Croatia Airlines to launch new flights from Dubrovnik and ZadarCroatia Airlines is planning ahead for the next summer season, in 2012. The airline will introduce new flights from secondary hubs in Dubrovnik and Zadar. A new service from Dubrovnik to Munich will be inaugurated on April 16 with two weekly flights. Services will operate with a Dash 8. However, the airline will suspend its flights from Dubrovnik to both Vienna and Istanbul. On the other hand, the Croatian national carrier is launching flights from Zadar to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on May 1. The flights will operate with an Airbus A319, once per week. The airline has also confirmed that it will resume its seasonal service from Zagreb to Athens which operated over the 2011 summer season. Flight details for the Dubrovnik - Munich route can be found here while information regarding the service from Zadar to Paris can be found by clicking on this link. Croatia Airlines can expect strong competition from other airlines at its secondary hubs throughout the country with many airlines announcing new services to Croatian cities from the 2012 summer season.
There is no news whether Croatia Airlines will resume its seasonal flights from Dubrovnik to Belgrade which were launched over the summer for the first time. The airline’s CEO, Srećko Šmunović, announced in June that the carrier plans to extend its Dubrovnik - Belgrade flights to an all year round service, while flights from Split to the Serbian capital would be introduced during the summer of 2012.
Meanwhile, the airline has announced that it has managed to reduce its losses. Croatia Airlines recorded a loss of 5.2 million Euros for the first nine months of the year. At the same time last year losses amounted to 14.5 million Euros. Croatia Airlines has seen a record year in passenger numbers.