Last March, I took my first internal flight in Croatia that was not Croatia Airlines or a seaplane (ah, remember those days…). And rather a useful little service it was too.
When I posted about my experience flying from Dubrovnik to Osijek in March for just 60 euro back in March, a lot of locals were surprised, as they had never heard of the Trade Air PSO service. You can read how fabulous it is in Affordable, Useful, Stunning Daily Croatian Internal Flights, And It is Not Croatia Airlines.
And those flights will recommence this week, as reported by ExYuAviation:
Croatian carrier Trade Air will restore Public Service Obligation (PSO) domestic flights within Croatia next Thursday following a five-month hiatus. It comes after the airline was selected to operate the routes over the next four years following a severely delayed tender by the Croatian government. Trade Air has been granted 24 million euros for the upkeep of six routes. They include Osijek – Zagreb – Osijek, Osijek – Pula – Split – Pula – Osijek, Osijek – Rijeka – Osijek, Rijeka – Split – Dubrovnik – Split – Rijeka, Osijek – Zadar – Osijek and Rijeka – Zadar – Rijeka. The carrier will wet-lease a 34-seat Saab 340 turboprop from Polish airline SprintAir in order to maintain the domestic services. Tickets for the flights are now on sale.
Ticket prices are really not bad at all, and this is a GREAT time to visit Slavonia – here is an example of a one-way fare from Split to Osijek, for example.
You can book your flights on the Trade Air site.
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