Visitors will be flying into Croatia from 130 cities in 38 countries this summer, according to figures just released. The bulk of the seasonal traffic, more than 50%, will be heading to Dalmatia’s twin hubs of Split and Dubrovnik.
A third of all routes will be linked with Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, which this year welcomes direct flights from Toronto, Qatar and the UAE.
Most passengers will be travelling within the EU, taking advantage of the fact that Croatia is now within the passport-free Schengen zone.
While national carrier Croatia Airlines is still responsible for the bulk of the market, leading budget company Ryanair is not far behind, serving seven destinations in Croatia including Zadar, Pula, Rijeka and Osijek.