New flights from Pula this summerThe CEO of Pula Airport, Bruno Rugović, has confirmed that Jat Airways will resume flights between Belgrade and Pula this summer after a 2 year absence. Despite the fact that Croatia Airlines and Jat will talk routes at their upcoming meeting in Belgrade next week, the Pula flights, which will replace the services Jat operated to Portorož, in Slovenia, last summer season, are certain to commence. “In 2008 Jat’s Pula flights had a load factor of 95% and were extremely popular”, Rugović said.
The Jat flights are one of many that should secure a strong summer for the seaside airport. Croatia Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair and Germanwings have already confirmed their presence in Pula this summer. Furthermore, negotiations are underway for a direct service between Pula and Barcelona. In 2010, Pula Airport handled 313.793 passengers, up by 4% compared to 2009. Rugović is confident that in 2011 the airport will see even greater growth.
Another Croatian airport is set to announce many new flights. The embattled Rijeka Airport is poised for a comeback in 2011. More news regarding Rijeka’s new flights later in the week.