Eurowings to Fly to All Croatian Airports Next Year

Lauren Simmonds

Great news from Eurowings!

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 31st of October, 2017, the director of Zagreb’s Tourist Board, Martina Bienenfeld, has stressed the importance of good cooperation with airline companies. Some fantastic news from the wildly popular carrier Eurowings follows!

By the end of the year, the well known low-cost carrier Eurowings plans to transport more than 900,000 passengers to and from Croatia, which is a massive 60 percent increase compared to last year, and next year the carrier will operate flights to all Croatian airports, meaning more than one million passengers are to be expected.

“Eurowings, as part of the Lufthansa Group, has big plans for Croatia in the coming four years,” stated Eurowings’ Markus Leopold.

He added that Eurowings had transported 24 million passengers last year, which is 26 percent more than the year before, as well as flying 200 aircraft, and next year the plan is to increase the total number of passengers to a huge 35 million and employ three thousand new workers.

The Eurowings Conference was held on the eve of today’s inaugural flight from Zagreb to Düsseldorf, which will operate as a year-round line, there will also be flights between Rijeka and Cologne, as well as Pula and Düsseldorf, which are due to begin in the first days of November, making this company one of the very few to fly all year round from Croatia.

It was stated that unlike other low-cost airline companies, Eurowings is the most pro-active and seasoned in Croatia, and this is the reason for this year’s high growth. The airline plans to introduce all-year flights between Osijek and Stuttgart and to boost those to and from Zagreb. Despite the costs being somewhat higher than the average as far as Zagreb’s Franjo Tuđman airport is concerned, they believe in the continuation of these positive trends.

“Zagreb is all the more powerful as a ”city break” destination and every new flight is welcome as more tourists will come. The five lines that Eurowings links between Zagreb and Germany are extremely important,” Martina Bienenfeld said.

The largest number of Eurowings passengers and arrivals have been recorded in Zagreb and the figure amounts to about 170,000 this year. This is closely followed by Dubrovnik, Split, Pula, Zadar, Osijek and Rijeka, it has also been outlined that negotiations with Brač Airport are almost complete, to which Eurowings will definitely begin flying next year.


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