German airline Lufthansa has announced relaunching if its fleet June with flights to tourist destinations, including Dubrovnik, stated the airline today.
“In the second half of June, Lufthansa is reintroducing flights to 20 tourist destinations,” one Lufthansa spokesman confirmed to the German newspaper, Bild am Sonntag daily.
Among these destinations, in addition to Mallorca, Crete, Venice, Rhodes and Ibiza, is Dubrovnik.
As of June, a total of 160 of the 760 aircraft from the Lufthansa fleet and companies such as Eurowings and Swiss, which are all part of the wider group, will start flying routes again.
At the same time, negotiations are underway between the state and Lufthansa to rescue Germany's largest airline, which has fallen into financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to information in the German media, the government plans to help Lufthansa to the tune of around nine billion euros. In return, the state would, at least for a period of time, enter Lufthansa’s ownership structure.
And the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Frankovic, was quick to pick up on the fact that one of the leading international airlines once again has Dubrovnik on its radar. On his Facebook profile we wrote “We have optimistic news! Many participated in the project of returning international air transport to Dubrovnik, and special thanks to the Government of the Republic of Croatia, led by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković. We were not silent observers but active negotiators and that is why Dubrovnik is coming back stronger than ever.”