Croatia is looking to attract Japanese airlines to operate direct flights to the country. A link between Tokyo and Zagreb is being sought and the Croatian Ministry for Sea, Transport and Infrastructure is to start talks with their Japanese colleagues work on introducing this route.
A Bilateral Air Service Agreement between the two countries has already been drafter and according to information on the specialised website EX-YU Aviation there is a good chance that flights between the two capitals will be in the pipeline for the near future.
Only one airline, ANA, currently flies between Croatian and Japan and these are only summer charter flights to Dubrovnik. But with the huge rise of interest in Japan as a tourist destination the requirement for direct flights is even stronger and the motivation for a new air link comes from the Japanese side. In 2017 a total of 142,000 tourists from Japan visited Croatia, which was an increase of over 17 percent on 2016.