Russian national carrier reintroduces daily Dubrovnik-Moscow flight
ZAGREB, June 3, 2021 – A plane of the Russian national airline Aeroflot carrying 86 passengers touched down at Dubrovnik airport on Tuesday evening, marking the reintroduction of a daily direct flight between southern Croatia and Moscow after seven years .
Dubrovnik airport manager Frano Luetić said he expected Russian interest to lead to better occupancy of flights.
“If the situation with the pandemic continues to improve, I expect July and August to be excellent,” said Luetić, adding that the UK market, which accounted for 30% of Dubrovnik airport traffic, had not yet reopened.
A COVID antigen testing and PCR facility has opened at Dubrovnik Airport, accessible to all citizens. Another novelty is a business aviation terminal, and it is the most modern in Croatia.
“Last year we had a very good connection in this segment, and this year we expect an even better one. These are high paying customers who spend their holidays on yachts on the Adriatic coast. The terminal is very modern, with passport control, customs control, catering and VIP lounges, ”said Luetić.
Dubrovnik Tourist Board Director Ana Hrnić said that Dubrovnik and Croatia are very attractive to Russian tourists.
“Last week a popular tourist show was filmed here, so we expect further growth in interest,” said Hrnić, who expects tourism revenue to be significantly better afterwards. June 15.
In addition, from June 10, Russia will include Croatia on the list of epidemiologically safe countries.
This year, more than 500 flights will connect Russia and Croatia from June to September, and Croatia joining the epidemiological “green zone” opens the possibility of charter flights.
In addition to Dubrovnik, Aeroflot will connect Moscow with Pula, Split and Zagreb during the season.
Croatia has renewed the issuance of tourist visas for Russian citizens, and there is currently great interest in Croatia vacations in the Russian market.
According to data from the eVisitor system, this year Russian visitors generated around 30,000 overnight stays, 48% more than in the same period last year.
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