August 19, 2020 – The latest news from around Croatia’s airports for flights to Croatia with updates for Split, Dubrovnik, and Pula.
Croatian Aviation reports that British low-cost carrier easyJet issued a statement on its website on Tuesday announcing the imminent closure of its three large bases in the UK, solely due to reduced demand caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.
There are two airports in London, Stansted and Southend, and the company’s base in Newcastle. From all three mentioned airports, there are direct easyJet flights to Croatia, more precisely, to Pula, Split and Dubrovnik.
“We had to take the very difficult decision to close three UK bases as a result of the unprecedented impact of the pandemic and related travel restrictions, compounded by quarantine measures in the UK which is impacting demand for travel. We would like to reassure customers due to fly from these airports that we are now contacting anyone whose flight is affected with clear advice on their options which include rerouting via alternative airports or receiving a full refund,” easyJet CEO, Johan Lundgren, said.
The closure of these bases will happen very soon, as early as September 1, with the announcement that traffic from these airports will resume in the summer flight schedule in 2021. easyJet will operate on the following lines to Croatia until the end of August, and some of them have already been canceled.
- London Stansted – Dubrovnik
- London Stansted – Split
- London Southend – Dubrovnik
- London Southend – Pula
- Newcastle – Split
easyJet will operate from London (Gatwick Airport) to Dubrovnik, Split and Pula in September, so passengers planning a trip from Stansted or Southend Airport will be able to change their departure airport from London free of charge.
Passengers who have purchased a ticket on the line Newcastle – Split for September, will have to use the line from Manchester to arrive at Split Airport. That line will also run throughout September.