Soon in PulaBosses at the Austrian airline InterSky have revealed plans for more flights, including some to Croatia. Company CEO Claus Bernatzik said the carrier, based at the airport in neighbouring Friedrichshafen, Germany, planned to offer "around 10% more flights" next summer. He said that would be made possible by "strict management of expenses and an increase in the company’s efficiency”. Bernatzik added that he expects InterSky’s turnover to grow in 2010. Speaking about additions to the schedule, the chief executive said InterSky would offer direct flights from Friedrichshafen to the Croatian city of Pula, Calvi in Corsica and Naples in Italy as of next May.
Pula has seen a big decrease in passenger figures this year. Its numbers have decreased by 20%. The airport’s previous plans to handle over 700.000 passengers in 2010 (beating the 1990 record of 672.000 passengers) seem impossible. The airport handled 300.837 passengers this year (excluding the current month of December).
InterSky operates from Friedrichshafen in Germany with 4 Bombardier Dash 8s. The airline already operates seasonal summer flights to Split.
Meanwhile, Croatia Airlines has launched special flight discounts for the Christmas holidays under the slogan "An ideal amusement …or a gift?" One can purchase round-trip tickets for flights from Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar and Pula to Amsterdam, Vienna, Brussels, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London, Munich, Paris, Podgorica, Priština, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje and Zurich with prices starting at 119 Euros (return tickets with taxes included). The largest discount applies only to tickets purchased via the Internet. All other tickets will cost 15 Euros more.
Finally, British Airways travel experts have included Dubrovnik among its top ten destinations in 2010. Dubrovnik comes in at number 6. British Airways operates year round flights from London Gatwick Airport to Dubrovnik.