Sunday, 16 June 2024 Marks 15 Years of Connecting Croatia: Expands Routes to Popular Coastal Destinations Canva Marks 15 Years of Connecting Croatia: Expands Routes to Popular Coastal Destinations

Written by  May 03, 2024

The British airline began operating to Croatia exactly 15 years ago with just two air routes connecting the UK and Croatia. Namely, in May 2009, the first plane landed in Dubrovnik from Belfast International Airport, and shortly after that, the first flight to Split from Newcastle International Airport followed. Since then, millions of passengers, using the services of and Jet2holidays tour operator, have visited Croatia.

"For the past 15 years,, the leading British leisure airline, has successfully connected Croatia and the United Kingdom. The long-standing strategic partnership between the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) and this prestigious airline greatly stimulates the growth of British tourist arrivals in Croatia, which continuously contributes to positive tourism trends from this important market. At the same time, the stable cooperation between HTZ and strongly influences positioning Croatia as a safe, affordable, and attractive tourist destination, as evidenced by the announced increase in the number of airline routes to the British-favorite Croatian destinations, Split and Dubrovnik," said Kristjan Staničić, director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, adding that he looks forward to future joint partnership based on long-standing mutual trust, friendship, and understanding.

British tour operator increases the number of air routes to the Croatian coast

Today, and Jet2holidays operate 13 routes to Croatia from eight British airports. During the peak summer months, in the heart of the upcoming season, up to 36 flights per week will depart for Dubrovnik and Split, including exclusive routes operating between Belfast International and Dubrovnik, Birmingham and Split, Edinburgh and Split, Leeds Bradford and Split, and London Stansted and Split. Marks 15 Years of Connecting Croatia

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In response to the high demand for flights and holidays in Croatia, and Jet2holidays added Pula to their offerings in the UK market last year. The implementation of the mentioned connection between the UK and Istria is expected in the summer of 2025. Flights will be available from Birmingham, Manchester, and London (Stansted).

"Today, we operate an extremely popular flight and holiday program in Croatia, where we have so far brought millions of passengers from the UK. Such success over the past decade and a half would not have been possible without the quality relationships we build with our Croatian partners, for which I sincerely thank them. As we continue to grow and bring more people to this wonderful country, we expect even stronger development of cooperation between Croatia and the UK, which will further stimulate the growth of British, as well as other tourists to this attractive Mediterranean destination," said Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays tour operator.

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