Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Chongqing - Zadar charters confirmed

Long haul charters to Zadar by year’s end

A Chinese business delegation visiting Croatia has signed a letter of intent with its Croatian partners for the launch of charter flights between the two countries. The service, which will operate once every ten days from Chongqing, in China’s south-west, will launch by the end of the year. The Chinese Southeast Europe Business Association (CSEBA), which has initiated the new charter service, has confirmed flights will operate to Zadar Airport. The announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise since the airports in Zagreb and Dubrovnik were initially tipped as the destination of choice. However, Chinese tourists will visit both cities, as well as Split, Plitvice, Rovinj and Kumrovec during their ten day stay in the country. Last week the delegation said it was in talks with Croatian airports over pricing and taxes with Zadar offering the most affordable terms and conditions.

CSEBA CEO, Mario Rendulić, said, “Over the next thirty days all the details will be finalised and both sides will cooperate in choosing an airline to operate the charter flights. Arrangements must be made and we hope airlines will recognise the potential”. The Chongqing Tourism Association, CSEBA and Croatia’s DC Travel will work on promoting Croatia as a tourist destination in China and assist in establishing the charter service. The exact launch date will be known after a carrier is selected to operate the three monthly flights. The Chinese government, together with Croatian tourism authorities, have pledged their support in promoting the new service amongst Chinese travellers.

Charters between China and Croatia would mark the first air link between the two countries. CSEBA hopes to eventually introduce scheduled yearlong services next year. The arrival of a Chinese airline at Zadar Airport would be a much welcomed addition during the slow winter months when Croatia Airlines is the airport’s sole customer, maintaining only flights to Zagreb and Pula. During the first eight months of the year, Zadar Airport welcomed 368.448 passengers through its doors, an increase of 5.9% compared to the same period in 2013 as the airport heads for a record breaking year.

40 comments:

  1. When I said that they should go to the coast and not Zagreb people made fun of me...

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    1. Then Koreans are idiots for flying to Zagreb with Korean Air?

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    2. Probably. Let's hope that they see from the Chinese were Croatia's true tourism potential lies.

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    3. Read the article; they are flying to ZAD (or plan to) only as it is the cheapest option, but they are visiting all the areas. So it is not that they are spending 10 days at the coast only, just planning to use the cheapest airport option.

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    4. Yeah but the good thing is that it is finally happening! The ice was broken.

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    5. Nothing is happening yet - just an announcement. Many announcements have been previously made about so many things - remember Air Croatia ?? So it will only happen when we see an aircraft actually land. Until then, it is what it is - just an announcement

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    6. Blah blah blah ... worse than Jatovanje ...

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  2. This will be good for Zadar. Zadar Airport also achieved record in July by recieving more than 100.000 passengers in one month, precisely 104.349, what makes increase of 10,5% passengers compared to July last year. 98.022 passengers passed through the airport in August 2014, what makes 7,8% increase compared to August 2013.

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  3. Zadar, Dubornik and Zagreb now have longhaul charter flights. Great news.

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  4. I wonder whether they will stay in ZAD when they eventually launch scheduled flights. I doubt it. It will most probably be ZAG.

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  5. Now I'm really interested to see which airline will fly this route. All the major Chienese airline have a base in Chongqing but Sichuan Airlines has the biggest and they have a couple of A330s in their fleet which could operate these flights.

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  6. tomorow again A350 in LJU :)

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  7. That is really nice to hear. It is also nice to hear that so many airports from ex yu become so open to the world and that we can fly allover the world preatty cheap. I found flights from Belgrade to Seoul for just 462€ - http://bit.ly/1tclMfi

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    1. I flew to Seoul from Belgrade for 450 eur with Etihad some days ago. Really good price

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    2. And ? What's that got anything to do with today's story ? Next thing you'll be telling the world is what you purchased at the local market ...

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    3. Danas sam kupio kilo paradajza za EUR1 !!

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    4. It is an off topic comment (allowed to be made by and to any topic relating to ex-yu or general aviation) showing the increase in competition and drop in prices in Belgrade. Lets play nice;) and be mature..... or at least you can try..

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  8. Znaci svaki veci Aerodrom na obali zajedno sa LDZA ce imati 772ER ili cak mozda A380 posto je toliko koreanskih turista =D pa me cudi zasto ni jednom KAL nije poslao A380 =D
    INN-NS

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    1. Opasno ssmarasss...

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    2. Al je zato poprilicno puta poslao 777 i 747. Kao i JAL.

      Reci, tebi stvarno nije nimalo neugodno sto su i Srbi i Hrvati i svi ostali jedinstveni u stavu da si iritantan i ogranicen. I to je jedino oko cega se svi slazemo.

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    3. Hvala ali me u opste nezanima vase misljenje i preporucio bi vam da nadjete neki hobby umesto sto vredjate ljude =D
      Vi ako zivite jos u fasizmu nisam vam ja kriv mogu da pricam sta god hocu ;)
      Neznam sa vam hvali ali mislim da netreba da pisete 2 komentara stavite sve u jedan =D
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    4. INN, mislim da bi si ti trebao naći neki hobby...lijepo ti je čovjek rekao da si ovjde jedina osoba koja je ujedinila sve druge u uvjerenju da si ograničen, iritantan i bezobrazan.

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    5. Ja neznam koja ste vi licnost kad mozete da proglasite nekoga ograničenim a prporucio bi vam da posetite Doktora. Ja poznajem mnogo bitnih ljudi i niko mi nije rekao da sam ogranicen mozda vi nemozete podneti istinu =DDD
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    6. Onaj dan si se dokazao kad si usporedjivao tisucljetnu Veneciju sa smedljivim gradom u kojim se prodaju pistole po ulici, inace notorna laz koju si i sam kasnije predimenzionirao. A sad se pravi s da poznajes bitne ljude (?). Sve si sam rekao. Neznam zasto imas potrebu to stalno isticati.

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    7. Pa mozete naci Pistolje to nije laz, pistolj mozete naci u Lignanu gde sam bio sa skolom ;)
      Pa poznajem bitne ljude =D
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    8. Skolom? Jel osnovnom skolom? Mene i dalje nevidjeno zanima koliko zaista ti imas godina, ne znam sto je problem da odgovoris na pitanje.

      inace i ja poznajem bitne ljude, ali ovi moji su mnogo bitniji od tvojih. ahaaaaaam, i sta cemo sad? A i dalje smaras :O

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    9. Ja idem u elektrotehnicku skolu sad ;)
      A imam 17 god neznam sto je to toliki problem gospodine.
      Neka poznaju nek im je sa srecom =DD
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    10. Ne lupaj gluposti. U Italiji nemozes na ulici kupiti pistolj, sad mene vrijedjas jer sam ja Talijan. I prestani valjat gluposti.

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  9. Such high income tourists flying to Zadar LOL.

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    1. But they are. China has 2.000.000 millioners. Korean and Japane tourists stay in 5***** stars hotels, eat in the best of the best restaurants and spent a lot ov money. I presume that those Chinese that will have money for flight from China and tourist packs are not working for 20 EUR per month. They are not those thousands Chinese working around Belgrade. Luckily we dont have more than several hundreds of those in Croatia. And those tourists for shure are not same.

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    2. Shure ?? That's funny .....

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    3. What's funny? Illuminate us.

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    4. If you don't see what's funny, illumination will not help you. For shure.

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  10. Charter from China to land in Zadar? Smells like another "Dalmatian Air" disaster. Poor Zadar, jumping on everything.

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  11. This from the same people who gave us Dalmatian Air and Air Croatia ... for 'shure' !!

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  12. For shure...

    http://www.aviokarta.net/vesti/2721-etihad-regional-povukao-liniju-beograd--zeneva/

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  13. I am sorry to say this is a flop. It's impossible to secure hotel allotments for 200+ pax for this winter, Simply too late. The tour operators secure hotel allotment more than a year ahead for big charter andat least 6 months ahead for normal tour groups

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    1. In that case, maybe they can stay with their relatives in BEG ??

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