Croatia to be connected with over 460 airline routes this summer

Category: Press releases
Published: Wed, 20.04.2022 - 15:31
Damir Fabijanić/CA

This year, Croatia is again positioned as one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, and this is confirmed by numerous announcements from airlines that will connect Croatian destinations with key emitting markets during the main summer months. According to the information collected by the Croatian National Tourist Board from Croatian airports, Croatia will be connected with more than 460 unique airline routes during the summer flight schedule.

“During the last two years marked by the COVID pandemic, there was a significant decline in air traffic, which is why tourist trips in that period were mostly realised with their own means of transport. However, this year the recovery of air traffic has continued successfully as we are witnessing a significant increase in the number of flights. Thus, more than 460 airline routes with more than 34,000 rotations will operate towards our country during the summer, which is almost equal to the number of flights and rotations from the record 2019,” said the Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that compared to previous years, there was a significant increase in rotation in the segment of low cost flights, even 17 percent more than the record 2019.

Looking at the available data and announcements by airports, overall the largest number of rotations is expected in Zagreb and Split (about 10,000 rotations), and the largest increase in the number of rotations compared to 2019 is expected in Zadar (+63 percent) and Rijeka (+8 percent).

Also, during the summer season, Croatia will be connected to 131 foreign cities, which is slightly less than the 134 cities Croatia was connected to in 2019. Most overall rotational connections will come with the markets of Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

During the summer season, 66 different airlines will operate on routes between Croatia and international destinations, and the carriers that anticipate the most rotations are Ryanair, Croatia Airlines, easyJet, Lufthansa and Eurowings.

Please note that these are announcements and changes in the above information are possible.