Croatia Airlines outlines winter network with two new routes


Croatia Airlines has finalised its network for the 2022/2023 winter season which begins on October 30 and runs until March 25 of next year. The carrier will introduce two new routes, with limited operations from both Split and Pula to Zurich. Both routes have so far been maintained on a seasonal summer basis. During the upcoming winter, they will both run twice per week, each Wednesday and Saturday, with the Dash 8 turboprop aircraft. At this point, the two services have been scheduled to run until mid-January of next year. As a result, this winter, for the first time in years, Croatia Airlines will run international flights out of Pula, complementing its domestic operations to Zagreb and Zadar.

The Croatian carrier will maintain thirteen international destinations out of its Zagreb hub. The airline will restore services from the Croatian capital to Dublin, which have been suspended for most of the summer season. It will run until the end of January. Furthermore, it will run flights to Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London Heathrow, Munich. Paris, Rome (via Split), Sarajevo, Skopje, Vienna and Zurich. In addition, it will maintain domestic services to Dubrovnik, Pula, Split and Zadar. The carrier will operate the same number of destinations as during the previous winter season. Compared to the pre-pandemic 2018/2019 and the start of the 2019/2020 winter, it will not serve Barcelona, Lisbon and Mostar from its main hub.

Elsewhere in its network, Croatia Airlines will operate flights from Split to Frankfurt, Munich, Rome and Zagreb, in addition to its new Zurich service. Operations to Dubrovnik have been reduced to a single domestic route, in contrast to its pre-pandemic winters which also included flights to Frankfurt. From Osijek, the carrier will continue to maintain services to Munich, which were launched earlier this year. Similarly, from Rijeka, the airline will boast flights to the Bavarian capital, while services from Zadar will be maintained to Pula and Zagreb. Overall, Croatia Airlines will run over 8.500 scheduled flights during the 2022/23 winter season with 890.000 tickets on sale, representing an increase of 29% on last year.



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  1. Anonymous09:02

    So basically everyone is growing this winter compared to last year but not OU? These two new routes are a joke and can't accumulate serious profit or passenger numbers. This will be yet another extremely unprofitable winter season for OU!

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    1. When Croatia Airlines was starting, some 30 years ago, Swissair was the World's best airline. Croatia Airlines had huge plans, unbelievable positive energy and intention to become "Croatian Swissair". Only few years later, they became humiliated servant and pathetic feeder with no plan, no vision and no energy for anything except wasting public money, or in other words, joke of the company, which in this form does not deserve to exist at all.

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    2. Anonymous17:29

      Tebe ćemo pitati, dosadni.

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    3. Anonymous18:46

      Koji vi?

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    4. Anonymous22:45

      Pozdrav je u pravu.

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    5. Anonymous23:23

      18:46 OU representative

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    6. Swissair went bankrupt and closed down in 2002. I would say Croatia Airlines is doing pretty well.

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    7. Swissair became Swiss. They did not went bankrupt because of bad business but because Cartel didn't want competition and deliberately destroyed them. They destroyed Sabena as well. And Adria. And Croatia Airlines is "doing pretty well" until Cartel decides for them to follow the steps of Swissair, Sabena, and Adria. And many others.

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  2. Anonymous09:02

    I don't understand how they can have international flights from Pula, Rijeka and Osijek but can't sustain a single international route from Dubrovnik during the winter.

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    1. Anonymous09:04

      Because those are operated in cooperation with tourist board, local tourist board, county etc meaning they get paid to fly those routes. Dubrovnik doesn't pay them.

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    2. Anonymous09:05

      Thing is,, they cant. OSI-MUC was on 50% LF this winter, RJK-MUC was cancelled for last winter season. Now they are obviously trying something new.

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    3. Anonymous09:46

      DBV local government is not happy about it.

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    4. Anonymous10:09

      What did they say?

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    5. Vlad10:40

      Why would OU fly directly from DBV when they can funnel pax through ZAG where they get PSO money on top of the fares paid?

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    6. Anonymous10:55

      Well the same question is why they fly directly from Split, Rijeka, Osijek and now Pula?

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  3. Anonymous09:03

    Bravo Hrvatska!

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    1. Anonymous09:54

      I don't see what there is to bravo about.

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    2. About stupidity, about blindness, about sandwiches, about Party booklet, take your pick...

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  4. Anonymous09:03

    And the new routes don't even run for the entire winter season...

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  5. Anonymous09:05

    Kind of underwhelming to be honest.

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    1. Anonymous09:32

      I'm sorry people but what did you expect? Look at their finances. If they do anything drastic they will just dig their hole deeper.

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  6. Anonymous09:06

    Well if a small network like this can bring them money then I say go for it but I fear it won't.

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    1. Anonymous09:13

      I remember Kresimir Kucko saying that not a single one of their routes is profitable in winter.

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  7. Anonymous09:06

    Good to see Dublin back at least.

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    1. Anonymous09:19

      Only until the end of January...

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    2. Anonymous10:18

      I think is a very good Idea! But at the same time all the mayor air line s are stell flying and bringing their passengers to Zagreb!!? I

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    3. Anonymous10:35

      I would recomand to open New Airo port Edvarda Rusjana in Maribor Slovenija is very Safe and Soopper lokation to Centre of Evropa

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  8. Anonymous09:10

    Disappointing, especially since they have an extra plane sitting in ZAG.

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    1. Anonymous09:17

      The extra plane is just back up. Well was supposed to be there during the entire summer but something didn't work out as expected.

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    2. AirSerbia flew the whole summer season without a backup. Heck they flew short on a plane do to delays!
      And OU has the money to pay for a plane to just sit there?! And yes I know there are power by hour contracts but that doesn't mean the plane is for free if you don't fly it.

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    3. Anonymous17:34

      That's exactly what it means!

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    4. Anonymous17:36

      It isn't. The longer the plane sits on the ground it means it will need all sort of maintenance which you will have to pay for.

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  9. Anonymous09:10

    It seems they are definitely not focusing on ZAG or competing with FR.

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    1. Anonymous09:36

      I would have thought that the best way to counter Ryanair in Zagreb would be to grow your network significantly in the region and the west and offer great connections via Zagreb. Guess I was wrong.

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    2. Anonymous09:43

      I agree and it would put them in a good position once Croatia enters Schengen.

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    3. Anonymous09:43

      Their Star Alliance membership would also help in attracting more transfers.

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  10. Anonymous09:11

    I expected much more from them considering the competition they are facing.

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  11. Anonymous09:12

    So what is the long term strategy? And whatever happened to plans to buy new planes?

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    1. Anonymous09:13

      There is no long term strategy.

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    2. Anonymous09:28

      This is in line with the strategy that they have been announcing for some time and that has been published here. They said they would work on seasonality. Introducing two routes from the coast during winter is going in that direction.

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    3. 4 turboprop weekly over two months will bring results in that direction in some 40 years? 50?

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  12. Anonymous09:12

    Thirteen international destinations out of Zagreb...

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    1. Anonymous09:14

      It's not as if they had many more pre Covid. They just had 3 more routes.

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    2. Anonymous09:14

      In winter I mean

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    3. Anonymous09:30

      Horror!

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    4. Anonymous09:33

      At the end of the day, a network like this will bring them money. What is the point of flying loss making routes from ZAG just to show in the statistics that you are flying to a certain amount of cities.

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    5. Anonymous09:35

      Are you sure it will bring them a profit?

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    6. Anonymous09:36

      OU IS loss making!

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    7. Anonymous10:37

      I find it crazy that Ryanair's network out of ZAG is double the size of Croatia Airlines in just one year.

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    8. Anonymous11:49

      They should have gone harder and earlier against Ryanair. They have basically given up without putting up a fight.

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    9. Anonymous11:52

      Didn't they plan to expand in southeast Europe and offer connections via Zagreb so they can compete against Ryanair?

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    10. Anonymous11:54

      They did. In the end their only two routes in SEE are Skopje and Sarajevo.

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  13. Anonymous09:16

    I don't remember them having international flights from so many airports in Croatia. So at least that's good.

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    1. Anonymous09:20

      I'm really wondering what for?

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    2. For paying millions to BCG for no results, under Zlocinacka pattern, seen in INA recently, and many others before

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  15. Anonymous09:22

    Air Serbia should start Winter flights to Dubrovnik, at least twice weekly service with ATR.

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    1. Anonymous09:29

      Better to SPU.

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    2. Anonymous09:29

      And SPU 2x

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  16. Anonymous09:24

    So the novelties is winter is two 4 weekly flights that will operate for two and a half months? Wow

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    1. Anonymous09:50

      From ZAG they could start WAW, DUS, TXL, SOF, OTP, IST...

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    2. Anonymous09:53

      Many opportunities which Ryanair will use.

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    3. Anonymous18:52

      Anon 09.50 ,For information,TXL doesn't exist anymore, for commercial airpanes

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  17. Anonymous09:26

    I'm dumbfounded by their logic to operate Zagreb-Dublin on and off throughout the year for just a few months. How can you compete against Ryanair like that?

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  18. Anonymous09:27

    OU still can't find a way to get around seasonality. This is killing them. But at least these are some first small steps in dealing with it.

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  19. Anonymous09:29

    I hope the new routes are successful and we see them flying more year-round flights from the coast.

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  20. Anonymous09:31

    Good luck OU!

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  21. Anonymous09:39

    So weird they don't consider coming back to Istanbul. They can codeshare with TK (are there any airlines that wouldn't want it?)

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    1. Anonymous09:40

      There is not enough P2P demand on either end. TK relies on transfers to fill their ZAG flights, OU can't rely on anything.

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    2. Demand can be created. But they don't give a sh.t about it because they receive all the money they need for doing nothing

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  22. Anonymous09:44

    The most exciting airline in Ex-yu....

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    1. Anonymous09:46

      :D

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    2. I agree. With ZAG-SPU-FCO as the most exciting service....

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  23. Anonymous09:44

    uninspiring

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  24. Anonymous09:46

    It is shocking how passive they suddenly became in ZAG

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    1. Anonymous10:38

      There is not much else they can do. If the demand is not there...

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  25. Anonymous09:49

    Not a bad network at all

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    1. Anonymous09:55

      Are you for real?

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    2. Anonymous10:35

      Not bad for LH feeder. Up to mid January they are feeding ZRH from Pula. They put all eggs in LH basket.

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    3. Hahahahahahahaha, I can't stop laughing....

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  26. Anonymous09:55

    Why ZRH from PUY and SPU? Is there a lot of demand for this route?

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    1. Anonymous10:16

      It's a Star Hub. I think that's the most important thing for them. I'm surprised they didn't go for Munich over Zurich.

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    2. Anonymous15:53

      No way, if Aegean failed then I don't see how oU will make this work.

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  27. JU 520BEGLAX10:00

    Very glad to see PUY and SPU ex ZRH during NOV-JAN, I hope people will use it. Istria can be well used for Gourmet trips and biking holidays, SPU for biking, hiking, family visits or Xmas shopping at 15 C

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  28. Anonymous10:09

    Flights to ATH need to become year-round...

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    1. Anonymous10:23

      Would be good if they became nonstop from ZAG.

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  29. Anonymous10:35

    Well at least something new from OU for a change.

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  30. Anonymous10:37

    And something like a 100 FRA flights and up to 4 weekly for the rest.

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  31. Anonymous10:38

    This is quite low number of routes but good to see no route cancellations.

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  32. Anonymous10:39

    JU opens BEG-HAV and OU opens PUY-ZRH

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    1. Anonymous14:19

      And?

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    2. And : JU opens BEG-HAV without wasting millions on BCG, and OU opens PUY-ZRH after wasting millions on BCG. Happy now?

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    3. Anonymous15:54

      Unfortunately BEG-HAV most likely won't happpen.

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    4. It's not about HAV. It's about strategy. About vision. About hub in BEG created over short time. About regional and european network. About Chicago and China which will start if Havana doesn't. About everything OU is failing to do for 30 years

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  33. Anonymous10:43

    Can anyone tell me when PSO flights will start with TradeAir, would love to book myself one, but it looks like I'll have to use bus connections..

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  34. Anonymous11:43

    Seems like they really got value out of the BCG agreement

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    1. Anonymous11:55

      Quite disappointing really.

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  35. Anonymous11:44

    Let's see how things turn out this winter. I wish them good luck.

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  36. Anonymous11:50

    Hope for the best.

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  37. Anonymous11:50

    Not a single new route from Zagreb for 3 years now.

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  38. Anonymous11:52

    This airline makes me so angry. They could be doing so much more.

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    1. You are not the only one. And yes, they could, but they would not as long as Kradeze is robbing and destroying Croatia

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  39. Anonymous11:55

    This is a nice and descent network for the winter

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    1. Anonymous12:34

      Very descent indeed

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    2. Which is your number of Uhljeb office in Buzin? Which floor? For As there are more and better options in Albania and Moldova.....

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  40. Anonymous15:17

    For a small country who's population do not travel much and has minimal winter tourism OU's network is fully optimised and covers all needs. Much more reliable than FR cancelling dozens of flights per month.

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    1. Hahahahahahahaha, hahahahahahahaha, hahahahahahahaha.........

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    2. Boris17:53

      Anon 15:17
      "For a small country has minimal winter tourism"???!!
      What are you talking about? In next 2 months demand from the northern European plains to move to a warmer south during the winter to areas like Croatia,Greece, Turkey would exceed any demand to any classical winter destination like Austria, Alps, France. and that would be Times 100 (x100)
      Old Concepts of 7-days winter holidays in Bad Klainkirchen are gone, gone forever LOL

      It is very obvious what is happening with old legacy industries from Ex-Yu to anyone who wants to look with their clear mind. They are all filled with people that who dont think with their head but follow the directives that benefits the cartel or the crown.

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    3. Anonymous18:33

      You could actually say that going by OUs LF they have too many flights for what is actually required.

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    4. Boris19:58

      Just to add so it can be clear what was on my mind. The Airline industry like any other industry is going though change in the next 10 year. So all the old concepts of developed in particularly Europe about summer and wither holidays and etc are finished. Due to huge changes in energy mix supplies that are happening right know and division of energy markets on 2 distinctive economic blocks (East and West) Airline industry also has adapt or it will disappear. It is happening with Finish airline and few other in Western Europe that will probably not exist in next few years.

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  41. Anonymous22:14

    I'm confused as to why Pozdrav is in hysterics? With such a small population base and the diaspora driving to and from Croatia what can OU do in winter?

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    1. 1. If you think your post will get some added value by putting "hysteric" or whatever label next to my words, you are wrong. Clever people don't care about insults, they care about facts. Civilized people discuss based on facts, not based on labels.

      2. Yeah, Croatian diaspora from Queens, New Jersey, San Diego and Perth is driving home to Croatia for holidays, for sure. The same goes for Chinese and Japanese tourists.

      3. Croatia Airlines can do in winter the same what Aegean, Air Serbia, Air Baltic, Austrian or many others are doing.

      4. I sincereley hope you don't find my above comments "hysteric". If yes, you are the one with the problem. Big one.

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  42. Anonymous22:39

    What's with OU's LGW-SPU-LGW? Seems they canx it throughout May 22, and now again for Oct 22. Is this true?

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  43. Anonymous23:22

    Yes OU LGW-SPU cancelled in October, what chance does the country have in winter if they cannot handle shoulder season traffic

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