Croatia Airlines is also expanding its international network of flights from Split this year

Flights Split - Istanbul are new, and the planes of the national airline will connect Split with 21 foreign destinations, i.e. 22 airports during the season

Author  HrTurizam Promo

20. March 2024.

Croatia Airlines and in this year's summer flight schedule, for the third year in a row, it is expanding the network of regular international flights from Split to European destinations.

Direct flights are also new Split - Istanbul, three times a week - on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, in the period from May 7 to mid-October 2024, which enables Croatia Airlines to provide even better air connections between Split and international destinations. Return air tickets are available to passengers on this line at a price starting at 179 euros.

In addition, the seasonal flights Split - Oslo and Split - Skoplje, which were introduced last year, have been re-planned, as well as the seasonal flights to Amsterdam, Bucharest, Dublin, Milan and Stockholm, which were introduced in 2022, so that during this season to connect Split Airport with 21 international destinations, i.e. 22 airports (Amsterdam, Athens, Vienna, Berlin, Bucharest, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Copenhagen, London Gatwick and London Heathrow, Lyon, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris , Prague, Rome, Skopje, Stockholm and Zurich).

"We are glad that, after the winter period in which we directly connected Split with six international destinations (Frankfurt, Munich, Rome, Zurich, London, Copenhagen), we can offer travelers from the Split-Dalmatia County an even better selection of international trips this tourist season. The expansion of the flight network is one of the strategic goals of Croatia Airlines and is adapted to the current market demand and the recovery of air traffic on a global level. I believe that our new line to Istanbul, as well as the entire network of flights from Split to European destinations, will contribute to the arrival of even more tourists to this part of Croatia, which means that as a national airline we continue to provide strong support to the development of Croatian transport infrastructure and the tourist potential of our country.", He said Famous Frog, director of commercial affairs of Croatia Airlines.

"Split airport d.o.o. cooperates with about fifty airlines on an annual basis. Among them is the national airline Croatia Airlines, which is strategically our most important business partner because it offers the widest network of direct lines, the largest number of flights and ensures what is particularly important, the year-round connectivity of our region with the world. During this summer season, Croatia Airlines planes will connect Split Airport doo with 21 international destinations, i.e. 22 airports, which will significantly contribute to the further growth and development of tourism in the central Dalmatian area.", He said Pero Bilas, Deputy Director of Split Airport.

"I am extremely pleased to announce another start of the season with new and strengthened airlines that will connect our county with key destinations and emission markets. Good air connectivity is one of the fundamental prerequisites for the even development of tourism, especially in the pre-season and post-season periods. Guests who they have direct flights, it is easier for them to decide on a trip to a certain destination, and this allows them to explore the beauty of our county even outside the peak of the tourist season. Quality and successful cooperation with our strategic partners certainly contributes to the positioning of the Split-Dalmatia County as a safe and attractive destination , Croatia Airlines and Split Airport", she stated Ivana Vladović, director of the TZ of the Split-Dalmatia County.

"Flights are not only a link between Split and the rest of the world, but also a key factor in the development of the tourist offer of our city and region. They are a vital link in the development of tourism, encouraging the arrival of visitors from all over the world and promoting our rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. Through these flights, Split becomes a globally more accessible destination, encouraging cultural exchange and international cooperation. We are extremely proud of the cooperation with the domestic airline Croatia Airlines and Split Airport and other partners, which is crucial for maintaining the competitiveness and sustainability of the Croatian tourism industry and for further prosperity and the growth of our city and surroundings", she said Alijana Vuksic, director of the Tourist Board of the city of Split.

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Pero Bilas - deputy director of ZL Split, Alijana Vuksic - director of the Tourist Board of the city of Split, Ivana Vladović - director of the TZ Split-Dalmatia County, Famous Frog - Director of Commercial Affairs of Croatia Airlines

The press conference also discussed the continuation of cooperation between the Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County, the Tourist Board of the City of Split, the Croatian Tourist Board and Croatia Airlines in the promotion of Dalmatian gastronomy on the flights of the national airline, which is planned from April 1 to the end of July under a specific name for a meal in this part of Croatia, which is a Dalmatian brunch. During the mentioned period, passengers on Croatia Airlines flights will have the opportunity to taste the flavors of Dalmatia through specially designed meals, thus continuing the promotion of Croatia's gastronomic wealth.

During this year's tourist season, Croatia Airlines plans to connect Croatia with a total of 28 international destinations, i.e. 29 European airports, and the company's planes will fly on 50 international routes. In total, more than 17.200 flights are planned, and there will be almost 2 million seats on offer. Flights on certain seasonal lines will start at the end of March, that is, earlier than last year, and will be operated until October 2024, which is an important contribution to the extension of the tourist season in Croatia.

It is worth noting that in the middle of this year, which marks the 35th anniversary of its foundation, Croatia Airlines expects to deliver the first new A220 aircraft, which will begin the renewal of the entire fleet with new and more technologically advanced aircraft in the market segment of 100 to 150 seats. Compared to previous generations of aircraft, according to the manufacturer, the Airbus A220 is equipped with the latest generation engines that reduce noise per seat by 50% and have 25% lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and 40% lower emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx). Passengers can expect higher travel comfort. In addition to flying in new and quieter planes, they will also have other benefits during the flight, such as Internet access, mobile phone charging ports (USB A and USB C) in each seat and a more comfortable passenger cabin.

Source and photo: Croatia Airlines

Author  HrTurizam Promo

20. March 2024.