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KLM to Start Flying to Split in 2017 as Dubrovnik Airport Say No to Ryanair

KLM, the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands, will launch its first routes to the Croatian city of Split in 2017.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have announced in their 2017 schedule that they will introduce routes to Split for the first time.

KLM will fly between Amsterdam and Split starting on 22 April 2017. Initially they will operate on Saturday and Sunday.

From 9 July 2017 they will increase the frequency to six times weekly. Using a Boeing 737-700, they will fly daily (except Saturdays).

Split (photo: Split Tourist Board)

It will be the first time KLM have introduced a route on the Adriatic coast, reports Avioradar. KLM fly between Amsterdam and the Croatian capital Zagreb daily.

Meanwhile, low-cost airline Ryanair have failed to reach an agreement with Dubrovnik Airport to commence flights there.

After several months of talks negotiations broke down. According to Dubrovnik Airport General Manager Roko Tolić, conditions put forward by Ryanair were unacceptable and too demanding of the airport for a deal to be struck.

Higher costs at Dubrovnik Airport have meant that Ryanair have stayed away till now.

Ryanair flies to and from a number of destinations in Croatia during the summer season, including Zadar, Pula, Rijeka and Osijek.

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