After the success of direct flights from Toronto to Zagreb the Croatian capital is optimistic of attracting direct flights from the US. According to a report on the specialised website ex-yu aviation the General Manager of Zagreb Airport, Jacques Feron, commented that “New York would be an excellent destination.” However he added a note of caution by saying that “although it is true that this metropolis is well connected to all major European airports.”
The management of Zagreb Airport have been targeting flights to the US for some time; in fact they openly state that New York is the “most desired route” for the Croatian capital. And the fact that the recent introduction of flights from Canada to Zagreb operated by Air Transat are proving successful seems to have added fuel to the fire for flights to the US. There are even talks that the seasonal summer service that Air Transat had first negotiated will be extended into the winter period, thus extending the tourist season in Zagreb. "On the first flight there were 140 passengers flying from Toronto to Zagreb and 280 passengers back,” commented Feron.
And it isn’t only Zagreb Airport that are pushing for flights to the US, the Croatian Ambassador to the United States is also working hard to “explore the possibility” of direct flights to Croatia.