Flights to Croatia: Austrian Airlines Adds Daily Zadar Route, Lauda to Dubrovnik

By 27 September 2019

September 27, 2019 - The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for new flights to Croatia with updates from Zadar, Dubrovnik, and Zagreb. 

Avio Radar reports that Austrian national carrier Austrian Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance global airline association, is launching a new route to Croatia in the summer of 2020. Namely, Austrian Airlines will connect Vienna and Zadar every day next year. Zadar will be the fourth Austrian Airlines' destination in Croatia, after the long-standing connections to Zagreb, Dubrovnik, and Split. 

This route will begin operating seven flights a week from the first day of the 2020 summer flights schedule, or March 29, 2020. An Airbus A320 aircraft will serve this line. 

But that’s not the only news coming from Austria. 

Furthermore, Ex-Yu Aviation reports that Austrian low-cost airline Lauda will launch seasonal flights between Vienna and Dubrovnik from March 29 next year, operating two times a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. This new route will compete directly against Austrian Airlines and Level. 

The Lauda line will leave Vienna on Thursdays at 14:55, arriving in Dubrovnik at 16:20, while it will leave on Sunday at 6:00, arriving in Dubrovnik at 7:25. 

Ryanair's B737-800 equipment will operate on this service, even though the flights are marketed by Lauda.

To end this week of travel, Avio Radar reports that Franjo Tudjman Airport was recognized in the category of airports with less than 4 million passengers at the 25th World Routes Aviation Forum held in Adelaide, Australia. 

The annual World Routes Awards were held at the Adelaide Convention Center on September 23, 2019. The awards are highly regarded in the aviation industry for recognizing marketing services that support new and existing airport services, as well as excellence and innovation in route development. 

Zagreb Airport recorded 3.34 million passengers last year, which is an increase of 8%, following a 12% increase in 2017. After introducing Emirates in 2017, three new carriers have been launched from Zagreb in 2018, of which two operate long-haul flights and bring a number of new destinations. Firstly, in the spring, Aegean Airlines introduced direct flights to Athens, while Croatia Airlines opened two new destinations - Dublin and Mostar. In June, Air Canada Rouge opened its second direct line between Zagreb and Toronto, and in September 2018, the first flights to the Far East began thanks to Korean Air, connecting Zagreb and Seoul throughout the year. 

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