The Croatian Tourist Board and Croatia Airlines have presented at one of the world’s largest and most famous tourist fairs, the WTM, whose 43rd edition ends in London today.
At the fair, Croatia’s national airline presented its summer flight schedule for 2023, as part of which it will provide strong support for the development of Croatian tourism and economy with a network of direct international flights and contribute to an even greater attractiveness of Croatia on the tourist map of the world.
During the next tourist season, Croatia Airlines plans to directly connect Zagreb and 15 European destinations with more than 120 weekly rotations, i.e. 240 weekly flights. The capital of Croatia Zagreb will be connected with Amsterdam, Athens (via Dubrovnik), Barcelona, Vienna, Brussels, Dublin, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris, Rome (via Split and via Dubrovnik), Sarajevo, Skopje and Zurich.
Split will be directly connected to 20 European destinations, i.e. 21 airports – Amsterdam, Athens, Vienna, Berlin, Bucharest, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London Gatwick and London Heathrow, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Skopje, Stockholm and Zurich. A total of 70 weekly rotations, or 140 flights, are planned.
Direct international flights are planned from Dubrovnik to seven European metropolises – Athens, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome and Zurich, with a total of 26 weekly rotations (52 flight weeks).
Three weekly rotations are planned from Rijeka to Munich, two weekly rotations on the route Osijek – Munich and one rotation on the route Brač – Munich.
During the next tourist season, it is planned to connect Croatia with 22 international destinations or 23 European airports, and Croatia Airlines planes will fly on 47 international routes.
In total, more than 17,000 flights are planned, and more than 1,820,000 seats will be offered.
“Croatia Airlines is a proud partner of the Croatian Tourist Board, with which, as with many local tourist boards, it successfully cooperates in the development and continuous improvement of the quality of the Croatian tourist product. As a national airline, we want to provide strong support to Croatian tourism during the next season as well, by expanding the European network of destinations and increasing the total number of flights.
Our plans are based on the stability of business achieved during this year’s season in the conditions of a partial recovery of market demand after the biggest crisis in the history of the airline industry caused by the pandemic, and the fact that in the current part of the year we have almost doubled the number of transported passengers compared to 2021 and achieved a positive financial result in the third quarter.
Therefore, it is our firm intention to remain a strategically important part of the Croatian transport and tourist infrastructure in 2023 and to contribute daily to the maintenance of traffic connections for the Croatian economy, citizens and our passengers,” said Slaven Žabo, director of commercial affairs of Croatia Airlines.
“This year was a year of recovery for tourism on a global level, and in this context, Croatia took the position of one of the most successful destinations in the Mediterranean.
Among other things, airlines played an important role in this success, i.e. the excellent connection of Croatian airports with numerous European destinations and our emission markets. The announced flights of Croatia Airlines for 2023, our reliable and strategic partner, will be a key link for our numerous guests, and at the same time one of the foundations for achieving further growth in tourist traffic and positioning Croatia as an aviation destination – said Kristjan Staničić, Director of Croatian Tourist Board.