Flights to Croatia: ANA Resumes Dubrovnik Charter, Neos to Fly from Iceland

Daniela Rogulj

March 18, 2019 – The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for new flights to Croatia with updates from Zagreb, Dubrovnik, and Split.

Ex Yu Aviation reports that All Nippon Airways (ANA), known as Japan’s largest carrier, will resume charter flights to Dubrovnik this summer with services from Tokyo and Osaka. Namely, flights from Osaka will commence in mid-July and from Tokyo in late August, though additional flights should be announced in the coming weeks with new cities including Sapporo, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Sendai. The flights will operate using the wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which can carry 264 passengers.

Additionally, the Croatian government recently authorized Oleg Butković, the Minister for Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, to begin discussions about establishing flights between Zagreb and Tokyo. Butković and his Japanese counterpart must first sign a Bilateral Air Service Agreement, which has already been drafted. Butković believes that negotiations should move forward without issues so that flights between Zagreb and Tokyo could soon begin. 

AvioRadar reports that Italian airline Neos will operate on charter flights from Iceland to Split and Zagreb. Neos has taken over these charter lines from Danish carrier Primera Air, which ceased operations last year. 

Neos will carry groups of tourists from Keflavik Airport near the main popular town of Reykjavik, with two groups for Zagreb and two for Split, one before the main summer season and one after. Neos will operate using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The charter flight from Keflavik to Dubrovnik will remain on Smartwings, also using the Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The charter lines are organized by the Icelandic travel agency Heimsferðir. 

Neos was founded in 2001 as a carrier for the needs of Italian tourist agencies from the TUI group. However, TUI has not been associated with the company since 2004. Their main operative base is at the Milan Malpensa Airport.

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