Croatia Airlines and Zagreb Airport announce reintroduction of several flights
ZAGREB, May 27, 2021 – A flight from Dublin with around 100 passengers landed in Zagreb on Thursday, on which Croatia Airlines (CA) and Zagreb International Airport (MZLZ) marked the resumption of flights on this route after their suspension due to the pandemic. , and CA hopes to increase flights to European destinations.
The national airline CA hopes to expand its network of flights from Croatia to European destinations and as part of its plans it will step up flights on the Zagreb-Dublin route.
There will be two flights per week on this route, on Thursdays and Sundays, and it is planned to adapt to the current market demand, depending on the epidemiological situation in Croatia and in the world. The first direct flight on this route was established in 2018.
MZLZ board member David Gabelica pointed out that Zagreb is currently connected to 24 destinations and that from June this will increase to 36. There are 300 flights per week and in high season there are will have 700.
Gabelica added that CA is MZLZ’s most important partner and that they are in constant contact. Given the recent terms granted to Ryanair, which are much more favorable than for the Croatian national carrier, Gabelica said CA can always count on the best terms.
Zagreb Tourist Board Director Martina Bienenfeld stressed that the reintroduction of Dublin-Zagreb flights shows that there is an interest in people coming to Zagreb and Croatia.
“The majority of passengers, according to my information, remain in Zagreb but I am convinced that a large number of the flights that Croatia Airlines is gradually reintroducing to Zagreb will have transfers to other destinations in Croatia,” she said.
She explained that the majority of tourists currently in Zagreb are from the United States and the tourism figures are similar to last year.
CA’s commercial director, Slaven Žabo, said CA will serve 18 European destinations over the summer, including 14 from Zagreb.
He confirmed that the national carrier was negotiating with MZLZ regarding better terms.
In an effort to ensure better connectivity and support for tourism in Croatia, CA plans to provide 80,000 seats per month during the summer season on flights from European destinations to Croatia, while cooperation with tour operators foresees more 200 tourist charter flights from Austria, Italy and Ireland. , Israel and Scandinavia, Žabo said.
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