Dubrovnik Mayor Reveals 352 Brits Arrived on Six Saturday Flights

Daniela Rogulj



August 23, 2020 – Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Frankovic revealed in a live program for N1 television that, despite the coronavirus, six British planes had arrived in the city on Saturday. But how many British tourists did they carry?  

While the news certainly sounds positive at first glance, since the UK placed Croatia on its quarantine list on Thursday, let’s take a closer look. 

Namely, if we look at the figures presented by Frankovic, it turns out that 352 British tourists landed in Dubrovnik, which isn’t really a figure to brag about. Frankovic, however, stated that this was a positive number, and also emphasized that two more planes would arrive on Saturday night.

A brief analysis of the Croatian Aviation portal shows that 352 British tourists can’t be considered good news. In fact, they call those numbers catastrophic.

“The mayor of Dubrovnik praised the media that a significant arrival of British tourists to Dubrovnik was recorded at Dubrovnik Airport on August 22 (after the mandatory self-isolation for all passengers coming from Croatia to the UK came into force). Six direct flights from Great Britain arrived with 352 passengers.

However, seven planes from Great Britain landed at Dubrovnik Airport, while the eighth will land late tonight (Saturday):

  1. Jet2.com, London Stansted, 09:22h (B737-800)
  2. EasyJet, London Gatwick, 09:51h (A320)
  3. Jet2.com, Birmingham, 09:54h (B737-800)
  4. EasyJet, Edinburgh, 10:11h (A320NEO)
  5. Jet2.com, Manchester, 11:55h (B737-800)
  6. British Airways, London Heathrow, 12:00h (A320)
  7. EasyJet, London Gatwick, 20:12h (A320)
  8. EasyJet, Manchester, 20:37h (A320NEO)
  9. EasyJet, London Luton, 22.24h (A319)

As the 352 passengers on Saturday’s first six flights from Great Britain to Dubrovnik have been publicly announced, we will only state the following; a total of 1,119 seats were offered on six flights in the direction of Dubrovnik. If only 352 passengers really arrived in Dubrovnik on those flights, the occupancy of the passenger cabin is only around 31%.

Given the number of seats offered and direct flights, the number of arrivals of British tourists is not good, but catastrophic.”

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