|Low cost airline launching Zagreb flights on June 30|
Following years of planning, low cost Croatian start-up, Dalmatian, is set to launch operations on June 30 with its inaugural flight to Stuttgart. The new Croatian carrier, which will base its aircraft in Zagreb, will operate services to an ambitious eleven destinations, most of which are currently unserved by other airlines. Dalmatian will progressively introduce flights from Zagreb to Hamburg, Rome, Milan, Prague, Warsaw, Sofia, Stuttgart, Geneva, Dusseldorf, Zurich and Larnaca. Tickets for these routes are already on sale via the airline’s website. Flights are also planned to Vienna, however, these are yet to be scheduled. The airline is expected to run its operations with Airbus A320 aircraft.
According to its current schedule, on June 30 Dalmatian will launch flights to Stuttgart, Rome, Hamburg and Zurich. They will be followed by Dusseldorf, Geneva, Sofia, Milan, Prague and Warsaw on July 1. Furthermore, the low cost airline will operate seasonal flights to Larnaca in Cyprus, once per week, starting July 26 until October 1. Dalmatian’s most frequented route will be Rome with six weekly departures. A morning and evening flight will operate each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It is followed by Prague with five weekly rotations, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Zurich with four, while the remaining destinations will operate three times per week, with exception to Warsaw, which will see two weekly services. Dalmatian will largely operate to markets which are unserved from the Croatian capital with it facing direct competition only on its Zurich, Hamburg and Stuttgart service. Over the course of this week, flight details for each new route will appear on the right hand side in the new route launches section.
According to the low cost airline, “Dalmatian is a new breed of hybrid low cost/low fare airline concept founded to pursue the growth opportunities in emerging markets of short and long distance air travel”. On board its aircraft, Dalmatian will offer leather seats with 30 to 32 inch legroom, depending on seating row, meals for purchase and free carryon luggage not exceeding ten kilograms as well as twenty kilos of checked luggage. Dalmatian becomes the second new Croatian based airline to launch flights this summer following Air Croatia which takes to the skies on June 28, operating services from Zagreb and the Croatian coast to Stockholm and Gothenburg.