More flights from Croatia to Serbia next summerAfter 20 years flights between Dubrovnik and Belgrade were resumed last week with Jat Airways commencing 2 weekly services from the Serbian capital and Croatia Airlines introducing the same weekly frequency from Dubrovnik. Now there are plans for the route to become an all year round service while the national carriers discuss new flights from Belgrade to Pula and Split. Both Croatia Airlines and Jat Airways are reporting positive trends on their recently launched service with most flights operated so far having an average cabin occupancy rate of at least 50%.
Srećko Šimunović, the CEO of Croatia Airlines, said that the Croatian carrier is planning on making the abovementioned route an all year service, rather than the seasonal summer flight it currently is. As it stands now, the flights are set to operate until mid September. Furthermore, Croatia Airlines is planning on introducing seasonal flights from Split to Belgrade in 2012 while Jat would be given the opportunity to operate the Belgrade – Pula service next summer. Šimunović did not mention any potential Zagreb – Belgrade flights announced earlier this year to start during the 2011/2012 winter season. Meanwhile, Rijeka Airport confirmed that Jat was keen on beginning flights to the city this summer but due to a lack of aircraft was unable to do so.