Friday, November 9, 2012

Summer expansion for Croatia Airlines

Croatia Airlines going places in 2013

Croatia Airlines will be introducing several new destinations to its network next summer as it anticipates an onslaught of tourists from Western Europe. The Croatian carrier will be expanding its operations from Pula, Split and Dubrovnik. From Pula, the airline will introduce services to Frankfurt, Hamburg and Paris. Flights to Paris will operate as a triangle service via Zadar. Furthermore, Croatia Airlines will launch one weekly charter flights from Pula to Erfurt, in central Germany. The carrier will also inaugurate flights from Pula to Frankfurt on April 30, 2013 while services to Hamburg, which will operate as seasonal summer flights, will be launched on May 7. Passengers wishing to head to Erfurt can do so from May 7 to October 1.

Croatia Airlines will be the only national airline to serve Kassel in central Germany next summer when it launches flights to the city from Split on May 2. Services are currently scheduled to run year round, once per week. The carrier will top off its summer expansion by inaugurating charter flight from Dubrovnik to Dresden from May 5. The service will run alongside existing summer charters from Split to Dresden. Tickets for all the above mentioned flights are already on sale.

While Croatia Airlines prepares for a busy 2013, it also faces unprecedented competition. European Union accession, scheduled for July 1, could see low cost airlines set up bases in the country. However, it will be in the hands of the Croatian government to lay out the terms and conditions for potential no frills airlines seeking to base their jets at some of Croatia’s airports. Many low cost airlines have already announced new routes and frequency increases to Croatia for the summer of 2013, including Ryanair and easyJet.

By clicking on the links below you can view Croatia Airlines’ planned summer expansion in more detail:

RouteLaunch date
Pula - FrankfurtAPR 30
Pula - ParisAPR 30
Split - KasselMAY 02
Dubrovnik - DresdenMAY 05
Pula - HamburgMAY 07
Pula - ErfurtMAY 07

23 comments:

  1. Go Croatia go! :) You deserve to join the EU family. Tough competition for Croatia Airlines but that would boost the figures for sure...good luck!!

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  2. Vlada Republike Hrvatske na sjednici potvrdila da će biti letova iz Osijeka za Zagreb i Split

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    1. Since when the government decides on new routes? I actually thought OU management was somewhat competent of making such calls. Government could offer subsidies, and that would be that.

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    2. Government decides about PSO on those routes, and that was condition to start flying.

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  3. JFK is on the list ASAP when zagrab

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    1. Is there something wrong with you? First you keep trolling about Zagreb, and not only that you can t even write it correctly. ZAGREB.

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  4. Zagreb-Gothenburg would be nice!

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  5. Not trolling at all. I have a right to ask when zagrab is getting fully done up.

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  6. Great news for OU, but as a Croat i'm still ashamed of the airport ZAG, small and cute when youre departing, with nowhere to sit down and with mini toillets, here at my house there even bigger pff..

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  7. Congratulations to Croatia Airlines. We all should be proud on their very young fleet and great inflight service they offer. Now they also become very innovative when planning new routes. Also they cut their loss a lot this year.

    For the Zagreb airport - it really need an urgent reconstruction, but I still like it cause it offer fastest international transfer - within 15 minutes.

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  8. Interesting article about new routes from Belgrade.
    http://www.aviokarta.net/vesti/1513-veliki-broj-potencijalnih-i-trazenih-ruta-iz-beograda/

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  9. Bulgarian private airline BH Air has applied with the US DOT for a Foreign Air Carrier Permit and route authority.

    BH whose current largest aircraft is an A320 says it is "negotiations for lease of A340 and A330"

    BH seeks to offer services both New York and Chicago with a proposed 3x weekly SOF-JFK-ORD-SOF routing. No start up date mentioned.


    OST-2012-0192

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  10. I think Zagrab will be grand very soon...you will see...

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  12. Wow Germany and Frankfurt...very creative routing.
    Hello Croatia there are other countries too!
    Ever heard of that?!

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    1. Oh, seriously - if demand comes from Germany, then they should fly to Germany. I am confident that chosing Erfurt over, say, Madrid has some sound financial reasoning and is not by chance or believing that somehow Erfurt is larger and/or more important city than the Spanish capital.

      And to the anon "Njemacki konjusari" above, you should know that the country most served from BEG is actually the very same Germany and that MUC, FRA, ZRH and VIE are amongst rare destinations that are served with multiple daily flights. This is not a result of Serbia's or Croatia's undying love for Germany, but rather sound business decision.

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    2. most people know that, but we have many nationalistic idiots here that live in the past.

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    3. So OU flies to Erfurt but not to Madrid?
      I would think if they even can fly to Er-
      furt then they should have begun servicing Madrid long ago!

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  13. I would like to see OU connecting SPU, DBV, ZAD and PUY with following airports:

    MAN, GLA, DUB, LYS, STR, NUE, TXL, HAM, CGN, PRG, GRZ, LNZ, KLA, LJU.

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  14. We need to introduce inercontinental flights soon

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