According to information collected by the Croatian National Tourist Board from Croatian airports, Croatia will be directly connected to 28 countries during the winter flight schedule.
The majority of direct air routes will connect Croatia with Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. In addition to European countries, Croatia will also have direct connections to destinations on other continents, such as the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
“I am extremely pleased that we expect more than 150 unique airline routes this winter season, compared to 118 in the same period last year. The significance of air traffic for Croatian tourism is undeniable, especially when it comes to connecting Croatia with key source markets outside the summer season. By introducing new airlines and increasing the number of direct flights covering major European capitals, we make our destinations closer and more attractive to numerous guests,” stated Kristjan Staničić, Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board. He added that high-quality air connectivity is a fundamental prerequisite for the further development and positioning of Croatia as an attractive year-round destination.
The foreign cities with the strongest planned connections are Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Amsterdam, and London, with direct links expected to 69 international cities throughout the entire winter flying season. Considering available data and announcements, the highest number of air operations is expected at Zagreb Airport (65%), followed by Split Airport and Zadar Airport with an equal share of 12%.
Looking at airlines, it is planned that 27 different carriers will operate flights to Croatia, with Croatia Airlines, Ryanair, Trade Air, and Lufthansa having the highest number of operations during the winter flight schedule. (CroatiaWeek/CNTB)