Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pula prepares for busy summer

Pula
The seaside town of Pula in Croatia is preparing for an influx of tourists and new air services as summer approaches. The number of Serbian passengers at Pula Airport is expected to triple this year compared to last when a total of 1.200 Serbian tourists flew from Belgrade to the largest city in the region of Istria. This year 4.000 Jat passengers are expected as the carrier introduces seasonal services to Pula on April 23 twice a week, increasing to 4 from June 1 and ending on October 24. Pula Airport CEO Bruno Rogović says that the airport is in negotiations with certain airlines to open regional non-stop services from Priština, Ohrid, Podgorica and Sarajevo. Rogović also says that these flights are still in the planning stages and that passengers will know more about them by the end of the summer season, in late October.

Recently the low cost Ryanair commenced seasonal services from London to Pula while charter carrier Arkefly will commence services from Amsterdam in April. Croatia Airlines will commence services from Pula to London in July and to Paris in April. The Austrian budget carrier InterSky will commence service from the German city of Friedrichshafen while passengers will be able to travel with Viking Airlines from a total of 5 cities to Pula. Low cost Norwegian Air Shuttle and Germanwings are also introducing services to Pula.

Most upcoming flights to Pula have already been added in the new route launches section on the right hand side of the blog. Those that haven’t will be added soon.

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