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.

Saturday, 29 May 2021

180 Polish Tourism Representatives in Croatia to Promote LOT Warsaw-Zadar Flight

May 29, 2021 - There are 180 Polish tourism representatives in the Zadar area at the moment to promote the new LOT Warsaw-Zadar flight.

HRTurizam reports that to promote the Warsaw-Zadar flight, the Polish national airline LOT, in cooperation with the Croatian Tourist Board, i.e., the CNTB Representation in Poland, the Zadar County and Zadar Tourist Board, and Zadar Airport, organized the arrival of 180 guests and representatives of the Polish tourism sector in Croatia.

Among the passengers on the flight are representatives of 17 Polish airports, the most important Polish tour operators and agencies, and 22 journalists from the most important Polish media, who are in Zadar and Zadar County on May 28 and 29.

"The Polish market is among the top five of our most important markets, and the stay of influential Polish guests in the Zadar County will further strengthen the tourist connection between our two countries. LOT has announced eight airlines from Poland to five Croatian airports this season, so I believe that in the coming period we can expect excellent numbers from Poland, especially in Dalmatian counties that Poles traditionally prefer," pointed out the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić during the reception of the Polish tourist delegation.

The President of the LOT Management Board Rafał Milczarski, the Member of the LOT Management Board Michał Fijoł, and the President of the European Association of Travel Agencies and Tour Operators (ECTAA) and the Polish Chamber of Tourism Paweł Niewiadomski also arrived in Zadar County.

LOT CEO Milczarski stressed that their passengers fly safely within Poland, but also around the world. "Those of us that flew here to Zadar on this special flight want to show everyone that Croatia is open and that we believe that Croatia is a safe destination," said Milczarski, adding that he will personally spend this summer with his family in Croatia.

"According to the latest research, 79 percent of Poles want to travel to Croatia, which, you will agree, are great results. With more and more good airlines, a large number of charter flights, and standard car traffic, we can expect a huge number of Poles in Croatia this year," said ECTAA President Niewiadomski.

All participants will be divided into six groups that will individually visit Pag, Vrana Lake, and Pakostane, the island of Ugljan, Starigrad - Paklenica, Biograd, Nin, and Zadar. In addition to the natural beauties of the destination, participants will be introduced to the traditions of Pag lace and salt, eno-gastronomic offer, and numerous cultural and historical sights from Zadar County.

"I am delighted that Zadar County will be able to present all its beauties to the Polish tourism sector and journalists on this occasion. I sincerely hope that this visit will contribute to the development of tourism and good relations between the tourism industry of our countries," said the director of the CNTB Representation in Poland, Agnieszka Puszczewicz, thanking everyone who helped in the implementation of this project.

Find out more about the LOT flight schedule to Croatia HERE

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, 18 April 2021

Highlights of the Week: 5 Top Events in Croatia from April 12-18, 2021

April 18, 2021 – Apart from the news about TCN's CEO Paul Bradbury being sued by the Croatian National Tourist Board, this week has been full of many other exciting yet inspiring news stories. Here are TCN's five biggest events in Croatia from April 12 to 18, 2021.

With the worsening epidemiological situation and tightening measures in four Croatian counties on Monday, the week didn't start very promising nor positive. However, a lot can happen in seven days, and we list five top news stories from Croatia.

Highlights of the week: Croatian National Tourist Board sues Paul Bradbury

Croatian media have been flooded this week with the news about the two lawsuits against TCN's CEO Paul Bradbury, submitted by the Croatian National Tourist Board because of Bradbury's criticisms of their work.



Namely, CNTB filed two lawsuits against Bradbury, one for a Facebook joke he posted and the other for statements he said in an article on the Croatian portal Index. There was simply no stopping talking about these controversial lawsuits that appalled and disappointed the public this week. Read all the details about the first and second lawsuits in our articles.

Highlights of the week: Rimac Automobili presented a new incredible campus

On the list of people who promote Croatia in the best possible way, Mate Rimac takes one of the leading spots. His company Rimac Automobili never ceases to surprise with the novelties, such as the latest news about constructing the impressive new campus with numerous facilities.


Source: Rimac Automobili

See the impressive video and photos of the forthcoming Rimac campus that stunned the whole of Croatia this week.

Highlights of the week: Many fantastic flight news for Croatia

Although all travel is currently questionable due to the epidemiological situation, hope is still restored by numerous information about flights to and from Croatia published this week.

Thus, for example, Israeli El Al and Arkia flights to Croatia continue, as well as Austrian flights, Polish LOT, Finnair, and Eurowings.


Split airport by Romulić and Stojčić

And even though Croatia will have to wait a bit longer for introducing direct flights from the USA, from this week, the travelers can get from Sarajevo to Chicago by Eastern Airlines.

Highlights of the week: Croatia women's handball national team won HEP Croatia Cup

Croatian athletes do not stop surprising us positively from week to week!

After defeating the current world champions, the Netherlands, the Croatia women's senior national team also defeated the former world champions Brazil and won the HEP Croatia Cup in Poreč.


Source: Hrvatski rukometni savez

Highlights of the week: Klepetan returned to Malena again!

And to sweeten this week, the most famous Croatian love story got its happy follow-up. For the 19th consecutive year, the white stork Klepetan has returned from the south to the nest of his beloved Malena, continuing one of the most beautiful animal love stories in the world!

Spring may not have returned in the form we know, given that this week's temperatures in Croatia are more like autumn's, but it seems like the natural world is very much following its course.

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Sunday, 20 September 2020

Flights to Croatia: LOT Will Operate to Four Croatian Airports in October

September 20, 2020 - The latest news for flights to Croatia as Polish airline LOT will operate to four Croatian airports in October.

Croatian Aviation reports that the Polish airline LOT announced its flight schedule for October, in which, among other things, it confirmed traffic on four international routes to Croatia.

In October, LOT will operate to four airports in Croatia: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik. Numerous seasonal lines that were in operation this season will stop operating by the end of September, and most lines have already finished operating (such as the new Warsaw-Rijeka line).

The Warsaw-Zagreb route will also be in operation in October, but the company has canceled certain departures (October 5, 6, 12, 14, 19, 20, and 21), so on average, LOT will fly on this line five times a week. E170 and E190 aircraft have been announced on the route.

The Warsaw-Zadar line will operate until the end of the summer flight schedule, on October 24, once a week, on Saturdays. E190 aircraft have been announced on the route.

The Warsaw-Split line will be in operation until October 18, also once a week, every Sunday. This is the only route to Croatia on which LOT uses larger capacity aircraft, B737-800.

The Warsaw-Dubrovnik line will operate 3 times a week in the first week of October (Monday, Thursday, Saturday), and then until October 24, two flights a week are available, on Mondays and Saturdays.

It is to be expected that in this year's winter flight schedule, LOT will operate only on one line to Croatia, between Warsaw and Zagreb.

Recall, we announced earlier this week that in October this year, Croatia Airlines will continue to connect Croatia with the most important European capitals and transport hubs, and air connections within Croatia will continue to be provided to passengers on domestic scheduled flights. 

During October, the national airline's aircraft will directly connect Croatia with 15 international destinations (Amsterdam, Vienna, Berlin, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London Heathrow, Lyon, Munich, Paris, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Zurich). Passengers from these traffic hubs are provided with favorable opportunities for connecting flights worldwide, especially on the flights of Croatia Airlines partners from the Star Alliance.

In international regular traffic, Zagreb will be directly connected to 12 European destinations; from Split, it will fly to 10 European capitals, from Dubrovnik to two international destinations. From Rijeka, it will continue to fly to Munich.

In domestic scheduled traffic, Croatia Airlines planes will connect Zagreb with five Croatian airports (Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula, and Bol on the island of Brac), and flights on the Osijek - Split and Osijek - Dubrovnik routes will continue.

During the peak of the tourist season, the company's planes directly connected Zagreb with 14, Split with 11, and Dubrovnik with 7 international destinations.

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Saturday, 23 February 2019

Flights to Croatia: EasyJet and LOT Airlines Announce Updates to Croatia

February 23, 2019 - The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for new flights to Croatia with updates from Dubrovnik, Pula, Zadar, Split, and Zagreb.