With the Easter holiday over, we are officially one step closer to the peak season – but how prepared are you for your next Croatia visit?
The start of April has welcomed warmer weather, and the sun is no longer hiding behind thick clouds and raging winds. Today, we are finally getting a taste of what we can expect when the warmer weather hits, which has us thinking – how far along are you in making your Croatia travel plans?
Let’s start with the basics. Assuming most of you traveling to Croatia this year will be coming into one of Croatia’s major airports, how much do you really about what you need to do after you land? What if you’re landing at an airport that is hours away from your desired destination?
While all of this may rattle your feathers now, don’t fret, as we are here to help. Step one: let’s learn a bit about Croatia’s largest airports and what we can expect this year.
Media reports have announced that Croatian airports should expect a significant increase in flight capacities for 2018, with many existing airlines expanding their routes to Croatia, while many more flights by new carries will take the sky. Zagreb airport just celebrated their one year anniversary of the new terminal last week, and for the occasion, announced that many partners would boost their frequencies, and new flights from Greece and Canada will bring travelers from Athens and Toronto to the capital city.
Split airport, which is usually the busiest airport in the peak season, is in for another scorcher. While some 3 million passengers are expected to travel through the airport in 2018, this summer will see new flights from Croatia Airlines, Brussels Airlines, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, airBaltic, easyJet, Thomas Cook Airlines, Condor, Volotea, Smartwings and Jet2, while many other airlines will also boost their frequencies to Split.
The airport fit for Game of Thrones’ fans – Dubrovnik airport, on the other hand, has projected 10% growth this summer, with increasing numbers from the United Kingdon and a plethora of new flights from Zurich and Dubai. And let’s not forget about Pula airport, which will welcome some 700,000 passengers this year with over 10,000 flights operated, and Zadar airport, which expects growth somewhere between 5% and 7% this year and a total of five new carriers.
Yes, there is also Rijeka airport, Dalmatia’s island airport Brač which expects to attract 47,000 passengers this year, and for those of you going east – don’t forget about Osijek.
With that said, while you should be choosing an airport dependent on the proximity of where you’ll be staying on your holiday, many of us are forced to choose airports because flights in and out are cheaper, or more often than not because they are the only airports accessible from your city. Because getting to your desired destination once you land is of the utmost importance, rather than fiddle with bus timetables and long lines at rental car offices (remember, this is the peak season, after all), why not consider using a private transfer to get from point A to B?
Quick, easy, painless, and without the stress of public transport or overpriced taxi rides, Solo Transfers will take you exactly where you need to go after you land for a fixed price including your luggage! If you’re flying into Zagreb airport but need to be in Split, or coming in Dubrovnik but have a place booked in Zadar, don’t get ahead of yourself with the planning – Solo Transfers has the solution.
For more information for your need trip, check out the Solo Transfers website.
Source: Ex Yu Aviation