Brac Airport Optimistic about 2021 Tourist Season in Croatia

Daniela Rogulj

Updated on:

Romulic & Stojcic

Brac Airport is preparing for the summer season in which the recovery of the tourism sector and air traffic is expected. Croatian Aviation asked Brac Airport Director Tonci Peovic about what the airport can expect this year.

Brac Airport has had two routes by Croatian national airline, Croatia Airlines, for years. It is the domestic line between Zagreb and Brac, which operates twice a week in the summer schedule, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. It will operate this summer season, too. 

Also, on its long-term charter line Graz – Brac, Croatia Airlines plans to resume operations from mid-May to early October. This is the same program the airline has implemented in cooperation with tour operators in previous seasons.

The Czech company CSA also operated charter flights, which has not yet announced its flights for this year, but as this is a charter, it has enough time to do so. It is clear that charter flights primarily depend on the sale of package deals. Bookings will begin only with the arrival of spring and the eventual easing of restrictive measures.

On Saturdays and Sundays, German Sundair plans to introduce charter flights from Berlin and Dusseldorf from early May to late October, a plan the airline announced back in November last year. 

Brac Airport will also welcome charter flights from Bern and Graz this summer, operated by Great Dane Airlines, in the postseason, from September to October. The company will operate an E195 aircraft to Brac, which has a capacity of 118 passengers with this carrier.

In the 2017 summer season, TUI introduced two charter lines to Brac, from Brussels and Deauville, while in the 2018 summer flight schedule, a third line was introduced; Rotterdam – Brac. The airport has not yet received information from TUI regarding operations for this summer, so it is not certain that TUI will operate to Brac this year.

In the summer of 2018, Luxair introduced the Luxembourg – Brac line, but it did not operate last year for objective reasons. Peovic confirmed that the airport is currently negotiating with this airline, and they hope that Luxair will decide on re-introducing this route as early as this summer.

Namely, in response to the pandemic and the devastating effect on air traffic, the airport reduced prices for several aircraft groups, sharing the risk of re-establishing traffic to Brac Airport.

Peovic also points out that there are announcements of a change in the hotel group’s ownership structure on the island, which is expected to have positive effects on Brac Airport but only in 2022. 

Considering the announced traffic for this summer season, Brac Airport will be satisfied with 70% of passengers compared to the figures from 2019.

For the latest travel info, bookmark our main travel info article, which is updated daily

Read the Croatian Travel Update in your language – now available in 24 languages.

Join the Total Croatia Travel INFO Viber community.


Subscribe to our newsletter

the fields marked with * are required
Email: *
First name:
Last name:
Gender: Male Female
Please don't insert text in the box below!

Leave a Comment