November 14, 2020 – The latest flight news for Croatia, as Korean low-cost carrier T’Way Air plans to launch Seoul-Zagreb in the near future.
Because around half a million Korean tourists visit Croatia annually, it’s not a surprise that Korean low-cost carrier T’Way Air is looking to launch a service from Seoul to Croatia soon.
Namely, Ex Yu Aviation reports that by marking its tenth anniversary, CEO Hong-Geun Jung announced that he wants the airline to react quickly in the post-pandemic world once international travel resumes and acquire wide-body aircraft to launch medium and long-haul routes to Croatia, Australia, and Kyrgyzstan.
“T’Way has received all necessary permits from the Korean Ministry for Land, Infrastructure, and Transport to launch up to four weekly commercial flights between Seoul and Croatia,” Hong-Geun Jung said.
T’Way Air currently has around thirty narrow-body Boeing aircraft in its fleet, and before the coronavirus pandemic, they operated flights to Asia and Russia.
Currently, Korean Air operates seasonal flights between Seoul and Zagreb, apart from this year, for obvious reasons. However, Korean Air tentatively should return to Zagreb on March 29, 2021, and plans to run three flights a week next summer, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Korean Air will operate this route using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Ex Yu Aviation adds that Korean Air registered 43,123 passengers between Seoul and Zagreb in 2019. However, while the capital city Zagreb is where most Korean tourists enter Croatia, Dubrovnik is the real pull for tourists, so much so that local authorities have already discussed launching flights to the ‘Adriatic Pearl’ from South Korea.
“It is imperative for us to improve connectivity with Korea. It is a big market, and we could attract even more tourists,” the Mayor of Dubrovnik revealed then.