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New Route of the Day (21 May 2024): Croatia Airlines between Zagreb and Berlin


Croatia Airlines inaugurated flights between Zagreb and Berlin on Tuesday 21 May. The 760-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays using the A320-family aircraft. Croatia Airlines faces no competition between the two cities.

The new addition follows the carrier’s resumption of seasonal flights between Zagreb and Stockholm ARN on 20 May following four and a half years, and in the run up to its new 2-weekly summer service between Zagreb and Tirana, commencing on 14 June.

What they said

Slaven Zabo, Chief Commercial Officer at Croatia Airlines said: “We are delighted that this year, in accordance with current market demand and in cooperation with Zagreb Airport and the Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb, we have expanded our international network from Zagreb to European destinations. I believe that passengers will recognise the value of our new services and use them as the quickest way to reach our capital, which will contribute to the development of Zagreb’s tourism capacities and even more successful operations at Zagreb Airport.”

Germany is Croatia Airlines’ largest international market

Berlin becomes the third destination in Germany to be served by the airline from its Zagreb hub, alongside Frankfurt and Munich. The carrier already maintains seasonal flights to the German capital from Split.

Germany is Croatia Airlines’ largest country market based on available capacity. In May, it boasts 35,693 seats departing Croatia for Germany, well ahead of second placed France with 11,574 seats, and Switzerland with 8,746 seats. The Star Alliance member has a close partnership with Lufthansa, resulting in multiple daily flights to both Frankfurt and Munich from several cities in Croatia, in addition to the new Berlin service.

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Zagreb Airport targets over four million passengers

Zagreb Airport anticipates handling over four million passengers this year with its growth to be fuelled by Ryanair, which based its fourth jet in the city this summer and launched five new routes.

Zagreb Airport is linked to a record 66 destinations this summer, six of which are domestic and sixty international. This expansion has resulted in double digit capacity growth throughout the summer months, which currently stands at 3.581.722 seats, representing an increase of 13.2% on S23, or an additional 418.009 seats.

Croatia Airlines remains Zagreb Airport’s biggest airline in terms of capacity with a total 34.1% share of available seats. However, it is being increasingly squeezed out by Ryanair, which now holds a 30.6% share of available capacity.

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