Tuesday, April 26, 2011

First Direct U.S. to Croatia Flights to Begin

The first direct flights between the United States and Croatia in 20 years will begin on June 3, 2011. The flights are operated by Swift Air and will travel between Chicago and Zagreb’s Pleso airport using a Boeing 767, which has a capacity of 235 passengers. The connection will operate once per week and will layover in Zagreb for a few days before returning to Chicago. The flights will run through September 14th of this year. Swift Air is also planning a direct flight between Chicago and Belgrade.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Seaplane Service to Connect Dubrovnik and Split to the Islands

A recent article in the Croatian Times (Seaplanes to connect Adriatic towns with nearby islands) reports that European Coastal Airlines will begin linking Split and Dubrovnik with Korcula, Hvar, Vis, Lastovo, and other nearby islands. The airline, which is a German-Croatian venture, also plans to connect the northern Croatian cities of Rijeka, Pula, and Zadar with Mali Losinj and Rab. The first flights could begin as early as this summer and connections between other Croatian cities and islands will hopefully follow. We’ll be sure to follow this story and try to provide more information once the airline officially launches its service.