Delta Air Lines to launch Dubrovnik service


One of the world’s busiest airlines, Delta, will launch seasonal summer flights between the United States and Dubrovnik this year. The service will run from New York’s JFK Airport four times per week, starting July 2. The development comes just weeks after United announced the introduction of seasonal three weekly flights from New York’s Newark Liberty Airport, starting this July. JFK is a hub for Delta. The airline operates a fleet of over 700 aircraft. It will utilise the 226-seat Boeing 767-300 jet on the Dubrovnik service, featuring full-flat Delta One beds, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.

Delta B767-300 business class cabin

Dubrovnik will now have two of the three biggest US carriers maintaining flights to the country this summer, one from Newark and the other from New York JFK. Commenting on the new route launch, Delta's Senior Vice President for Network Planning, Joe Esposito, said, "Customers are at the center of everything we do, including where we fly, and the addition of a new outdoor-friendly destination is another sign of the surge in demand we’re seeing. More countries are easing restrictions for vaccinated travelers, and we’re ready to help reconnect people to their lives and loved ones". Croatia's Minister for Tourism, Nikolina Brnjac, noted, "We are extremely pleased with the decision of Delta Air Lines to establish the New York - Dubrovnik route this summer. Croatia has been open to US tourists since the beginning of April, with proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative PCR or antigen test and booking confirmation. Our national Safe Stay in Croatia label ensures the highest epidemiological standards for tourists and we look forward to welcoming back American tourists very soon".

Delta B767-300 economy class cabin

Dubrovnik Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ivan Maslač, previously said that talks were held with all three major US carriers - Delta, United and American Airlines. A group of US tour operators have been on a familiarisation trip to Croatia over the past week. “The fact that the first European trip for American tour operators was organised to Croatia shows that Americans are eagerly awaiting new adventures to our country. It confirms our country’s position as a sought after and well preprepared destination. This has been aided by the fact that we were one of the few markets open for American guests. We expect even better trends this year with the American market being linked with nonstop flights from New York to Dubrovnik”, the head of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanišić, said.

Further flight details for Delta's new Dubrovnik service can be found here.

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  1. Anonymous13:55

    Wow

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  2. Anonymous13:55

    Congratulations Dubrovnik!

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  3. Anonymous13:55

    Very nice addition :D

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  4. Anonymous13:56

    Who is better Delta or United?

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    1. Delta of course. United would be my last choice. Delta is pretty decent airline.

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    2. Anonymous14:18

      Both are mediocre to say the best.

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    3. Anonymous19:37

      They are mediocre compared to what airline that flies to the US? Perhaps ErSerbija should fly from Dubrovnik?

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  5. Anonymous13:56

    And Pragusa One will compete against these two giants?

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    1. Anonymous16:58

      They don't stand a chance.

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    2. Anonymous23:54

      They will probably cancel their plans citing too much competition.

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  6. Anonymous14:00

    Hats down DBV

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    1. Anonymous23:55

      I think it is down to the proactive management. They said they have been talking to all three airlines. Of course other factors helped, like Croatia being open to US tourists.

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    2. Anonymous00:04

      Congratulations to Dubrovnik on yet another major win of confidence!

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  7. Anonymous14:01

    So in total 6x weekly to New york from Dubrovnik.

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    1. Delta 4 and United 3 makes 7, not 6, if potential Pragusa 3 added, it's 10, but let's say 7 for now. And I wouldn't be surprised if AA comes back with PHL sooner than expected, after these two rivals both announced flights

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    2. Anonymous14:18

      You are right. Sorry thought UA was 2 weekly.

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    3. Anonymous14:26

      Both are with B767 right?

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    4. Anonymous23:52

      ^Yes

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    5. Anonymous23:52

      Good to see there will seven weekly long haul flights to Croatia after all this year.

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  8. Anonymous14:05

    Huge. Well done

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  9. Anonymous14:06

    Seems like it's going to be a good year for DBV pandemic aside.

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    1. Anonymous17:08

      +1

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    2. Anonymous23:52

      It primarily depends how the European market performs.

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  10. Bravo Croatia Airlines! Bravo uhljebi!

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    1. Anonymous14:11

      Get some help

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    2. Likewise. I comment something that influences MY life. You comment other's lives.Cheers!

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    3. Anonymous15:43

      Udaviš brate svaki put.

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    4. Anonymous15:56

      Hahaha...gotta love ya all guys.

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  11. Anonymous14:12

    Bravo Hrvatska!!

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    1. A posebno Croatia Airlines koja je ovo davno trebala letjeti !

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    2. Anonymous14:21

      Letjeti iz DBV long haul? hahahahah, naravno. Oni možda jesu uhljebi ali to ne znači da su krivi što je za malu legacy kompaniju neprofitabilno letjeti long haul, ne samo izvan huba nego i opčenito.

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    3. Jako mi se svidja Vasa logika. Dakle ne trebaju letjeti long-haul jer je to, kao, po LH mantri, neprofitabilno. Ali zato su na kratkim linijama jaaako profitabilni, i ne dobijaju ni kune iz proracuna, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Kako Vam nije jasno da je OU neprofitabilna zbog kriminala, korupcije, nepotizma i uhljebnistva a ne zbog vrste linija koje operira, ukoliko su Vam zaista time isprali mozak i stvarno u to vjerujete, a ne pisete po partijskom zadatku, u najboljoj maniri onih koji vode (u propast) i OU i Hrvatsku.

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    4. Gdje u Hrvatskoj nema kriminala, EX Jugoslavija i Komunizam su odgojili generacije koje vole lagodno zivjet bez rada i na tuđoj grbaci.

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    5. Anonymous14:50

      @Pozdrav ne uzrujavajte se tak silno, Vas moze strefit slog a ti ce nastaviti da rade kako rade i kako hoce, uostalom sta Vas toliko briga kuda lete pustite ih neka se prackaju krilima kako si zele.

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    6. Zahvaljujem na brizi za moje zdravlje, ali briga nije potrebna jer je stanje izvrsno. A situacija u kojoj smo je dobrim dijelom takva i zbog poznate hrvatske sutnje i stava ne bi se stel mesati,koji zastupate. Zao mi je, ali nisam od tih, i nastavit cu u svakoj prilici kritizirati, lajati i iznositi svoje stavove, i ovdje i na vaznijim mjestima, pa ce mozda eventualno jednoga dana to i dati neki rezultat.

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    7. Anonymous16:15

      Croatia Airlines možda je neprofitabilna ali to ne znači će se poslovna slika automatski promijieniti sa dolaskom totalno novog tipa aviona te letenjem long haul iz poprilično sezonskog tržišta. U Croatiji Airlines je problem uhljebinštvo i nerad svih ovih godina ali još uvijek, s letenjem long haula se neće ništa u financijskom smsilu promijeniti. I UIA ima long haul pa joj ne ide baš, JU gubi novce godinama.

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  12. Anonymous14:20

    Very conveniant schedule. Nice!

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    1. Anonymous14:53

      Perfect schedule, you are right.

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  13. B737 Legendary14:25

    Great news for dalmacia tourism

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  14. Anonymous14:25

    Wowza go DBV.

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  15. Anonymous14:39

    *Pragusa has left the chat

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    1. Pragusa has direct flights from Los Angeles to Dubrovnik, these are the ones from New Jersey and JFK,New York to Dubrovnik.

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    2. Anonymous14:52

      They also announced Newark.

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    3. Anonymous00:15

      hahaha love your comment @14.39. They have indeed.

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  16. Anonymous14:50

    Who will fly on this route mostly: diaspora or other Usa tourists (not related to Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro)?

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    1. The Americans will fly this route, good thing is that Croatians soon no longer will require US visas as well.

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    2. Anonymous23:56

      This is purely for US tourists and the fares reflect that. I very much doubt anyone else will use these flights. When the visas are lifted I expect United will launch Zagreb. It was already published here they are planning a second route to Croatia in 2022.

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  17. JU520 BEGLAX15:55

    As usual, first 10 years nothing, than one starts, the others hve to follow imm.
    The BIG3 US are pretty much copy paste
    UA probl instead of DBV should start with daily ZAG fm May until Oct as Star Alliance connections to SPU ZAD SJJ SKP could work well for them plus SLO would be covered

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    1. Anonymous16:16

      They already offer these destinations via other hubs. Its better to fly to DBV, its larger market.

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  18. Anonymous16:02

    What is so special about Dubrovnik, I know it's attractive summer spot but is it so attractive for non stop flights all the way from USA? Please help me understand...

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    1. Andrija16:38

      Is there really a need to explain this?
      If there is, then I guess there's no help.

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  19. Chapeau Dubrovnik!

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  20. Anonymous16:59

    So will UA and DL planes be at Dubrovnik at the same time?

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    1. Anonymous17:00

      Yes! They will be arriving half an hour apart.

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    2. Anonymous17:05

      Nice. There will be some nice spotting opportunities.

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  21. Anonymous17:03

    Interesting that both United and Delta will be launching at the same time.

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    1. Anonymous17:05

      Makes sense since its peak summer season when people want to go on holiday.

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  22. Anonymous17:07

    American made a big mistake not coming back to DBV this summer.

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    1. Anonymous00:13

      they can reintroduce flights again next year

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  23. Anonymous17:10

    Will there be enough demand for both?

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  24. Anonymous17:54

    Still cannot believe DBV is achieving such remarkable results during Covid times and putting so many other airports in the region way behind when it comes to long-haul!
    LAX, SFO and DEN are most likely to be the next American connections.

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    1. Anonymous18:09

      Take a chill pill. DBV is currently exploiting a gap in the market due to the EU-US spat that effectively prevents Americans to vacation in the usual EU hotspots: Spain, Italy, Greece etc. Let's see how many of these airlines will be back in 2022 when Schengen entry comes back to normal.

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    2. Anonymous19:03

      My thoughts too

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    3. Croatia has 1.01 million US tourists in 2019, so what's ur excuse now? Ps and American Airlines had direct flights from Philly to Dubrovnik. Don't look that far in 2022, just look back in 2019 before pandemic starts.

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    4. Anonymous07:47

      I think that we need 10 flights daily to get one million tourists.

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  25. Anonymous23:50

    Awesome, they are the best of the US big 3.

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  26. Anonymous23:51

    OU should have attempted long haul flights

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    1. Anonymous00:09

      LOL

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    2. For the LOL guy : About half million passengers between Croatia and North America in the last normal year, 2019. It is something like 9 wide bodies daily in summer season and 3 daily in winter. If OU had management and marketing instead of criminals and uhljebs, it could have easily operated one third of those flights, 3 daily in summer and one daily in winter, with the second third, 3 daily summer and one daily winter operated by North American companies, and the third third operated by other european companies with one stop. But as OU has criminals and uhljebs instead management and marketing then I agree with your LOL

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    3. Anonymous04:08

      Oh dear, are you never going to learn it? There is currently no sensible potential for wide-body aircraft to be based in Croatia, unless the goal is to lose money.

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    4. There is potential. And there are thieves and uhljebs who don't care about that potential. And there are brainwashed individuals finding excuses for thieves and uhljebs

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    5. Anonymous14:30

      If Croatia should have 3 daily winter flights to US, how many should Greece have?

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    6. Anonymous06:01

      There is potential for some routes, but basing an aircraft is something else than just flying. There are a lot of costs involved, and there need to be enough routes and frequencies to have that aircraft flying full-time. That's just not possible in Croatia. So the existing long-haul route potential has to be flown by aircraft based at the other end of those routes, where it is possible to base wide-body aircraft.

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  27. Anonymous23:51

    Didn't see this one coming. Well deserved. Congratulations.

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  28. Anonymous23:51

    Good luck Delra! Nice to see them finally in the region.

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    1. Anonymous23:53

      Obviously I meant *delta :)

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  29. Anonymous23:53

    I suppose it can work. It's just a question of whether the market will be saturated with two (potentially three) airlines flying NYC-DBV in pandemic era.

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    1. Anonymous23:57

      We will see weather both stay in 2022.

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    2. Anonymous00:33

      Routes from US to Dubrovnik definitely have potential.

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  30. Anonymous23:54

    Recovery of the aviation industry in the US has been remarkable. Great to see this new route.

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  31. Anonymous23:56

    How come Dubrovnik gets all the flights and Split misses out? They have a shiny new terminal too.

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    1. Anonymous23:58

      Because Dubrovnik is far more popular with US tourists.

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    2. Anonymous23:59

      I think the more suitable question would be why not Zagreb?

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    3. Anonymous00:03

      I'm sure Zagreb will be next

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    4. Anonymous00:09

      Fingers crossed

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    5. Anonymous18:22

      As discussed many times on here, the runway in Split is not long enough in summer for a dep of a full long haul aircraft

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  32. Anonymous23:57

    And what are the fares like?

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    1. Anonymous00:00

      check delta.com

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  33. Anonymous23:59

    Those cabins look good for a B763.

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    1. Anonymous00:01

      They are ok. Screens seem tiny in both business and economy though.

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  34. Anonymous00:01

    Might sound like a bit of an odd question but anyone know where United and Delta will be putting up their crew in Dubrovnik?

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    1. Anonymous00:06

      Yeah that's kinda sus tbf

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    2. The closest american chain to the airport is Sheraton in Srebreno. 5 star Croatia Cavtat is even closer but I believe they prefer american brands. Also I doubt it would be city center where there are over 20 hotels with 4 or 5 stars, but if they decide for the city center my guess is Hilton

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  35. Anonymous00:04

    I wonder if we might see them open more destinations in the region.

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  36. Anonymous00:14

    I really hope United and Delta maintain Dubrovnik flights next year and with American planning to return in 2022 we would have the three biggest US airlines serving DBV. Now that would be amazing.

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    1. Anonymous00:34

      That would be a nice sight :)

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  37. Anonymous00:14

    I think that they should have introduced Zagreb flights

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    1. Anonymous00:34

      Hopefully next year.

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  38. Anonymous00:20

    Do these flights run until the end of the summer season or they end earlier?

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  39. Anonymous00:34

    I would like more if it was a different destination from the US for more variety.

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  40. Anonymous01:33

    These United and Delta flights will be the highlight of the year. Huge congratulation to Dubrovnik!

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  41. Anonymous01:33

    Very nice

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  42. Anonymous05:22

    Delta is leaps and bounds better than AA and UAL. Excellent news!

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  43. Anonymous08:10

    Not only did US carriers ignore ZAG but they also lost Windrose which cancelled most of their flights in May and reduced capacity from ATR to E45.

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  44. Anonymous03:49

    UA should have started (or should start in the future) ORD-ZAG to provide variety and get feed on both sides. Either way, congrats to DBV on the impressive growth.

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