Spanish low cost carrier Vueling Airlines plans to extend its operations to Dubrovnik throughout the winter season. The airline, which has so far maintained only summer services to the city, will operate two weekly flights from both Rome and Barcelona, according to Dubrovnik Airport. Vueling will compete directly against Croatia Airlines on the Rome service. The Croatian carrier plans to run two weekly flights to the Italian capital next winter season. Previously, it said, "Croatia Airlines has maintained flights between Dubrovnik and Rome for the past ten years without any support and at its own commercial risk. We plan on doing so in the future as well. If reports are true that the city is in talks with another carrier to operate the same route, we can only say we are surprised and disappointed that we haven't been asked to introduce additional flights". Dubrovnik Airport is looking to ease its highly seasonal passenger flow by boosting operations during the winter.