The latest airline to add flights is British Airways, which will operate 4 weekly flights from London to Dubrovnik, up from 2 last year. The British carrier has been encouraged by a record tourist season in Croatia this summer. Furthermore, the airport is negotiating with Croatia Airlines to set up direct flights to Athens and Venice during the 2011 summer season. Split Airport also received good news after Norwegian Air Shuttle confirmed plans to inaugurate flights from Oslo and its new base in Helsinki from May 2011. The Finnish capital will have another service to Croatia during the summer as Blue1 will initiate flights to Pula in May.
Meanwhile, Priština also has a solid winter ahead of it. Slovenia’s Adria Airways will begin operations to Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich from December. Furthermore, Malév will add another daily flight to the airport from its base in Budapest. This winter the airline has been given the opportunity to launch night services to Priština, complementing the existing daytime flights, which will ensure better connections for travellers flying onwards to West and North Europe. The Albanian low cost airline, Belle Air, will commence flights from Priština to Dusseldorf from November while its planned Italian based offshoot, Belle Air Europe, should see flights from Priština to Ancona, Bergamo, Verona, Venice, Rome and Bari, although the carrier is still awaiting flight permits.