Many restaurants are still closed, and those that have opened are offering discounts of up to 50 percent, writes RTL.

No one in Croatia's tourism Mecca expected to hear silence. The silence about which the Dubrovnik's famous troubadours sang 32 years ago, happened for real back during the pre-season of a very fateful 2020. These days last year, only a hundred tourists walked along Stradun, today - only a thousand of them do the same.

Although a thousand nights a day is a good increase, Dubrovnik tourism is still hungry for human traffic and guests are seeking a proper holiday. Therefore, private renters, as well as hoteliers, decided to lower their prices. They have lowered their prices by 10 to 50 percent, so it's possible to spend cheaper nights in the very heart of this stunning UNESCO city, as well as outside of it, because tourists are no longer only interested in a safe location but also cheaper accommodation.

Along with Australians and Americans, other Europeans such as Brits were the city's most frequent foreign guests. With new direct flights announced from the US to Dubrovnik, hopes remain high for American visitors with deep pockets in summer 2021.

Up to 70 planes a day from all over the world could soon take to Dubrovnik's deep blue skies. The first cruise ship, announced on June the 11th, is also eagerly awaited, a stark contrast to the complaints of too many cruisers, too much pollution and the newly coined term that the Venetians know so well - overtourism - as Dubrovnik tourism continues to grapple with the invisible enemy which is the novel coronavirus.

For more, follow our dedicated travel section.

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Pragusa CEO Kresimir Budinski Interview on US Flights to Croatia, Expansion Plans

May 13, 2021 - TCN's announcement of direct flights to Dubrovnik from LA and New York with PRAGUSA.ONE earlier this month was met with a combination of joy and skepticism. An interview with PRAGUSA.ONE CEO Kresimir Budinski.

If I had a dollar for every flight announcement or new airline that was starting in Croatia over the last decade... 

After the near-collapse of the global aviation industry last year due to the pandemic, some airlines and routes are coming back stronger than before. Ryanair's aggressive entry into the Zagreb market and its challenging of Croatian Airlines subsidies is huge news for the Croatian capital, but down in Dubrovnik, the luxury tourism sector is buzzing at the flight announcements from the United States. 

I got a LOT of criticism when I reported that Delta were set to announce direct flights from New York to Dubrovnik, a full week before the official announcement. I am long enough in this business to know that speculation without confirmation is counterproductive. But as my sources for Delta were rock solid, I was confident enough to publish - and be the first with the news. 

Interest from the North American market is huge. TCN, through its award-winning Total Croatia Travel INFO Viber community, Kresimir Macan and Nikolina Vicelic, organised a trip for ABC News to Dubrovnik last summer, which culminated in 6 feature stories on American travel to Dubrovnik, including this one above on Good Morning America, which was watched by 12.5 million people. 

Many people have been working very hard on establishing direct flights to Croatia from North America, and the announcement on April 19 that United would fly from New York to Dubrovnik turned out to be just the first in a series of good news stories. 

The news got even better on May 2, as TCN was first to publish news of direct flights to Kings Landing from both New York AND Los Angeles with a new airline, PRAGUSA.ONE.

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The news was met with a mixture of joy and skepticism. Who was this airline, and how could they pull off such flights?

I decided to reach out to the PRAGUSA.ONE CEO, Kresimir Budinski, to ask him directly. We met for a couple of cold ones in Dubrovnik recently, where I asked him for more details. The good news is that he does exist, seems very committed, and is clearly passionate about what he does. Will these flights happen? I obviously don't have the answer, so let me hand over to a man with more knowledge on the subject, and you can judge for yourself. 

1. You have announced direct flights from Los Angeles and New York to Dubrovnik, which is amazing, congratulations! Not many people have heard of PRAGUSA.ONE, so could you first tell us a little about your company?

PRAGUSA.ONE Ltd is a company established in August 2020 with its headquarters in London, United Kingdom. The company is established as a travel company with a 5Y transformation plan to become an airline with tailored travel products operating on a point-to-point basis. It is a privately owned company.

2. And now tell us how you managed to do what so many others have tried and failed?

The market is passing currently through a big transformation due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It is the opportunity for new ideas and new business strategies to grab its position in the process of market recovery.

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3. Is it a secret to tell us how you managed to pull this off?

Almost a year of hard work where we combined our skills, experience, and market conditions. Decisions are made on time and we are on the right way to become a successful company.

4. Can you tell us a little about the negotiating process with Croatian authorities? This is a particular area of interest to me...

We had contact with two institutions. Dubrovnik Airport and Croatian Civil Aviation Agency were introduced with the project and our intentions in September 2020. Both institutions welcomed our project at that time.

5. Your message to the many skeptics out there?

There is no message. Leave them to live in their cosmos. Sending a message and trying to change their mindsets is a job for the psychotherapist.

6. Tell us about the demand for Croatia from North America. Both United and Delta have also announced New York to Dubrovnik connections.

There is a lot of demand for all three companies. Even there is a space to scale up incoming capacity. So far 2000+ individuals registered to travel with PRAGUSA.ONE. Dozen of US travel agents received our full travel package offers and we expect to sell our capacity in the next 30 days. The total incoming capacity of PRAGUSA.ONE is 30,400 seats. It means that all three companies have the capacity of 50,000 seats from the US until the end of October 2021.

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7. If this summer goes as you hope, what are your further plans for PRAGUSA.ONE and Croatia?

Our long-term plan is to open direct flights in 2022 from Los Angeles, New York, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Beijing, Chengdu, and Tokyo. We will operate from 2 bases, Prague and Dubrovnik with the fleet of Airbus A330 and A350. Alongside that, we have a special focus on the Chinese market development and a special Airbus A350 sub fleet to operate just China.

8. And finally, the details. When do flights from New York and LA to Dubrovnik start, how often, when do they stop, how much do they cost, and when and where can we buy tickets?

First flights scheduled for 21st June 2021 with the flight to New York (EWR) followed by the first flight to Los Angeles (LAX) on 22nd June 2021. Both flights will operate three flights per week. Fares are starting from $790 for one-way and $1,190 return on New York route. Fares on Los Angeles route are starting at $990 for one-way and $1,490 return economy. Reservations are available on PRAGUSA.ONE website and ticket sales start on 24th May 2021 (www.pragusa.one).

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9. And finally, finally... on a scale of 1% to 100%, how confident are you that these flights will happen?

99%

This is a story we will be following closely, and we will post updates as soon as we have them.

In the meantime, more information on the official PRAGUSA.ONE website

For the latest flight news, check out the dedicated flights to Croatia section.

Flying to Croatia in 2021? What you need to know in the TC Flights to Croatia guide

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Digital Nomads in Dubrovnik Get Acquainted with City's Development Agency

May 12, 2021 - Dubrovnik's Development Agency held a presentation today as a part of the Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence program. Digital nomads in Dubrovnik enjoyed an informative presentation and an interesting look into the work of this important local organisation.

Dubrovnik's Development Agency (DURA) presented its work today as a part of the Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence (DNiR) program. Lazareti complex, right next to the digital nomads' co-working space, was a perfect setting for the presentation.

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DURA is well known in Dubrovnik. It is a local non-profit organisation helping the development of Dubrovnik's business sector. Helping startups, small and medium-sized companies is the most popular of the many activities done by the agency. Aside from regular business workshops, DURA started the first „business incubator“ in this part of the country. Through this program, new companies in Dubrovnik get a chance to rent offices in the heart of the city for a fraction of the market price.

Local Companies Presented

With digital nomads in the auditorium, DURA representatives talked about the agency's programs and the Smart City concept. A big part of the presentation was the introduction of two businesses using DURA services. The first one was Event Lab. This local PR and event company owned by two sisters made some of its first business steps with the help of DURA. Today, they are very much established in their field, even expanding into fields of wine marketing and promotion. Answering questions from the audience the owners of EventLab, Andela and Ksenija Matic spoke about the work they do. They also talked about the challenges they are facing running a company in a sector badly affected by the global COVID19 pandemic.

The final chapter of this interesting presentation was another business introduction. This one very new, but with a bright future ahead. Mirna Saric owns a nutritional consulting business called Nutrigurman. She started it recently with help from DURA and the agency's programs. This young and talented nutrition expert and chef went through a long but exciting process of education and training. Today she is a rising star in her field and will undoubtedly become another positive story to come out of DURA.

Questions posed by digital nomads during the presentation were especially interesting. In the end, they commented how they rarely get a chance to learn about what is happening behind the scenes of the city's business sector. The presentation was an interesting learning experience and all who attended now have a slightly better understanding of Dubrovnik's small business scene.

Learn more about the Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence program.

Saltwater Nomads' Tanja Polegubic on Dubrovnik Digital Nomad-in-Residence Programme

Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Frankovic on Digital Nomads, US Flights, 2021 Season

For the latest digital nomad news from Croatia, follow the dedicated TCN section.

 

 

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

8 LOT Lines to Croatia Planned for Summer to Five Croatian Airports!

May 12, 2021 - The latest flight news to Croatia as 8 LOT lines to Croatia will operate this summer to five Croatian airports!

Croatian Aviation reports that Polish national airline, LOT Polish Airlines, plans to operate regular flights to five Croatian airports in the summer season. We bring you the planned flight schedule, currently confirmed by the airline.

After a short break without operations in January and February, the Polish LOT resumed traffic to Zagreb with the first day of the summer flight schedule this year. The line is currently in operation three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and the company will gradually increase the number of operations. It will operate 6 times a week during the peak summer season between Zagreb and Warsaw. Before the pandemic, LOT operated twice a day to Zagreb.

Lines to Dubrovnik Airport

At the end of April, the line between Warsaw and Dubrovnik started operating twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. On this line, there will be an increase in the number of operations. The company plans to run to Dubrovnik four times a week.

In addition to the line from Warsaw, LOT will resume traffic on the line from Poznan, which will be in operation from June 3, once a week, every Thursday. From June 19, the third line to Dubrovnik will be introduced, from Krakow, also once a week, on Saturdays.

Lines to Zadar Airport

This summer, LOT will also have two lines to Zadar. The line from Warsaw will operate from June 19, once a week, on Saturdays, and from the same date, the line from Rzeszów will also be in operation once a week.

The company has already resumed traffic on the line between Warsaw and Split. The line is in operation twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays, and LOT plans to keep two flights a week on this line throughout the summer season.

Return to Rijeka Airport as well

Good news for Rijeka airport, too! Although the company had previously considered canceling the route to Rijeka and withdrew it from sale, flights are now available for booking again, and LOT plans to resume traffic on the line between Warsaw and Rijeka from June 19 with one flight a week, on Saturdays.

On the routes to Croatia, LOT plans to use Embraer aircraft (170, 175, 190, 195), but already on the first flights to Dubrovnik, the company used a larger capacity aircraft - B737-800.

This flight schedule is a planned schedule of the airline which, in case of higher demand, will react by introducing additional flights, but also cancel certain ones in case the booking is not satisfactory, which became the practice of all airlines after the global pandemic.

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

For more on travel in Croatia, follow TCN's dedicated page.

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.

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

For more on travel in Croatia, follow TCN's dedicated page.

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Why a Dubrovnik Hop On Hop Off Bus is Essential for Dubrovnik Tourism

May 9, 2021 - From overtourism to pandemic reality - why a Dubrovnik Hop On Hop Off bus must be part of the tourism strategy for the Pearl of the Adriatic.

I have learned an awful lot about Dubrovnik in the last 12 months. 

For years - with the VERY notable exception of the Feast of Patron Saint, St Blaise one February (here is why it is the best time to visit Dubrovnik) - I tended to avoid the city, assuming the stereotypes of an expensive and overcrowded destination with little to offer outside its historic old town were true. 

How wrong I was. 

The first part of my education was a long-overdue first visit to the three Elaphite islands of Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan. Tranquil Dalmatian island heaven just a heartbeat from the main action, as I noted in my first report from these magical jewels in Arise Kalamota! Kolocep, 30 Mins from Dubrovnik But a World Away.

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Catching up with friends at Sunset Beach on Lapad was another world away from the old city, and a very pleasant spot if developed properly (of which more in a moment). 

Looking around, the concept of Dubrovnik the tourist destination beyond the city walls and in the surrounding region was rather an exciting concept. Mljet, Korcula and the Elaphite islands are a pretty formidable island tourism quintet. Add to that the vineyards of Peljesac, the oysters, salt pans and walls of Ston, the traditional way of life of Konavle, plus the neighbouring UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mostar and Kotor, and suddenly Dubrovnik is an altogether different proposition. 

But how to communicate that message of Dubrovnik beyond the city walls to the tourism market?

This is something that Zagreb has succeeded with superbly with its launch last year of Around Zagreb, a joint initiative from the city and regional Zagreb tourist boards to promote the beauty of the whole county as one, thereby opening up many tourism options for people arriving in the Croatian capital. Something similar for Dubrovnik would work well, I believe. 

But then on the first weekend of the Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence program, I chanced upon something better - one of the most educational and innovative tours I have been on in a while. It was a 90-minute tour which started and finished by the entrance to the the old city at Pile Gate, but one which did not mention the old city once. 

And it was both fascinating and HIGHLY educational, as well as the perfect introduction to the city. 

Marko from Adriatic Sunsets contacted me on the day our nomads were arriving to offer them a free sunset photo tour of Dubrovnik away to the city. He felt that it would be the perfect introduction to the destination, allowing them to both enjoy astonishing views and to discover how much there is to see and do beyond the famous walls. 

And what an education it was. A superb audio tour, with 27 minutes of packed and enticing information about the sights and history of Dubrovnik away from the old centre. The audio is triggered by GPS and so perfectly timed to inform. Apart from several magnificent photo stops, each part of the tour was accompanied by a wealth of information. The history of Gruz, the route of the former train line to the north, the Zarkovica dog shelter, a pop up cocktail bar for the perfect sunset - the list goes on. (see video below).

Last week, I met the team running Sunset Beach and heard of their plans to upgrade this important Dubrovnik asset. A fully revitalised Sunset Beach, properly marketed and fully accessible, would be a major attraction. The new plans are bold and exciting, and I will write about them as soon as I am allowed to.

But the mixture of the developments at Sunset Beach and the Adriatic Sunsets tour got me thinking. There is SO much to see and do in and around Dubrovnik that a simple Dubrovnik Hop On Hop Off bus concept would work brilliantly. More importantly, it would send out a very clear message to tourists that there is a LOT more to do in the city than squeeze into the old town with everyone else. 

Imagine a Dubrovnik Hop On Hop Off bus with stops at the ferry at Gruz, the Red History Museum, Sunset Beach, a traditional village close by where an authentic Dalmatian dining experience awaited. A couple of spots up in the hills for those amazing sunsets with a cocktail or two. And several other stops that those with better knowledge of Dubrovnik than me could suggest.  

And only after getting to know the Dubrovnik outside the city walls do you enter the UNESCO zone.

One of the things I am really enjoying about the Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence program is the raw impressions of the ten international nomads in the city. They are a really great group of humans, who are gelling really well with each other and the community. As expected, their insights and suggestions will push the destination into new directions. I really enjoyed interviewing Ron Tardiff the other day, especially his answer to my question:

"Dubrovnik, perception and reality - how has your feeling about the city changed?"

His answer is worth noting for those planning the city's future tourism direction. As you can hear in the interview above, Ron would never have considered Dubrovnik before, but he is loving it. But he has hardly been in the old town, finding more than enough to keep him occupied in Lapad. Dubrovnik outside the city walls was something he was totally unaware of prior to his arrival. He is not alone. 

A Dubrovnik Hop On Hop Off bus would change all that. Its mere existence would inform tourists that life beyond the walls was worth exploring, and give an instant new focus to tourism is this most beautiful of destinations.

To learn more about Kings Landing, check out the TC Dubrovnik in a Page guide.  

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.

For more on travel in Croatia, follow TCN's dedicated page.

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.

For more on travel in Croatia, follow TCN's dedicated page.

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