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Eastern Croatia connected to Europe year-round as Osijek-Munich route established 

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OSIJEK, 9 March 2022 – Croatia Airlines and Osijek Airport continue cooperation on the development of the international Osijek – Munich route and it was agreed that this route will be year-round, which will ensure passengers from Croatia’s Osijek-Baranja County a direct connection with Europe throughout the year.

Direct Osijek – Munich flights were introduced at the initiative of Osijek-Baranja County, the City of Osijek, Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board, Osijek Tourist Board and Osijek Airport.

Croatia Airlines and Osijek Airport signed an agreement on business cooperation which the national carrier in the winter period (from 15 November 2021 to 14 January 2022), for the first time in the history of the company, introduced direct international flights between Osijek and Munich and thus enabled the connection of eastern Croatia with Europe by air.

Thanks to the excellent cooperation of all participants in this project, the achieved results and quality market demand for flights, room for further improvement of the route has opened up, which will continue to be available to passengers every Monday and Friday from May 2 this year.

“The continuation of cooperation on the Osijek-Munich route has provided additional conditions for even easier and faster travel of residents and businessmen of Osijek-Baranja County as well as other travellers, which at the same time creates conditions for improving the Croatian economy and tourism,” the statement said. 

From the exceptional cooperation in the winter with our partners Osijek-Baranja County, the City of Osijek, the Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board, Osijek Tourist Board and Osijek Airport, we have reached a new and high quality year-round route that will ensure direct air connection with the German market throughout the year, ie flights to an important European transport hub through which passengers can travel around the world. I am glad that in the east of our beautiful country we will contribute to the development of tourist and economic potentials of Osijek-Baranja County and the city of Osijek, and at the same time strengthen the business of Osijek Airport, making it an even more important transport point, aware at all times of the importance of our role as a national airline in the transport infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia,” said Jasmin Bajić, President of the Management Board of Croatia Airlines.

“When the first business cooperation and the first selected route of Osijek Airport from a “trial” becomes year-round, it is a sign that we are on the right track, and related to the repositioning of the airport, but also the development of our destination. Therefore, I would like to thank everyone once again for their cooperation, from Minister Oleg Butković, Prefect Ivan Anušić, Mayor Ivan Radić and President of the Management Board of Croatia Airlines Jasmin Bajić, and especially to all media that support us in promoting this important route, which is becoming a traditional link not only with Germany, but also the whole of Europe,” said Ivan Kos, director of Osijek Airport.

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“Continuation of cooperation with Croatia Airlines and the establishment of a year-round route from Osijek is one of the first steps towards the revitalisation of our airport and strengthening its capacity. In cooperation with the relevant ministry, a project is being prepared that includes expansion and modernisation of infrastructure and all accompanying facilities of the passenger terminal building, and project documentation for the expansion of Osijek Airport is being prepared to be ready to accept larger aircraft in the future. In recent years, Osijek-Baranja County has recorded positive economic indicators as well as the development of continental tourism, and this year-round route, but also new routes that are planned will certainly contribute to even stronger economic development,” said Ivan Anušić, Osijek-Baranja County Prefect.

“This route has connected Osijek with an important European transport hub, and thus with the whole world, and it is a great thing that the route is becoming year-round. This continuity will certainly contribute to the development of the economy, especially in Osijek’s Nemetin Industrial Zone. The proximity of the Airport is one of the reasons why Osijek is an attractive city for investors. Osijek is not a seasonal city, Osijek lives all year round, and this line confirms and strengthens that,” said Osijek Mayor Ivan Radić.

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On the occasion of the establishment of the year-round route between Osijek and the Bavarian capital, return airline tickets are available to passengers at a promotional price of as little as 129 euros. The price refers to the purchase of tickets through the website www.croatiaairlines.com, and for the purchase at other points of sale of the company an additional fee is issued for the issuance of tickets (TSC).

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