The British national airline, British Airways, has made changes to its summer flight schedule in which it has further delayed its return to Zagreb, but has increased the planned number of operations to Split airport, reports Croatian Aviation.
British Airways has not operated to Zagreb since January this year. The company suspended all flights on this route after the appearance of the British strain of the virus, when a ban on commercial flights country was briefly introduced.
Although companies are gradually returning to Zagreb Airport (Lufthansa, LOT, Austrian, etc.), British Airways has not yet done so, and it is obvious that it will not soon. Namely, the company cancelled all flights until June 21 and currently plans to operate between Zagreb and London again from that date.
The first flight between the UK and Croatia from British Airways this year will be to Croatia’s southernmost airport, Dubrovnik. British Airways have announced that flights from London Heathrow to Dubrovnik will start operating in mid-May. Interestingly the date that the UK government already announced as the end of the travel ban is May 17, and this exact same date will mark the first flight from BA to Dubrovnik. British Airways plan to fly three times a week from the middle of May, and then from mid-June they will seriously upgrade their service to ten times a week.
Traditionally, Dubrovnik is the most popular destination for British tourists in Croatia. And the news that the flagship British airline will come back to the city is sure to be greeted positively by the tourism industry. Add into the mix that United Airlines plan to fly three times a week from mid-July from New York to Dubrovnik and the future of the tourism season in 2021 looks much more encouraging.