Friday, 8 April 2022

New Wizzair and Vueling Summer Split Flights Announced

April 8, 2022 - The latest flight news to Croatia as new Wizzair and Vueling summer Split flights have been announced from Vilnius and Paris (Orly Airport). 

Two well-known low-cost airlines, Hungarian Wizzair and Spanish Vueling have announced new routes to Split Airport, reports Croatian Aviation.

Namely, Wizz Air and Vueling are introducing new routes to Split Airport in this year's summer flight schedule. Both airlines have been operating on several international routes to Split for years in the summer months.

Vueling will introduce a regular line between Split and Paris (Orly Airport) on June 17 this year, announcing two flights a week, every Tuesday and Sunday. The line should operate almost until the end of October, with only one flight per week available on Sundays.

A320 aircraft have been announced on the route, so more than 12,500 seats will be available on this new Vueling route from June to October.

Hungarian Wizz Air has announced the first new line to Croatia this summer season. This is a regular seasonal line between Vilnius - Split - Vilnius, which will also start operating in June.

The first flight has been announced for June 13, and two flights a week have been announced, every Monday and Friday, until the end of September or September 23. The A320 and A321 aircraft will operate on the route, which in the fleet of this airline have a capacity of 180 and 230 seats in the passenger cabin, respectively.

This is Wizz Air's first announcement of a new seasonal line to Croatia for this year, and there should be more soon. Namely, several Croatian airports are in final negotiations with this low-cost airline to launch seasonal routes to Croatia this summer. The advantage for Croatian airports lies in the fact that this airline unexpectedly received additional spare capacity. Namely, with the war in Ukraine, Wizz Air canceled flights to that country just like all other airlines. Just from the capital Kyiv, they planned to operate more than 100 international routes from two airports (Boryspil and Zhulyany) this summer.

The airline is now working urgently to employ excess capacity for this summer, which is an advantage of Croatian airports, especially Osijek Airport, where this carrier has already operated.

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Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Over 50,000 Zagreb-Barcelona Seats on Sale in 2022 Summer Flight Schedule

March 29, 2022 - The latest flight news to Croatia as 50,000 seats on the Zagreb-Barcelona route are on sale this summer thanks to Vueling and Croatia Airlines. 

Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will introduce a regular seasonal route between Zagreb and Barcelona on April 2, 2022. At the end of April, Croatia Airlines will renew the same line, reports Croatian Aviation

Namely, as of this Saturday, Vueling is re-introducing its regular seasonal line between Barcelona and Zagreb. The line returns after the winter break, and the last flight Vueling made on this line was on October 16 last year.

Vueling will gradually increase the number of weekly operations in April, and from May it will operate three times a week between Zagreb and Barcelona, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This should be the case until September 10, when the number of weekly rotations will be reduced to two, until the end of the summer flight schedule on October 29.

Vueling is planning 90 return flights on this route from April to October, offering exactly 32,400 seats per season on its A320 aircraft.

As of Thursday, April 28, the Croatian national airline, Croatia Airlines, is renewing the same route after two summer seasons. Flights are also planned until the end of the season, or the end of October.

Croatia Airlines will use A319 aircraft with a capacity of 144 seats on this route, and three flights a week have also been announced, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

On 79 return flights planned for this summer season, the Croatian airline offers a total of 22,752 seats between Barcelona and Zagreb. 

In total, Vueling and Croatia Airlines planes will operate six times a week and offer 55,152 seats between the two mentioned cities from April to October this year.

From March 24, Dubrovnik will be connected to Barcelona by a regular Vueling line, which will operate daily from May, and from April 1, this airline will resume traffic to Split. Between Barcelona and Split, 6 flights a week have been announced until mid-June, and then it will run daily. Other Croatian airports (Osijek, Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, and Brač) do not have scheduled flights to the capital of Catalonia in this year's summer flight schedule.

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Monday, 28 February 2022

Vueling Dubrovnik Flights Return at Beginning of March!

February 28, 2022 - The latest flight news to Croatia as Vueling Dubrovnik flights from Barcelona return at the beginning of March!

Spanish low-cost airline Vueling Airlines resumes traffic on the regular line between Barcelona and Dubrovnik from the beginning of March, reports Croatian Aviation

The Spanish airline planned to operate on the Barcelona-Dubrovnik route throughout the winter, but due to passenger restrictions and reduced demand, this did not happen. 

The last flight on this line was made by Vueling on January 9, after which there were no regular operations. The carrier is reintroducing this route before the start of the summer flight schedule, which will take effect at the end of March.

From March 3, Vueling will operate on this line twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. Eight return flights were announced in March, with a total of 2,880 seats on offer. The carrier will use A320 aircraft on this route.

In addition to Dubrovnik, Vueling will travel from Barcelona to Split and Zagreb this summer.

Furthermore,  Croatian Aviation recently reported that Flyr, a new Norwegian airline based in Oslo, announced a new line between Oslo and Dubrovnik this summer.

Namely, Flyr will introduce its third flight to Croatia and the first to Dubrovnik Airport this summer. The new Oslo-Dubrovnik line will start operating on June 13 and end on August 12 this year. Two flights a week have been announced, every Monday and Wednesday, while the number of weekly rotations will increase to three from July 1, with the introduction of regular flights every Friday.

On 25 return flights in the mentioned period, Flyr offers a total of 9,450 seats between Oslo and Dubrovnik. The new route will be operated by B737-800 aircraft with a capacity of up to 189 seats in the cabin. 

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Friday, 23 April 2021

Connecting Catalonia and Croatia: Direct Vueling Flights to Split and Dubrovnik from May!

April 23, 2021 - The latest flight news to Croatia as Vueling flights to Split and Dubrovnik will operate from Barcelona next month.

Croatian Aviation reports that the well-known Spanish low-cost airline Vueling will reconnect Croatia with the capital of Catalonia - Barcelona, from the beginning of next month.

Vueling has confirmed the reintroduction of regular international routes from Barcelona to two Croatian airports - Dubrovnik and Split.

In the first days of May, this airline will resume regular flights to Dubrovnik Airport and Split Airport from its main base - Barcelona.

The Barcelona - Dubrovnik - Barcelona line will be in operation from May 2, once a week, every Sunday. As early as May 13, the company will add a second weekly flight on Thursdays. The company plans to significantly increase the traffic on this line at the beginning of June and operate 5 times a week between Dubrovnik and Barcelona. Vueling is the only company operating on this line and has no direct competition.

The second Vueling line to Dubrovnik, the one from Rome, has been postponed until June 1. 

In addition to the line to Barcelona, Dubrovnik is currently the only Croatian airport connected by a regular line with Madrid. Namely, the Spanish Iberia resumed traffic on this route in the first days of the summer flight schedule, with one flight per week. From May 2, Iberia will operate twice a week between Madrid and Dubrovnik on Fridays and Sundays.

Vueling will also return to Split in May. The Barcelona - Split - Barcelona line has been announced from May 1, once a week throughout the following month, every Saturday. Five weekly flights are planned for June, but the company will likely reduce the number of operations following the demand.

Vueling also runs to Split and Rome. This line is also currently postponed to early June.

In addition to Split and Dubrovnik, Vueling normally operates to Zagreb and Zadar, but these lines have not been announced for May. More specifically, the line from Rome to Zadar has been announced for July, while the line between Barcelona and Zagreb is currently planned for June 19. Given that there is a high probability that Croatia Airlines will not operate between Zagreb and Barcelona this summer season, Vueling will be the only airline to offer direct flights between the two cities. In the last crisis year, Vueling operated on this route, but reduced and significantly shorter than under normal circumstances.

The Spanish low-cost airline will operate 13 return flights to Croatia in May and offer just over 4,600 seats between Barcelona, Split, and Dubrovnik.

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Friday, 4 December 2020

Flights to Croatia: Eurowings Cancels Cologne-Split, Vueling Terminates Dubrovnik Winter Service

December 4, 2020 - The latest news for flights to Croatia as Eurowings cancels Cologne-Split, and Vueling terminates its recently announced winter service between Barcelona and Dubrovnik.

Croatian Aviation reports that two well-known low-cost carriers, Germany's Eurowings and Spain's Vueling, withdrew two lines to Croatian destinations, although they were announced for December and January, respectively.

In November, Eurowings announced its flight schedule for December this year, in which it will offer slightly more flights to Croatian destinations, Zagreb and Split, just in time for the holidays.

Although Eurowings has announced traffic on the direct Split-Cologne line, this will not happen. Namely, the airline's original plan was to operate on this line from December 22 to January 10 twice a week, on Tuesdays and Sundays, but low demand caused by new measures at border crossings forced the company to cancel planned operations on this line.

There will still be lines from Dusseldorf and Stuttgart to Split, as well as Eurowings lines to Zagreb.

Furthermore, Spanish low-cost airline Vueling announced at the end of October that it would launch the Barcelona-Dubrovnik route in January 2021.

Regular flights on this route were on sale twice a week, every Thursday and Sunday. Vueling was also forced to cancel these flights and is currently planning to return to Dubrovnik with the start of the summer flight schedule, in April next year.

The airline tried to motivate a certain number of passengers to visit Dubrovnik in January at very reasonable prices, but this was clearly not enough. When we take into account all the restrictions that exist today when traveling (especially international ones), the cancellation of these flights is quite an expected move by the airline.

Dubrovnik was left without its only announced scheduled flight this winter, and there will be no international flights to and from Dubrovnik until the spring of next year, while Split remains connected by Croatia Airlines to Frankfurt, Rome and Munich, Edelweiss to Zurich, KLM to Amsterdam and Eurowings for Dusseldorf and Stuttgart.

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Friday, 30 October 2020

Flights to Croatia: Vueling Returns to Dubrovnik in January, Transavia Completes Services to Croatia

October 30, 2020 - The latest news for flights to Croatia as Vueling returns to Dubrovnik in January, and Transavia completes services to Split and Dubrovnik for this year. 

Croatian Aviation reports that Spanish low-cost airline Vueling plans to return to Dubrovnik Airport in January 2021.

At the end of the summer flight schedule, the company suspended traffic to all Croatian airports, and Dubrovnik is currently the only planned destination in Croatia in the winter months.

This summer, Vueling flew to Zagreb, Split, and Dubrovnik, with reduced flights compared to last year's summer flight schedule.

Vueling plans to re-establish the Barcelona-Dubrovnik line starting in 2021. Regular flights between the two cities are currently announced from Sunday, January 3, 2021, twice a week, every Thursday and Sunday.

The line should operate until the end of the winter flight schedule (March 28, 2021) with the above two flights per week, and for the summer flight schedule next year, the company currently has daily flights on this line.

The realization of these flights will primarily depend on the global situation with COVID-19, which directly affects the demand itself, so Vueling will cancel the announced flights in case of commercial unprofitability. 

Vueling announced flights to four Croatian airports for the next summer season; Zagreb, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik, but we will know more about the summer flight schedule later, as it is too early to conclude so many months in advance, especially in these uncertain times.

Vueling's intention to operate on the Barcelona-Dubrovnik route in the winter flight schedule is certainly positive news, but the question remains: Will there be demand?

Furthermore, Croatian Aviation reports that low-cost Dutch airline Transavia, a subsidiary of the world's oldest airline, KLM, and also a member of the Air France - KLM group, will perform the last flights to Croatian airports for this year this weekend. 

Transavia had reduced traffic to Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik this summer, connecting five Croatian airports with destinations in France and the Netherlands, despite reduced demand.

The company cut traffic to Rijeka, Pula, and Zadar in September, and Transavia operated only to Split and Dubrovnik in October with a relatively small number of weekly flights.

The Split - Paris Orly line operated 2 to 3 times a week in October, and on Friday, October 30, the company will perform the last flight to Split on the line from Orly.

In Dubrovnik, Transavia had two active lines this month, from Nantes and Paris. These two lines will end with traffic for this year, a day later compared to Split, on Saturday, October 31. 

In October, two routes from France to Dubrovnik operated with a minimum weekly frequency, only once a week, on Saturdays. Still, all routes were operated by B737-800 aircraft with a capacity of as many as 189 seats in the carrier's fleet.

Transavia will no longer have regular operations at Croatian airports after the last weekend in October, and re-establishing numerous seasonal routes is expected in mid-April next year. This low-cost carrier has not operated to Croatian airports in winter before, and Transavia will not operate to neighboring airports (Ljubljana and Belgrade) in the winter months.

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Sunday, 31 May 2020

Spanish Airlines To Fly Again To Split And Dubrovnik As Of July

ZAGREB, May 31, 2020 - Spanish airlines Iberia and Vueling said last Thursday that as of July 1 they would be flying again from Madrid and Barcelona to some foreign destinations, including Split and Dubrovnik, after the flights had been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Since a state of emergency was declared in Spain on March 14, Iberia has been operating foreign flights to London and Paris only, so that passengers could reach their destinations in cases of emergency. Traveling for tourism purposes is prohibited, and documents and certificates of the rare foreign passengers at airports are checked by border police.

However, after the Spanish government last Monday announced that foreign tourists would be allowed to enter the country as of July 1, Iberia and Vueling stated that they would gradually restart their flights.

In July, Iberia will start operating flights from Madrid to Dubrovnik, which will be one of its 15 foreign destinations. In August, the airline will introduce flights to 28 additional destinations in Europe and North Africa.

Iberia also used to fly from Madrid to Zagreb and Zadar, but it is still unknown whether they will be resumed.

Flights between Madrid and Split are available for reservations at the Iberia website as of July 1 and passengers will be transported by the Vueling airline.

Iberia and Vueling share the same owner, the International Airlines Group.

Flights from Spain to other continents are suspended until further notice.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Flights to Croatia: Jet2 Upgrades Dubrovnik and Split, Vueling Cancels Florence

March 12, 2019 - The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for new flights to Croatia with updates from Rijeka, Dubrovnik, and Split.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Vueling to remain flying from Dubrovnik to Rome over winter

The Spanish low-cost airline Vueling (VY/VLG) will continue operations on its Dubrovnik-Rome line (Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci Airport) throughout the upcoming winter season.