Flights, flights, flights. The latest roundup from Croatian airspace on February 25, 2018.
The easyJet love affair with Split continues, as the popular low-cost carrier will introduce its 18th route to the Dalmatian capital this summer. Split will be connected to Venice twice a week from July 14 to August 2018. This follows the successful introduction of Venice to Dubrovnik last year. Timetable details here.
The Scandinavian love affair with the Adriatic coast shows no sign of abating. JetTime is the latest carrier to announce new routes to the Croatian coast this summer. Split will benefit from three connections, from Copenhagen, Norrkoping and Vaxjo, with flights running from May 25 to October 6. More details here.
With so many new flight announcements, it is becoming rare to find flights which are being withdrawn, but this has happened in Zadar, where Ryanair is no longer offering the Frankfurt Hahn service. This probably has something partially to do with the introduction of the much more interesting Frankfurt connection to Zadar by Ryanair last year, from Frankfurt’s main international airport and a great connection hub for the former Dalmatian capital. This flight will remain for 2018.
In other Zadar-related news, the stories of direct flights from China refuse to go away, with ExYuAviation reporting on plans from Hainan Airlines. Read the full report from ExYuAviation.
One more late-season charter for Dubrovnik, as Germania will connect the Pearl of the Adriatic with Dresden, with a weekly Wednesday flight from September 26 to October 10.
There has been a dramatic rise in the number of Polish tourists to Croatia in recent years, a trned which is set to continue, reports ExYuAviation:
“Croatia is becoming more and more popular among our passengers each year and is one of the most common holiday destinations in the Mediterranean basin for Polish travellers. We are convinced that, as a result of LOT’s enhanced offer, Poles will be even more willing to visit Croatia, as well as plan a longer vacation or weekend trip”, the carrier said. In addition, the airline will boost frequencies on its Warsaw – Zagreb service from ten per week last year to double daily operations this summer. Full story here.
And finally, an uncomfortable experience for passengers on a flight from Zagreb to Brussels this week, as a Croatia Airlines Bombadier Dash 8 Q40 suffered landing gear problems on the approach to Brussels Airport. More details here.