Dubrovnik Winter Charter Flights Begin With Arrivals from Across Europe

Lauren Simmonds

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As Morski writes, Dubrovnik’s tourism is still to a large extent reliant on air traffic arrivals despite the finalisation of the Peljesac bridge which scraps the need to cross in and back out of Neum in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As such, Croatia’s southernmost city still heavily depends mostly on air connections, that is, on the summer flight schedule.

When the height of the main summer tourist season ends, and particularly by the end of October, traffic to Dubrovnik is 90 percent lower than it is during the summer. However, this year, Dubrovnik Airport will also have work to do in the winter with Dubrovnik winter charter flights. The programme of Dubrovnik winter charter flights has begun, which will bring retirees from all over the rest of Europe.

The first plane of the new Dubrovnik winter charter flights programme landed at the airport in Cilipi recently and the guests, mostly German nationals, couldn’t wait to explore the city outside of the often insufferable crowds and scorching heat.

”We wanted to get better acquainted with Croatia, we are staying for two weeks,” said Anya from Germany.

”It was very good, very pleasant, the flight got here really quickly from Hamburg,” added Asthrid.

”This is my first time coming here, and I hope I will like it a lot,” Brighitte noted.

Half of all travellers arriving come from Germany, and they are retirees: guests who spend quite a lot and are usually more than happy to travel outside of the main tourist season.

”The other 50 percent of them come from all European cities. We have people from Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark… 95 percent of the Dubrovnik winter charter flights are sold out, for the first period of 12 months, about 99 percent are sold out. We even have a couple of dates that exceeded the number of seats,” points out the director of the travel agency, Akkan Mahmut, for Regionalni Dnevnik.

In addition to charter flights, Dubrovnik will be directly connected to Barcelona, ​​London and Istanbul during the winter, in addition to Zagreb.

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