March 29, 2019 – The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for new flights to Croatia with updates from Split and Zagreb airports.
AvioRadar reports that Russian regional airline RusLine will fly to Split this spring. Namely, the Moscow-Vnukovo-Split line will operate this year, albeit for a short time. Since a typical travel time for Russians is the May 1st holiday, this new route will work only on the weekend before and after May 1st. RusLine will arrive in Split on April 27 and May 4 with the small Canadair CRJ-100 or the CRJ-200. Even though there are only two return flights, this RusLine route is offered as a regular flight and not as a charter.
In other Croatian airport news, AvioRadar also reports that Zagreb airport celebrated the second anniversary of the new passenger terminal on Thursday. One of the most modern and latest terminals in Europe officially opened their doors in the spring of 2017. In this time, the airport has marked passenger and cargo records, new routes and airlines, positive results from passenger satisfaction surveys and awards.
Today, regular traffic at Zagreb airport is powered by a total of 30 airlines that link Zagreb to 46 destinations in Croatia, Europe, and the world. Zagreb is connected to many European hubs, such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Munich, Paris, and Vienna, and boasts intercontinental traffic with Doha, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Seoul, and Toronto.
Following the record number of passenger arrivals since opening the new passenger terminal in 2017, Franco Tudjman Airport recorded double-digit cumulative growth in 2018. A continuous annual increase in traffic was 12% in 2017, while it was 8% in 2018. This trend is expected to continue until the end of the year. Additionally, freight traffic at Zagreb airport makes up more than 90% of the total cargo traffic in Croatia’s air transport, and last year recorded a growth of 16%.
Zagreb’s summer flight schedule begins the last weekend in March, or March 31, and lasts until October 27, 2019. Some airlines have increased aircraft capacities in Zagreb, while others have increased the frequency of flights coming to Zagreb or prolonged the flight season.
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