June 19, 2019 – The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for new flights to Croatia with updates from Dubrovnik, Zagreb, and Pula.
Ex Yu Aviation reports on June 19, 2019, that the national airline of Spain, Iberia, will end its winter service between Madrid and Dubrovnik but will maintain its summer service. Recall, Iberia operated between Madrid and Dubrovnik two times a week last winter season.
However, not all hope is lost for Croatia this winter, as the Spanish airline will instead increase operations to Zagreb to three flights per week. The additional service will operate on Sundays.
Iberia has shown Croatia quite a bit of love this year, which all started with them adding another 204,586 seats between Spain and Croatia compared to last year.
“Most of our passengers to and from Croatia fly point to point, but we also have connecting traffic. Among the cities that feed more passengers to our flights from/to Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb last year were New York, Lisbon, Bilbao, Porto, Chicago, Boston, and Miami,” Iberia said to Ex Yu Aviation at the beginning of the year. You can read the story here.
In other news, Avio Radar reports that for the first time in its history, Pula Airport welcomed two Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at the same time. Namely, on Tuesday, June 18, two British airline TUI Airways aircraft flew on the BY4278 route from London Gatwick Airport and the BY2206 route from Manchester after 12:20, just three minutes apart.
The Boeing 787-9 G-TUIM airplane flew from London, while the smaller Boeing 787-8 G-TUII flew from Manchester. The two flights did not plan on arriving in Pula at the same time, though the plane from Manchester was three hours late.
On May 23rd this year, Dubrovnik Airport welcomed three Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at the same time, from London, Manchester, and Bristol.
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