Soon in DubrovnikAeroflot has made good on its promise from late last year and will commence scheduled flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport and the seaside city of Dubrovnik. Flights will commence on May 27 and will operate on a daily basis with the Airbus A320. The line will additionally boost the arrivals of Russian tourists to Dubrovnik. After years of charter flights, Dubrovnik and Moscow will now, for the first time, be connected with scheduled services. Croatia has seen a massive increase in Russian tourists in 2010, thanks in part to the abolishment of visas, required by Russian passport holders entering Croatia in the past. Russians are seen as advantageous tourists because they spend more money and stay on holiday for longer than their Western counterparts.
In 2010, Dubrovnik handled 1.270.062 passengers just under the 1987 record when it handled 1.460.354 passengers. Compared to 2009, the airport saw a passenger increase of 13.1%. In 2010, Dubrovnik opened a new terminal, making it most modern airport in Croatia.