British tourists will once again be the most numerous in Dubrovnik next year and will continue to make up a fifth of all tourists to the city. The Dubrovnik Airport has reported an increase in flights and airlines from the UK for 2018 and since almost every British tourist arrives through their terminals it is simple to conclude the results.
Announcements from the airport show an increase in almost all of the UK airlines, for 2018 EasyJet will increase the frequencies on their existing Manchester and London connections by around 30 percent, Thomson Airways (TUI) is set to increase frequencies by 20 percent and Norwegian Airlines and Travel Service by 20 percent.
“We are especially pleased that the collapse of Monarch Airlines didn’t have a negative effect on the number of flights from the UK for next year. A deal has been made with British Airways, Thomas Cook and Jet2.com to cover the shortfall in operations from Monarch Airlines,” stated Dubrovnik Airport. There will also be flights, for the first time ever, to Southend for next year with the airline Stobart Air.
And it isn’t only flights from the UK that have been increased for next year, new operations to Dubai, Slovenia and Poland are just a few of the new destinations for 2018. Travel Service will introduce regular flights between Dubrovnik and two Polish cities, Warsaw and Krakow. Adria Airways, after a 14-year break, will operate flights between Dubrovnik and Slovenia. And Dubrovnik has been included on the flights schedule for FlyDubai for 2018 with the first direct flights ever to the United Arab Emirates. These flights will operate three times a week from the middle of April.
This year, for the first time ever, Dubrovnik Airport recorded two million passengers and all the indicators show that 2018 will surpass that figure. The airport deals with more than 70 airlines and has connections to over 100 international destinations. By the end of the year 2.3 million passengers are expected to have been handled by the airport.