The first nonstop flight from the US to Croatia in 28 years will land this Saturday at Dubrovnik Airport as an American Airlines flight from Philadelphia start a new chapter in Dubrovnik’s tourism industry. And the Croatian Minister of Tourism, Gari Cappelli, is hopeful that the direct connections won’t stop there. He commented that he is hopeful that the Croatian capital Zagreb will received direct flights from New York next summer.
Talking to the Croatian Radio Television the Minister said that negotiations are underway with airlines to launch new flights for the summer of 2020.
This possible second direct flight from the US would certainly open a whole new market for Zagreb’s tourism industry which has seen a recent boom in tourist numbers and great interest especially throughout the winter months with the Advent in Zagreb proving a huge hit.
The American Airlines flights from Philadelphia to Dubrovnik are already extremely popular with the airline having to add an extra weekly flight in September due to the demand. American Airlines will connect Dubrovnik to this important US hub three times a week from this Saturday and all indications are that tickets sales are going very well.