Air Croatia ready for takeoff
Newcomer Air Croatia is preparing to launch flights from Sweden to Croatia this June with ticket sales to begin next Monday. ČSA Czech Airlines will operate on behalf of Air Croatia this summer with flights to be launched from Gothenburg to Zagreb and Split with an Airbus A319. Services will operate on a regular basis, every Saturday, starting June 14. Further details for the Gothenburg - Zagreb service can be found here with additional information on the Split flights available here. Services from Stockholm to the Croatian capital, as well as Split, will be inaugurated in October. “Plans are to expand operations to all year round on Saturdays, once per week, from Gothenburg and Stockholm to Split and Zagreb in October”, the airline said in a statement.
In addition to the abovementioned routes, Air Croatia will operate charters from Gothenburg to Dubrovnik and Pula. Furthermore, Denim Air will fly smaller groups and charters from Sweden and Norway to Dubrovnik and Zadar on behalf of Air Croatia and the airline will also cooperate with another Croatian newcomer, Adriatic Skyways, on domestic flights within the country. Air Croatia also hopes to set up flights from Zagreb to Tel Aviv from June through to September as well as services from Southern Italy to Dubrovnik in cooperation with Italian tour operators.
Air Croatia will operate on a low cost basis. Food, coffee, tea, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase on board. Passengers will be able to check-in twenty kilos of luggage free of charge. In essence, Air Croatia is a Swedish tour operator specialising in holiday packages to Croatia which will lease a Czech Airlines aircraft and crew. Air Croatia will be the only airline offering direct flights from Zagreb to Stockholm and Gothenburg.