Spanish low-cost carrier Iberia Express announced on Monday that it would launch two new lines this summer – to Bari and Zadar.
This will be the first Iberia Express route for Croatia, which will operate starting July 2, 2019. The airline will run two flights a week between Madrid and Zadar, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 18:10 local time. The return flights from Zadar Airport will depart at 21:25. The same line will be part of a code-share on the Spanish national carrier Iberia, reports RTL and AvioRdar on December 5, 2018.
Director of Iberia Express, Thomas Weimann, said:
“With two new lines for the Adriatic, we wanted to provide our passengers with as many sunny destinations as possible, and Zadar and Bari offer rich cultural heritage, beautiful beaches, and top quality gastronomy. I hope our passengers will recognize the importance of these two lines.”
Iberia Airlines is the low-cost subsidiary of the Spanish national carrier Iberia, a member of the global airline organization OneWorld. Iberia Airlines began operations in 2012 and currently has a fleet of 18 Airbus A320 aircraft and four larger Airbus A321 aircraft. Flying from their base in Madrid, Iberia Airlines travels to 45 destinations in Europe.
This is more good news for Zadar Airport. which celebrated 600,000 passengers in November – a record in airport traffic for Zadar.
“Zadar Airport is growing year by year, and the upcoming announcements for the 2019 season promise not only the continuation of this trend, but a significant increase in passenger traffic and even greater availability of Zadar and the Zadar region,” said Josip Klišmanić, Zadar Airport Director
Zadar Airport already added eight new routes to the city next summer. Specifically, budget airline RyanAir, which last year held a 5% capacity share in Croatia and was behind rivals including easyJet and Eurowings, will strengthen its seasonal base in Zadar in 2019 with the already scheduled new services from Hamburg, Prague, Cologne, and Nuremberg.
The Zadar region also recently announced a new promotional video under the title ‘Say Yes to Everything’.
“There is a word we rarely hear these days. One that allows amazing things to happen. That word is, “Yes.” So, say yes to fresh air and blue seas, sandy beaches and hidden trails, playing and laughing. There is a word we rarely hear these days. One that allows amazing things to happen. That word is, “Yes.” So, say yes to fresh air and blue seas, sandy beaches and hidden trails, playing and laughing. Because saying yes to everything always leads you to better memories than saying no ever will. You have our word. Say yes to the Zadar Region, Say yes to everything!”
You can view the video below.
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