New flights to Split

Although the global financial crisis should have a serious impact on tourism across the world, Split Airport, located on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia does not seem to be feeling the effects. Although Croatia Airlines ceased operating many services from the city this winter, airlines operating on a seasonal basis should return next year. As a result airlines have announced new services to Split. This includes the French charter airline Axis Airways as well as the Finnish Blue 1 that will operate from Helsinki to Split twice a week. The low cost will begin flights from London Gatwick Airport but will only operate once per week. The German Lufthansa will begin flights from Munich to Split twice a week during the summer of 2009. Split will also, for the first time, be connected to the Slovakian capital Bratislava via Vip Air. will have added competition as British Airways, after a long break from Split, will return operating flights from London Gatwick three times per week.

By the end of this year 1.200.000 passengers are expected to pass through Split Airport, which is a mild 2% increase when compared to last year. Split is one of the rear airports in Croatia that should report a year end rise in passengers.