Croatia's national air carrier Croatia Airlines launched its first official flight on the regular line between Zagreb and Bucharest on the 22nd of May.
Recently the air carrier announced its new services to Scandinavian destinations of Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo, and for the first time in the company's history, to the Romanian capital of Bucharest.
The service between Zagreb and Bucharest and vice versa will be operated three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until the end of October.
At a press conference that followed the landing of the first Croatia Airlines’ plane on the ''Bucharest Henri Coanda'' airport, Kresimir Kucko, the CEO of Croatia Airlines, commented that he hoped that the new service would contribute to the discovery of natural, historical and cultural beauties of Zagreb and Bucharest, and to the more intensive cooperation between the two countries.
In addition, Davor Vidis, the Croatian ambassador to Romania, explained that the direct service of Croatia Airlines would encourage a larger number of tourist arrivals, business trips and visits of cultural workers and athletes. Vidis also hoped that the service would continue after October and become regular.
It is interesting to note that around 14,000 passengers travelled between Zagreb and Bucharest in 2016, with a continuous growth year after year.
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