The last time Croatia operated flights to the United States was in the summer of 1991, the year of the Homeland War, when the American airline Pan Am maintained flights four times a week from New York to Zagreb.
Earlier this year the Croatian ambassador to the US announced that the Embassy had continued discussions with various stakeholders in order to explore all possibilities for the reestablishment of direct flights to Croatia as soon as it was economically possible.
On the other hand, a European carrier has been negotiating with Zagreb International Airport about possible seasonal flights to New York for the next summer season. Jacques Feron the general manager of Zagreb Airport previously said that it would be "fantastic" for the Croatian capital to offer direct flights to the United States. "In the US, New York would be an excellent destination, although it is true that this metropolis is well connected to all major European airports", commented Mr Feron.
The announced direct flights between the United States and Croatia might not be far away, but a final agreement is yet to be reached.