Busy Weekend at Croatian Airports: Over 70 International Flights!

Daniela Rogulj

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Croatian Aviation reports that Croatian airports continued the positive trend that began in early May. It is to be expected that the positive trends will continue in the coming period, especially as the summer season approaches its peak.

Croatian Aviation hopes that the epidemiological situation will be favorable for travel and that over time, the demand for passengers will grow even more. But, for now, we can be satisfied, since this weekend Croatia had over 70 flights to international destinations!

Zagreb Airport 

Zagreb Airport was connected to 17 international and 4 domestic destinations last weekend. Frankfurt was again the international destination with the most outbound flights from Zagreb, i.e., with a total of 9 outbound flights. Of the domestic destinations, the most outbound flights this weekend from Zagreb were recorded to Split, i.e., a total of 5 outbound flights.

Sunday’s traffic at Zagreb Airport was increased compared to Saturday’s traffic, just like the previous weekends. The most active airline at Zagreb Airport was Croatia Airlines. The domestic airline has connected Zagreb with international destinations such as Frankfurt, Zurich, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Vienna, Paris, Rome, Sarajevo, and Brussels. Croatia Airlines flew from Zagreb to Split, Dubrovnik, Osijek, and Pula via Zadar.

Of the foreign airlines this weekend, the most active were KLM, with 4 outbound flights to Amsterdam and Lufthansa with 3 outbound flights to Frankfurt. AirFrance also flew from Zagreb to Paris, Austrian to Vienna, Aeroflot to Moscow, Turkish to Istanbul, Windrose to Kyiv, LOT to Warsaw, AirSerbia to Belgrade, and Eurowings to Stuttgart and Cologne.

Split Airport

This weekend, Split Airport was connected with 18 international destinations and 2 domestic destinations. Traffic at Split Airport has significantly increased compared to the previous weekend and compared to the entire previous period in 2021. Although Zagreb Airport had several commercial passenger aircraft operations this weekend, Split Airport managed to establish connections with the most international destinations for the first time this year.

Saturday was significantly busier than Sunday at Split Airport. This Saturday alone, you could fly from Split to 8 different destinations in Germany. Of the domestic destinations from Split, most outgoing flights were traditionally directed to Zagreb, i.e., a total of 6 outgoing flights. The largest domestic airline flew from Split to international destinations such as Zurich, Munich, Frankfurt, and Rome and also operated domestic flights to Zagreb and Osijek. 

Several different foreign airlines could be seen in Split this weekend. Thus, Eurowings flew from Split to Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Dortmund, Cologne, easyJet to Basel, Berlin (Brandeburg), Geneva and London (Luton), Lufthansa to Munich and Frankfurt, KLM to Amsterdam, Austrian to Vienna, Smartwings to Prague, LOT to Warsaw and Transavia to Paris (Orly).

Dubrovnik Airport

At Dubrovnik Airport, traffic was as high as last weekend. This weekend, Dubrovnik was connected with 8 international destinations and with Zagreb as the only domestic destination. As in the case of Split, air traffic in Dubrovnik is more significant on Saturdays than on Sundays. 

This weekend in Dubrovnik, Croatia Airlines performed 5 rotations on the route to Zagreb and 1 rotation on the route to Frankfurt. Of the foreign airlines, Austrian from Vienna, Lufthansa from Munich and Frankfurt, Air Baltic from Riga, LOT from Warsaw, Luxair from Luxembourg, Transavia from Paris (Orly), and Iberia from Madrid flew to Dubrovnik.

Zadar Airport

Zadar Airport also recorded several flights and airlines this weekend. Zadar was connected with 4 international destinations and 2 domestic destinations this weekend.

Croatia Airlines flew on Saturday and Sunday from Zagreb via Zadar to Pula and further to Zagreb. Among the foreign airlines to Zadar are Lufthansa flights from Munich and Frankfurt, Luxair from Luxembourg, and Ryanair from Krakow.

Pula Airport

Pula recorded 4 operations of commercial passenger aircraft this weekend, just like the previous weekend. On Saturday, Lufthansa operated on the route from Frankfurt to Pula, while Croatia Airlines operated on the route from Zagreb. This week, Russian S7 Airlines performed a regular rotation between Moscow and Pula, and Croatia Airlines another domestic rotation to Zagreb.

Rijeka, Osijek, Brač airports did not have international traffic on regular routes this weekend either.

Follow the latest on flights to Croatia HERE and the latest travel updates and COVID-19 news from Croatia HERE.

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