Canada's Air Transat launched flights from Toronto to Zagreb yesterday evening (local time), with its Airbus A330-300 aircraft landing in the Croatian capital at midday today. The new service will operate once per week, on a seasonal summer basis, until October 4. According to Transat's Commercial Director, Nicole Bursey, the service been well-received by travellers. “For a new program, it’s been going amazing”, Ms Bursey said. She added, “It’s performing better than most new programs for the first year and I think it’s because there’s a pent-up demand and the value is so good”. Transat's Business Development Representative, Susan Kooiman, noted that the airline currently offers eight packages plus one coach tour, including the self-drive Discover Croatia (with an itinerary encompassing the country’s main tourist attractions) and the Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik package. In addition, Transat offers a number of a la carte hotels in Croatia, including those in cities such as Dubrovnik where Transat does not currently fly to. “We’ve learned with consumers that people are asking for something different, so we’re delivering it”, Ms Kooiman said. Further flight details can be found here.