United Airlines New York-Dubrovnik Flight: The Details

Daniela Rogulj

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TCN announced the big news on Monday that United Airlines will introduce the New York – Dubrovnik – New York route in July this year. 

Croatian Airlines reports that the United line to Dubrovnik Airport will operate from New York, or from Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR), one of the three airports in the service of New York (along with LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy). Technically, this airport is located in New Jersey, about 15 miles from Manhattan.

Newark has been one of the largest hubs of United Airlines for years, and this American airline returned to JFK a month ago, from where it operates on a smaller number of routes.

From Newark Airport, United and its regional airline, United Express, fly to more than 170 destinations in the US and the world!

United Airlines has several destinations in Europe, and it should be noted that there are currently no flights on certain routes solely due to reduced demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dubrovnik is now one of several well-known European destinations from New York (in business or tourist terms).

The first flight to Dubrovnik will take off from New York to Dubrovnik on Thursday, July 8 (in 80 days) at 19:20 local time. The night overseas flight to Dubrovnik will take approximately 8 hours and 55 minutes, with the expected landing in Dubrovnik after 10 am. 

The B767-300ER aircraft, of which United Airlines has 38 in its fleet, will stay in Dubrovnik for two full hours. Departure from Dubrovnik is scheduled at 12:15 pm. The flight to New York will take a little over 10 hours, with the expected landing in New York at 16:25 local time.

Interestingly, the first departure from Dubrovnik is planned for Saturday, July 10, so the United Airlines plane will stay at Dubrovnik Airport for more than 24 hours.

From the beginning of July to the beginning of October, this well-known American carrier will land in Dubrovnik every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday morning (taking off the day before from the USA).

On 38 return flights between Dubrovnik and New York, United Airlines has 16,264 seats on sale, of which 2,280 seats are available in business class. The cabin configuration in economy class is 2-3-2, while in business class, the seat layout is 2-1-2.

A return ticket on a direct flight from Dubrovnik to New York can be purchased at a price slightly higher than 4,500 kuna in economy class on the airline’s official website. 

There is no doubt that this route, despite the global pandemic, will be successful for the airline. The fact that American Airlines had an excellent load factor on the route from Philadelphia to Dubrovnik speaks for itself. In the summer of 2020, aircraft were to operate on this route daily.

Given the many American tourists visiting Dubrovnik, United’s capacity to Dubrovnik should not be a problem to fill, even in these times of crisis.

United and Croatia Airlines are on the move, which should sign a code-share agreement before the start of operations and enable passengers from Zagreb to continue their journey to the USA with one stop in Dubrovnik.

United Airlines should offer another route to Croatia in the summer of 2022. Its finalization is currently underway, and the news is expected soon. The abolition of visas for Croatian citizens during tourist visits to the USA will certainly support this.

Follow the latest on flights to Croatia HERE and the latest travel updates and COVID-19 news from Croatia HERE.

For more on travel in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page.


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