Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Iberia Croatia Flights Boosted from Madrid in July, Almost 20,000 Seats Available

June 15, 2022 - The latest flight news to Croatia as Iberia Croatia flights will be boosted from Madrid next month, namely running from Zagreb, Split, and Dubrovnik airports. 

Spanish airline Iberia, a Oneworld alliance member, plans to increase the number of weekly flights between Madrid and Croatian airports in July, reports Croatian Aviation.

The Spanish national airline already operates regular routes from its main base in Madrid to Split, Dubrovnik, and Zagreb.

Between Zagreb and Madrid, Iberia plans three flights a week in July, every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, while in the last week of July the number of weekly operations will increase to five. The airline is still selling daily flights between Zagreb and Madrid in August, but there is a possibility that will change.

Sixteen return flights between the two cities have been announced for July, exclusively with A320 aircraft, so 4,928 seats will be available on this route next month.

The Madrid - Split - Madrid line is currently running three times a week, while four flights a week have been announced for July; on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, also with A320 aircraft.

Seventeen return flights were announced on this route in July, and 5,236 seats are currently available.

Dubrovnik and Madrid should be connected on a daily basis in July. Iberia is planning daily operations with A320 and A319 aircraft announced on the route, and a total of 9,528 seats are available on 31 return flights in July.

Between Madrid and the three mentioned Croatian airports, Iberia is offering almost 20,000 seats in July. In addition to point-to-point passengers, the line is used by a significant number of transfer passengers, primarily from North and South America, given that according to destinations on the mentioned continents Iberia Airlines has developed a quality network of routes.

For more on flights to Croatia and other travel announcements, make sure to check out our dedicated travel section.


Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Iberia Dubrovnik and Zagreb Flights Resume, LOT Croatia Summer Flight Schedule Announced

March 2, 2022 - The latest news on flights to Croatia as the LOT Croatia summer flight schedule is announced from Warsaw, and Iberia Dubrovnik and Zagreb flights resume from Madrid at the end of the month. 

Polish national airline LOT Polish Airlines is announcing over 20 weekly flights between Warsaw and Croatian airports in the upcoming summer flight schedule, reports Croatian Aviation

LOT Polish Airlines has confirmed flights from Warsaw to Zagreb, Split, Zadar, and Dubrovnik in the upcoming summer flight schedule. Although LOT also operated regularly to Rijeka last summer, tickets are currently not on sale, but it is expected that LOT will fly to Rijeka Airport this summer as well.

11 flights a week to Zagreb:

from April 30 - 5 flights a week (afternoon),

from May 2 - 5 flights a week (in the morning).

from July 5, the number of afternoon rotations increases from 5 to 6, a total of 11 flights per week.

6 flights a week to Dubrovnik:

from March 27 - flights will be introduced on Saturdays and Sundays,

from March 30 - flights will be introduced on Wednesdays and Fridays,

from April 18 - flights will be introduced on Mondays,

from May 5, flights are introduced on Thursdays, a total of 6 flights per week.

3 flights a week to Split:

from June 1 - flights will be introduced on Mondays and Wednesdays,

from June 5 - a flight is introduced on Sundays, a total of 3 flights a week.

1 flight per week to Zadar:

from April 30 - a flight is introduced on Saturdays.

In the coming weeks, sales are expected to open between Warsaw and Rijeka, which was in traffic once a week last year. LOT will use aircraft from the Embraer fleet on the routes to Croatia, as well as those from the Boeing family, just like in previous years. 

Furthermore, Croatian Aviation reports that at the end of this month, the national carrier of Spain, Iberia Airlines, will resume traffic on regular routes to Croatian airports.

Namely, Iberia will reintroduce regular flights to Dubrovnik and Zagreb, while Madrid and Split will be connected again only from June.

Iberia will operate between Zagreb and Madrid again from March 27, twice a week, on Saturdays and Sundays. From May 1, a flight will be introduced on Thursdays, and only from August 1, daily flights on this line will be announced.

Compared to last year, this is a much earlier resumption of traffic on this line. In the 2021 summer flight schedule, Iberia made its first flight between Zagreb and Madrid only on June 4.

Two flights a week have been announced between Dubrovnik and Madrid, and the first flight is also announced for March 27. A few more flights have been announced in April, especially around Easter, mostly three to four flights a week, and from April 29 the airline will operate between the two cities on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Dubrovnik is traditionally the most important destination of Iberia in Croatia, so daily flights from Madrid will be available from June 1. Two flights a day should be operating from August 1.

The Madrid-Split line has been announced from June 1, three times a week, on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. From July 2, a flight is added on Saturdays, and from August 1, daily flights are announced.

The route to Zadar has been withdrawn from sale for this summer season as well, and aircraft from the A320 family have been announced on routes to Croatia. In the peak summer season, Iberia announces up to 28 weekly flights, offering more than 10,000 seats between Madrid, Dubrovnik, Split, and Zagreb.

For more on flights to Croatia and other travel announcements, make sure to check out our dedicated travel section.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Flights to Croatia: Iberia Ends Dubrovnik Winter Service, Boosts Zagreb Instead

June 19, 2019 - The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for new flights to Croatia with updates from Dubrovnik, Zagreb, and Pula.

Ex Yu Aviation reports on June 19, 2019, that the national airline of Spain, Iberia, will end its winter service between Madrid and Dubrovnik but will maintain its summer service. Recall, Iberia operated between Madrid and Dubrovnik two times a week last winter season. 

However, not all hope is lost for Croatia this winter, as the Spanish airline will instead increase operations to Zagreb to three flights per week.  The additional service will operate on Sundays. 

Iberia has shown Croatia quite a bit of love this year, which all started with them adding another 204,586 seats between Spain and Croatia compared to last year. 

"Most of our passengers to and from Croatia fly point to point, but we also have connecting traffic. Among the cities that feed more passengers to our flights from/to Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb last year were New York, Lisbon, Bilbao, Porto, Chicago, Boston, and Miami,” Iberia said to Ex Yu Aviation at the beginning of the year. You can read the story here

In other news, Avio Radar reports that for the first time in its history, Pula Airport welcomed two Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at the same time. Namely,  on Tuesday, June 18, two British airline TUI Airways aircraft flew on the BY4278 route from London Gatwick Airport and the BY2206 route from Manchester after 12:20, just three minutes apart. 

The Boeing 787-9 G-TUIM airplane flew from London, while the smaller Boeing 787-8 G-TUII flew from Manchester. The two flights did not plan on arriving in Pula at the same time, though the plane from Manchester was three hours late. 

On May 23rd this year, Dubrovnik Airport welcomed three Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at the same time, from London, Manchester,  and Bristol.

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Thursday, 6 December 2018

Zadar to Madrid: Iberia Express Introduces First Line to Croatia

Spanish low-cost carrier Iberia Express announced on Monday that it would launch two new lines this summer - to Bari and Zadar.