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European Airlines resume flights to Croatia

09.06.2020. | Announcements


Air traffic to Croatia is restoring rapidly, latest news confirm that Belgium TUI also resumes flights to Croatia and Ryanair will return from July.

Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, which continues to have a strong impact on international tourism trends, Croatia has additionally positioned itself as a safe and desirable tourist destination due to its excellent epidemiological situation. This is underpinned by numerous airline announcements that will reconnect Croatian destinations with key markets during the main summer months.

According to information gathered by the Croatian National Tourist Board through its representative offices, most flights have been announced for the second half of June and early July for the airports of Split and Dubrovnik, as well as for Zadar, Pula, Zagreb and Rijeka. The greatest number of flights to Croatian destinations were announced from the markets of Germany, Benelux and France.





"Most tourist traffic in Croatia is realized through road traffic, i.e., arrivals by car, which account for about 75 percent on the whole, and this is the most common way to travel to our country. However, in recent years, Croatia has also positioned itself as an air destination, and this is especially important under the current circumstances in which we have to fight for our share of the tourist market by differentiating our offer, and emphasizing safety and accessibility. The re-awakening of air traffic will help Croatian destinations, especially Dubrovnik and Split, to be more accessible to many travel enthusiasts", said Croatian National Tourist Board Director Kristjan Staničić.





Among the announced routes to Split are Austrian Airlines flights from Austria, Luxairtours, Transavia and easyJet from Benelux, Transavia and easyJet from France, Condor and Eurowings from Germany, easyJet and Wizz Air from Great Britain. Confirmed is also a Croatia Airlines flight that will connect Split with Rome from mid-June. Austrian Airlines flights from Austria, Luxairtours, TUI, easyJet, and Brussels Airlines from Benelux, Transavia and easyJet from France have been announced for Dubrovnik, as well as flights from Germany, Hungary, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.





According to the announcements, Ryanair, Luxairtours and easyJet will connect Zadar with the Benelux market, while Ryanair will also connect this Croatian destination with German destinations, including Stuttgart, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe and Cologne. According to the announcements, Pula will be connected with Ryanair, Luxairtours and easyJet flights to the Benelux market, and flights from Paris, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and London have also been announced. Flights from the markets of Germany, Great Britain and Benelux have been announced for the airports of Rijeka and Zagreb.





We would like to remind you that Croatia Airlines, in addition to the existing international routes from Zagreb to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Zurich, will also offer flights connecting the Croatian capital with Brussels, Munich, Sarajevo, London and Rome from June 15, from Zagreb to Dublin on June 16, and to Vienna from June 18.

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TUI fly Belgium has announced it will resume international flights in Europe, including Croatia.

As Croatian Aviation reports, TUI fly Belgium will introduce its Brussels – Dubrovnik service from June 20. The twice-weekly service will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays and will be the first international line that TUI launches after landing its fleet due to the pandemic.

The company will also launch the line Antwerp – Split service on July 10. They will operate this twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays.

Tickets for their Brussels – Pula service are currently not on sale, but there is a possibility that they will begin sales in a few weeks.

The company will analyze the status of bookings on individual routes and add more weekly flights in accordance with demand, Croatian Aviation said.

A B737-800 aircraft with a capacity of 189 passengers have been announced for those Croatia routes.

Scandinavian Airlines, known commonly as SAS, will resume flights later this month to Croatia.

The national air carrier of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden has announced its June timetable which sees the resumption of flights to Split on the Dalmatian coast, Croatian Aviation writes.

From June 20, SAS will operate the Copenhagen – Split service twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays with its A320neo aircraft.

Also on June 20, SAS will resume the Oslo – Split flight. This flight from the Norwegian capital will operate once weekly each Saturday. Its A320neo aircraft, which has a capacity of 174 passengers will also be used for this route.

SAS has yet to confirm its July schedule but it is expected that its usual services from many destinations in Scandinavia to Pula, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik will also be resumed.

Smartwings will start flighting again to a number of European destinations, including Split in Croatia.

As of Wednesday, June 10, Smartwings will launch its first route to Croatia, re-establishing a direct flight between Prague and Split, Croatian Aviation reports.

The Prague – Split service will operate twice in the first week (Wednesday and Saturday), before expanding to three weekly flights in the second week (Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday).

From June 24th, daily flights are planned.

The airline will also introduce two routes from Poland to Split this month. From June 18, Katowice – Split and Warsaw-Split services will operate once weekly on Thursdays.

The company will soon introduce charter flights to Split, we are expecting the reintroduction of direct flights to Dubrovnik Airport soon, Croatian Aviation writes.

Ryanair has announced that it will reintroduce flights to Zadar as of July 1 with ten flights as part of its summer flight timetable.

Announcing the reintroduction of flights to Zadar, Ryanair said that Croatia had restored international air traffic and motivated tourists to plan their summer vacation.

Ryanair is happy to announce the reintroduction of ten flights to Zadar and is pleased to bring tourists and help develop the regional economy on which thousands of jobs are dependent, the head of sales and marketing for Southeast Europe, Olga Pawlonka said.

That is an opportunity for passengers who had to cancel their spring flights due to restrictions on movement and to use Ryanair’s vouchers announcing that flights to Zadar will be on special during July to ‘celebrate’ the reintroduction of flights to that airport.

Zadar Airport director Josip Klismanic too expressed satisfaction that Ryanair, which is one of the airport’s major carriers, was returning to Zadar adding that this year that company will connect Zadar with 10 destinations.



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SOURCE: Croatian National Tourist Board: CroatiaWeekphoto: Milad A380 - wikipedia, pixabay, Croatian Avion/CroatiaWeek, onlyCRO
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