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The Croatian National Tourist Board and Croatia Airlines gave joint presentation at the WTM London

8th November 2022, London

The Croatian National Tourist Board and Croatia Airlines are making a presentation at one of the world’s biggest and most famous tourism fairs, the World Travel Market (WTM) London, whose 43rd edition is held from 7th to 9th November.

At the London WTM, Croatia’s flag carrier is presenting its summer 2023 flight timetable, looking to contribute strongly with its network of direct international flights to the development of Croatia’s tourism product and economy, and to increasing the attractiveness of Croatia on the tourism map of the world. During the upcoming tourist season, Croatia Airlines is planning to connect Zagreb directly with 15 European destinations by operating more than 120 return flights (i.e., 240 one-way flights) a week. The capital of Croatia should be directly connected with Amsterdam, Athens (via Dubrovnik), Barcelona, Vienna, Brussels, Dublin, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris, Rome (via Split, and via Dubrovnik), Sarajevo, Skopje, and Zurich.

Split should be directly connected with 20 European destinations or 21 airports – namely, Amsterdam, Athens, Vienna, Berlin, Bucharest, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Skopje, Stockholm, and Zurich. A total of 70 return flights or 140 one-way flights a week are planned.

From Dubrovnik direct international flights are planned to seven European cities – namely, to Athens, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, and Zurich – by operating a total of 26 return flights or 52 one-way flights a week.

Croatia Airlines is planning to operate three weekly return flights between Rijeka and Munich, two weekly return flights between Osijek and Munich, and one return flight on the Brač-Munich route.

During the upcoming tourist season, Croatia Airlines is planning to connect Croatia with 22 international destinations (i.e., 23 European airports) by operating flights on 47 international routes. More specifically, Croatia Airlines is planning to operate more than 17,000 flights, and to offer more than 1,820,000 seats.

– Croatia Airlines is the Croatian National Tourist Board’s proud partner. We have been collaborating successfully with both the Croatian National Tourist Board and many local tourist boards on not only developing Croatia’s tourism product, but on continuously improving its quality as well. In our capacity as Croatia’s flag carrier, we’re looking to support Croatia’s tourism product during the upcoming tourist season as strongly as possible by expanding our European network of destinations, and by increasing the total number of flights we’ll offer. Our plans are based on three elements. The first is the stability of business operations that we achieved during this year’s tourist season in conditions of a partial recovery of market demand following the biggest crisis in the history of the aviation industry caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The second is the fact that, compared to the whole of 2021, we’ve almost doubled the number of passengers we’ve flown so far in 2022. And the third is the fact that, in the third quarter, we’ve achieved a positive financial result. Accordingly, we intend to remain a strategically important part of Croatia’s transport and tourism infrastructure in 2023, and to contribute daily to the maintenance of traffic connections for the benefit of Croatia’s economy, citizens, and our passengers – said Slaven Žabo, Director of the Commercial Division at Croatia Airlines.

– For tourism, this year was, globally speaking, a year of recovery. In this context, Croatia was one of the most successful destinations in the Mediterranean. An important role in this success was played, amongst other things, by air connectivity. In other words, by the fact that Croatia’s airports are well connected with many European destinations, and Croatia’s emissive markets. The flight timetable for 2023 announced by Croatia Airlines, our reliable strategic partner, will be a key link for our many guests, as well as one of the foundation stones for our further growth in tourist traffic, and our positioning of Croatia as a flight destination – said Kristjan Staničić, CEO of the Croatian National Tourist Board.


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